The Beginner’s Guide

To Learning How to Pray Salah

Welcome to the second guide on our website, the Beginner’s Guide on How to Pray Salah! We hope you will find value in reading this guide. It covers the second most important pillar of Islam which is the prayer (salah).

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Why We Wrote This Guide


Islam is the fastest growing religion with over 1.9 billion followers all over the globe. All Muslims are taught within the religion to worship God Almighty through salah (daily prayers).

Muslims believe that we are created for the sole reason to worship Allah alone. This purpose is fulfilled through the daily salah. This guide will cover many of the essentials a Muslim needs to know in order to make their daily prayers:

  • Why do we pray in the first place?
  • How do I make wudu and prepare for salah?
  • How do I actually pray the 5 daily salah?
  • What is the difference between Fajr, Dhur, Asr, Maghrib and Isha?
  • If I make a mistake in the prayer, how do I fix it and continue?
  • Plus many other topics and lessons for you to learn


That’s why we divided this Beginner’s Guide into seven chapters which represent the most important areas of the prayer such as how to make wudu, how to perform the prayer, common mistakes to avoid, the conditions of prayer, and many more subjects.

Secondly, all of the verses from the Holy Quran and the narrations from Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) are written in English instead of Arabic, their original language. That means any verses or quotes you see within this guide are only interpretations of the meaning and not the exact word-for-word definition.

We’ve also included audio clips, images, and short videos to help explain how the prayer is performed, so you can follow along and learn at your own pace.

That ends our short introduction. Let’s get started!

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Who is this guide for?

Whether you have recently accepted Islam or have been a Muslim for many years, we designed this guide just for you. All of the lessons are designed to help anyone who wants to learn how to pray salah.


In this guide you’ll learn:

Chapter 1 – What is Salah and Why Do We Pray?

What is the purpose behind praying multiple times every day? What is the reward for performing worship? And what exactly does ‘salah’ even mean?

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Chapter 2 – How to Make Wudu, Step by Step

Before a person can begin to pray they must perform something known as ‘wudu’. Find out how to perform wudu correctly so you can stand ready to pray to Allah.

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Chapter 3 – Checklist for Getting Ready to Pray Salah

Great, now you know how to make wudu. But is that the only thing you need before you can start praying? Use this handy checklist to fully prepare yourself for all of your daily prayers.

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Chapter 4 – How to Pray Salah, Step by Step

The salah has multiple movements which include standing, bowing, prostrating, sitting, and reciting specific words. Learn how to pray salah just like how the Prophet (peace be upon him) taught us.

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Chapter 5 – How to Pray the 5 Daily Salah

Fajr, Dhur, Asr, Maghrib, and Isha. Five different prayers at five different times of the day. How do these prayers differ from one another, and how is each one supposed to be performed?

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Chapter 6 – The Conditions and Pillars of Salah

You made your wudu and you’re ready to start praying. But did you know that if you forget a few important conditions, your prayer becomes invalid? Learn about these conditions so your prayers are accepted by Allah.

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Chapter 7 – Common Mistakes to Avoid in the Prayer

We’re all human, so it’s inevatable that we’ll make mistakes. Learn about the common mistakes many Muslims make in their prayer and what you can do to fix them.

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