How to Pray | Maghrib Prayer Leaflet
Bismillah al Rahman al Raheem
Learning how to pray is not always easy. It takes patience, motivation and time. When I began the process of learning I struggled a lot. I had no idea what to say when, and what movements to do with each saying. It was so confusing to me. And of course not knowing a lick of Arabic made it seem even more impossible. When I'd ask another Muslim, they would look at me like I was crazy. Like "DUH, you just say this and this and repeat it how ever many rakaats their are". Me... "UUMM whats a rakaat?" Lol Needless to say I was truly lost. The Muslims around me didn't really pray so I didn't make it a big deal about it until I knew Ramadan was coming. I had been educating myself everyday, watching lectures of everything I could access. My imaan was growing and I finally felt in my heart the urgency to learn and pray. So I hunted down everything I could find on how to pray. I found a wonderful YouTube video which was a step by step follow along style prayer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKblG-Zoagk&t=1326s and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9kTd7q1zjE&t=16s
As I would watch these prayers I would follow the movement and listen to the words. Unfortunately since I did not understand Arabic I found it very difficult to make out what they were saying. I could guess, but you dont want to do that with prayer haha. So thats when I researched some sites that could break down what is said where. I found a site called www.howtopray.com There was a section on the site that broke down the names of each sections. From these sections I was able to search what was said. From there I made this document. It was my prayer saver! As you can see this is Maghrib prayer. This in the 4th prayer of the day and the only prayer with 3 rakaats. I am sorry but I did not have my 4 rakaat document uploaded so this is what I can help you with.
In the month of Ramadan, this is the prayer that breaks our fast. I do also have this same style breakdown for Fajr prayer (2 rakaat) on my YouTube channel: Fajr Prayer
Please scroll down to the 3rd rakaat and I will briefly try to explain how you can add your fourth rakaat for Dhur, Asr and Isha prayer.
Also please take into consideration that some sects may have a different way of praying. This is based on a Sunni style of prayer. The transliteration may slightly be off but don't blame me, I took this strait for a website of knowledge. Hey after all if it helps, it helps right?
I pray this does help you all! Ameen