Step 1 Clean Yourself by Making Wudu
Before performing namaz clean yourself by making ablution. Ablution is mandatory for every Namaz whether it is nafal, sunnah or fard. Without doing Wudu prayer will be invalid. Then on the clean ground lay a prayer mat in the direction of Kaaba for starting the prayer.
Step 2 Niyyah for Salat ul Tauba
Stand straight on the prayer mat and then intend for 2 Rakats of Salat ul Tauba by saying" I intend to pray 2 Rakats Salat ul Tauba facing toward the Holy Kaaba, in the Presence of Allah Almighty.
Step 3 Say Takbir
Then standing straight take both your hands up to your ears while saying Takbir “الله أكبر”. As some steps are different for females while performing Namaz hence, they have to take their hands up to their shoulders.
Step 4 Perform Qayam
Then bring back your hands and tie them below your navel in a way that your right palm is above the back of your left hand. Females have to tie their hands on their chests. While staying in the Qayam position recite the following ayat and Surah.
- Firstly recite Sana (سُبْـحانَكَ اللّهُـمَّ وَبِحَمْـدِكَ وَتَبارَكَ اسْمُـكَ وَتَعـالى جَـدُّكَ وَلا إِلهَ غَيْرُك)
- Then recite Surah Fatiha while standing in the same position.
- In the last of Qayam after reciting Surah Fatiha, recite Surah Ikhlas or any Surah from Quran.
Step 5 Perform Ruku
Then while saying “الله أكبر” bend down your upper body halfway towards the ground. Place both palms of your hands on both of your knees. Then recite Tasbeeh ( سُبْحَانَ رَبِّيَ الْعَظِيمِ) while staying in the Ruku position. You have to recite Tasbeeh a minimum of three times. However, for a longer Ruku, it is permissible to increase the recitation of Tasbeeh.
Step 6 Perform Qooma
Then slowly rise up your upper body. Then while rising up recite (سمع الله لمن حمده). And once you are in a standing position recite(رَبَّنـا لَكَ الحَمْـدُ) with both your hands straight along your body.
Step 7 Perform First Sajdah(Prostration)
Then bow down your head for the first prostratin on the ground while saying“الله أكبر”. In the meantime place your both palms straight on the ground. Also, place your nose and forehead on the ground for prostration. Then three times recite Tasbeeh(سُبْحَانَ رَبِّيَ الأَعْلَى)while in this position. You can increase the recitation of Tasbeeh for a longer prostration.
Step 8 Perform Jalsa
Then saying “الله أكبر” raise your head from the first sajdah. Then sit on the ground for a few seconds before performing the second sajdah.
Step 9Perform Second Sajdah in Salat ul Tauba
For the second prostration bow down your head and nose on the ground. Then again recite three times Tasbeeh (سُبْحَانَ رَبِّيَ الأَعْلَى) three times. Here the first Rakat of Salat ulTauba is completed.
Step 10Stand Up for Second Rakat
Then again saying “الله أكبر” stand up for performing the second and final Rakat. You have to repeat all steps in the same manner as done in the first Rakat.
- Firstly perform Qayam in the second Rakat of Salat ul Tauba.
- Then perform Ruku as earlier performed in the first Rakat.
- Perform Qooma after getting up from Ruku.
- Then perform the First prostration of the second Rakat.
- Sit in the Jalsa position for some seconds before performing the second sajdah.
- Perform the Second Sajdah.
Step 11 Perform Quood
After performing the second Sajdah, sit in the Jalsa position to perform Quood. Staying in the position with your palms straight on your thighs, recite At-tahiyat, after reciting At-tahiyat stay in the same position and recite Durood -e- Ibrahimi. Then recite (رَبَّنَا آتِنَا فِي الدُّنْيَا حَسَنَةً وَّفِي الْآخِرَةِ حَسَنَةً وَّقِنَا عَذَابَ النَّارِ). You can also recite other recommended supplications at the end of Quood after reciting Durood-e-Ibrahimi.
Step 12 Perform Tasleem
Then say Salam on both your right and left side. Firstly, turn your head towards your right shoulder and say (السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكُمْ وَرَحْمَةُ اللهِ وَبَرَكَاتُهُ). Then turn your head towards your left shoulder and again say ( السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكُمْ وَرَحْمَةُ اللهِ وَبَرَكَاتُهُ). Now 2 Rakats of Salat ul Tauba are completed.
Step 13Ask For Forgiveness and Recite Supplication
Now make supplication at the end of the prayer. Praise Allah Almighty and then send Durood on His beloved Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W). Ask Allah to forgive your sins and bless you with guidance. There are supplications that can be recited for repentance you can recite (اللْهُمَّ إِنَّكَ عَفُوٌّ تُحِبُّ الْعَفْوَ فَاعْفُ عَنِّي) or any other dua for repentance.