Asr (After Noon) Prayer

The Asr (After Noon) Prayer – Prayer Number 3 (The Asr) prayer is the 4 raka’at obligatory prayer (‘Asr’ prayer) of the five daily prayers)

It is important that one listens to the correct arabic Qira-at (Recitation) for each of the Surah’s, i.e (Surah al Hamd) and the second surah which you recite i.e Surah al Kausar or any other surah by listening to the audio and practicing it. see a link to the full Holy Quran.

 

  • Asr prayer is identical to Dhur prayer except for the intention.
  • One must change the intention depending on which salat he/she wishes to perform.
  • Both are recited in a low voice. Males must recite the word: BISMIL LAH HIR RAHMAN NIR RAHIM for 1st and Second Rakaat out loud.
  • Asr prayers comes after Duhr Prays in its correct time.


Read More: Overview of the daily Obligatory Prayers

Other Prayers:

1- The Fajr Prayer
2- The Dhuhr Prayer
4- The Maghrib Prayer
5- The Isha Prayer

While Standing upright facing the direction of Al-Ka’bah.

Instructions Recitation and Meaning
Niyyat (Intention) – Beginning of Prayer

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I OFFER (ASR PRAYERS), 4 RAKATS, WAJIB QURBATAN ILAL LAH,

I offer (Asr) prayers, 4 Rakats, seeking nearness to God, in obedience to Him

Note: Asr prayer is said in a low voice. Both for Male and Females (always for all prayers)

 

Takbirat-ul-Ihram (The First Takbir – Allah hu Akbar)

Lift both hands up to the ears and say

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ALLAH HU AKBAR

Allah is Great

First Rakaat – Qira-at (Recitation)

It is Wajib (essential) to recite Surah al Hamd, followed by any other

complete Surah in the first two rakaats.

First Surah (Surah al Hamd)

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BISMIL LAH HIR RAHMAN NIR RAHIM.

In the Name of Allah, the most Compassionate, the Merciful

AL HAMDU LIL LAHI RAB BIL AALAMEEN. AR RAHMAN NIR RAHIM

All praises belong to Allah the Cherisher, the Sustainer, Developer and Perfector of the worlds, the most Compassionate, the Merciful

MALIKI YAWMID DIN. IYYA KA NA’BUDU WA IYYA KA NASTA’EEN.

Master of the Day of Judgement. Thee only do we Worship, and Thee alone do we ask for help

IHDI NAS SIRATAL MUSTAQEEM. SIRAT AL LATHEENA AN AMTA ALAY HIM

Keep us along the straight path, the path of those whom Thou has blessed

GHAIRIL MAGDOOBI ALAIHIM WAL LADAAL LEEN.

Not of those whom Thou art angry, nor of those who go astray.

Second Surah (Surah al Kausar) or any other complete surah (Other than Surah Al-Hamd)

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After Completing the Second Surah Say:

ALLAH HU AKBAR

Allah is Great

BISMIL LAH HIR RAHMAN NIR RAHIM

In the Name of Allah, the most Compassionate, the Merciful

INNA A’TAINAKAL KAUSAR. FASALLI LI RAB BIKA WAN HAR

To thee have We granted the Fount (of abundance).Therefore, pray to your Lord and make Sacrifices.

INNA SHANI AKA HU WAL ABTAR

Surely your enemy is the one cut off (from good).

 

Rukuh (bend half-way down and keep both hands on your legs just above your knees)

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SUBHAN ALLAH (3 times)

Glory to Allah

Note: One can choose to not recite the following:

SUBHANA RAB BI AL AZEE MI WA BI HAM DIH

Free from All Defects is my Lord, and with His praise I bow

Straighten up, saying

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SAMI ALLAH HU LIMAN HAMIDAH

God listens to one who praises Him

ALLAH HU AKBAR

Allah is Great

Sajdah (Go down to sajdah so that the forehead touches the place of sajdah directly – make sure that the material covering the head is not in the way.)

