Translation of Namaz

Translation of prayers

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I. Translation of Surah al-Hamd

Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim
(I commence with the Name of Allah – in Whom all excellences are combined and Who is free from all defects. The Compassionate – One Whose blessings are extensive and unlimited. The Merciful – One Whose blessings are inherent and eternal).

Alhamdu lillahi Rabbil ‘alamin
(Special Praise be to Allah, the Sustainer of the creation).

Arrahmanir Rahim
(The Compassionate, the Merciful).

Maliki yaw middin
(Lord of the Day of Judgement).

Iyyaka na’budu wa iyyaka nasta’in
(You alone we worship, and to You alone we pray for help).

Ihdinas siratal mustaqim
(Guide us to the straight path).

Siratal lazina an’amta ‘alayhim
(The path of those whom You have favoured – the Prophets and their successors).

Ghayril maghzubi ‘alayhim walazzallin.
(Not of those who have incurred Your wrath, nor of those who have gone astray).

II. Translation of Surah al-Ikhlas

Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim
(I commence with the Name of Allah – in Whom all excellences are combined and Who is free from all defects. The Compassionate – One Whose blessings are extensive and unlimited. The Merciful – One Whose blessings are inherent and eternal).

Qul huwallahu Ahad
(O Prophet!) Say: Allah is One – the Eternal Being).

Allahus Samad
(Allah is He Who is independent of all beings).

Lam yalid walam yulad
(He begot none, nor was He begotten).

Walam yakullahu kufuwan ahad.
(And none in the creation is equal to Him).

III. Translation of the Zikr during Ruku and Sajdah, and of those which are Mustahab

Subhana Rabbi yal ‘Azimi wa bihamdhi
(Glory be to my High Sustainer and I praise Him)

Subhana Rabbi yal A’la wa bihamdih
(Glory be to my Great Sustainer, Most High, and I praise Him)

Sami’ Allahu liman hamidah
(Allah hears and accepts the praise of one who praises)

Astaghfirullaha Rabbi wa atubu ilayh
( I seek forgiveness from Allah Who is my Sustainer, and I turn to Him).

Bi haw lillahi wa quwwatihi aqumu wa aqu’d
(I stand and sit with the help and strength of Allah).

IV. Translation of Qunut

La ilaha illallahul Halimul Karim
(There is none worth worshipping but Allah Who is Forbearing and Generous).

La ilaha illallahul ‘Aliyyul ‘Azim
(There is none worth worshipping but Allah Who is Eminent and Great).

Subhanallahi Rabbis samawatis sab’ wa Rabbil arazinas sab’
(Glory be to Allah, Who is the Sustainer of the seven heavens and of the seven earth).

Wama fi hinna wama bayna hunna, wa Rabbil ‘arshil ‘azim
(And Who is the Sustainer of all the things in them, and between them, and Who is the Lord of the great ‘Arsh (Divine Power).

Wal hamdu lillahi Rabbil Aalamin
(And all praise for Allah, the Sustainer of the worlds).

V. Translation of Tasbihat Arba’ah

Subhanallahi wal hamdu lillahi wa la ilaha lallahu wallahu Akbar.
(Glory be to Allah, and all praise is for Him and there is no one worth worshipping other than Allah, and He is Greater than any description).

VI. Translation of Tashahhud and Salam

Al Hamdu lillah, Ash hadu an la ilaha illal lahu wahdahu la sharika lah
(All praise is for Allah, and I testify that there is none worth worshipping except the Almighty Allah, Who is One and has no partner).

Wa Ashhadu anna Muhammadan ‘abduhu wa Rasuluh
(And I testify that Muhammad is His servant and messenger).

Alla humma salli ‘ala Muhammadin wa Ali Muhammad.
(O Allah! Send Your blessings on Muhammad and his progeny).

Wa taqqabal shafa’atahu warfa’ darajatahu
(And accept his intercession, and raise his rank).

Assalamu ‘alayka ayyuhan Nabiyyu wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh
(O Prophet! Allah’s peace, blessings and grace be upon you!).

Assalamu ‘alayna wa ‘ala ‘ibadil lahis salihin
(Allah’s peace be on us, those offering prayers – and upon all pious servants of Allah).

Assalamu ‘alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh.
(Allah’s peace, blessings and grace be on you believers!)

