Tuesday, July 30, 2013

The Importance of Keeping Straight Shaf (Rows) in Prayer

Keeping Straight Shaf in Prayer and The Threat To Who Not Straighten It

Among the things related to prayer that should be taken seriously and should not be underestimated is about the straight and close in shaf (rows in prayer)

Why? Because the threat was not trivial, means Allah threaten to whom not keep the straight shaf in their congregation prayers.

Mentioned in the hadith narrated by Imam Bukhari and Muslim from the companion Abu Abdillah An Ni'man ibn Bashir, he said: I heard the Prophet sallallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam said,
"Really you straighten your rows-rows or (if not) then indeed Allah will divert your faces (makes your faces in quarrel)." (Bukhari No.727 and Muslim No.436)

In the description of narration owned by Imam Muslim above, mentioned,
"That the Prophet commonly arranged our lines (rows) straight as if he were straightening an arrow so that when he saw that we have understood about it, that is the obligation of straightening the rows (then he started the prayer). One day he came out and stood up, almost he takbir (reciting Allahu Akbar : Allah is The Most Great), he suddenly saw someone who his chest a little forward, then he said, "O servants of Allah, really you straighten your rows-rows or (if not) then indeed Allah will divert your faces (makes your faces in quarrel)."

That is my brother Muslims, the glorious words of his which he sallallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam has explained to the believers.

"Now hath come unto you a Messenger from amongst yourself, your suffering he feels it heavy, really want (faith, goodness and salvation) for you and so kind nor merciful toward the believers." (At-Taubah 9 : 128)

Not said that but because he wants good for his people the Muslims.

None of good deeds would ever closer us to Jannah (heavens) except have him showed it to his people to do it and none else badness would reach to hell unless he has forbidden his people to stay away.

In the hadith above, the Prophet sallallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam strongly emphasize to straightening the rows in the prayers with his saying as mentioned above narrated by Imam Bukhari and Muslim.

The scholars differed concerning the meaning of "divert or quarrel in faces",

Some of them consider the meaning is that really Allah subhanallahu wa ta'ala will turn between their faces by turn something that could be felt by five senses, by turning the neck, so that the face turn behind, and Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala Most Capable of Everything.

He is Allah Almighty who has made ​​some of the descendants of Prophet Adam (ie the Israelites) into monkeys, where Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala says to them: "Be you apes, despised and rejected." (Al-Baqarah 2 : 65) then so be they apes.

So Allah subhanallahu wa ta'ala able to turn the human neck so the face was in back and it was an penalty that could be felt by five senses.

As other scholars consider, that the meaning here is not literrally but maknawiy (interpretation) that is the quarrel (dispute) in heart, because heart has a direction, then if it is agreed to one-way, one view, one of the aqidah and manhaj, so it will got a lot of goodness. But on the contrary if it in dispute be broken to pieces ummah will. 


 So that the dispute referred to this hadith is the quarrel in heart, and this is the most authentic and correct interpretation, as there are in most of text hadith, "or indeed Allah will turn between your heart."

For this reason, the word of his, "then indeed Allah will divert your faces ", that you view this is happen with the dispute in heart.

The Obligation to Straight The Shaf (Rows)

However in this hadith there was postulate about the necessity of straightening the rows and the obligation upon the people to straighten their rows-rows in the congregation prayers, and if they do not straighten it, then indeed they have prepared theirselves to get the punishment of Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala.

This phostulate, the obligatory straightening the rows is the right phostulate, so shall the imams pay attention to the rows, if obtained there is a little forward or back then the imam have to warned them to straighten it.

The Prophet sallallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam also sometimes walking among the rows of people to straighten it with his hand from the first to the last rows.

As more and more people in the age of Caliph 'Umar,' Umar also ordered someone to straightening the rows when the iqamah (sign of starting a prayer) has been echoed. If the person who commissioned it had come and said. "Shaf is straight” 'then 'Umar takbir to start the prayer.

Similarly, this is done by Caliph 'Ustman bin' Affan, someone was commissioned to straighten the rows of people when the person came and said,"Shaf has straight", he takbir to start the prayer.

All of this shows the high attention of the Prophet sallallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam and Khulafa'ur rasyidin (caliphs after the Prophet Muhammad) in matter of straightening the rows. 


