You will need
  • - learn Surah al-Fatiha;
  • - to prepare a place for prayer, body and clothes must be clean;
  • - face the direction of Mecca.
If you only converted to Islam or have recently started to follow all his rules, just repeat the movement of prayerand for those who read it (with the Imam), while unable to keep quiet, but the end to repeat the word "Amen."
If you read namaz at home and I repeat not for anyone, face towards the location of the city of Mecca and read during the Commission of all actions of Surah al-Fatiha. Be sure to read aloud to hear themselves being careful about all the rules and sequence of verses, pronounce all the letters without distortion. It is best to learn the correct reading of Surah from the authentic teacher.
If you have already started the study of al-Fatiha, and you know one or some verses, repeat them several times to pronounce the same amount of text as in reading the whole of Surah al-Fatiha (156 letters).
In case you have not yet learned to read Surah al-Fatiha correctly, read any passage from the Holy Quran (which you know how to read). Note that the text should be no smaller letters than in sur (156 letters).
To make prayer, despite the fact that you can't read any of al-Fatiha nor from the Quran, just say the words of remembrance of Allah (dhikr). For example, say the phrase "Allah is above all imperfections, Praise and Glory be to Allah there is no God but Allah, Allah is the Almighty" (it will sound like this: "Subhana-llah, WA-l-hamdu-Li-llah, WA La ilaha illa-llah, WA-llahu Akbar").
In an extreme case, remember the Prophet in hadith said, "If you can read the Koran, read it. If you can't recite "al-hamdu-Li-llah, La ilaha illa-llah, Allahu Akbar". Thus, you can say twenty times the words "Allahu Akbar", and that will be enough.
If you are totally confused and can't read anything of the above, then just silently wait as much time as required to ensure that at a moderate pace to read Surah al-Fatiha.