look at the ground in front of you and recite Opening Supplication (optional):
Subhaana ala humma wa bihamdika
wa tabaara kasmuka wa ta'aalaa jadduka
wa laa ilaaha ghairuk
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A'uudhu billaahi minash shaitaan ar-Rajeem
Glory to You, O Allah, and Yours is the praise.
And blessed is Your Name, and exalted is Your Majesty.
And there is no deity to be worshipped but You
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I seek refuge in Allah from Satan, the accursed.
3. Fatiha: Recite aloud the Fatiha, the first surah of the Qur'an.
Bismillaah ar-Rahman ar-Raheem
Al hamdu lillaahi rabbil 'alameen
Maaliki yaumid Deen
Iyyaaka na'abudu wa iy yaaka nasta'een
Ihdinas siraatal mustaqeem
Siraatal ladheena an 'amta' alaihim
Ghairil maghduubi' alaihim waladaaleen
In the name of God, the infinitely Compassionate and Merciful.
Praise be to God, Lord of all the worlds.
The Compassionate, the Merciful.
Ruler on the Day of Reckoning.
You alone do we worship, and You alone do we ask for help.
Guide us on the straight path,
the path of those who have received your grace;
not the path of those who have brought down wrath, nor of those who wander astray.
For the first two rakats at any time of prayer, recite an additional short selection from the Qur'an after al Fatiha.