Du^a’uliftitah or Du^a’ut-Tawajjuh
Wajjahtu wajhiya lilladhi fataras-samawati wal-’arda hanifam Muslima, wa ma ‘ana minal-mushrikin. ‘Inna salati wa nusuki wa mahyaya wa mamati lillahi rabbil¬ ^alamin(a), la sharika lah(u), wa bi dhalika ‘umirt(u), wa ‘ana minal-Muslimin.
The Meaning of the Opening or Tawajjuh Supplication
I direct myself in worship to the One Who created the heavens and Earth, following the upright path, being a Muslim, and not among those who associate partners with Allah. Surely, my prayer, my acts of worship in obedience, my life, and my death belong to Allah, the Lord of the worlds, Who has no partner. With this I was ordered, And I am one of the Muslims.
What is Recommended to Say Before the Fatihah
A^udhu billahi minash-shaytanir-rajim
The Meaning of the Isti ^adhah
I seek refuge with Allah from the [harm of the] cursed devil.