Taken from

It is Mustahab that after offering the prayers, one should engage oneself in reciting Duas, and reading from the holy Qur’an. It is better that before he leaves his place, and before his Wudhu, or Ghusl or tayammum becomes void, he should recite Duas facing Qibla.
It is not necessary that Duas be recited in Arabic, but it is better to recite those supplications, which have been given in the books of Duas. The tasbih of Hazrat Fatima-tuz-zahra (peace be on her) is one of those acts which have been emphasised. This tasbih should be recited in the following order:

  • Allahu Akbar – 34 times
  • Alhamdulillah – 33 times
  • Subhanallah – 33 times
  • Subhanallah can be recited earlier than Alhamdulillah, but it is better to maintain the said order.

It is Mustahab that after the prayers a person performs a Sajdah of thanksgiving, and it will be sufficient if one placed his forehead on the ground with that intention. However, it is better that he should say Shukran lillah or Al’afv 100 times, or three times, or even once. It is also Mustahab that whenever a person is blessed with His bounties, or when the adversities are averted, he should go to Sajdah for Shukr, that is, thanksgiving.

It is Mustahab that whenever a person hears or utters the sacred name of the holy Prophet of Islam like, Muhammad or Ahmad, or his title like, Mustafa or his patronymic appellation like Abul Qasim, he should say, “Allahumma salli ‘ala Muhammadin wa Ali Muhammad”, even if that happens during the namaz.

It is Mustahab that after writing the sacred name of the holy Prophet, Salawat also be written with it. And it is better that whenever his name is mentioned, Salawat be sent on him.


  1. it is good that you have provided online translation of the helps us understand what we say in the namaz and what blessings and forgivenesses we offer for ourself from ALLAH and the way and words by which we praise would be rather more better if you provide the remainings subjects for us on net.


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  3. now a days muslims are not understanding the words of Allah,they r just repeating them thinking they r doing there job.the job for us is not only to offer our prayers regularly but to understand them,and to apply them in our daily routine.we should also read Quran with translation and tafseer.reading a supara with transltion and understanding it is better then reading the whole Quran without understanding the magical words of ALLAH.


  4. As’Salaamoalikum !

    Ma’ashallah its very good work. We all should must know the meanings of what we pray in Namaz. I think this translation should also be in our national language “URDU’ because it will help those who don’t understand much English. I would request to the concerned website’s authorized persons’ to also put the Urdu Translation with English.

    May Almighty Allah & 14 Ma’asumeen A.S., blessed your efforts with sucess.




  5. Assalamo alaikum

    Taqabal allah

    it is very great job.insha allah this will aware people the importance of Namaz and it will aware the people who already performaing Namaz.because Some of People just recite the Namaz (it is appreciate) it is much better if the people perform any religious act with knowledge,importance and Marefat.

    i am highly appreciate if the same Tarjuma is done in our Urdu Language

    Iltemas-e Dua



  6. Thanks to share namaz actual meanings which greatly helps to focus our attention towards ALLAH while namaz’s really demanding that we should know what we talks to ALLAH IN NAMAZ THEN ONLY WE COULD DEVELOP SPIRITUAL PERCEPTION TO RECOGNIZE OUR CREATOR MORE PROPERLY.MAY ALLAH BLESS THOSE SUPPORTING ISLAM IN ANY WAY.


    • Asalam Alaikum,

      I am very thankful to those people who have launched this website for people to understand what they are reading.

      This message is for Mr. Kamran, i would say to you is that you have no right going around cursing people, who do you think you are? It don’y matter what cast you are the bottom line is were all are muslims, what if you was a shia and someone gave you the same compliment what your giving to other people, you call your self a muslim first stop being racist then i would class you as a muslim you have no right judging people over their casts what kind of muslim are you? I am not a shia but i class everyone as a muslim. No one knows at birth what cast is, we all find out later when were old enough to know and when we study about Islam.

      Allah Hafiz


  7. this reffers to comments by mr. kamran
    we are shias the true followers of islam….
    we follow the real chalifa and imam…starting with imam ali murtaza (a.s), who is the real sucsesor of profit muhamad (saw)….yes, we do curse all ‘liars’, ‘mudrers’, ‘gasibs’
    and people who have ‘boguz’ against profit muhamad (saw) and his family….who hav always created trouble for profits family and all ahlul bait (a.s)….


  8. It is sadly true that most muslims do not understand what they are saying in their prayers.If they did indeed do so, then most of the ills affecting the Ummah would diminish greatly.You are therefore performing a great service to all muslims by publishing a translation of the prayers.This MUST be done in ALL the languages spoken by muslims throughout the world.


