How to do Prayer in Islam – Method of Doing Prayers

How to do Prayer in Islam – Method of Doing Prayers

The basis of Islam and its belief is on the five pillars. These five essentials are compulsorily performed by each Muslim. If he is in the state of performing them without any issues. This basically means he should be capable of fulfilling these five essentials of Islam…

How to do Prayer in Islam

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Bismillah hirRahman nirRaheem

With The Name of ALLAH, The Beneficent and The Merciful

SallALLAHU ‘Ala Mu’hammad SallALLAHU Alayhe Wasallam

Islam is a great religion

The basis of Islam and its belief is on the five pillars. These five essentials are compulsorily performed by each Muslim. If he is in the state of performing them without any issues. This basically means he should be capable of fulfilling these five essentials of Islam. Islam is a great religion as it never puts compulsion on any individual who is not competent to perform any obligatory duties. Then he will be allowed to do so. Whereas, at the same time if anyone who can comply with the entire five essentials of Islam then it is mandatory for him to accomplish these five essentials.

There is a certain specific way of performing these 5 tenets in Islam. Firstly, have a glimpse on these five essentials or tenets in Islam:

  1. Testimony of Faith– in La Ilaaha IllALLAHU Mu’hammadur Rasoolullah
  2. Prayer– Offering five times obligatory prayers
  3. Giving Zakat– All the things belong to ALLAH Ta’ala and these are held by human beings in trust. Giving zakat is giving a specified percentage of certain properties to the needy and poor people.
  4. Fasting During the Month of Ramadan– All Muslims must fast from dawn till sunset regularly for thirty days during the month of Ramadan every year.
  5. Performing Hajj to Makkah– If a Muslim is physically and financially capable of performing this he must have to perform the pilgrimage at least once in his entire lifetime.

The Importance of Namaz

We as well as the entire universe has been created by the almighty God. He has made provision for whatever we need during our lifetime. He is the master of life and death. He is the cherisher and provider of livelihood. He is the listener to our entreaty and prayers and helps during our difficult times.

In fact none but he has the power to harm us or be beneficent to us. He alone is the true lord of whatever exists in the world. He alone is the actual ruler. This worldly-workshop is being run by him. There is no partner of almighty god neither in his entity nor in his virtues and authorities.

He will take account of our life after the death and will recompense according to our deeds. God sent his messengers and prophets to show the right path and proper guidance to human beings. These prophets showed people the way of life according to the command of God. The teachings of all these prophets were same-submission and surrender to the lord.

Our Lord, the cherisher sent his last Prophet Mu’hammad {SallALLAHU ‘Ala Mu’hammad SallALLAHU Alayhe Wasallam} and by revealing the Holy Scripture, The Qur’an through him, bestowed total guidance and right direction for our life. This very guidance to eternal success is called “ISLAM”. Islam is not named after any special personage, any nation or any other thing; rather it is named because of its characteristic features. The literal meaning of Islam is “obedience and surrender” in fact of Islam means to dedicate oneself to God and comply to his commands willfully. The basic teaching of Islam is to obey and worship only one God.

Only God should be accepted worthy of reverence, only he should be prayed and worshiped. The head should not be bowed down before anyone else and whole life should be spent lovingly and obediently in servitude of God.

To remember these things forever, to perform our duty of servitude before him and for the manifestation to accept God’s greatness and power, Islam has framed a system of worship in which ‘Namaz’ is the most important method of worship.

The importance of ‘Namaz’ and its necessity has frequently been quoted in the divine scripture, the Qur’an and sayings of the Prophet Mu’hammad {SallALLAHU ‘Ala Mu’hammad SallALLAHU Alayhe Wasallam} the traditions. To offer Namaz five times a day is compulsory for each follower of Islam {male and female} to give up Namaz has been proclaimed irreligion for a follower of Islam. In fact, it is far from imagination to be a follower of Islam without Namaz.

If  Namaz is offered prudently and with full consciousness, it develops not only spirituality in human life but bestows nearness to god, makes his devoted worshipper, but it has also the power and capacity to set free the worldly life of man from evils and blemish, and to make him a responsible and gentle person. In fact, Namaz makes a person capable of easily leading his whole life according to the commands and directives of his creator. This fact is marked by the full aspect of Namaz. Explaining the objective of Namaz, God has said in The Holy Qur’an-  “……for prayers restrains from shameful and unjust deeds;”    {Qur’an, 29:45}

The Qur’an says about those who are seen offering Namaz; but disregard and ignore the expectations and the spiritual and emotional part of Namaz-

“So woe to the worshippers who are neglectful of their prayers. Those who {want but} to be seen {of men}, but refuse {to supply} even neighborly needs”.                              {Qur’an, 107:4-7}

The Messenger of ALLAH and Our Beloved Prophet Mu’hammad {SallALLAHU ‘Ala Mu’hammad SallALLAHU Alayhe Wasallam} says-

“A person gets detracted further away from his lord, if his Namaz remains unable to stop him from lewd and bad practices.”

Islam expects that human life must be in accordance with Namaz, Namaz be the gist of life and the human life shall prove the explanation of Namaz. To achieve this objective, it is necessary that Namaz is offered full understanding. While offering prayer one should keep in mind that he is standing before his creator-lord and making earnest request to him. This though must be clear to him that his Lord is watching him and listening to his prayers. To get full advantage of Namaz it is also necessary that one keeps on introspecting and puts full efforts to the best of his ability to fulfill the vows made to his Lord during the Namaz.

Apart from the purity of mind, the cleanliness of the man’s body, clothes and place is also inevitable, while offering Namaz.


