Posts Tagged ‘Prayer’

Salah On Time

Posted: August 4, 2011 in Inspiring Stories
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As’salamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatu Allah Wa Barakatuhu

 (Allah’s peace, mercy and blessings be upon you)

A delay in a prayer a wonderful inspiring story

There were only 15 minutes left before Salat-ul Isha.He quickly made Wudhu and performed Salat-ul Maghrib.While making Tasbih, he again remembered his grandmother and was embarrassed by how he had prayed.His grandmother prayed with such tranquillity and peace.

He began making Dua and went down to make Sajdah and stayed like that for a while.He had been at work all day and was tired, so tired.He awoke abruptly to the sound of noise and shouting.He was sweating profusely.He looked around.It was very crowded.Every direction he looked in was filled with people.Some stood frozen looking around, some were running left and right and some were on their knees with their heads in their hands just waiting.Pure fear and apprehension filled him as he realized where he was.His heart was about to burst.It was the Day of Judgment.

When he was alive, he had heard many things about the questioning on theDay of Judgment, but that seemed so long ago.Could this be something his mind made up?No, the wait and the fear were so great that he could not have imaginedthis.The interrogation was still going on.He began moving frantically from people to people to ask if his name hadbeen called.No one could answer him.

All of a sudden his name was called and the crowd split into two and madea passageway for him.Two angels grabbed his arms and led him forward.He walked with unknowing eyes through the crowd.The angels brought him to the centre and left him there.His head was bent down and his whole life was passing in front of hiseyes like a movie.He opened his eyes but saw only another world.The people were all helping others.He saw his father running from one lecture to the other, spending hiswealth in the way of Islam.His mother invited guests to their house and one table was being setwhile the other was being cleared.He pleaded his case, I too was always on this path.I helped others. spread the word of Allah.I performed my Salah. I fasted in the month of Ramadhan.Whatever Allah ordered us to do, I did.Whatever he ordered us not to do, I did not.’He began to cry and think about how much he loved Allah.He knew that whatever he had done in life would be less than what Allah deserved and his only protector was Allah He was sweating like neverbefore and was shaking all over.His eyes were fixed on the scale, waiting for the final decision.

At last, the decision was made.The two angels with sheets of paper in their hands, turned to the crowd.His legs felt like they were going to collapse.He closed his eyes as they beganTo read the names of those people who were to enter Jahannam.His name was read first.He fell on his knees and yelled that this couldn’t be,’How could I go to Jahannam?I served others all my life, I spread the word of Allah to others’.His eyes had become blurry and he was shaking with sweat.The two angels took him by the arms.As his feet dragged, they went through the crowd and advanced toward theblazing flames of Jahannam.

He was yelling and wondered if there was any person who was going to help him.He was yelling of all the good deeds he had done, how he had helped his father, his fasts, prayers, the Noble Qur’an that he read, he was asking if none of them would help him.The Jahannam angels continued to drag him.They had gotten closer to the Hellfire. He looked back and these were his last pleas.

Had not Rasulullah [SAW] said,’How clean would a person be who bathes in a river five times a day, so too does the Salah performed five times cleanse someone of their sins’?He began yelling, ‘My prayers? My prayers? My prayers.?

‘The two angels did not stop, and they came to the edge of the abyss of Jahannam.The flames of the fire were burning his face. He looked back one last time, but his eyes were dry of hope and he had nothing left in him.One of the angels pushed him in. He found himself in the air and falling towards the flames.

He had just fallen five or six feet when a hand grabbed him by the arm and pulled him back.He lifted his head and saw an old man with a long white beard.He wiped some dust off himself and asked him, ‘Who are you?’The old man replied, ‘I am your prayers’.’Why are you so late! I was almost in the Fire! You rescued me at the last minute before I fell in’.The old man smiled and shook his head,’You always performed me at the last minute, did you forget?’ (And what of those who perform no prayers at all?)

At that instant, he blinked and lifted his head from Sajdah. He was in a sweat.He listened to the voices coming from outside. He heard the Adhan for Salat-ul Isha.He got up quickly and went to perform Wudhu.

May Allah guide us all Ameen

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Salaat

Posted: March 7, 2011 in Poem's
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As’salaamu Alaikum Wa RahmatAllah Wa Barakatuhu

(Allah’s peace, mercy and blessings be upon you)

 

Salaat is a basic pillar of islam
It is mentioned again and again in the Quran
The importance of prayer is in seven hundred places
But in the mosque,do you see many young faces?

Praying in the mosque gives 27 times the reward
Pray with the intention that you’re pleasing your Lord
When you walk to the mosque, just remember within
You gain a reward and you’re losing a sin

For every step towards your destination
This is a blessing from Allah swt to his creation
The Quran has foretold, that before you are dead
‘say your prayers before your prayers are said’

For missing Fajr at the start of the day

the glow of the face is taken away
the punishment for missing the salaat of Zohar
there will be no blessing from your income no more

For missing Asr, the middle prayer of the day
the strength of the body is taken away
by missing maghrib, remember one thing
you will not be benefited by your offspring

For missing Ishaa at the end of the day
the peace of your sleep will be taken away
while seeing elders pray at the mosque door
remember as a young person, your reward is 70 times more

Read salaat punctually, read it with care
on judgement day, we will be asked about prayer
that’s the first question, so take this advice
salaat is the key to paradise