 Most Muslims Unruly

But indeed very regrettable, now we will see the people ignores about straighten the rows, so be someone advanced forward one step another back, not care to the straight and close of the rows.

Sometimes in first rakaat, the rows still straight, then after bow in first rakaat, the rows begin to change. One will forward and the other slightly to the back and they do not straighten the rows in the second rakaat. Even they stay that way, not straightening the rows in the second and later, this is a mistake.

Really a wonder when there is someone who understand the obligation of straightening the rows, when he become the imam, then he carry out that instructions of the Prophet sallallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam by examining the people and told them to straighten the rows, we find most of the people was reluctant, do not make straight and tight rows. Even their legs are far apart from one another. In the situation they already know or not of the hadith above. Wallaahu Musta'an.

May Allah tabaraka wa ta'ala tabaraka guide all the Muslims in order to be the ones who obey Him and to His Messenger, as the nature of the good believers is sami'naa wa atha'na (we hear and we obey), not sami'naa wa 'ashainaa (we hear and we break it).

The point is very clear that it is an obligation for the imam and people in the congregation prayer to straighten and tighten the rows.

If Only There The Imam and A Person

If anyone asks, "If there are only imam with a person alone, whether imam be slightly forward or become one line with?"

The answer is the imam shall be in line with the person. Imam is on the left while he is the right of the imam, as if there is only imam and one person, then it means that there is only one rows. The person may not be alone in the back of the imam, even the right one is they both are in same row (line) and with imam. By being in same row it will be straightness in the row.

The postulate is that when the Prophet sallallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam in his night prayers, Ibn 'Abbas came and stood to the left of him, then he pulled Ibn 'Abbas and making him right next to his right. (Muttafaqun ‘alaih)

This differ to what said by some scholars, "That the imam shall be a little forward". This is argument has no postulates even in contradiction with the postulate above that explain shall the imam and the person be in same row (line) if only both of them together.

Then in the other narration mentioned, "That the Prophet commonly arranged our shaf (the companions) straight as if he were straightening an arrow." So be their shaf (rows) really perfectly straight so no one came forward or back although a little.

The Prophet used to straightening rows as if straightening arrows so when he saw that the companions have understand it, that they have understood and knew of the straight rows should be then he start the prayer. As the hadith mentioned in first section.

What if he saw the rows become nowadays? Can we imagine what would be said by the Prophet sallallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam when he saw the situation as now?

Imam Should Check The Shaf Formed

On that hadith, also explain us that the Prophet sallallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam always checked rows of his people, also straightened and tightened it. Even he reminded people if there was a mistake as the story in the hadith above.

The conclusion is obligatory upon us to explain this matter to the imam of mosques and thus also to the people so that they pay attention to it that are so important in order to they will correct their prayer. Because our prayers are be the first one which will be counted in the judgement day. So if our prayers are wrong or not complete so we will become lossy.

From Anas, he said: "The Messenger sallallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam said: "Correct your shaf all, because in truth evenning the rows is include the sign of the perfection prayer."(Muttafaq' alaih)

May Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala always guiding us to what is loved and blessed him. Wallahu a’lam (Allah the one knows best)


Original posts in Indonesian by Abu Rashid Ash-Shinkuaniy

Sources of Reference
Adapted from Sharh Riyadus Shalihin with some additions and changes


Friday, July 19, 2013

Pentingnya Menjaga Lurusnya Shaf dalam Shalat


Pentingnya Meluruskan Shaf dan Ancaman Keras Bagi Yang Tidak Meluruskannya

Dan diantara hal yang berkaitan dengan shalat yang harus diperhatikan dengan serius dan tidak boleh diremehkan adalah permasalaahn lurus dan rapatnya shaf (barisan dalam shalat).

Mengapa demikian? Karena ancamannya pun tidak sembarangan, yakni ancaman bagi yang tidak meluruskan shaf.