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SUBHAN ALLAH (3 times)

Glory to God

Note: One can choose to not recite the following:

SUBHANA RAB BI AL A’LAA WA BI HAMDIH

Free from all defects is my All-Highest Lord, and with His praise I adore Him

Sit up and say (Not Obligatory to say this)

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AS TAGH FIR UL LAHA RABBI WA ATOOBU ILAIH

I ask Allah, my Lord, to cover up my sins and unto him I turn repentant

Second Sajdah

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SUBHAN ALLAH (3 times)

Glory to Allah

SUBHANA RAB BI AL A’LAA WA BI HAMDIH

Free from All defects is my All Highest Lord, and with His praise I adore Him.

Stand up saying (Not Obligatory to say this)

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BI HAWL LIL LAHI WA QUWAT TI HI AQOOMO WA AQ’UD.

Due to the Vigour given by Allah, and because of the vitality from Him I rise and stand

Second Rakaat

First Surah (Surah al Hamd)

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BISMIL LAH HIR RAHMAN NIR RAHIM.

In the Name of Allah, the most Compassionate, the Merciful

AL HAMDU LIL LAHI RAB BIL AALAMEEN. AR RAHMAN NIR RAHIM

All praises belong to Allah the Cherisher, the Sustainer, Developer and Perfector of the worlds, the most Compassionate, the Merciful

MALIKI YAWMID DIN. IYYA KA NA’BUDU WA IYYA KA NASTA’EEN.

Master of the Day of Judgement. Thee only do we Worship, and Thee alone do we ask for help

IHDI NAS SIRATAL MUSTAQEEM. SIRAT AL LATHEENA AN AMTA ALAY HIM

Keep us along the straight path, the path of those whom Thou has blessed

GHAIRIL MAGDOOBI ALAIHIM WAL LADAAL LEEN.

Not of those whom Thou art angry, nor of those who go astray.

Second Surah (Surah Tawheed)

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BIS MIL LAH HIR RAHMAN NIR RAHIM

In the Name of Allah, the most Compassionate, the Merciful

QUL HU WAL LAH HU AHAD, ALLAH HUS SAMAD, LAM YA LID,

Say He is God, the One, the Unique. God the Changeless, the Independent. He begets not,

WA LAM YU LAD, WA LAM YA KUN LA HOO KUFU WAN AHAD.

Nor is He Begotten. And there is no one equal to Him.

Qunoot – after Second Surah in 2nd Rakat – While still standing say, (Not Obligatory to say this).

Raise your hands and bring them together in front of your face, with the palms of your hands raised up, inclined towards you. Say

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RABBANA AATINA FIDDOONYA HASANATAWN

O our Lord! Bestow upon us good in this world

WA FIL AAKHERA-TI HASANATAWN WA QINA AZABAN NAR

And good in the Hereafter, and protect us from the torment of the Fire.

ALLAH HU AKBAR

Allah is Great

Rukuh

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SUBHAN ALLAH (3 times)

Glory to Allah

SUBHANA RAB BI AL AZEE MI WA BI HAM DIH

Free from All defects is my All Highest Lord,and with His praise I bow

Straighten up, saying

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SAMI ALLAH HU LIMAN HAMIDAH

God listens to one who praises Him

ALLAH HU AKBAR

Allah is Great

Sajdah

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SUBHAN ALLAH (3 times)

Glory to God

SUBHANA RAB BI AL A’LAA WA BI HAMDIH

Free from all defects is my All-Highest Lord, and with His praise I adore Him

Sit up and say

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AS TAGH FIR UL LAHA RABBI WA ATOOBU ILAIH

I ask Allah, my Lord, to cover up my sins and unto him I turn repentant

Second Sajdah

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SUBHAN ALLAH (3 times)

Glory to Allah

SUBHANA RAB BI AL A’LAA WA BI HAMDIH

Free from All defects is my All Highest Lord, and with His praise I adore Him.

Sit up and say

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ALLAH HU AKBAR

God is Great

Tashahud

Then say the Tashahud (while still sitting)

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ASH HADU AN LAA ILAHA IL LAL LAH

I bear witness that there is no God except Allah

WAHDAHU LA SHARIKA LAHU

He is One, without any partner

WA ASH HADU AN NA MUHAMMAD AN ABDUHU WA RASOOLUH

And I bear witness that Muhammad is His slave and Messenger

ALLA HUMMA SAL LI ALA MUHAMMADIN WA ALI MUHAMMAD.

O our God, bless Muhammad and the Progeny of Muhammad.

Stand up saying

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BI HAWL LIL LAHI WA QUWAT TI HI AQOOMO WA AQ’UD.