  9. Thank you for taking your time to translate the meaning..
    I have started praying again after some time, and it helped me remember everything again and I even learned some meanings I didn’t know before. You translated it very good

    God bless you


  10. A very great job u have done by adding the translation of Namaz…it is very helpful as we came to know the real meaning of what we recite in prayers devoted to Almighty “ALLAH”……… by this those non muslims also will came to know the meaning of Namaz and the reality of the religion ISLAM….


  11. I agree with alot of people that muslims nowadays read the quran like a PARROT in a lanuage they dont understand and they think there number 1n automatically.

    Other debate i want to raise is if it is ok when reading the namaz in englsh? or does it have to be arabic?


  12. salam, thanks for the romanization of the arabic, but you should put the TRUE arabic letter for pronouncing… for example, instead of putting in dialiect, ‘Z’ put the ‘TH” as in the fusha arabic. Otherwise it is incorrect. :]


  13. Gazakallah! May allah bless you for doing such a good deed. But unfortuneately, it does not have the dua read at the begging of namaz after you state what you intend to read and to whom. (I am talking about subhanakallah huma wabi hamdika wata baara kasmuka wata aala juduk wala ila ha kyruk)


  14. I have read the translation of salaat. It is good. My impression is that the whole text is glorification of God and His messenger. Fine.. What surprised me in the end is that blessings are invoked only for the Prophet and his followers/progeny. Why? Cannot we pray for our friends and enemies who are not Muslims?

    In all Hindu prayers, it is invariable to ask for the blessings for ALL irrespective of their faith, creed, belief or disbelief. For the sake of readers, I quote what a Hindu prayer ends with.

    ” Let all people live in happiness. Let all people live free of illness. Let all see/find auspiciousness. Let no one be subjected to any sorrow. Oh Lord! lead us from darkness unto light, from mortality unto immortality, from untruth to truth, peace, peace, peace”

    There is no mention of any specific creed. please reflect and comment.


  15. Thanks Ramchandra for nice comments. This is a translation of namaz not a translation of muslim prayers. In namaz Muslims invoked only for the Prophet and his progeny because they sacrificed their life to save Namaz from hypocrites. Islamic leader Imam ali(a.s) who was progeny of Holy prophet(s.a.w) and also was successor to the Holy Prophet said:Man is either your brother in religion or your brother in humanity”.
    The prayer mentioned by you is the same what Muslim also pray and if you will Read holy quran you will find repetion of same prayer many times.
    Once more thanks


  16. Thanks Masoom for your quick reply.
    If namaz is what you said, that it is invoked for Prophet and his progeny only then what kind of namaz the holy prophet was saying when he was present in this world. Who was he praying for? Please let me know. And please tell me what is muslim prayer? Is it not part of the 5 times namaz? Please enlighten me.

    You asked me to read Quran. Good. I think I have read the most accepted translation of the book at least a hundred times. Now if you are interested in discussing what Quran talks about, it is going to be a lengthy discussion. Shall we start on this platform?



  17. Once more thanks Ramchandra for reply. In namaz we praise Allah, Thanks Allah and ask him to keep us on right path and we do this by showing our love to those who sacrificed their time and life in spreading Islam.
    After Namaz we request Allah to fulfill our legimate desires and also pray for all the Human beings and peace in this world.
    Hol Prophet (s.a.w) also used to pray Allah same namaz by thanking Allah only.
    you can write me on my email Id for further discussion.
    Once more Thanks,


  18. Thank u so much for this translation
    i am very grateful to u because at first i used to pray but didnt know what i was saying i mean i didnt know the meaning but know due to u i know what i say thanks so much


  19. Asalamalikum,
    I was wondering why there isn’t the translation of Quood up there?
    That is, Quood = AttahiyyaatuLillahi Was Salawatu Wattayyibatu Assalamu Alaika Ayyuhannabi ‘yu ‘Warahmatullahi Wabarka’tuhu Assalamu Alaina Wa’ala’Ibadillahis Saa’liheen,( Ash’had’u’un La ilahaillallahu Wa Ash’hadu Anna MuhammadunAbd’uhu Wa Rasooluh- this is only part that you have translated of the quood)…?


