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The method of performing Salaat for men
  September 1, 2018

The method of performing Salaat for men

When a man intends to perform Salaat he should remove his hands from his sleeves.

 Then he should raise his hand with the ears, palms facing Qibla and fingers neither spread nor 


 This should be coupled with the making for intentionof that Salaat.

 thereafter he should place the right hand upon the left below the navel (as previously 

described) immediately after the Tahrima without delay.

Now the Thana will be read Subhanaka, Allahumma, wa bihamdika, wa tabarakas muka wa
ta’ala jadduka wa la ilaha ghayruk.

Pure are You, Ya Allaah.

 Praise belongs to You.
 Blessed is Your name.

Exalted is Your dominion. 

There is no illah but You.

Every Musalli should read Thana.

 Then the Ta’wwuz is read silently for the Qiraat. 

The Masbuq (late comer) will also read it but not the Muqtadi (follower).

Ta’awuz is:
A udhu billahi mina shaytaunir rajeem I seek the protection of Allaah from Satan the rejected.

Then read Tasmia silently. Tasmia should be read only before Surah Fatiha in every Rakaat.

 (It will also be valid to recite it before the Surah following the Fatiha).

Tasmia is:
Bis milla hir Rahma nir Raheem.

In the name of Allaah, most Gracious, Most Merciful.

Then Surah Fatiha should be read.

After the Fatiha the Imaam and the followers should say Aamin silently ( voice should be 

audible to oneself).

Then a Surah or three Ayats should be read. 

Then say Allaahu Akbar and calmly bow into Ruku, keeping the head and buttocks at the same 

level, clasping the knees with the hands, spreading the fingers and recite this Tasbeeh three 


Subhana Rabi yal Adheem Glorified is my Rabb, the Greatest.

[The saying of Allaahu Akbar should start with the bowing .]

Then lift the head calmly saying, Sami Allaahu li man Hamida Rabbana lakal Hamd.

Allaah hears one who praises Him.

Rabb, to You belongs all types of complete praise.

This is for the Imaam and the Munfarid.

The Muqtadi should only say Rabbana lakal Hamd.

Then proceed to Sajdah saying Allaahu Akbar, placing the knees on the ground first, then the 

hands and there after the face between the palms.

Prostrate with the nose and forehead and do so in a state of ease and calm. 

Glorify Allaah by reciting this Tasbeeh at least three times.

Subhana Rabbi yal a’la Glorified is my Rabb, the most Exalted while the head is on the

The abdomen should be kept away from the thighs, the arms away from the armpits and if there 

is no crowd, direct the toes and fingers towards the Qibla.

After the first Sajdah, the Musalli should sit up calmly placingthe hands upon the thighs.

 thereafter recite Allaahu Akbar and perform the second Sajdah with ease.

 Once more the Tasbeeh “Subhana Rabbi yal a’al” is read at least three times with the same 

Sajdah posture.

 Thereafter lift the head from Sajdah saying “Allaahu Akbar” and stand up, without supporting 

the hands against the ground and without sitting.

 (Rise preferably on the toes). 

This completes one Rakaat.
The second Rakaat is performed like the first except there is no Thana and Ta’wwuz.

Once the man has completed the two Shadahs of the second Rakaat , he should place his left foot 

flat upon the ground and sit thereon while keeping the right foot upright.

The toes of the right foot should face the Qibla.

 The hands should be placed upon the thighs with the fingers apart.

Tashahud narrated by Hadhrat Ibn Muusad (RA) should be recited.

At tahiyyatu lilaahi, was salawatu wat tayibatu As salaamu alayka, ayyu han nabiyyu, wa 

Rahmatulaahi wa barakatu. Assalaamu alayna, wa ala ibadillahis sauli heen. Ashadu anna 

Muhammadan abduhu wa Rasuluhu.

“All types of perfect greeting are for Allaah and so too are all prayers and all that is good.
Salutation is to you, O Nabi and also on you are Allaah’s mercy and blessings. Salutations to us
to the pious servants of Allaah. I bear witness that there is no illah but Allaah and I bear witness 

that Muhammad is His servant and Rasul.”

An indication with the forefinger of the right hand will be made lifting it when reading the 

negation ( when saying ‘LA’) and lowering it when reading the affirmation (when saying illal

 Nothing will be added to the Tashahud in the first Qaidah (sitting) of a four Rakaat Salaat.

Surah Fatiha will be read in all Rakaats after the first two Rakaats.

 On completing of all Rakaats, one will sit and read the Tashahud as above.

 Then read Durood upon Nabi (S.A.W).
“Allahumma salli ala Muhammadew, wa ala ali Muhammadin, Kama sallayta ala Ibrahima wa ala 

ali Ibrahima Innaka hamidum majeed.

 Allahumma barik ala Muhammadew, wa ala ali Muhammadin, Kama barakta ala Ibrahima, wa 

ala ali Ibrahima, Innaka hamidum maajeed.”

Allaah, grant mercy on Muhammad and to the members of the family of Muhammad, as You 

granted mercy to Ibrahim and to the members of the family of Ibrahim.

 Allaah bless Muhammad and the members of the family of Muhammad, as you blessed
Ibrahim and the members of the family of Ibrahim.

 Surely You are All Laudable, All Glorious.

Then a Duaa is recited from the Quraan or a Hadith.

 Usually this is read:

Allahumma, inni dhalamtu nafsi dhulman kathiran, wa innahu La yaghfirudh dhunuba illa anta 

fagh fir li maghfiratam min indika war hamni, innaka antal ghafur rur Raheem.

Allaah I have done tremendous wrong to my soul, and no one but you can forgive sins, so 

completely forgive me through Your special favor and bestow mercy upon me.

 Surely it is You who are the Most Forgiving, Most Merciful.

The Salaam is made first to the right and then to the left. As salamu Alaykum wa Rahmatullaah.

May peace be upon you and also Allaah’s mercy. 

The intention of the Salaam will be for all those who are with and details have already been 

previously explained.

Salaat with Jamaat for men who have no valid excuse is Sunnat Muakkidah.


source: Taleem ud Deen (Hanafi), Mufti Afzal Hoosen Elias.