Instructions: If the required number of
Rakats is but two, the Salat would proceed to the next recitation. Otherwise, one or two
more Rakats are due. These are done exactly as the first two, except that no recitations
occur after that of the Surah Fatiah.
It is also necessary to know that the recitations of the
first two Rakats are done aloud during the Salat of Fajr and Maghrib and Isha. At other
times, all are recited silently.
Recitation: At-tahiyyatu Lillahi was-Salawatu wat-Tayyibutu
As-salaamu 'alayka ayyuhan-Nabbiyyu
Wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu
Was-salamu 'alayna wa 'ala 'ibadillahis-Saliheen
As-shadu an la ilaha il Allah
Wa as-shadu anna Muhammadan 'abduhu wa Rassoulu.
When the proper number of two, three or four Rakats are completed, another final prayer is
said silently, praising and offering greetings and blessing upons the Prophets and their
Allahumma salli 'ala Sayyidina Muhammadin wa 'ala ali
Muhammadin Kama Sallayta 'ala Ibrahima wa 'ala ali Ibrahima
Innaka Hamidun majid. Allahumma barik 'ala Muhammadin wa 'ala ali Muhammadin Kama Barkata
'ala Ibrahima wa 'ala ali Ibrahima Innaka Hamidun Majid.
Translation: O Allah, bless our master
Muhammad and the family of Muhammad As you have blessed Abraham and the family of Abraham
Surely You are the Praiseworthy, the Glorious. O Allah, be gracious unto Muhammad and unto
the family of Muhammad As You were gracious unto Abraham and unto the family of Abraham.
Surely you are the Praiseworthy, the Glorious.
Finishing this recitation, the head is hung low, then turned
slowly to full extension to the right, so that the eyes can glance back over the shoulder,
and one recites:
As-salaam alaikum wa rahmatullah
And turning the head then to the left, the phrase is
As-salaam alaikum wa rahmatullah.
(Translation: Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon you).
These last statements are addressed to the two Recording Angels, each of whom sits poised
over the shoulder, recording respectively the good and wrongful actions. Subhan allah!
"Hurry up and perform the Salat, before the
Final Hour passes!"
Beneficial Effects: For men, the heel of the right foot is curled up and
the weight of the leg and part of the body rests upon it. Aids detoxification of liver,
and stimulates peristaltic action of large intestine. Women keep both feet top-down
underneath their bodies. The body returns to even greater relaxation, and assists
digestion, by forcing the contents of the stomach downwards.