    • Brother i am very gald to know that yoiu are showing interest in ISLAM.
      May ALLAAH ALMIGHTY bless you and guide you to the right path.
      Brother here is a link to a webpage where you can find your desired matter….

      I think it would prove helpful InshaAllaah ….


    • 1)It is Mustahab (a preferable deed) to say the Niyat. It is also permissible to make Niyat in your heart without saying it, that is good enough.
      2) Raise both of your hands next to each ears. Touch the lobes of your each ear with thumbs.Then say “Allah Hoo Akbar”
      3) Place the hands on navel right hand on top of left hand. Thumb and Pinky (smallest finger) should be wraped around the wrist of left hand’s wrist. It should be like you are locking or grabbing the left hand wrist. Rest of the three fingers of right hand should be strait in line to each other.
      4) Now Read, “Subhana Kalla Humma Wa Bee Hamdika Wata Baara Kasmooka Wa Ta’ala Jaddoo Ka Wa La ilaha Ghairuka” Wait a little.
      5) Then read, “Aaoo Zoo Billahee Minash Shaitaunir Rajeem” Wait a little.
      6) Then read, “Bismillah Hir Rahmaanir Raheem” Wait a little.
      7) Then read Soorah Fatiha, “Alhamdo Lillahi Rabbil Aalameen Ar Rahmaanir Raheem Maaliki Yaomid Deen iyya Kana Budoo Wa iyya kanastaeen ihdinas Siratual Mustaqeem Siratual Lazeena An Amtaa Alaihim Ghairil Maghdoobe Alaihim Walad Dualleen” Wait a little.
      8) Then say, ” Ameen”. Wait a little.
      9) Then read, “Bismillahir Rahamaanir Raheem”. Wait a little.
      10) Then read any surrah from Quran or atleast three Ayats. We are writing you a small one. Read this Surrah, ” Wal A’sre Innal Insaana Lafi Khusr illal Lazeena Aamanoo Wa A’milos Sualihaati Wa Tawa Sao Bil Haqqi Wa Tawa Sao Bis Sabr ” Wait a little.
      11) Then Say “Allah Hoo Akbar” and bow (its called Ruku), hold your knees with your hands. The fingers should be separated with gaps in them. The back should be horizontally strait in line like a board. (Salat images will be available on Oct 1st 2006, Insha Allah)
      12) Recite, “Subhaana Rabbiyal Azeem” At least three times. Three, five and seven times are Sunnat (Sunnat means what Prophet Mohammad peace be upon him liked to do). Wait a little.
      13) Then start to stand up saying, “Samee Allahoo Layman Hamidah – Rabbana Lakal Hamd” Start to say Samee when leaving Rookh (bowing poster) and end with Hameedah when you are fully errect. Wait a little.
      14) Now say, “Allah Hoo Akbar”
      15) Now go to Sajdah (placing face on ground). In sajdah all the fingers of feet should be twisted so that the round soft part of the fingers is touching the ground. Hand fingers should be close to face and facing Kabah in strait line. Put enough pressure on nose so that the bone of nose should feel the hardness of earth (do not hurt your self but should be firm) Arms should be away from body like a bird opens the wings.
      16) Now read, “Subhaana Rabbiyal Aala” at least three times. Three, five and seven times are Sunnat. Wait a little.
      17) Now sit down on your left foot (It’s called Jalsa) the right foot should be sticking out and all of the foot fingers should be twisted. The soft part of the foot fingers should touch the ground. Sit for the amount of time you could say Subhan Allah at least three times.
      18) Now go back to sajadah and perform as you did before Jalsa.
      19) After completing second sajdah get up and go back to Qayam (standing up) Saying “Allah Hoo Akbar” Then read , “Bismillahir Rahamaanir Raheem” Wait a little
      20) Now again read Soorah Fatiha, “Alhamdo Lillahi Rabbil Aalameen Ar Rahmaanir Raheem Maaliki Yaomid Deen iyya Kana Budo Wa iyyaka Nastaeen ihdinas Sirataul Mustaqeem Siratual Lazeena An Amtaa Alaihim Ghairil Maghdoobe Alaihim Walad Dualeen” Wait a little.
      21) Then say, “Ameen” Wait a little.
      22) Then read, “Bismillahir Rahamaanir Raheem” Wait a little.
      23) Then read any surrah from Quran or at least three Ayahs. We are writing you another small one. Soorah Al kausar, “Innaa Aataina Kal Kauser Fasalli Li Rabbi Ka Vanhar Inna Shaaniaka Hooal Abtar”. Wait a little and repeat the steps from 11 to 18.
      24) This time after second Sajdah do not go back to Qayam (standing up) but go back to Jalsa (sitting) but now it’s called Qaidah.
      Now read, “Atthayyato Lillahe Wassalawato Wat Tayyebato Assalamu Alaika Ayyohan Nabiyo Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatoh Assalamu Alaina Wa Ala ibadillahis Sualaiheen Ashadu An La ilaah illal Laho Wa Ashadu Anna Mohammadan Abdohoo Wa Rasooluhoo”
      Note: When you reach at Ashadu An La raise your index finger of your right hand upward facing about 45 degrees by closing the fist, and drop it back and spread the hand to its original position at illal Laho.
      Wait a little.
      25) Now read this Durood Sharif, “Allah Humma Salle Ala Mohammadiyon Wa Ala Ale Mohammadin Kama Sallaita Aala ibraheema Wa Ala Aalay ibraheema inna Ka Hameedum Majeed. Allah Humma Baarik Aala Mohammadiyon Wa Ala Ale Mohammadin Kama Barakta Ala ibraheema Wa Ala Ale ibraheema inna Ka Hameedum Majeed.” Wait a little.

