For Muslims who are united with God, prayer is the second greatest pillar of Islam after the two testimonies, and it is the boundary between a Muslim and an unbeliever, and it is the first business for which a Muslim will be held accountable on the Day of Resurrection. Whoever establishes it establishes the religion and accepts the rest of his deeds, and whoever leaves it deliberately and is not convinced that it is obligatory while he is an adult sane person has disbelieved. It becomes a grave sin and the curse of God will befall on it in this world and the hereafter.

God Almighty has enjoined Muslims to perform five obligatory prayers, other than supererogatory and sunnah prayers, to be performed in certain numbers at their specified times every day; Starting with the dawn prayer, which is two rak’ahs, then the noon prayer, which is four rak’ahs, then the afternoon prayer also four rak’ahs, followed by the Maghrib prayer with three rak’ahs, and ending with the evening prayer with four rak’ahs, and we will talk here about how to perform the dawn prayer in the correct and acceptable manner; It is the greatest prayer among the other prayers, and performing it on time makes the Muslim under God’s protection until dawn, and its worshiper has a great reward in this life and the hereafter, and it separates the believer and the hypocrite as the Messenger of God – may God’s prayers and peace be upon him said.

How to perform the dawn prayer

  • The Muslim performs a complete ablution, like all other prayers, and turns towards the qiblah on the prayer rug with all reverence, with the necessity of covering the private parts of both men and women.
  • The Muslim raises his hands above his shoulders and the palms of the hands facing the qiblah, then says “Allahu Akbar.”
  • He places his right hand over his left on his chest.
  • He begins with the opening supplication, saying: “Glory be to God, and praise be to you, blessed is your name, and exalted is your grandfather, and there is no god but you.”
  • He seeks God’s protection from the accursed Satan, then begins his prayer with the basmalah secretly “In the name of God, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.”
  • He recites Surat Al-Fatihah first, then follows it with a short surah, such as Al-Kawthar, Al-Samad or Al-Falaq, aloud in it.
  • He kneels and says “Glory be to my Lord the Great” three times.
  • He stands up again and says, “God hears those who praise our Lord, to you be praise,” while raising his hands to follow his shoulders.
  • He prostrates on the ground and says “Glory be to my Lord the Most High” three times and it is desirable for him to supplicate as he pleases, then he sits on the ground, spreading his left foot and erecting his right foot and saying “Allahu Akbar” and repeating the prostration in the same way.
  • He repeats the above in the second rak’ah in the same way, and after he finishes the second prostration he sits down and reads the tashahhud and says: “Greetings to God and prayers and good deeds. Peace be upon you, O Prophet, and God’s mercy and blessings. Peace be upon us and upon the righteous servants of God. And His Messenger.” Then he follows it with the Abrahamic prayer, saying: “Oh God, bless Muhammad and the family of Muhammad, as you prayed to Abraham and the family of Abraham, that you are praiseworthy and glorious.
  • He supplicates as he wills, such as saying: “Oh God, forgive me.. Oh God, save me from the torment of the grave, the torment of Hell, the trials of life and death…etc.”
  • Salute on the right and then on the left.

How is the Fajr prayer performed?

Writing – on the date : – Last updated: 2022-05-11 23:09:01