Hi all readers! Are you looking for an explanation of Iftitah prayer, dua Iftitah meaning, and dua Iftitah hadith? If your answer is “Yes”, congratulations! Now you are reading the right article. Why? Because that is what I will explain in this article. As Muslims, we must understand that. That’s why I wrote this article. So, you should read it to the end!
Specifically, there are three important things about Iftitah prayer, dua Iftitah meaning, and dua Iftitah hadith which I will explain in this article. The three important things I mean are as follows:
Do You Have to Read Iftitah Prayer in Salat?
The first important thing about Iftitah prayer, dua Iftitah meaning, and dua Iftitah hadith which I will explain now is “do you have to read Iftitah prayer in salat?”. I want you to understand that first because it is one of the important questions about Iftitah prayer that must be well understood.
One important thing I want to clarify before I explain the specific answer to this question (do you have to read Iftitah prayer in salat?) is, that not all readings in prayer are obligatory readings. The point is that there are some obligatory readings in salat and some sunnah readings in salat.
What is meant by obligatory readings in salat are readings that must be read because it will affect the validity of the salat.
The obligatory readings in salat are as follows:
- Reading Takbiratul Ihram.
- Reading the niyyah of salat.
- Reading Surah al-Fatihah.
- Reading Rukuk prayer.
- Reading I’tidal prayer.
- Reading Sujud prayer (prostration prayer).
- Reading prayer between the two prostrations.
- Reading the final Tashahhud prayer.
- Reading Salam.
Meanwhile, what is meant by the sunnah readings in salat is readings that can be read and may not be read in salat. But if we read it, then it is better for us.
The sunnah readings in salat are as follows:
- Reading the Iftitah prayer.
- Reading early Tashahhud prayer.
- Reading Qunut prayer.
Now, if you ask me, “do you have to read Iftitah prayer in salat?”, the answer is “no: you have not read Iftitah prayer in salat.” The reason is because Iftitah prayer is not an obligatory reading in prayer”.
That is a brief explanation of “do you have to read Iftitah prayer in salat?”. As Muslims, we must understand that.
Dua Iftitah Meaning in English
The second important thing about Iftitah prayer, dua Iftitah meaning, and dua Iftitah hadith which I will explain now is dua Iftitah meaning in English. I want you to understand that now because it is one of the important topics in this article that should be well understood.
Actually, I found two variants of the dua Iftitah. There is a long dua Iftitah and there is a short dua Iftitah. I will explain the long dua Iftitah in the discussion of dua Iftitah hadith in a moment.
The short dua Iftitah and dua Iftitah meaning in English are as follows:
إِنِّيْ وَجَّهْتُ وَجْهِيَ لِلَّذِيْ فَطَرَ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضَ حَنِيْفاً وَمَا أَنَا مِنَ الْمُشْرِكِيْنَ إِنَّ صَلَاتِيْ وَنُسُكِيْ وَمَحْيَايَ وَمَمَاتِيْ لِلَّهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِيْنَ لَا شَرِيْكَ لَهُ وَبِذَالِكَ أُمِرْتُ وَأَنَا مِنَ الْمُسْلِمِيْنَ
The dua Iftitah meaning in English is as follows:
Verily, I turn my face to Allah, who created the heavens and the earth, in the condition of accepting Islam. I am not one of the polytheists. Verily, my prayer, my worship, my life and my death are for Allah, the Lord of the universe. There is no sect for him. That’s why I was ordered and I am one of those who surrender.
That is a brief explanation of dua Iftitah meaning in English. As Muslims, we must understand that.