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    Default The English Translation of Salaah (Prayer)

    The English Translation of Salaah (Prayer)




    Asalaamu Alaikum,


    It is most important for us as Muslims, particularly non Arabic speaking Muslims to be able to understand what we are reciting in our Salaah. Salaah is a sacred meeting with Allah 5 times a day. There is nothing between a servant and his lord during prayer as it is a direct meeting with no intermediary between. During this direct meeting we are reciting supplications to our lord, asking of him and praising him.

    So in order for us to feel the full benefits of such an important and sacred meeting we should be able to know exactly what we are reciting as it will help us to be able to concentrate much better in prayer and enable us to picture and imagine what we are reciting directly to Allah whilst he is watching us or we are watching him. Knowing what we are reciting will enable us to feel much more humble and face our creator in humility.

    Therefore let us all make effort to learn what we are reciting in our Salaah in order to achieve the state of praying Salaah as though we see Allah in front of us or that he sees us standing in front of him.


    Salaah (prayer) and its translations:


    Make the intention of praying then raise hands to ears and say:


    Allaahu akbar

    Allah is the greatest!

    Subhaana Kal-lah hum-ma wabi hamdika watha-baara kasmuka watha'aala jad-duka walaa ilaaha ghayruk.

    Glory be to you, O Allah, and all praises are due unto you, and blessed is your name and high is your majesty and none is worthy of worship but you.

    A'udhu bil-laahi minash Shaythaa-nir-rajeem

    I seek Allah's protection from Satan who is accursed.

    Bismillaah hir-Rahmaa nir-Raheem

    In the name of Allah, the most Kind and the most Merciful.

    Alhamdul lil-laahi rab-bil 'aalameen
    Ar rahmaa nir-raheem
    Maaliki yawmid-deen
    Iyyaa-ka na'budu wa iyyaa-ka nasta'een
    Ihdinas siraatal mustaqeem
    Siraatal Ladheena an'amta 'alayhim
    Ghay-ril maghdubi 'alayhim
    Walad daal-leen. Ameen


    Translation:

    Praise is only for Allah, Lord of the Universe.
    The most Kind, the most Merciful.
    The master of the Day of Judgement.
    You alone we worship and to you alone we pray for help.
    Show us the straight way,
    The way of those whom you have blessed.
    Who have not deserved your anger,
    Nor gone astray.

    We can pray any Surah after reciting Surah Faatiha above, as long as it is a minimum of 3 verses or one long verse. The following is a short and popular Surah situated towards the end of the Qur'an called Surah Al Ikhlas:



    Qul huwal laahu ahad.
    Allaah hus-Samad.
    Lam yalid walam yoolad.
    Walam yakul-lahu Kufuwan ahad.


    Say: He is Allah, the only one.
    Allah helps and does not need help.
    He does not produce a child, and He was not born of anyone.
    There is no one equal to Him.

    Subhaana Rabbi'al Azeem

    "Glory to my Lord the Exalted".

    Sami Allaahu Liman Hamidah

    “Allah listens to him who praises Him"

    Rabbanaa lakal Hamd


    "Oh our Lord, all praise is to you".

    Subhaana Rabbi yal A'alaa

    "Oh Allah glory be to you, the most high."

    AthahiyyaatuLillahi Was Salawaatu Wattayyibatu Assalamu Alaika Ayyuhannabi 'yu 'Warahmatullaahi Wabarka'tuhu Assalamu Alaina Wa'alaa'Ibaadillaahis Saa'liheen, Ash'had'u'Allahaa ilaha illallahu Wa Ash'hadu Anna Muhammadun Abd'uhu Wa Rasooluh

    All compliments, all physical prayer and all monetary worship are for Allah.
    Peace be upon you, Oh Prophet, and Allah's mercy and blessings.
    Peace be on us and on all righteous slaves of Allah.
    I bear witness that no one is worthy of worship except Allah
    And I bear witness that Muhammad is His slave and Messenger

    Allaahumma Salleh Alaa Muhammadin Wa'alaa' Aale Muhammadin Kama Sallaiyta Alaa Ibraheema Wa' Alaa Aale Ibraheema InnakaHameedum Majeed

    Allaahumma Baarak Alaa Muhammadin Wa' Alaa Aale Muhammadin Kama Baarakta Alaa Ibraheem Wa' Alaa Aale Ibraheema Innaka Hameedum Majeed


    Oh Allah, send grace and honour on Muhammad and
    On the family and true followers of Muhammad
    just as you sent Grace and Honour on Ibrahim
    and on the family and true followers of Ibrahim
    Surely, you are praiseworthy, the Great.

    Oh Allah, send your blessing on Muhammad and
    the true followers of Muhammad, just
    as you sent blessings on Ibrahim
    and his true followers
    Surely, you are praiseworthy, the Great.

    Dua after durood

    Rabbij'alnee muqeemas salaati wa mindhur
    -riy yatee rab-banaa watha qab-bal du'a,
    rab-ba nagh-firlee wali waaliday-ya
    wa lil mu-mineena yawma yaqumul hisaab.


    Oh Lord, make me and my children keep up prayers,
    Our Lord, accept our prayer,
    Our Lord, forgive me and my parents
    and all the Believers on the Day of Judgement.

    Rabbana Aatina Fid Duniya Hasanataw Wafil Aakhirati Hasanataw Wa Qina Adhaaban Naar

    "Our Lord, grant us the good of this world and that of the Hereafter and save us from the torture of hell.”

    Another dua one can make after durood is:

    Allahumma inni zalamtu nafsi zulman kathiran wa la ya'ghfirudh dhunuuba illa anta fa'ghfir li ma'ghfiratan min ‘indika warhamni innaka antal ‘ghafurur rahim.

