Salat Al-Ayat

Ayat means: 
(i) solar eclipse;
(ii) lunar eclipse, although it may be partially eclipsed and even though it may not create fear among the people;
(iii) earthquake, although it may not create fear for anyone:

(iv) thunder, lightning. red and black winds or storms, and the like which create ‘fear among most people.

 

Who has to do it?
The person who lives in the same country where it happens.
Every person who knows about the Eclipse and did not do it , he/she has to do it as “Kadaa”. , then if it was total Eclipse :
If he does not know until the Eclipse finishes He has to do Kadaa.
Its time limit:
Eclipses: Has to be done during the Eclipse time, and before it finishes.
Earthquake: Directly after it occurs. If it was delayed for some reason, he has to do it after, and cannot leave it
How to Do Salat Al-Ayat?

The Salatal-Ayat consists of two raka’at There are five ruku’ in each raka’at. The procedure for reciting Salat al-Ayat is as follows.

After niyyah and saying takbirat alihram (Allah Akbar), one should recite the First Surah (Surah al Hamd)  and another complete surah i.e: (Surah al Kausar). He must then perform ruku’.

The above two position is considered as completing a single Ruku (First of Five Ruku’s)

Standing erect at this point, he/she should once again recite the Surat al-Hamd and another surah and perform ruku’.

This procedure should be repeated five times.

After the completion of the fifth raka’at, he/she should stand erect and then perform sujud.

Example:

 

Second Ruku Completed

Third Ruku Completed

Fourth Ruku Completed

Fifth Ruku Completed

At this point, the first raka’at is completed.  – Total of 5

Now Perform Sujud.

He/She should then stand erect and perform the second (final) rak’ah exactly as the first one.

 

First Ruku Completed

 

Second Ruku Completed

Third Ruku Completed

Fourth Ruku Completed

Fifth Ruku Completed

At this point, the second (Final) rak’ah is completed.


he/she should then perform two sujud.

Salat al-Ayat is complete after the recitation of Tashahhud and Salam.

Updated on January 28, 2017

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