Performing the Testification of the Two Units' Prayers
13. if the prayer consists of two rakaat (two units of prayer ) as the morning prayer "fajr", feast prayer " eid", or the friday prayer "jumu'a", the worshipper sits after the second prostration, with his right foot erect, sitting on his left foot laid down, putting his right hand on his right thigh, all his fingers close-fisted save the index finger which he uses to point put as a sign for his monotheistic belief, and his left hand is put on his left thigh. there is nothing in the way , if the worshipper keeps both the little and ring gingers closed, while rounding his thumb and middle finger in a ring-shape, and uses his index finger at point out as a sign for his monotheistic belief. it has been related that the prophet. may peace and blessings of allah be on him, had practiced both of these ways, thus, it is advisable for the worshipper to perform the first way once and the other on the second time.
the worshipper reads the tashahud while sitting and says :
" التحيات لله و الصلوات و الطيبات , السلام عليك أيها النبي و رحمة الله وبركاته السلام علينا و على عباد لله الصالحين , أشهد أن لا إله إلا الله , و أشهد أن محمدا عبده ورسوله , اللهم صل على محمد و على آل محمد كما صليت على ابراهيم و آل إبراهيم إنك حميد مجيد و بارك على محمد و على آل محمد كما باركت على إبراهيم , آل إبراهيم. إنك حميد مجيد ."
" a;- tahiyatu lilahi wasalawatu watayibatu assalamu aluka ayuha-n-nabiyu wa rahmat-u-llahi wa barakatuhu. assalamu alayina wa ala ibadi-l-lahi-s-salalihiyn> ashadu ala ilaha ila lahu wa ashadu anna muhmmadam abdoho wa raswuloh. allahuma saliy ala muhammad wa ala aali muhamad, kama salayata ala ibrahima wa aali ibrahim. inaka hamidon majid. wa barik ala mohammad wa la aali muhammad kama barkta ala ibrahima wa aali ibrahima. inaka hamidon majid."
this means: " greeting. prayers and the good things of life belong to allah. peace, mercy and blessings of allah be on you, o prophet. may peace be upon us and on the devout slaves of allah. i testify that there is no god but allah and i testify that muhammad is his slave and messenger. o allah, bless muhammad and his family as you blessed ibraahim and his family. you are the most-praised, the most-glorious. o allah, bestow your grace on muhammad and his family as you bestowed it on ibrahim and his family. you are the most praised, the most-glorious."
after reciting the tashahud, the worshipper asks allah's protection from four evil, he should say:
"اللهم اني أعوذ بك من عذاب في جهنم و من عذاب القبر ومن فتنة المحيا و الممات و نم فتنة المسح الدجال ."
" my lord, i ask your protection from torment of the hell. torment of the grave the trials in life-time and after death, and from the imposter antichrist," the worshipper may ask allah for prosperity in this worldly life and in the hereafter, supplicate allah to bestow his favors on his parents and other muslims, he could do this in both obligatory and optional prayers. it has been reported by ibn massoud that the prophet, peace and blessings of allah be on him. taught him how to recite the tashahud and told him that the worshipper should invoke allah and ask him for the more beloved wishes which he likes, or, as it has been related in other wordings, the worshipper should ask allah for whatever he wishes. in this manner ,the servant can ask allah for all the prosperities of this worldly life and the life to come. the worshiper terminates his prayer by turning his face to the right saying:
((السلام عليكم و رحمة الله ))"as-salamu alai kum wa rahmatu allah” and to the left saying this salutation which means "peace and blessings of allah be on you."