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Most Gracious, Most Merciful, Master of the Day of Judgement. You do we worship; and Your aid we seek. Show us the straight Way, The way of those on whom You have bestowed Your Grace, Those whose (portion) is not wrath and who go not astray. The First Part At-tahiyyato-li-l-lah wa-s-salawato wa-t-tayyibat ÇáÊÍíÇÊ ááå æ ÇáÕáæÇÊ æ ÇáØíÈÇÊ As-salamu’ alayka ayyuha-n-nabiy ÇáÓáÇã Úáíß ÃíåÇ ÇáäÈí Wa rahmatu-l-lahi wa barakatuh æ ÑÍãÉ Çááå æ ÈÑßÇÊå Alsalamu ‘alayna ÇáÓáÇã ÚáíäÇ Wa ‘ala ‘ibadi–l-lahi-s-salihen Úáì ÚÈÇÏ Çááå ÇáÕÇáÍíä Ashhadu an la ilaha-illa-l-lah ÃÔåÏ Ãä áÇ Åáå ÅáÇ Çááå Wahdahu la shareeka lahu æ ÍÏå áÇ ÔÑíß áå Wa ashadu ana Muhammadan æ ÃÔåÏ Ãä ãÍãÏÇð Abdahu wa rasulahu ÚÈÏå æ ÑÓæ áå This may be interpreted as follows: All reverence, all worship, all sanctity are due to God. Peace be upon you, O prophet and the mercy of God and His blessings. Peace be upon us all and on the righteous servants of God. I bear witness that there is no god but God alone, And I bear witness that Muhammad is His servant and His Messenger (This part is recited after the second unit in every prayer consisting of three or four units and then the worshipper stands up for the third unit.) The Second Part Allahumma salli ‘ala Muhammad Çááåã Õá Úáì ãÍãÏ Wa ‘ala ale Muhammad æ Úáì Âá ãÍãÏ Kama sallayta ‘ala Ibraheem ßãÇ ÕáíÊ Úáì ÇÈÑÇåíã Wa ‘ala ale Ibraheem æ Úáì Âá ÇÈÑÇåíã Wa Barek ala Muhammad æ ÈÇÑß Úáì ãÍãÏ Wa ala ale Muhammad æ Úáì Âá ãÍãÏ Kama barakta al Ibraheem ßãÇ ÈÇÑßÊ Úáì ÇÈÑÇåíã Wa 'ala ale Ibrahem æ Úáì Âá ÇÈÑÇåíã Fil –‘ala Meena innaka hameeddun majeed Ýí ÇáÚÇáãíä Åäß ÍãíÏ ãÌíÏ This may be interpreted as follows: O God! Exalt Muhammad and the people of Muhammad, As You did exalt Abraham and the people of Abraham. And bless Muhammad and the people of Muhammad As You did bless Abraham and the people of Abraham Indeed You are praiseworthy, and glorious (The two parts of the Tashahhud are recited in the last unit concluding any prayer, With the end of the second part followed by the peace greetings, the prayer is completed. The second part alone is recited in the funeral prayer after the third Takbeer.) Short Passages of The Qur’an (a) Bismi-l-lahi-r-Rahmani-r-Raheem ÈÓã Çááå ÇáÑÍãä ÇáÑÍíã Qul huwa-l-lahu Ahad Þá åæ Çááå ÃÍÏ Al-lahu-s-Samad Çááå ÇáÕãÏ Lam yalid wa lam yulad áã íáÏ æ áã íæ áÏ Wa lam yakun lahu kufwan ahad æ áã íßä áå ßÝæ Çð ÃÍÏ This may be interpreted as follows: In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. Say: He is God, the One and Only

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