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Sunnah Method of Salaah for Females

Qa`dah and Salaam for Females

This entry is part 12 of 12 in the series Sunnat method of salaah

1. After the second sajdah of the second rakaat, sit in the position of qa`dah in the same manner as jalsah.[1]

2. Recite the tashahhudattahiyyaat.[2]

3. When saying ألا إله  form a ring with the thumb and middle finger of the right hand, raise the index finger and close the remaining two fingers and when saying إلا الله lower the index finger. The ring will be kept till the end of the tashahhud.[3]

4. If it is a three or four rakaats salaah then stand up after the tashahhud to complete the remaining rakaats. [4]

5. If it is the last qa`dah then read durood-e-ibraaheem after the tashahhud followed by a du`aa from the Qur’aan or hadith.[5]

Note: The two common duas that are recited are as follows:[6]

1) اللهم إني ظلمت نفسي ظلما كثيرا وإنه لا يغفر الذنوب إلا أنت فاغفر لي مغفرة من عندك وارحمني إنك أنت الغفور الرحيم

2) رب اجعلني مقيم الصلاة ومن ذريتي ربنا وتقبل دعاء ربنا اغفر لي ولوالدي وللمؤمنين يوم يقوم الحساب

6. After the du`aa make salaam by turning the head to the right side and then to the left without lowering the head.[7]

7. Commence the second salaam immediately after the first salaam.[8]

8. When making salaam on either side fix the gaze on both the shoulders.[9]

9. Turn the face on both sides to such an extent that the cheek can be seen from behind.[10]

10. After the salaam say الله أكبر and then أستغفر الله thrice.[11]

11. Engage in du`aa (as this is a time for the acceptance of du`aas).[12]

12. Recite tasbeeh-e-faatimi after every salaah.[13]


Jalsah for Females

This entry is part 11 of 12 in the series Sunnat method of salaah

1. Sit on the left buttock and place both the feet on the right side.[1]

2. Both hands should be placed on the thighs with the fingers joined together.[2]

3. Fix the gaze on the area between the lower chest and lap whilst in jalsah.[3]

4. Remain in the position of jalsah with ta`deel-e-arkaan before proceeding for the second sajdah.[4]

5. Say the takbeer and proceed to the second sajdah as normal.[5]

6. After the second sajdah say the takbeer and stand up for the second rakaat.[6]

Second Rakaat

1. When getting up do not take support from the ground (unless one has the need to do so).[7]

2. Perform the second rakaat as normal (with the exception of thanaa and ta`awwuz at the beginning).[8]


Sajdah for Females

This entry is part 10 of 12 in the series Sunnat method of salaah

1. Say the takbeer and proceed into sajdah.[1]

2. Keep the back crouched when going into sajdah.[2]

3. Place the knees first on the ground, then the palms, then the nose and lastly the forehead.[3]

4. Keep the fingers tightly closed facing towards the qiblah.[4]

5. Place the palms parallel to the ears.[5]

6. The fingers should all face the qiblah[6]

7. The feet should not be upright. Instead, they should be placed on the ground on the right hand side. [7]

Mas’alah: It is impermissible to raise the feet in the state of sajdah. If both the feet are raised for the duration of three subhanallah’s the salaah will break.[8]

8. Draw the limbs of the body closely together and press them firmly.[9]

9. The stomach should be joined to both the thighs and the arms to the sides.[10]

10. Both the forearms/elbows should be placed on the ground.[11]

11. Fix the gaze on the nose in sajdah.[12]

12. Recite the tasbeeh: سبحن ربي الأعلى thrice or any other odd number of times.[13]

13. Say the takbeer and sit up in the position of jalsah.[14]


Ruku and Qaumah for Females

This entry is part 9 of 12 in the series Sunnat method of salaah

1. Say the takbeer and go into ruku.[1]

Note: The takbeeraat-e-intiqaaliyyah (takbeer which is recited when moving from one posture to another) should be commenced as soon as one begins moving to the next posture and only be completed when one reaches that posture.[2]

2. Bend slightly to the extent that the fingers are able to touch the knees.[3]

Note: In the posture of ruku the fingers will be kept together. One will not grasp the knees fully nor spread out the fingers. Similarly the head and back will not be kept in a straight line.[4]

3. The arms should be joined to the sides.[5]

4. The ankles of both the feet should be together.[6]

5. Fix the gaze on the feet in the posture of ruku.[7]

6. Recite the tasbeeh: سبحن ربي العظيم thrice or any odd number of times. [8]

7. Stand up from ruku saying the tasmee`: سمع الله لمن حمده followed by the tahmeed: اللهم ربنا و لك الحمد[9]

8. Stand up erect with ta`deel-e-arkaan i.e. the body should be completely at ease before going into sajdah.[10]


Qiyaam for Females

This entry is part 8 of 12 in the series Sunnat method of salaah


1. Face the qiblah.[1]

2. Raise both the hands up to the chest (i.e. the fingers will be in line with the shoulders) without removing the hands from beneath the burqa’.[2]

3. Then recite the takbeer (Allahu Akbar).[3]

4. The head should be kept straight without bending it or pushing it back.[4]

5. When raising the hands ensure that the palms are facing the qiblah and the fingers are kept in their natural position, neither spread apart nor tightly closed.[5]

6. Thereafter, place the hands on the chest in such a manner that the right palm should be placed on the back of the left hand. Do not form a circle with the right hand, nor clasp the left hand.[6]

7. Keep the feet as close as possible.[7]

8. Fix the gaze on the place of sajdah during the standing posture.[8]

9. Recite the thanaa.[9]

10. Recite ta`awwuz followed by tasmiyah.[10]

11. Recite Surah Faatihah followed by qiraat.[11]

12. Recite tasmiyah before the surah.[12]

Mas’alah: The tasmiyah will only be recited (after surah Faatihah) if one is going to recite a surah. If one is not going to commence any surah then tasmiyah should not be recited.[13]

Mas’alah: One should endeavour to recite the masnoon qiraat  that has been prescribed for the various salaahs. The masnoon qiraat is as follows:

A) Fajr and Zuhr: recite from the Tiwaal-e-Mufassal surahs (i.e. from Surah Hujraat to Surah Inshiqaaq).

B) Asr and Esha: recite from the Awsaat-e-Mufassal surahs (i.e. from Surah Burooj to Surah Qadr).

C) Maghrib: recite from the Qisaar-e-Mufassal surahs (i.e. from Surah Bayyinah to Surah Naas.)[14]

Note: Women do not have the choice of offering their salaah aloud under any condition. They should perform their salaah silently.[15]