Islamic Perspectives

Salaah English transliteration and translation (namaaz prayer)

Salah (namaz prayer) English transliteration and translation. It is extremely important to understand what you recite in Namaaz, to be able to connect with Allah, to be able to become more sincere in what you ask from Allah, to establish Namaaz, to be able to find peace in our namaaz. Did not the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) understand the meaning what he recited in his Salah? So it should it not be Sunnah to understand what we recite in Namaaz?
Make the intention of praying then raise hands to ears and say:
 
Allaahu Akbar (Allah is the greatest!)
 
Subhaanaka Allaahumma wabi hamdika wa tabaarakasmuka wa ta'aala jadduka wa laa ilaaha ghayruka.
Glory be to You, O Allah, and all praises are due unto You, and blessed is Your name and high is Your majesty and none is worthy of worship but You.
 
A'oodhu billaahi minash-Shaytaanir-rajeem
I seek Allah's protection from Satan the accursed.

Bismillaahhir-Rahmaanir-Raheem
In the name of Allah, the Most Compassionalte and the Most Merciful.

Alhamdul lillaahi rabbil 'aalameen; Ar-rahmaanir-raheem; Maaliki yawmiddeen; Iyyaaka na'budu wa iyyaaka nasta'een; Ihdinas-siraatal mustaqeem; Siraatalladheena an'amta 'alayhim; ghayril maghdubi 'alayhim; waladdaal-leen. Ameen
Praise is only for Allah, Lord of the Universe; The most Compassionate, the Most Merciful; The Master of the Day of Judgement; You alone we worship and to You alone we pray for help; Show us the straight path, the path of those whom You have blessed, who have not deserved Your wrath, nor gone astray.

Qul huwallaahu ‘ahad, Allaahus-Samad. Lam yalid walam yoolad. Walam yakullahu kufuwan ahad.
Say: He is Allah, the Only One. Allah helps and does not need help. He did not produce a child, and He was not born of anyone. There is no one equal to Him.

Subhaana Rabbi-yal Azeem: "Glory to my Lord the Exalted". 

Sami’a Allaahu liman hamidah: "Allah listens to him who praises Him":
Rabbanaa lakal hamdu: Oh our Lord, all praise is to You.
Subhaana Rabbiyal A'alaa: "Oh Allah, glory be to You, the Most High."

Athahiyyaatu lillaahi was-salawaatu wattayyibatu. Assalamu ‘alaika ayyuhan-nabiyu warahmatullaahi wabarka'tuhu. Assalamu ‘alaina wa'alaa 'ibaadillaahis saa'liheen. Ash'had'u alla ilaha illallahu wa ash'hadu anna Muhammadan abd'uhu ea rasooluh.
All compliments, all physical prayer and all worship are for Allah. Peace be upon you, O’ Prophet, and Allah's mercy and blessings be on you. Peace be on us and on all righteous slaves of Allah. I bear witness that no one is worthy of worship except Allah and I bear witness that Muhammad is His slave and Messenger.

Allaahumma salle ‘alaa Muhammadin wa'alaa' aale Muhammadin kama sallaiyta ‘alaa Ibraheema wa 'aAlaa Aale Ibraheema. Innaka Hameedum Majeed. Allaahumma baarik ‘alaa Muhammadin wa 'alaa aale Muhammadin kama baarakta ‘ala Ibraheema wa 'alaa Aale Ibraheema. Innaka Hameedum Majeed.
Oh Allah, send grace and honour on Muhammad and on the family and true followers of Muhammad just as you sent Grace and Honour on Ibrahim and on the family and true followers of Ibrahim. Surely, you are praiseworthy, the Great. Oh Allah, send your blessings on Muhammad and the true followers of Muhammad, just as you sent blessings on Ibrahim and his true followers. Surely, you are Most Praiseworthy, the Exalted.

Assalamu ‘alai'kum warah'matullaah:
Peace and mercy of Allah be on you. 

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 16-31 July 2012 on page no. 24

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