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Most Important Question&Answer about Salah

How to Perform Salah | Conditions of Prayer (Salah)

Our topic is How to Perform Salah and how many Rakat’s are there in Fajar Prayer, Zuhar Prayer, Asar Prayer, Magrib Prayer and Isha Prayer. We will also learn in this post of article about the conditions of Salah.

اَللّٰھُمَّ صَلِّ عَلٰی مُحَمَّدٍ وَّعَلٰٓی اٰلِ مُحَمَّدٍ کَمَا صَلَّیْتَ عَلٰٓی اِبْرَاھِیْمَ وَعَلٰٓی اٰلِ اِبْرَاھِیْمَ اِنَّکَ حَمِیْدٌ مَّجِیْدٌ

اَللّٰھُمَّ بَارِکْ عَلٰی مُحَمَّدٍ وَّعَلٰٓی اٰلِ مُحَمَّدٍ کَمَا بَارَکْتَ عَلٰٓی اِبْرَاھِیْمَ وَعَلٰٓی اٰلِ اِبْرَاھِیْمَ اِنَّکَ حَمِیْدٌ مَّجِیْدٌ

In English it’s called Prayer which means you stand before Allah Almighty; you bow down yourself before Allah Almighty, you do Sajida before Allah Almighty. You sit before Allah Almighty in your Prayer (Salah).  

When you want to talk with Allah Almighty then go and read Prayer. If you want Allah Almighty to talk with you then Read the Glorious Quran. 

Most Popular name of Salah  

⦁    Arabic Language: Salah  

⦁    English Language: Prayer 

⦁    Urdu Language: Nimaz

Read : How to Perform Salah with the help of English Translation 

Prayer is an act of worship that has been made Farz upon Muslims. Muslim perform Salah 5 times a day.  

Five times are mentioned below  

  • Salat al Fajar 
  • Salat al Zohar   
  • Salat al Asar
  • Salat al Maghrib 
  • Salat al Isha 

 How many Rakat in Fajar Prayer? 

There are 4 Rakat in Fajar Prayer. Two Sunnah Must and Two Fard Must. 

  • 2 Sunah (Must
  • 2 Fard (Must

How many Rakat in Zohar Prayer? 

There are 12 Rakat in Zohar Prayer. 4 Sunnah Must, 4 Fard Must, 2 Sunnah Must and 2 Nafal Optional. 

  • 4 Sunnah (Must)  
  • 4 Fard (Must)
  • 2 Sunnah (Must
  • 2 Nafal (optional)

 How many Rakat in Asar Prayer? 

There are 8 Rakat in Asar Prayer. 4 Sunnah and 4 Fard. 

  • 4 Sunnah (optional
  • 4 Fard (Must

Note: First 4 Sunnah of Asar Prayer is known as Sunnah ghair Muakida. 

How Many Rakat in Maghrib Prayer? 

There are 7 Rakat in Maghrib Prayer. 3 Fard Must, 2 Sunnah Must and 2 Nafal optional. 

  • 3 Fard (Must
  • 2 Sunnah (Must
  • 2 Nafal (optional

How many Rakat in Isha Prayer? 

There are 17 Rakat in Isha Prayer. 4 Sunnah is Optional in Isha prayer. 4 Fard must, 2 Sunnah Must, 2 Nafal optional. 3 Witter Wajib and last 2 Nafal is optional. 

  • 4 Sunnah (optional
  • 4 Fard (Must
  • 2 Sunnah (Must
  • 2 Nafal (optional)
  • 3 Witter (Wajib
  • 2 Nafl (optional

Note: First 4 Sunnah of Asar Prayer is known as Sunnah ghair Muakida. 

Read more about the method of Salah in English translation. 

Conditions of Prayer (Salah) 

How many conditions of Prayer? 

There are six conditions of Prayer. These Six conditions of Prayer are mentioned below 

  • Taharah (purity)  
  • Stir-e-Orat 
  • Istaqbal-e-Qibla 
  • Waqt (time) 
  • Niyyat (intention) 
  • Takbir-e-Tehrima  

Taharah (Purity) 

there are 3 things in Taharah (purity) 

To perform Salah your body must be pure from all types of impurities 

Your clothes must be pure from all types of impurities 

Place of Prayer must be pure from all types of impurities 

Sitr-e-Orat 

There are 2 things in Stir-e-Orat. Male and Female 

In the term of Sharia, the order for man is its body should be covered from the Navel to the Knees. (Including your knees) 

In the term of Sharia, the order for women is the whole body of women should be covered except five things.  

  • face 
  • both palms 
  •   soles of both feet’s 

Istaqbal-e-Qibla 

The third condition of Salah is Istaqbal-e-Qibla. In the term of Sharia, it means your face should be towards Qibla. The direction of face should be towards Kaaba (the house of Allah (SW) 

the correct way to perform Salah is your face must be in the direction of Qibla.

Time (Waqt) 

In the term of Sharia, it means the time of Prayer is must. For example, if its Fajar time then you can read Fajar Prayer. If its Asar time then you can read Asar Prayer etc. 

Niyyat (Intention) 

it means you have to make a firm intention in your heart. If you say in words for example i intend to read 2 Rakat Nimaz Sunnah of Fajar prayer facing towards Qibla, Allah o Akbar then it’s much better but not must. to make a firm intention in your heart is must. 

For example, you are going to start 2 Fard of Fajar Prayer then first and foremost you have to make a firm intention in your heart that you are going to read 2 Rakat Nimaz Fard of Fajar Prayer etc.  

Note: Intention should be made before Takbir-e-Tehrima (Allah-o-Akbar) 

Takbir-e-Tehrima 

Muslim Do Wudu to perform the great act of worship (Salah).  Muslim begin his Salah (Nimaz) by saying Allah-o-Akbar.  First time you say Allah-o-Akbar that is known as Takbir – e- Tehreema 

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