Dijelaskan di dalam hadits yang dikeluarkan oleh Imam Bukhari dan Muslim dari shahabat Abu Abdillah An Ni’man bin Basyir, beliau berkata, aku mendengar Rasulullah shallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam bersabda,
Benar-benar kalian luruskan shaf-shaf kalian atau (kalau tidak) maka sungguh Allah akan memalingkan antar wajah-wajah kalian (menjadikan wajah-wajah kalian berselisih).” (HR Bukhari No.727 dan Muslim No.436)



Dalam satu riwayat milik Imam Muslim disebutkan,
Bahwasanya Rasulullah biasa meluruskan shaf-shaf kami seakan-akan beliau sedang meluruskan anak panah sehingga apabila beliau melihat bahwasanya kami telah memahami hal itu, yakni wajibnya meluruskan shaf (maka beliaupun memulai shalatnya). Kemudian pada suatu hari beliau keluar lalu berdiri sampai hampir-hampir beliau bertakbir untuk shalat, tiba-tiba beliau melihat seseorang yang menonjol sedikit dadanya, maka beliaupun bersabda, “Wahai hamba-hamba Allah, benar-benar kalian luruskan shaf-shaf kalian atau (kalau tidak) maka Allah sungguh akan memalingkan antar wajah-wajah kalian.”

Lihatlah wahai saudaraku, kaum muslimin sabda beliau yang mulia yang mana beliau shallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam telah Allah terangkan sifatnya kepada orang-orang beriman.

Sesungguhnya telah datang kepada kalian seorang rasul dari kaum kalian sendiri, berat terasa olehnya penderitaan kalian, sangat menginginkan (keimanan, kebaikan dan keselamatan) bagi kalian dan amat belas kasihan lagi penyanyang terhadap orang-orang yang beriman.” (At-Taubah 128)

Tidaklah beliau bersabda demikian kecuali karena menginginkan kebaikan bagi umatnya kaum muslimin.
Tidak ada satu kebaikan pun yang akan mendekatkan ke jannah kecuali telah beliau tunjukkan kepada umatnya agar melakukannya dan tidak ada satu kejelekan pun yang akan mengantarkan ke neraka kecuali telah beliau larang umatnya agar menjauhinya.

Di dalam hadits di atas, Rasulullah shallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam sangat menekankan agar meluruskan shaf di dalam salat dengan sabdanya seperti disebutkan diatas riwayat Imam Bukhari dan Muslim.

Para ulama berbeda pendapat tentang makna “berpalingnya atau berselisihnya wajah”,

Sebagian mereka berpendapat bahwasanya maknanya sungguh Allah subhanallahu wa ta’ala akan memalingkan antar wajah-wajah mereka dengan memalingkan sesuatu yang dapat dirasakan panca indera, yaitu dengan memutar leher, sehingga wajahnya berada dibelakangnya, dan Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala Maha Mampu atas segala sesuatu.

Dialah Allah ‘azza wa jalla yang telah menjadikan sebagian keturunan Nabi Adam (yaitu bani Israil) menjadi kera, di mana Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala berkata kepada mereka: “Jadilah kalian kera yang hina.” (Al Baqarah 65) maka jadilah mereka kera.

Maka Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala mampu untuk memutar leher manusia sehingga wajahnya berada di punggungnya dan ini adalah siksaan yang dapat dirasakan panca indera.

Adapun ulama yang lain berpendapat, bahwa yang dimaksudkan perselisihan disini adalah perselisihan maknawiyyah yakni berselisihnya hati, karena hati itu mempunyai arah, maka apabila hati itu bersepakat terhadap satu arah, satu pandangan, satu aqidah dan satu manhaj, maka akan didapatkan kebaikan yang banyak. Akan tetapi sebaliknya apabila hati berselisih maka ummat pun akan berpecah belah.

Sehingga yang dimaksud perselisihan dalam hadits ini adalah perselisihan hati, dan inilah tafsiran yang paling shahih benar, karena terdapat dalam sebagian lafazh hadits, “atau sungguh Allah akan palingkan antar hati-hati kalian.”

Dengan alasan inilah maka yang dimaksud dengan sabda beliau, “atau sungguh Allah akan palingkan antar wajah-wajah kalian”, yakni cara pandang kalian yang hal ini terjadi dengan berselisihnya hati.

Wajibnya Meluruskan Shaf

Bagaimanapun juga di dalam hadits ini terdapat dalil akan wajibnya meluruskan shaf dan bahwasanya wajib atas para makmum untuk meluruskan shaf-shaf mereka, dana kalau mereka tidak meluruskan shafnya, maka sungguh mereka telah mempersiapkan diri-diri mereka untuk mendapatkan siksaan dari Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala.