How to Offer Namaz in Islam

Now, this is the most significant question. Is there any particular way of offering the obligatory prayers in Islam. There are five obligatory prayers in Islam during the entire day. These obligatory prayers are mandatory for every Muslim to offer.

It has mentioned clearly in The Holy Qur’an that if anybody is facing any sort of difficulty. And that he feels anxiety and get tensed and he prays to ALLAH Subhanahu Wata ‘Ala with these feelings. ALLAH Azzawajal accepts them. It has been also mentioned in Hadith when people Make a Dua (prayer) and started crying during this. When tears fall down during their prayer. Such prayer shall never be rejected. The river of mercy comes in zeal and this is the modesty of ALLAH Jalla Jalaluhu if these crying eyes and begging hands returns empty.

Whereas, we always:

  • Make a Dua
  • Perform so many wazaif and
  • Write nuqoosh (amulets)

Nothing is Working!

Yes, I know you will agree with me. There are most of the people who will exactly say- ‘my dua got has not been accepted by ALLAH Azzawajal. Why my wazaif are not working? Meanwhile, there is a section of those people who will disagree and say that their prayers have been answered. Strange? yes, it is. I got hundreds of emails and comments from lovely sisters asking for help. They are performing numerous wazaif for years but never been answered by The ALLAH Azzawajal. They have now disheartened and lost their patience and faith. They have now diverted from their goal of life no matter whether is to marry someone special, getting a dream job, needing a child blah bla bla… Losing faith from the words of Allah Subhanahu Wata ‘Ala. Doubting while performing the wazaif, whether it will be accepted or not. Let all those sisters be aware if you are one of them, you have already lost your battle before fighting it. Even if your desire is your destiny, your doubt will surely take it far away from you. These are all nothing but a test. The more ALLAH will love you the more HE will test you. Even if you are encountering extreme hardships, remember, you are in this temporary world. There might be a best for you in the afterlife. Which will be endless. Few years of panic and torture is far better than the endless grievous punishment of hell.

We have forgotten the way to Make a Dua of our ancestors and forefathers. We have also forgotten the doctrines of Ahadith Nabawee and The Commands of ALLAH Subhanahu Wata ‘Ala. We Make a Dua but not with the desired intensity and heartfelt emotions.

While performing a wazifa:

  • Tears rolling down from eyes
  • Feel of helplessness
  • Lack of positivity and commitment
  • Lack of passion, faith and 100% faith deep in our hearts

Which makes ALLAH Azzawajal happy. When we are unable to make ALLAH Azzawajal happy we are not entitled to favorable results. The essence is merely to make HIM happy and get your legible purposes fulfilled. Due to the absence of all of the above essential elements of a dua, our entire prayer gets rejected.

How to do Prayer in Islam

Instructions to the one who is asking for the fulfillment of his dua

The one who is asking ALLAH Subhanahu Wata ‘Ala for any legible desire fulfillment is required to have all these essential elements of a dua. He should feel proud of ALLAH Azzawajal like he has a proud of his parents. Ask for your desire generously and in a gentle manner with a helpless feeling in the hearts, Insha ALLAH the prayer will be accepted, Ameen.

Let us have an example of ‘child and parent’ bonding. Parents never deny buying whatever their child demands. The only condition, being able to express his intentions, his needs and his curiosity for wanting that particular thing. The value of the thing needs an explanation. Without this, a child can never get what he wants. Parents expect their child to be happy. And ALLAH Subhanahu Wata ‘Ala, that Ar-‘Hamar-Raa’hemeen has a love which is seventy times more than our parents has towards us. The entire universe is under the control of The Almighty ALLAH Azzawajal. Each and every element in this universe is solely owned by The One and Only ALLAH Zille Shanahu. Why not HE will grant you anything which you need and is legible for you.

How to do Prayer in Islam

What to do to Fulfill your Wishes?

If you really have any desire then-

All we need is to beg for it, to demand, to express our curiosity, to express how badly we are in need of, to show how much that desire has an importance for us, show ALLAH Ta’ala that how noteworthy your wish is. If we ask for any desire to get it fulfilled in this way. Then Insha ALLAH Azzawajal our every legible wish will be fulfilled surely, Ameen. Our Duas can be answered, Alhamdulillah.

Hazrat Sayyidna Adam Alayhissalaam wept for 300 years for his mishap. However, the glad tidings of acceptance of his repentance did not come. Then one day, Hazrat Adam Alaihissalam said, “O Lord! I ask you for the sake of Mu’hammad that YOU forgive me.” ALLAH replied, “O Adam! How have you come to know of Mu’hammad when I have not caused him to be born yet?” Hazrat Adam Alaihissalam said, “O Lord! When You created me I raised my head and saw that on the throne it was written ‘Laa Ilaha Illallahu Mu’hammadur Rasoolullah’. So I understand that The Name to accompany YOURS would only be of the most beloved to YOU of all creation.” Upon this, ALLAH Subhanahu Wata ‘Ala has stated, “you have spoken the truth, O Adam. He is the most beloved of all creation to ME. And since you ask ME for his sake, then I have forgiven you. And if Mu’hammad was not, then I would not have created you.”

Al Haakim in his Mustadrak, Baihaqi in Dalail an Nubuwwah, Tabarani in his Kabeer, Abu Nuaym in his Hilya, Imam Subuki in Shifa us Siqam, ibn Asakir in Tarikh Dimashq, Ibn Thaimiya in Qaaidah al Jaleelah.

Present yourself in this way, your prayer will not go unanswered, Insha ALLAH

Just ask for your any desire after worshiping ALLAH T’ala and try not before that. Try to make HIM happy first then go ahead by putting your wishes in front of HIM, explain HIM the curiosity, the need, the momentousness. And then you will be given whatever you ask for, Insha ALLAH.