Will you list the supplications (duas) that are read in prayer (salah)?

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Supplications (duas) that are read in prayer (salah)

Subhanaka Supplication

"Subhanakallahumma wa bihamdik. Wa tabarakasmuk wa taalaa jadduk (wa jalla thanauk) wa la ilaha ghayruk."

Its meaning:

"O Allah! Glory be to you, and all praises are due unto You, and blessed is Your name and high is Your majesty (exalted is Your praise) and none is worthy of worship but You."

It is read while standing in prayer.

When it is read:

1) After the takbir of iftitah in the first rak’ah of every prayer.  

2) At the beginning of the third rak’ah of the sunnah of the afternoon prayer before al-Fatiha.

3) At the beginning of the third rak’ah of the sunnah of the night prayer before al-Fatiha.

4) At the beginning of the third rak’ah of the tarawih prayer before al-Fatiha when it is performed as four rak’ahs.  

5) After the first takbir in janazah prayer.

NOTE: The phrase "wa jalla thanauk" in parentheses is read in janazah prayer.

Attahiyyatu Supplication

"Attahiyyatu lillahi wassalawatu wattayyibat. Assalamu alayka ayyuhannabiyyu wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh. Assalamu alayna wa ala ibadillahissalihin. Ashhadu an la ilaha illallah wa ashhadu anna Muhammadan abduhu wa rasuluh."

When it is read:

It is read in every sitting of the prayer..

Its meaning:

"Words of Praise and Salutations are for Allah, and Prayers and pure words. Peace and salutations upon you O Prophet and the Mercy of Allah and His Blessings! And peace be upon us and upon all of Allah's righteous servants! I testify that none has the right to be worshipped except Allah, and testify that Muhammad is His Slave and Messenger."

Allahumma Salli and Allahumma Barik Supplications

"Allahumma salli ala Muhammadin wa ala ali Muhammadin, kama sallayta ala Ibrahima wa ala ali Ibrahima innaka hamidun majid."

"Allahumma barik ala Muhammadin wa ala ali Muhammadin, kama barakta ala Ibrahima wa ala ali Ibrahima innaka hamidun majid."

Its meaning:

"O Allah! bestow Your blessings upon Muhammad and the family of Muhammad, as You bestowed Your blessings upon Ibrahim and the family of Ibrahim. Assuredly, You are All-Praised, All-Illustrious."

" O Allah! Your abundant gifts and favors unto Muhammad and the family of Muhammad, as You sent them unto Ibrahim and the family of Ibrahim. Assuredly, You are All-Praised, All-Illustrious.

When they are read:

1) In the last sitting of all prayers.

2) In the first sitting of the Sunnah of the afternoon prayer and the first Sunnah of the night prayer.

3) In the sitting of the tarawih prayer in the second rak’ah after “Attahiyyatu” when it is performed as four rak’ahs.

4) After the second takbir in janazah prayer.

Rabbana atina wa Rabbanaghfirli Supplications

" Rabbana atina fiddunya hasanatan wa fil akhirati hasanatan wa qina adhaban-nar. Birahmatika ya Arhamarrahimin."

"
Rabbanaghfirli wa li walidayya wa lil mu'minina yawma yaqumul hisab."

Its meaning:

"O our Lord! Give us good in this world and good in the Hereafter and save us from the torment of the fire. O the most merciful of those who are merciful! Show me Your mercy."

"O our Lord! Cover (us) with Thy Forgiveness― me, my parents, and (all) Believers, on the Day that the Reckoning will be established."

When they are read:

1) In the sittings of the prayers after Allahumma salli and Allahumma barik.

2) A person who does not know qunut supplication can read "Rabbana atina" instead of it in witr prayer.

3) A person who does not know the supplications to be read in janazah prayer after the third takbir can read "Rabbana atina" with the intention of supplication.

Qunut Supplications

"Allahumma inna nastainuka wa nastaghfiruka wa nastahdika wa nu'minu bika wa natubu ilayka wa natawakkalu alayka wa nuthni alaykal-khayra kullahu nashkuruka wa la nakfuruka wa nakhla’u wa natruku man yafjuruk."

"Allahumma iyyaka na'budu wa laka nusalli wa nasjudu wa ilayka nas'a wa nakhfidu narju rahmataka wa nakhsha adhabaka inna adhabaka bilkuffari mulhiq."

Its meaning:

"Oh Allah, we ask You for help and seek Your forgiveness and guidance, and we believe in You and have trust in You, and we praise You in the best way and we thank You and we are not ungrateful to You, and we forsake and turn away from the one who disobeys You."

"O Allah, we worship You only and pray to You and prostrate ourselves before You, and we run towards You and serve You, and we hope to receive Your mercy, and we fear Your punishment. Surely, Your punishment will catch the unbelievers."

Those supplications are read in the last rak’ah of the witr prayer after the additional chapter or verse(s).

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