Saturday 31 Dec 2016
Today we covered the descriptions of the prayer
“Pray as you have seen me pray” (Bukhari)
When the prophet stood up to pray he would:
- Face the qiblah, raise his hands (palms facing the qiblah) and say Allahu Akbar
- raising the hands to about the level of the shoulders or ears
- Place the right hand on the left on the chest
- Recite the opening supplication
- There are multiple different supplications, you can recite different ones on different occasions
- Say the Ta’awwudh
- Read al-Faatihah and say Aameen at the end
- Recite any Surah after that
- There are certain prayers where certain surahs are sunnah to read – eg to recite long surahs in Fajr.
- Both rak’ahs in Fajr and the first two of Maghrib & Isha are to be recited loud. All the remaining quietly.
- The first rak’ah should always be longer than the second
- What should you do if you don’t know much of the Qur’an? What if you don’t know any?
- Raise his hands and bow (rukoo’)
- Where should the hands be placed?
- How should your back be when in rukoo’?
- What is the dua that should be recited?
- Raise the hands, stand up and say sam’iAllahu liman hamidah
- Say rabbana walakalhamd when standing
- Where should you put your hands?
- Then he would say Allahu Akbar and then prostrate
- How many body parts should you prostrate upon?
- How should they be placed on the floor?
- What du’a should you recite? How many times?
- Raise from the sujood and sit
- How should you sit?
- Where are the feet placed during this sitting?
- Where do you place your hands?
- What dua should you recite? How many times?
- Then say Allahu Akbar and prostrate (sujood) again.
- During sujood, one should make dua for himself/herself
- Repeat the same as above, to start the second rak’ah
- The opening dua is not recited in the second rak’ah
- Sit down at the end of the second rak’ah (in the same way as he sat between the two sujoods)
- Recite the tashahhud
- How are the hands placed on the thighs?
- How should you place the right hand in particular?
- Where should you be looking?
- You can recite the peace and blessings upon the prophet too.
- What should you do if the imam you pray behind, prays too fast?
+ a range of different scenarios and how to deal with them
Homework: What is the du’a that you should recite if you don’t know any Qur’an?
Recorded at Masjid Alhuda Bolton on 31/12/16 and streamed LIVE on SunnahRadio.Net