Pendapat ini yaitu wajibnya meluruskan meluruskan shaf adalah pendapat yang benar, sehingga wajib atas imam-imam shalat agar memperhatikan shaf, apabila didapatkan padanya kebengkokan atau ada yang sedikit maju atau mundur maka para imam tersebut harus memperingatkan mereka agar meluruskan shafnya.
Nabi shallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam pun kadang-kadang berjalan diantara shaf-shaf untuk meluruskannya dengan tangannya yang mulia dari shaf yang pertama sampai terakhirnya.

Ketika manusia semakin banyak di masa khalifah ‘Umar bin Khattab, ‘Umar pun memerintahkan sesesorang untuk meluruskan shaf apabila telah dikumandangkan iqamah. Apabila orang yang ditugaskan tersebut telah datang dan mengatakan. “Shaf sudah lurus” maka ‘Umar pun bertakbir untuk memulai shalat.

Demikian juga hal ini dilakukan oleh ‘Ustman bin ‘Affan beliau menugaskan sesesorang untuk meluruskan shaf-shaf manusia maka apabila orang tersebut datang dan mengatakan. “Shaf telah lurus”, beliaupun bertakbir untuk memulai shalat.

Semuanya ini menunjukkan atas perhatian yang tinggi dari Rasulullah shallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam dan Khulafa’ur rasyidin dalam masalah meluruskan shaf.



Sebagian Kaum Muslimin Susah Diatur

Akan tetapi sungguh amat disesalkan, sekarang kita akan dapati para makmum tidak memperdulikan masalah meluruskan shaf, yang satu agak maju ke depan yang satu lagi agak mundur ke belakang tidak peduli akan lurusnya dan rapatnya shaf.

Kadang-kadang mereka lurus pada rakaat pertama, kemudian ketika sujud muncullah kesenjangan, yang satu maju dan yang lain agak ke belakang dan mereka tidak meluruskan shaf pada rakaat kedua, bahkan mereka tetap seperti itu tidak meluruskan shaf di rakaat kedua dan seterusnya, ini adalah kesalahan.

Yang mengherankan dari semuanya itu adalah ketika ada seseorang yang paham akan wajibnya meluruskan shaf, dia bertindak sebagai imam, maka diapun melaksanakan petunjuk Rasulullah shallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam yaitu memeriksa para makmum dan memerintahkan mereka untuk meluruskan shaf, maka kita dapati sebagian makmum tersebut enggan, tidak mau lurus dan rapat. Bahkan ada yang menonjol maju ke depan atau mundur ke belakang, ataupun kaki-kaki mereka tidak rapat antara satu dengan lainnya. Dalam keadaan mereka sudah mengetahui hadits diatas. Wallaahu Musta’an.

Semoga Allah tabaraka wa ta’ala menunjuki semua kaum muslimin agar menjadi orang-orang yang taat kepada-Nya dan kepada Rasul-Nya, dimana sifat orang-orang mukmin yang baik adalah sami’naa wa atha’na (kami mendengar dan kami taat), bukan sami’naa wa ‘ashainaa (kami mendengar dan kami melanggarnya).

Yang jelas wajib bagi imam maupun makmum untuk meluruskan dan merapatkan shaf.

Bila Hanya Ada Imam dan Seorang Makmum

Kalau ada yang bertanya, “Apabila disana hanya ada imam dengan seorang makmum saja, apakah imam maju sedikit ke depan ataukah sejajar dengan makmum?”

Jawabannya adalah hendaklah imam sejajar dengan makmum, imam berada di sebelah kiri sedangkan makmum di sebelah kanan imam, karena apabila hanya ada imam dan seorang makmum saja, maka berarti shaf cuma ada satu, yang tidak mungkin makmum sendirian di belakang imam, bahkan yang benar adalah mereka berdua berada dalam satu shaf yaitu sang imam sejajar dengan makmum. Dengan berada dalam satu shaf akan terjadi kelurusan dalam shaf.

