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I'm finding a difficulties in Salat prayer as I don't know how to recite the Arabic language/alphabets? How can I solve this problem?

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Assalamualaikum

Firstly I am happy to see your desire to pray and I ask Allah to bless you and make the path easy for you. While you can supplicate to Allah in any language the formal salah (prayers) are in Arabic and ther are many wisdom behind it.

Dear brother/sister, as a start memorize Surah Al Fatiha (chapter 1) using www.recitethequran.com where you can listen to each verse repeated many many times, and also read the transliteration (Arabic written in English) in http://quran.com/1 to memorise it. Trust me it will take you no longer than a day to memorize this inshaAllah.

Meanwhile look at the bottom. Indeed Allah burdens not a soul greater than it can bear..

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edited May 30 at 17:23

Please also keep us updated how you go and no matter what do not give up on Islam. Remember how many of the early Muslims had to go through torture, persections and death yet they remained firm seeking God's pleasure. Compared to that. Allah has blessed you with much. BTW also add me in Facebook if you're a brother or another sister in this site as I will be very happy to help you learn how to pray and so will many others

(May 30 at 08:43) UmarAbdullah ♦ UmarAbdullah's gravatar image

Please read this fatwa carefully http://islamqa.info/en/5410

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answered 40118 UmarAbdullah's gravatar image

There are plnety of websites the best one i recommend is houseofquran (google it)

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answered 8638 abdul_wasay's gravatar image

I think there is no harm reading in English. As long you read the right translation.

In turkey, Azan is given in their own language rather than in Arabic. This is to make people understand what is it mean?

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If a person is unable to recite al-Faatihah at all or is unable to learn it, or he has just become Muslim and the time for prayer has come and there is not enough time for him to learn it, then he is given a way out in the following hadeeth:

It was narrated that ‘Abd-Allaah ibn Abi Awfa said: A man came to the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) and said: “O Messenger of Allaah, teach me something of the Qur’aan that will suffice me, for I cannot read.” He said, “Say: Subhaan-Allaah wa’l-hamdu Lillaah wa laa ilaaha ill-Allaah wa Allaahu akbar wa laa hawla wa la quwwata illa Billaah (Glory be to Allaah, praise be to Allaah, there is no god except Allaah and Allaah is Most great, there is no god except Allaah and there is no power and no strength except with Allaah).” The man made a grabbing gesture with his hand (indicating that he had learned a lot) and said, “This is for my Lord, what is there for me?” He said, “Say: Allaahumma ighfir li warhamni wahdini warzuqni wa ‘aafini (O Allaah, forgive me, have mercy on me, guide me, and grant me provision and good health).” He made another grabbing gesture with his other hand and stood up.

(Narrated by al-Nasaa’i, 924; Abu Dawood, 832. Its isnaad was classed as jayyid by al-Mundhiri in al-Targheeb wa’l-Tarheeb, 2/430. al-Haafiz Ibn Hajar indicated that it is hasan in al-Talkhees al-Habeer, 1/236)

Ibn Qudaamah (may Allaah have mercy on him) said:

If a person does not know any Qur’aan, and he cannot learn it before the time for prayer is over, then he must say Subhaan-Allaah wa’l-hamdu Lillaah wa laa ilaaha ill-Allaah wa Allaahu akbar wa laa hawla wa la quwwata illa Billaah (Glory be to Allaah, praise be to Allaah, there is no god except Allaah, Allaah is Most great and there is no power and no strength except with Allaah), because Abu Dawood narrated that a man came to the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) and said, “I am not able to learn anything of the Qur’aan, so teach me something that will suffice me.” He said, “Say, Subhaan-Allaah wa’l-hamdu Lillaah wa laa ilaaha ill-Allaah wa Allaahu akbar wa laa hawla wa la quwwata illa Billaah.” The man said, “This is for my Lord, what is there for me?” He said, “Say: Allaahumma ighfir li warhamni warzuqni wahdini wa ‘aafini (O Allaah, forgive me, have mercy on me, grant me provision, guide me, and give me good health).” But he does not have to do more than say the first five phrases, because the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) only said that, and he only told him more when he asked for more.

(end of Ibn Qudaamah’s words)

But if a person is able to recite part of al-Faatihah only, he should recite that which he is able to recite. And he has to repeat what he can recite well (i.e., so that the total number of what he recites will be seven verses, equivalent to the number of verses in al-Faatihah).

Ibn Qudaamah said:

It may be sufficient for him to say alhamdu-Lillaah (praise be to Allaah), laa ilaaha ill-Allaah (there is no god but Allaah) and Allaahu akbar (Allaah is most great), because the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Whatever you know of Qur’aan, recite it, otherwise praise Allaah, proclaim His Oneness and magnify Him.” (Narrated by Abu Dawood)

(al-Mughni, 1/289, 290)

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