14 Good Muslim Prayers for Beginners

There are many ways to invoke Allah into your daily life. Here is a listing to some great Muslim prayers for beginners that will help you focus on giving praise to Allah and receiving blessings from him.

Prayer #1

In the name of Allah, the Gracious, the Merciful.
This should be recited before beginning any task.

Prayer #2

I seek refuge with Allah from Satan, the accursed.
This should be said before beginning recitation of the Holy Qur’an, together with Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem. Also used to ward off bad thoughts, loss of temper or evil.

Prayer #3

O Lord, increase my knowledge.
This short prayer may be said before reading the Holy Qur’an or before any type of study.

Prayer #4

Glory to Allah.
To express admiration or praise for Allah.

Prayer #5

All praise belongs to Allah.
Use this to show appreciation of Allah’s blessings; e.g., when you receive good news, or whenever you wish to praise Allah.

Prayer #6

Allah is the Greatest.
This is used in azaan and salaat, and also be said any time in praise of Allah.

Prayer #7

Glory to Allah, all praise belongs to Allah, Allah is the Greatest.
These three expressions are repeated after finishing salaat. The first two are said 33 times and the third should be said 34 times, making 100 in all. Prayer beads or fingers may be used to keep count.

Prayer #8

Allah is the Greatest, Allah is the Greatest; there is no God but Allah, and Allah is the Greatest; Allah is the Greatest and all praise belongs to Allah.
This is a takbeer which is recited repeatedly on the way to and from Eid Prayer. It is also recited for three days following Eid after every prayer. This follows a tradition of the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him).

Prayer #9

I seek forgiveness from Allah for all my sins and turn to Him.

Can be used anytime to ask forgiveness from Allah. It is also repeated after finishing salaat to beg forgiveness for lapses in concentration during salaat. The Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) said it seventy times a day.

Prayer #10

Peace be on you and the mercy and blessings of Allah.
This prayer is used by Muslims to greet each other. The shortened version assalamo alaikum can be used also.

Prayer #11

In the protection of Allah.
You say this when you see anyone off on a journey.

Prayer #12

And peace be on you too.
This expression is the reply to the above greeting.

Prayer #13

If Allah so wills.
This should be said when talking of future plans.

Prayer #14

May Allah reward you the best.
This is the most common form of “thank you.” It is said after receiving any kind of favor.

Here is a great video on the step by step to daily prayer. Focusing on the importance of their faith and staying close to Allah during the day, there are give prayers typically recite during the day. Check out the following video to learn more about this practice.

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