Dalilnya adalah ketika Rasulullah shallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam shalat malam, datanglah Ibnu ‘Abbas berdiri di sebelah kiri beliau, maka beliau pun menarik Ibnu ‘Abbas dan menjadikannya tepat di sebelah kanan beliau. (Muttafaqun ‘alaih)

Hal ini berbeda dengan apa yang dikatakan oleh sebagian ulama, “Bahwasanya hendaklah imam maju sedikit kedepan”. Pendapat ini tidak ada dalilnya bahkan justru dalil menyelisihi pendapat ini yaitu hendaklah antara imam dan makmum sejajar apabila mereka berdua.

Kemudian dalam riwayat yang lain disebutkan, “Bahwanya Nabi shallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam biasa meluruskan shaf-shaf kami (para shahabat) seakan-akan meluruskan anak panah.” Maka jadilah shaf mereka benar-benar lurus dengan sempurna sehingga tidak ada yang maju kedepan maupun mundur walalupun sedikit.

Rasulullah biasa meluruskan shaf seakan-akan meluruskan anak panah sehingga apabila beliau melihat bahwasanya para sahabat telah memahaminya, yakni mereka telah paham dan tahu bahwasanya shaf harus lurus beliaupun memulai shalatnya. 
 
Kemudian pada suatu hari beliau keluar untuk melaksanakan shalat, tiba-tiba beliau melihat seseorang yang menonjol sedikit dadanya, maka beliaupun bersabda, “Wahai hamba-hamba Allah, benar-benar kalian luruskan shaf-shaf kalian atau (kalau tidak) maka Allah sungguh akan memalingkan antar wajah-wajah kalian.”

Sabda Rasulullah shallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam, “Benar-benar kalian luruskan shaf-shaf kalian” sebabnya adalah semata-mata hanya karena beliau melihat seseorang menonjol dadanya, yaitu dada orang tersebut menonjol sedikit.

Bagaimana kalau beliau melihat shaf-shaf yang ada sekarang? Yang satu ke depan, yang satu lagi ke belakang, shaf mereka bengkok, tidak lurus dan tidak rapat? Bisa kita bayangkan apa yang akan diucapkan oleh Rasulullah shallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam ketika melihat keadaan seperti itu?

Imam Shalat Hendaklah Memeriksa Shaf

Hadits ini menunjukkan kepada kita bahwasanya di antara petunjuk Nabi shallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam adalah bahwa beliau senantiasa memeriksa shaf, meluruskan dan merapatkan shaf. Kalau masih ada yang bellum lurus atau belum rapat maka beliapun meluruskannya bahkan mengancam sebagaimana kisah dalam hadits diatas.

Kesimpulannya adalah wajib atas kita untuk menerangkan masalah ini kepada imam-imam masjid dan demikian juga kepada para makmum agar mereka memperhatikan perkara yang sangat berbahaya ini sehingga mereka benar-benar meluruskan dan merapatkan shafnya di dalam shalat.

Dari Anas, katanya: "Rasulullah shallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam bersabda: "Ratakanlah shaf-shafmu semua itu, karena sesungguhnya meratakan shaf-shaf itu termasuk tanda kesempurnaan shalat." (Muttafaq 'alaih)

Semoga Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala selalu membimbing kita kepada apa yang dicintai dan diridhai-Nya. Wallaahu a’lam

Tulisan asli oleh Abu Rasyid Ash-Shinkuaniy

Sumber Referensi:
Disadur dari Syarah Riyadus Shalihin dengan beberapa tambahan dan perubahan

Monday, July 15, 2013

Lyric : You Came To Me - Sami Yusuf feat Siti Nurhaliza




Artist : Sami Yusuf feat Siti Nurhaliza


You came to me in that hour of need
When I was so lost, so lonely
You came to me took my breath away
Showed me the right way, the way to lead

You filled my heart with love
Showed me the light above
Now all I want is to be with you

You are my one true love
Taught me to never judge
Now all I want is to be with you

[Chorus]
Allahuma Shalli ‘ala Sayyidiina Mustafa
‘Alaa Habiibika Nabiyyika Mustafa
Allahuma Shalli ‘ala Sayyidiina Mustafa (Mustafa)
‘Alaa Habiibika Nabiyyika Mustafa

