praying like a Muslim

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introduction

I were used to go to church every Sunday. As there are seldom Sunday Masses in the church in this village, I got help from my Muslim neighbor to learn how to pray like a Muslim. Something I can do by myself in my home.

I like to pray to, praise and thank God/Allah

I document everything in a Google drive presentation at

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1VUorXR1EdPrvpF5r2VzRc3Y4iD2zdTN1iEDJgKpdwnI/edit?usp=sharing 

These are the five prayers where you can hear the first Surah “Al-Fatihah” being recited. once every raka. I can recite myself Al-Fatiha except the last meaning. I like to do it thinking about the message of the meanings i agree with.

index

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Recitation! Not song.

I thought myself that Muslims sing the content of the Quran but I learned that they don’t. That’s their way to recite. Click on the play button in https://quran.com/1/1 to listen to the recitation of Al-Fatihah. There are different reciter. I prefer those who recite slowly like Sheikh Husary, that i listen to in my Android app IQuran 

The muslims does not sing the Quran.

i discovered today that a Christian girl also thought the Muslims sings the Quran so she started 2015 to sing parts taken from the Bible. 🙂

She is a ambitious good believer but I think it would be better if the Bible were “recited” like the Muslims do as I personally have difficulties to hear the Bible texts in her song with all the music and that distracting  girl dancing around like a Sufi.

The Quran Muslim recitation on the other hand are easily understood. And todays recitations may sound like Angel Gabriel did reciting to Mohammed in the cave over Mekka.

I presume that  God did not  sing the verses e.g. to Moses or to John with background some for the time modern music (not pop of course).

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Salat – prayer

the prayer time for any part in the world is  given in  http://salah.com/

Fajr – Sunrise Salat – 3:26

This salat is done very early. I can not manage to do it if I don’t happen to wake up myself the night. I did it once when I woke up at 3 am and after taht Salat I  slept very well.  With my stroke related mental fatigue. I  avoid to interrupt my night sleep with a alarm clock.

Salat when I am alone

Whe nI am not together with a Muslim I do it myself looking at these videos. I recite what I am able to otherwise do I listen and read the prayer texts.

I alway wash my self and my room as I want to show order to Allah, something Allah has give humanity. But when I am alone I don’t cover my knees as I see no reason to do it as Allah sees everything anyway.

2. Dhuhr Salat from 13:13 to about 17:00

3. Asr Salat at 17:28 to about 21:00

4. Mahgrib Salat at 21:19 to about 22

5. Ishaa Salat at 22:37 to about 3 

Christians and Muslims  worship the same God. I feel good to make Muslim prayer.

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Sunnas in the raqas:

Mohammand (PBUH) prayers Sunnah were written down in Hadith. Some of them are used in Salat. here are a few of these 

سبحانك    اللهم وبحمدك   وتبارك اسمك وتعالى   جدك ولا إله غيرك

ghayruka  ilaha wala  jad-duka wa ta’ala  ismuka watabaraka   wabihamdika Allahuma  Subhanaka

Subhanaka   Allahuma
Glory be to you, O Allah,

wabihamdika watabaraka
and all praises are due unto You,

ismukaj  ad-duka   ghayruka
and blessed is Your name and high is Your majesty 
and none is worthy of worship but you.”

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Other texts in Salat

 

Sami‘ Allâhu liman hamidah.
Heard by  Allah  those “who praise Him”.

Rab-bana Lakal hamd
Praise to be Thee

In rukoo (bowing)

Subhanna Rabbiy al-Atheen

“Glorious is my Lord the most great.”

In sajda (on the knees)

Subhaana rabbiy al-a‘la
Glory be to Allah who is my Lord, the most great.”

 

Allaahumma-ghfir lee
O Allah, forgive me,

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Duas

Tashahhud:

At-tahiyyaatu Lillaahi wa-salaawaatu wa-tayyibaat. As-salaamu ‘alayka ayyuha-Nabiyyu wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu. As-salaamu ‘alayna wa ‘ala ‘ibaad-illaah-is-saaliheen. Ash-hadu al-aa ilaaha ill-Allaah wa ash-hadu anna Muhammadan ‘abduhu wa rasooluhu

Durood:

Allaahumma salli ‘ala Muhammad, wa ‘ala aali Muhammad, kama salayta ‘ala Ibraaheem, wa ‘ala aali Ibraaheem, innaka hameedun majeed. Allaahumma baarik ‘ala Muhammad, wa ‘ala aali Muhammad, kama baarakta ‘ala Ibraaheem, wa ‘ala aali Ibraaheem, innak hameedun majeed

“O Allaah, send prayers upon Muhammad and upon the family of Muhammad, as You sent prayers upon Ibraaheem and upon the family of Ibraaheem; You are indeed Worthy of Praise, Full of Glory. O Allaah, send blessings upon Muhammad and upon the family of Muhammad as You sent blessings upon Ibraaheem and upon the family of Ibraaheem; You are indeed Worthy of Praise, Full of Glory”

Tasleem right at prayers end

As-salamu alaykum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakaatuhu.
the angel who records your good deeds is to this side.

Tasleem left at prayers end

As-salamu alaykum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakaatuhu.
The angel who records your wrongful deeds is to this side.

Another variation of the tasleem is by saying

As-salamu alaykum wa Rahmatullah.