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Salam alaikum dear sisters and brothers. - - This question is mostly to my sisters out there - So I'm a girl who lives in Europe with my family and ever since I was born, I never got to do namaaz, my parents never taught me, and I think that is the reason why I'm depressed, I believe in Allahسُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى of course, and I can say few verses from the Quran, and some few duaas. The main problem is just that I don't know how to pray, I deeply wanna learn how to, so I can start praying immediately, my heart yearns for it and I know the only way of healing myself is to pray and call out for Allahسُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى - Also so I can pray for my dad since he has brain hemorrhage. I hope I don't offend anyone with me not being taught to pray.. I'm very sad about it, and it has affected me ever since.

Sincerely N

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Don't despair. Allah hears the supplication of all who call out in sincerity, but you do also need to learn and perform your salah. I recommend these information sheets: https://www.al-islam.org/nutshell/

Choose the one for how to perform daily prayers in your language of choice. You should also look at how to perform wudu and ghusl. I used to print out the sheet and hold it in my hand to read while I prayed until I learned it by heart. 

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Salam. Welcome to ShiaChat. There is a topic about prayer with photos and videos and books to read:

http://www.shiachat.com/forum/topic/89-learn-how-to-pray/

Here is a topic about washing yourself to get ready to pray:

http://www.shiachat.com/forum/topic/90-learn-how-to-do-wutho/

 

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:salam:

Sister, very glad to read that you want to start off with salah.

See the comments of the members above. 

Getting to perform prayer perfectly is quite easy but in the meanwhile, I would suggest to pray Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى as you feel. Like for example if you want to pray right now but you do not know how, just stretch your prayer mat, raise your hands, prostrate yourself, or whatever. 

Do not miss an opportunity to reach out to Allah on the pretext you do not know the salah. 

 

That may sound weird I know. I was in the same situation as yours for years, I found salah "hard" to learn - it is not- so... I did not pray.

Now I think, if only I had prayed Him my own way, at least I would not have spent all those years away from His rememberance...

In a few words, work hard on your salah, and work even harder to reach Him intimately.

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On Monday, October 30, 2017 at 11:34 PM, Guest Bambi said:

Salam alaikum dear sisters and brothers. - - This question is mostly to my sisters out there - So I'm a girl who lives in Europe with my family and ever since I was born, I never got to do namaaz, my parents never taught me, and I think that is the reason why I'm depressed, I believe in Allahسُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى of course, and I can say few verses from the Quran, and some few duaas. The main problem is just that I don't know how to pray, I deeply wanna learn how to, so I can start praying immediately, my heart yearns for it and I know the only way of healing myself is to pray and call out for Allahسُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى - Also so I can pray for my dad since he has brain hemorrhage. I hope I don't offend anyone with me not being taught to pray.. I'm very sad about it, and it has affected me ever since.

Sincerely N

Wa alikum assalam sister,

Sister, how are you doing now?

Insh'Allah your dad is well.

Try to get your hands on sahaf as sajidiya sister, when we are at a loss of words our beloved Imam 3li as sajad makes du32 in the most beautiful heart wrenching way.

Please update us on your progress.

M3 Salamah, FE AMIN Allah 

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