بِسْمِ اللّهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِ
(In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful)
In Lesson 7 we will learn the Tashahhud giving the testimony of faith during salat while sitting down (Jalsah).
After you make sujood twice you raise your head after the second time saying Allah-o-Akbar and sit reverently and recite :-
“Atta-hiyyatu lillahi was-salawatu wat-tayyibatu as-salamu’alaika ayyuh-an-Nabbiyu wa rahmat-ullahi wa barakatuhu, As-salamu ‘alai-na wa ‘ala’Ibadullahi-is-Salihin.
Ash-hadu an-la-Ilaha ill-Allah Wa ash hadu anna Muhammadan ‘abduhu wa Rasuluh.”
“Our salutations, our prayers and all pure things are for Allah. Salutation to you O Prophet and Mercy and Blessing of Allah. Peace be on us and on all pious servants of Allah. I testify that there is no god save Allah and I bear witness that Muhammad is the servant and messenger of Allah”.
While giving this testimony you raise your first finger while saying “Ash-hadu-Allah” because this constitutes in the Salah a declaration of your faith and it is necessary while uttering it to give special attention and emphasis to it.
(NOTE: This lesson may take a bit longer than the others as the part to memorize in Arabic is longer. May Allah give you the strength to do it soon, InshaAllah. Do remember to pray for yourself to Allah to memorize it. InshaAllah)