    Translation : "O Allah, I have greatly wronged myself and You alone can forgive sins, so grant me forgiveness from you and have mercy on me. You are the forgiving and Merciful One.

    Assalamu Alai'kumWarah'matullaah

    “Peace and mercy of Allah be on you".

    Dua Qunoot (to be recited in the last rakat of the Witr Prayer)

    Allah humma inna nast'eenuka wa nastaghfiruka wa nu'minu bika wa nathawak-kalu 'alayka wa nuthne 'alayk-al khayr. Wa nashkuruka wa laaa nakfuruka wa nakhla'u wa nathruku mayy yafjuruka. Allah humma iyyaka na'budu wa laka nusal-lee wa nasjudu wa ilayka nas'aa wa nahfidu wa narju rahmataka wa nakhsha 'adhaabaka inna 'adhaabaka bil kuf-faari mulhiq.


    Translation:

    Oh Allah, we ask you for help and seek your forgiveness, and we believe in You and have trust in You, and we praise you in the best way and we thank You and we are not ungrateful to you, and we forsake and turn away from the one who disobeys you. O Allah, we worship You only and pray to You and prostrate ourselves before You, and we run towards You and serve You, and we hope to receive your mercy, and we fear your punishment. Surely, the disbelievers will receive your punishment.


    The following is the audio version of the arabic pronounciation in Salaah along with english translation:

    http://youtu.be/KPhr5Ldk1Hw


    How to pray Salaah (Hanafi fiqh):


    Mens prayer:

    http://youtu.be/yq5Nv2-ZKXA



    Womens prayer

    http://youtu.be/M7ZySx-TMeY
    Last edited by Hamza81; 01-07-2012 at 06:22 PM.


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    Default The translation of salat (namaz)

    Here is the attatchement of this post feel free to download and save and print and also to forward to whoever you feel will benefit from this inshallah
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    Default Re: The translation of salat (namaz)

    jazakallah khair for posting this br hamza
    very beneficial!


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    Default Re: The translation of salat (namaz)

    brother Hamza81
    *every breath is a form of worship*


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    Default Re: The translation of salat (namaz)

    What to Say in Salah (Prayer) with Audio and Translation and Transliteration from Arabic to English:

    http://www.islamcan.com/salat/duas/index.shtml
    Last edited by Hamza81; 31-12-2008 at 05:08 AM.


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    Assalamualaikum Wa Rahmatullah Wa Barakat,

    Brother Hamza,

    Jazakallah Khair for the translation of the full Salah.

    I had a quick question about the very last part of the prayer, right after
    "Rab bij'alnee muqeemas salati...", there is a another part that I was taught when I was younger, that is followed right after that, right before we recite "Rabbana Aatina Fid Duniya Hasanataw....".

    This dua is as follows:

    Allahumma Innee Zalamtu nafsee zthulman katheeran wa la yaghfarizanubba inna anta faghfirlee maghfiritam min indika war hamnee innika antal ghaforar raheem.

    If you are familiar with this would you be able to translate that too on this page? Thank you.

    Jazakallah Khair,

    Assalamualaikum,

    Ameer Khan


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hamza81 View Post
    Asalam wr wb to all brothers and sisters! I think it is very important for all of us to learn the meanings of exactly what were reading in salat! because some of us (especially the non arab speaking people) just read away and we don't know what were saying in our salat!and that is one of the main reasons why we can't concentrate properly in our prayers! ............ You and we are not ungrateful to you, and we forsake and turn away from the one who disobeys you. O Allah, we worship You only and pray to You and prostrate ourselves before You, and we run towards You and serve You, and we hope to receive your mercy, and we fear your punishment. Surely, the disbelievers will receive your punishment.
    Thanks a lot, I too feel the same, what we are praying, we should understand. But we should recite in real arabic language.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ameerk27 View Post
    Assalamualaikum Wa Rahmatullah Wa Barakat,

    Brother Hamza,

    Jazakallah Khair for the translation of the full Salah.

    I had a quick question about the very last part of the prayer, right after
    "Rab bij'alnee muqeemas salati...", there is a another part that I was taught when I was younger, that is followed right after that, right before we recite "Rabbana Aatina Fid Duniya Hasanataw....".

    This dua is as follows:

    Allahumma Innee Zalamtu nafsee zthulman katheeran wa la yaghfarizanubba inna anta faghfirlee maghfiritam min indika war hamnee innika antal ghafurar raheem.

    If you are familiar with this would you be able to translate that too on this page? Thank you.

    Jazakallah Khair,

    Assalamualaikum,

    Ameer Khan


    You may read any of the prescribed duas after your durrod in salah. The one that you have mentioned is narrated in Bukhari and Muslim. There are two small mistakes. I will highlight for you.

    Allahumma Innee Zalamtu nafsee zthulman katheeran wa la yaghfiru zunuba illa anta faghfirlee maghfiritam min indika war hamnee innaka antal ghafurur raheem.

    Translation : "O Allah, I have greatly wronged myself and You alone can forgive sins, so grant me forgiveness from you and have mercy on me. You are the forgiving and Merciful One.

    Lost in an ocean of doubt and confusion am I
    Seeking Your burning beacon light
    ~ Heart Song, Talib al Habib


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    Default Re: The translation of salat (namaz)

    Please find attached DOC file with the 3 Arabic, Eng transl and Trans.
    To print pages 1 to 2 ,3 to 6, 4 to 5 and 7 to 8.

    Also have the audio version to learn to memorize whilst reading.... BUT how and where do I upload ... files are quite big...have these in different languages too.
    Please make dua for me and my family.
    JazakAllah.
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    !!Hopeful to be in one of the three scoops InshaAllah!!!


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