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Part 2: Special Prayers

Salat Al Walidayn (Prayer for the Parents)

It is a 2 Rak’at salat.

Pray it like the Fajr salat.

(i) Make niyyat of salat for hadiya of walidayn.

(ii) In the first Rak’at, after the recitation of al Fatihah, recite duasa 27 on page 53, 10 times.

(iii) In the second Rak’at, after the recitation of al Fatihah, recite dua 'a 62 on page 99, 10 times.

(iv) After the salam recite dua'a 28 on page 55, 10 times.

Salat For Children by the Parents

It is a 4 Rak’at salat. Pray it in 2 sets of 2 Rak’ats each, like Fajr salat with the following adjustments.
Make niyyat of salat for children.

First set

(i) In the first Rak’at, after the recitation of al Fatihah, recite the
following verse 10 times.

رَبَّنَا وَاجْعَلْنَا مُسْلِمَيْنِ لَكَ وَمِن ذُرِّيَّتِنَا أُمَّةً مُّسْلِمَةً لَّكَ وَأَرِنَا مَنَاسِكَنَا وَتُبْ عَلَيْنَا ۖ إِنَّكَ أَنتَ التَّوَّابُ الرَّحِيمُ

Rabbanaa waj-a'lnaa Muslimayni laka wa min d'urriyyatinaaa ummatam muslimatallak wa arinaa manaasikanaa wa tub a'laynaa innaka antat tawwaabur rah'eem

Our Lord, make us both (Muslims) submissive lo You, and of our progeny (make) a group submissive (only) to You, and show us the ways of our devotion, and turn to us (mercifully)'. verily, You and You (alone) are the oft-turning (in mercy), the Merciful.(Sura al-Baqarah, 2 :128).

(ii) In the second Rak’at, after the recitation of al Fatihah, recite 10 times dua"a 26 :

رَبِّ اجْعَلْنِي مُقِيمَ الصَّلاَةِ وَمِن ذُرِّيَّتِي رَبَّنَا وَتَقَبَّلْ دُعَاء

Rabbij-A’lnee Muqeemas’ S’alaati Wa Min D’urrriyyatee Rabbanaa Wa Taqabbal Du-A’aa

O Lord, make me steadfast in prayer, and (also) some of my offspring. O our Lord, accept my prayer. (Sura Ibrahim, 14: 40).

and du-a"a 27:

رَبَّنَا اغْفِرْ لِي وَلِوَالِدَيَّ وَلِلْمُؤْمِنِينَ يَوْمَ يَقُومُ الْحِسَابُ

Rabbanaghfir Lee Wa Liwaalidayya Wa Lil-Mu’mineena Yawma Yaqoomul H’isaab

O our Lord, forgive me and my parents and believers on the day when the reckoning shall come to pass. (Sura Ibrahim, 14: 41).

Second Set

(i) In the first Rak’at, after the recitation of al Fatihah, recite dua'a 44:

رَبَّنَا هَبْ لَنَا مِنْ أَزْوَاجِنَا وَذُرِّيَّاتِنَا قُرَّةَ أَعْيُنٍ وَاجْعَلْنَا لِلْمُتَّقِينَ إِمَامًا

Rabbanaa Hab Lanaa Min Azwaajinaa Wa D’urriyyaatinaa Qurrata A’-Yuniw Waj – A’lnaa Lil – Muttaqeena Imaamaa

O our Lord, grant us out of our wives and our offspring that which cheers our eyes, and make us guides of those who safeguard themselves against evil. (Sura al-Furqan, 25:74).

(ii) In the second Rak’at, after the recitation of al Fatihah, recite duaa 56:

رَبِّ أَوْزِعْنِي أَنْ أَشْكُرَ نِعْمَتَكَ الَّتِي أَنْعَمْتَ عَلَيَّ وَعَلَى وَالِدَيَّ وَأَنْ أَعْمَلَ صَالِحًا تَرْضَاهُ وَأَصْلِحْ لِي فِي ذُرِّيَّتِي إِنِّي تُبْتُ إِلَيْكَ وَإِنِّي مِنَ الْمُسْلِمِينَ

Rabbi Awzi’-Nee An Ashkura Ni’-Matakal Lateee An-A’mta A’layya Wa A’laa Waalidayya Wa An A’-Mala S’aalih’an Tarz”Aahu Wa As’lih’lee Fee D’urriyyatee Innee Tubtu Ilayka Wa Innee Minal Muslimeen.

O Lord, arouse me that I may thank You for the bounties You have bestowed on me and my parents, and that I may do good which pleases You, and do good to me with regard to my offspring. Verily I turn repentant to You, and verily I am one of those who submit. (Sura al-Ahqaaf, 46: 15).

After the salam pray again 10 times dua'a 44:

رَبَّنَا هَبْ لَنَا مِنْ أَزْوَاجِنَا وَذُرِّيَّاتِنَا قُرَّةَ أَعْيُنٍ وَاجْعَلْنَا لِلْمُتَّقِينَ إِمَامًا

Rabbanaa Hab Lanaa Min Azwaajinaa Wa D’urriyyaatinaa Qurrata A’-Yuniw Waj – A’lnaa Lil – Muttaqeena Imaamaa

O our Lord, grant us out of our wives and our offspring that which cheers our eyes, and make us guides of those who safeguard themselves against evil. (Sura al-Furqan, 25:74).

This salat makes your children virtuous and obedient.

Salat al-Istighfar

To beseech Allah to remove worries and hardships, and keep the souls of the departed in peace and tranquility, recite a 2 Rak’at salat after Isha’ salat as under.

First Rak’at

(i) After recitation of al Fatihah and al Qadr, say astaghfirullaah 15 times.

(ii) In the ruku’, after the dikr of ruku’, say astaghfirullaah 10 times,

(iii) After the ruku’, when recitation of Sami-A'llaahu Liman H'amidah is completed, say astaghfirullaah 10 times.

(iv) In sajdah, after the dikr of sajdah, say astaghfirullaah 10 times.

(v) After the first sajdah, while sitting when recitation of Astaghfirullaah Rabbee Wa Atoobu Ilay is completed, say astaghfirullaah 10 times.

(vi) In the second sajdah, after the dikr of sajdah, say astaghfirullaah 10 times.

(vii) After the second sajdah, while sitting, say astaghfirullaah 10 times, before standing for qivam.

In the 2nd Rak’at say Astaghfirullaah 10 times before reciting tashahud.

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