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An Introduction to Salaat

Salaat is the arabic name for the obligatory 5 prayers which are performed at set times of a day.

The five prayers become obligatory from the moment a person embraces Islam. This is an extremely important tenet of Islam and has been enjoined with great emphasis in the Holy Quran. It is a form of worship which establishes the link between man and his Creator and Benefactor, Allah. Through Salaat a person communes with his Lord, the Creator and the Sustainer of the Universe.

Just as performing Salaat is obligatory, learning to perform it in the prescribed way is also obligatory - and one should know what he/she is saying to his/her Lord.

The best way of learning is from a Muslim teacher or a Muslim friend or a family member, which is a time-honored Islamic tradition. But for those who might find themselves in a non-Muslim environment where a Muslim teacher is not readily available, these set of instructions have been prepared.

All the necessary recitations have been put in the Roman script along with the translation of their meanings into English . It would be a good idea to have your pronunciation of the prayers checked by other Muslims at the first available opportunity.

Before starting the prayer, a person is required to perform 'wudhu' (ablution - wash). Detailed instructions on how to do this may be found in the Fiqh notes (link coming soon)

To assist in the assessment, you may also use the Assessment form used at our Madressa. Click here to download the Assessment form.

Please recite Surah al Fateha for Syed Mohammad Yaseen Ali Abidi Marhoom