Due to the Vigour given by Allah, and because of the vitality from Him I rise and stand

Third Rakaat

Say 3 times (while standing)

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SUBHAN ALLAHI WAL HAMDU LIL LAHI WA LAA ILAHA IL LAL LAHU WALLAHU AKBAR (3 times)

Glory to God, all praise belong to God, and there is no God but Allah and God is Great

Rukuh

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SUBHAN ALLAH (3 times)

Glory to Allah

SUBHANA RAB BI AL AZEE MI WA BI HAM DIH

Free from All Defects is my Lord, and with His praise I bow

Straighten up, saying

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SAMI ALLAH HU LIMAN HAMIDAH

God listens to one who praises Him

ALLAH HU AKBAR

Allah is Great

Sajdah

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SUBHAN ALLAH (3 times)

Glory to God

SUBHANA RAB BI AL A’LAA WA BI HAMDIH

Free from all defects is my All-Highest Lord, and with His praise I adore Him

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I ask Allah, my Lord, to cover up my sins and unto him I turn repentant

Second Sajdah

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SUBHAN ALLAH (3 times)

Glory to Allah

SUBHANA RAB BI AL A’LAA WA BI HAMDIH

Free from All defects is my All Highest Lord, and with His praise I adore Him.

Stand up saying

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BI HAWL LIL LAHI WA QUWAT TI HI AQOOMO WA AQ’UD.

Due to the Vigour given by Allah, and because of the vitality from Him I rise and stand

Fourth Rakaat

Say 3 times (while standing)

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SUBHAN ALLAHI WAL HAMDU LIL LAHI WA LAA ILAHA IL LAL LAHU WALLAHU AKBAR (3 times)

Glory to God, all praise belong to God, and there is no God but Allah and God is Great

Rukuh

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SUBHAN ALLAH (3 times)

Glory to Allah

SUBHANA RAB BI AL AZEE MI WA BI HAM DIH

Free from All Defects is my Lord, and with His praise I bow

Straighten up, saying

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SAMI ALLAH HU LIMAN HAMIDAH

God listens to one who praises Him

ALLAH HU AKBAR

Allah is Great

Sajdah

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SUBHAN ALLAH (3 times)

Glory to God

SUBHANA RAB BI AL A’LAA WA BI HAMDIH

Free from all defects is my All-Highest Lord, and with His praise I adore Him

Sit up and say

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AS TAGH FIR UL LAHA RABBI WA ATOOBU ILAIH

I ask Allah, my Lord, to cover up my sins and unto him I turn repentant

Second Sajdah

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SUBHAN ALLAH (3 times)

Glory to Allah

SUBHANA RAB BI AL A’LAA WA BI HAMDIH

Free from All defects is my All Highest Lord, and with His praise I adore Him.

Sit up and say

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ALLAH HU AKBAR

God is Great

Tashahud

Then say the Tashahud and then the salaam (while still sitting)

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ASH HADU AN LAA ILAHA IL LAL LAH

I bear witness that there is no God except Allah

WAHDAHU LA SHARIKA LAHU

He is One, without any partner

WA ASH HADU AN NA MUHAMMAD AN ABDUHU WA RASOOLUH

And I bear witness that Muhammad is His slave and Messenger

ALLA HUMMA SAL LI ALA MUHAMMADIN WA ALI MUHAMMAD.

O our God, bless Muhammad and the Progeny of Muhammad.

Salaam

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ASSALAM MU ALAIKA AYYUHAN NABIYYU WA RAHMAT UL LAHI WA BARAKATUH

Peace be unto thee, O Apostle and the mercy of God and His bounties

ASSALAM MU ALAINA WA ALA IBAD DIL LAHIS SUALIHEEN

Peace be unto us and unto the virtuous servants of God

ASSALAM MU ALAIKUM WA RAHMATUL LAHI WABARAKATUH.

Peace be unto ye all, and the mercy of God and his bounties.

ALLAH HU AKBAR(Three times)

God is Great.

LA ILAHA IL LAL LAH

There is no God but Allah

ALLA HUMMA SALLI ALA MUHAMMADIN WA ALI MUHAMMAD

O our God, bless Muhammad, and the Progeny of Muhammad

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Updated on September 21, 2017

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