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Namaz-e-Tawbah or Salah-e-tawbah; (Prayer of Repentance) is a Muslim prayer consisting of 4 rakah, or units.

Method of performance[edit]

In the Shia tradition, the prayer is performed as follows:

  1. Perform Ghusl by way of Irtimasi (submerging the whole body in water, either in stages or at once) or by way of Tartibi (wiping the body with water).
  2. Perform wudu
  3. Perform a 4 rakah prayer. It is the same as a regular 4 prayer except the following, which the one offering the prayer says in every rakah:
    1. Surah al-Fatiha once
    2. Surah al-Ikhlas three times
    3. Surah al-Falaq once
    4. Surah an-Nas once
  4. After the prayer, say Astaghfirullah rabbi wa atubu 'ilayh
  5. After saying the above, say: Laa hawla wa laa quwwata illa billaahil a'liyyil a'zeem. Then say: Yaa A'zeezo yaa ghaffooro ighfirli zunoobi wa zunooba Jamee'il mo-mineena wal mo-minaate. Fa innahu laa yaghfiro illa ant.

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