Prayers - Necessity

Prayer Times

Preparation for Salat

Posture 1

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See section on Preparations for Salat for instructions on proper cleansing and intention.

Posture 1

Name: Niyyat
Duration: 5 seconds
Recitation: Allahu akabar.

Instructions: Bring hands, palms open, up to ears, and place thumbs behind earlobes, as "Allaho Akbar" (God is Great) is uttered.

Beneficial Effects:
Body feels relieved of weight owning to even distribution on both feet. traightening back improves posture. Mind is brought under control of intellect. Vision is sharpened by focusing upon the floor, where head will prostrate. Muscles of upper and lower back are loosened. Higher and lower centers of brain are united to form singleness of purpose.