      26) Now read this dua, “Allah Humma Rabbana Aatina Fid Dunya Hasanah Wa Fil Akhirate Hasanah Wa Qina Azaban Naar.” Wait a little.
      27) Now turn your head towards right and say, “Assalamo Alaikum Wa Rehmatullah”
      Now turn your head towards left and read the same as above, “Assalamo Alaikum Wa Rehmatullah”
      Salah is complete now.


  20. subhan’allah… this was put on site… in year 2006… now 2011… five years you have been granted blessings for your work here… allah alim how many more eyes will read and blessings you will receive..

    what also comes to mind…. is the few that cursed at the author…. wow for five years every time eyes read this… that “basher” lost good deeds to the author…

    ty for translation… may allah swt guide us all….


  21. Asalam O Alaikum
    Dear Bro./Sisters
    I would like to conform/know that
    when we are offering a prayer
    in the first 2 rakts after “Saana n Alhamd Sharif” we are to recite a Quranic Surrah and the next 2 or 1 rakt (in case of magrib prayer ) are we to recite a Quranic Surrah again or we can just recite “Alhamd Sharif ” and perform raquuh ???

    answers/comments/suggestion being waited !!!


  22. asslamwalaikum,i am hindu but im very happy and want to convert to muslim as i love islam and i am in love with one muslim guy and plz if you can do me one favour that is plz send me namaz in hindi translation with its meaning please….i am very thankful to you……Allah haafiz.


    • i am very gald to know that yoiu are showing interest in ISLAM.
      May ALLAAH ALMIGHTY bless you and guide you to the right path.
      here is a link to a webpage where you can find your desired matter….

      I think it would prove helpful InshaAllaah ….


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  24. salam nd namste ,
    i was looking for hindi translation of NAMAAZ nd holy QURAN.i got all meaning from here.thanks a lot to all.i think its my personal advice to ,who is also lookin for hindi trnalation.plz read the comment,here u will find great disscussion.thanks a lot happy world


  25. Boht afsos ki baat hai k log apne amal pe ghor nai krty r dusron pe tanqid krte hen.. han ye baat thik hai k hamary liay allah r rasool saw k bad un ki olaad zada eham hai na k koi r jo hakumat k baray baray ohdon pr faez rhy wo zada ehm hen ya jin ko khuda ne chuna wo zada ehm hen. sb jantay hen k allah ne farznd e rasool ko qyamat se pehly k dore hakumat k liay chuna hai. wo dore khilaft jb puri dunia me ek hukumt hogi ek mzhb hoga wo mzhb jo asl deene islam hai wo frznde rasool ki miras hai r wo he puri dunia se bait len ge is se razae ilahi zahir hoti hai k asal hqdar kon tha khuda k nzdik . jb allah ne ale nbi ko chuna tou hm idhr udhr kiun bhatken. agr alah ko itna aziz hota koi tou us ki olad ko chun leta akhrt ki hakumt k liay.. beshak ghor krne walon k liay sb chesen khol kr byan kr di gaie hen(alquran) ghor krna hamari zimaidari hai musalmano. sb sawalat k jawaa mil jaen ge tmhen.


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