Dikau hadir kala ku sedih sendirian dan hilang
Dikau hadir kala aku mendambakan petunjuk jalan

For you I’d sacrifice
For you I’d give my life
Anything, just to be with you

I feel so lost at times
By all the hurt and lies
Now all I want is to be with you

[Chorus 2x]
Allahuma Shalli ‘ala Sayyidiina Mustafa
‘Alaa Habiibika Nabiyyika Mustafa
Allahuma Shalli ‘ala Sayyidiina Mustafa (Mustafa)
‘Alaa Habiibika Nabiyyika Mustafa


Showed right from wrong
Taught me to be strong
Need you more than ever
Ya Rasulullah

Telah kau datang
Teranglah alam
Daku perlukan mu
Ya Rasulullah

You filled my heart with love
Showed me the light above
Now all I want is to be with you

You are my one true love
Taught me to never judge
Now all I want is to be with you

[Chorus 2x]
Allahuma Shalli ‘ala Sayyidiina Mustafa
‘Alaa Habiibika Nabiyyika Mustafa
Allahuma Shalli ‘ala Sayyidiina Mustafa (Mustafa)
‘Alaa Habiibika Nabiyyika Mustafa

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Lyric : Asma Allah - Sami Yusuf (Translation)




Artist : Sami Yusuf


Raheem, Kareemun, 'Adheem, 'Aleemun
Haleem, Hakeemun, Mateen

Mannaan, Rahmaanun, Fattaah, Ghaffaarun
Tawwaab, Razzaaqun, Shaheed

Allahumma salli 'ala Muhammad,
wa aali Muhammad
Ya Muslimeen sallou 'alayh

Allahumma salli 'ala Muhammad,
wa sahbi Muhammad
Ya Mu'mineen sallou 'alayh

Lateef, Khabeerun, Samee', Baseerun
Jaleel, Raqeebun, Mujeeb

Ghafur, Shakourun, Wadud, Qayyumun
Ra'uf, Saburun, Majeed

Allahumma salli 'ala Muhammad,
wa sahbi Muhammad
Ya Mu'mineen sallou 'alayh

[Chorus]
Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar,
La Ilaaha Illahu, Al Malikul Quddoos
Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar,
Ya Rahmanu irham dha'fana

Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar,
Ya Ghaffaaru ighfir thunoubana
Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar,
Ya Sattaaru ostour 'ouyoubana

Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar,
Ya Mu'izzu a'izza ummatana
Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar,
Ya Mujeebu ajib duýaa'ana

Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar,
Ya Lateefu oltof binaa
Ya Lateefu oltof binaa
Ya Lateefu oltof binaa


[translation]

Merciful, Generous, Incomparably Great, All-Knowing
Forbearing, Wise, Firm

Bestower of blessings, Most Compassionate, Opener, Forgiver
Accepter of Repentance, Provider, Witness

O my Lord send salutations upon Muhammad
And upon the Family of Muhammad
O Muslims, send salutations upon him

O my Lord send salutations upon Muhammad
And upon the Companions of Muhammad
O believers, send salutations upon him

Gentle, All-Aware, All-Hearing, All-Seeing
Majestic, Watchful, Responsive

Forgiving, Appreciative, Loving, Self-Existing by Whom all subsist
Most Kind, Patient, Most Glorious

O my Lord send salutations upon Muhammad
And upon the Family of Muhammad
O Muslims, send salutations upon him

O my Lord send salutations upon Muhammad
And upon the Companions of Muhammad
O believers, send salutations upon him

Allah is The Greatest, Allah is The Greatest
There is no god but Him,
the King, the Most Holy

Allah is The Greatest, Allah is The Greatest
O Most Compassionate! Have compassion on our weakness

Allah is The Greatest, Allah is The Greatest
O Forgiver! Forgive our sins

Allah is The Greatest, Allah is The Greatest
O Concealer! Conceal our defects

Allah is The Greatest, Allah is The Greatest
O Bestower of honour! Bestow honour on our Ummah

Allah is The Greatest, Allah is The Greatest
O Responsive One! Answer our prayers

Allah is The Greatest, Allah is The Greatest
O Gentle One! Show gentleness to us
O Gentle One! Show gentleness to us
O Gentle One! Show gentleness to us