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Hayya ‘Ala-s-salah (Come fast to prayer), (repeated twice, turning the face to the
Íí Úáì ÇáÕáÇÉ Íí Úáì ÇáÕáÇÉ
Hayya ‘Ala-l-falah (Come fast to success), (repeated twice, turning the face to the
Íí Úáì ÇáÝáÇÍ Íí Úáì ÇáÝáÇÍ
Allahu Akbar (God is the greatest), (repeated twice);
Çááå ÃßÈÑ Çááå ÃßÈÑ
La Ilaha -ila-lah (There is no god but the One and True God), (once)
áÇ Åáå ÅáÇ Çááå
When the call is made for the early morning prayer, the caller adds one sentence right
after (5) above. The sentence required is this:
As-salatu Khayrun Minan-nawm (Prayer is better than sleep), (repeated twice)
ÇáÕáÇÉ ÎíÑ ãä Çáäæ ã
Then the caller continues with parts (6) and (7). This exception is made in the
morning only because it is the time when people are asleep and in need for a reminder
of prayer
Entrance Into Prayer (Iqamah)
When this call is uttered, the worshippers get ready for prayer and inaugurate it with
an announcement called ‘Iqamah’ . The sentences here are the same as those of the
Adhan above with two differences:
(a) The Iqamah is said in a faster and less audible voice; part (1) to be reduced the
same as part (6) being repeated only twice, while all the rest only once. However, the
words “ Qad Qamati-s-salah” should be said twice immediately following part (5) and
before part (6)
‘Qad Qamati-s-salah’ (Prayer is ready). ÞÏ ÞÇãÊ ÇáÕáÇÉ
Then part (6) and (7) should follow to the end as usual.
The Performance of Prayer
After the worshipper has done the ablution and after the ‘Adhan’ and ‘Iqamah’ are
said, the prayer starts as follows.
The Early Morning Prayer (salatu-l-Fajr)
In this prayer two units (Rak’ ahs) are offered first as supererogatory (Sunnah). These
are followed by two other units as obligatory (Fard). Both supererogatory and
obligatory units are offered in the same manner except that, when declaring the
intention, one has to distinguish between the two kinds. This is the description of
Act 1. One stands in reverence and humility, facing the Qiblah, raising his hands up to
the ears, and says his intention by heart “ Nawaytu Osalli Sunnata Salati-Fajr or Farda
Salati-Fajr (As the case may be);
This means: I declare my intention to offer the supererogatory or obligatory (as the
case may be) prayer of morning.
And then the prayer begins by pronouncing "Takberatul-Ihram": "Allah Akbar" Çááå
ÃßÈÑ God is the Greatest .