( Surah Al-tawhid)

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

*Bismil laahir Rahmaanir Raheem
  • In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.

قُلْ هُوَ اللَّهُ أَحَدٌ (1)

*Qul Huwal-laahu Ahad
  • 1. Say: He, Allah, is One.

اللَّهُ الصَّمَدُ (2)

*Allahus Samad
  • 2. Allah is He on Whom all depend.

لَمْ يَلِدْ وَلَمْ يُولَدْ (3)

*Lam yalid wa lam yoolad
  • 3.  He begets not, nor is He begotten.

وَلَمْ يَكُن لَّهُ كُفُوًا أَحَدٌ (4)

*Wa lam yakun lahoo Kufuwan ahad
  • 4. And none is like Him.
  1. After reciting Sarah al-Hamd and the second Sarah, we go into the position known as Ruku, in which we bend at the waist and place our hands on our knee caps and then say the following line once (our body must be completely motionless):

سُبْحَانَ رَبَّيَ الْعَظِيمِ وَ بِحَمْدِهِ

*Subhaana Rabbiyal Azheemi wa bi-hamdih
  • (Glory and Praise be to my Lord, the Magnificent)

We can also say the following line three times, instead of the above line:

سُبْحَانَ اللهِ

*Subhaanal-laahe
  • (Praise be to Al1ah)
  1. After Ruku', we stand up straight, and while standing, we recite:

سَمِعَ اللهُ لِمَنْ حَمِدَهُ. اللهُ أكْبَرُ

*Sami' Allahu liman hamidah. Allahu Akbar
  • (Allah hears the one who praises Him. Allah is greater than anything else.)
  1. Then, we go into Sajdah, and while in Sajdah, we say the following line once:

سُبْحَانَ رَبَّيّ الأَعْلى وَ بِحَمْدِهِ

*Subhaana Rabbiyal A'laa wa bihamdih
  • (Glory and Praise be to my Lord, the Highest)
     

We can also say the following line three times, instead of the above line:

سُبْحَانَ اللهِ

*Subhaanal-laahe
  • (Praise be to Allah)

While in the position of Sajdah, seven parts of our body must be touching the ground; and these include:

  1. Forehead 2. Palms of both the hands 3. Both knees 4. Tips of the big toes

  1. Once we have completed the first Sajdah, we lift our head off of the ground, and while sitting, we say:

أسْتَغْفِرُ اللهَ رَبَّي وَ أتُوبُ إلَيْهِ. اللهُ أكْبَرُ

*Astaghfirul-laaha Rabbi ma Atoobu Ilayhi. Allahu Akbar.
  • (I ask forgiveness from Allah, my Lord and to Him I turn in repentance. Allah is the greatest.)

  1. We then go back into Sajdah. While in Sajdah, we say the following line once:

سُبْحَانَ رَبَّيّ الأَعْلى وَ بِحَمْدِهِ

*Subhaana Rahbiyal A'laa wa bihamdih
  • (Glory and Praise be to my Lord, the Highest)

We can also say the following line three times instead of the above line:

سُبْحَانَ اللهِ

*Subhaanal-laahe
  • (Praise be to Allah)

Up until this point, we have finished one complete Rak'at of the Salat.

  1. We then stand up, and as we are getting up, we should recite the following:

بِحَوْلِ اللهِ وَ قُوَّتِهِ أقُومُ وَ أقْعُدُ

*Bihawlil-laahi wa quwwatihi aqoomu wa aq'u'du
  • (By the permission and power of Allah I stand and sit)
  1. The second Rak'at is performed just the same way as the first Rak'at, however after the second Surah, it is better that we perform Qunut (as is shown in the above photograph). In Qunut, it is sufficient if we recite any Dua , even if we just recite Salawat on the Prophet and his family once, or even if we simply say the following one time:

It is better however, that we recite the following Dud':

رَبَّنَا آتِنَا فِي الدُّنْيَا حَسَنَةً وَ فِي الآخِرَةِ حَسَنَةً وَ قِنَا عَذَابَ النَّارِ

*Rabbanaa Aatina Fid-dunyaa hasanatan wa Fil-akhirate hasanatan wa Qinnaa Adhaab an-Naar
  • (O' Our Lord! Give us good in this world and in the hereafter and save us from the punishment of the hell fire.)

أللّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلى مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ

Allahumma,Salli Alaa Muhammadin wa 'Aale Muhammad

(Q' Allah! Send your blessings upon Muhammad and the family of Muhammad)