Spread this word to muslim sisters and brothers
salaat will separate muslims from others
salaat is a blessing which Allah swt gave
it will intercede and protect us in the grave

When it comes eventually, to the day of rising
the believers body washed by wudu will be shining
for the believers who are regular in offering salaat
it becomes a light of guidance on the pul-siraat

Don’t miss the prayer asr at any cost
it will be like your family and wealth is lost
the ayat-ul-kursi after fard, should be read
it will lead you to paradise (insha Allah) after you’re dead

Not reading salaat will lead you to hell
surrounded by serpants in a deep well
read your salaat whilst still in your prime
and read the durood shareef in your spare time

You’ll get ten rewards, the Lord (insha Allah) will accept your pleas
and you’ll be closer to Allah swt by ten more degrees
so embrace islam with all your heart
and remember the key is reading salaat.

Author unknown

COME 2 ISLAM!!!

Rewards and Benefits of Prayer

Posted: February 24, 2011 in Namaz
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As’salamu Alaikum Wa RahmatAllahi Wa Barakatuhu

(Allah’s peace, mercy and blessings be upon you)

You should know – My dear Brother and Sister Muslim that the following has been authentically reported from our Messenger (S.A.W.S.) regarding the lessons, benefits and rewards of the five daily prayers:

1. That Allaah the Exalted wipes away sins by the five prayers.

2. That the five prayers are an expiation for what occurs between them, if major sins are avoided.

3. That sins burn and destroy a person and thus it is necessary to extinguish that with the prayers.

4. That the muslim reaches the level of the truthful and the martyrs on account of his prayers, charity and fasting.

5. The superiority of prayer[1] over other actions.

6. That Allaah the Exalted bestowed a favour upon that companion by entering him into Paradise before his brother who died as a martyr because he prayed more than him.

7. That the prayer is light which illuminates the path of the servant in this world and the hereafter.

8. That an abundance of prostrations and prayers is the way to accompany the Messenger (SA.W.S.) in Paradise.

9. That a two rakah prayer is more loved by the dead person than the world and what is in it.

10. That emptying the heart for Allaah in the prayer puts a person in the same condition as the day when his mother gave birth to him.

11. That should a person enter the Fire – refuge is sought from that – the angels will remove him from it and will recognise him by the marks of prostration.[2]

12. That the prayer participates in undoing the knots which Shaytaan places at the top of ones head.

13. That the night prayer is the most excellent prayer after the obligatory prayers.

14. That the one who prays at night obtains a reward which most of mankind do not.

15. Gratitude is shown to Allaah with the (obligatory) prayer and night prayer.

16. That the prayer most loved by Allaah is the prayer of Daawood (as) which is to pray for a third of the night and to sleep for two thirds of the night.[3]

17. That has Allaah has bestowed a favour upon His servant by the hour during the night in which the supplication is answered. It is befitting for the muslim that he aspires for it and seeks to find it so that he is given the good of this world and the Hereafter.

18. That the night prayer is an evidence for righteousness and taqwaa and it expiates the sins and prevents one from falling into them.

19. That Allaah Azzawajall covers the husband and wife who help each other in performing the night prayer with His mercy. If one of them refuses the other sprinkles water on his or her face.

20. That two rakahs of prayer at night makes a person amongst the men who remember Allaah often or the women who remember Allaah often.

21. That Allaah is amazed by the man who gets up from his sleep, leaving his bedsheet, his wife and his love for her in order to perform prayer. Allaah laughs at him and informs the angels about him.

22. That there is no jealousy or competition except with regard to two men, one of whom prays at night reciting the Qur’an which Allaah has bestowed upon him.

23. That whoever recited ten verses in the night (in prayer) will not be written amongst the heedless, a Qintaar of reward will be written for him and Allaah the Exalted will say to him: “Recite and rise by one degree with every verse”, until he comes to the last verse he knows. Allaah favours him by giving him eternity.

24. That whoever prays at night with a hundred verses is written amongst the devout worshippers and whoever prays with a thousand verses is written amongst the Muqantareen and whoever prays with two-hundred verses is written amongst the devout worshippers and sincere ones.

25. That the one who walks to the prayer (in the mosque) is raised in ranks and has his sins removed, both while he goes to the mosque and when he returns from it.

26. That for every step he takes he receives ten good deeds.

27. That the muslim is written amongst the worshippers from the time he leaves the house till he returns to it.

28. That the one receiving the greatest reward for the prayer is the one who walks the furthest towards it and and then the one further than him (from the mosque).

29. That one step which a servant takes to the prayer in congregation is counted as an act of charity for him.

30. That taking many steps towards the mosque is from ar-Ribaat (guarding the frontiers)

31. That every time a servant leaves for the mosque in the morning or the evening Allaah prepares for him a feast in Paradise.

32. That Allaah makes the light of those who walk throught the darkness to the mosques complete and perfect on the Day of Judgement.

33. That the reward for the one who leaves his house in a state of purity for the obligatory prayer is like the reward of the pilgrim in the state of ihraam.

34. That the one who leaves for the mosque has a guarantee from Allaah in that he should provide for him sustenance and suffice him (in his affairs).

35. That the one who walks for the prayer in congregation, after having beautified his wudhoo and travels to visit Allaah the Exalted, is bestowed with a great favour in that Allaah honours those of his servants who visit Him, and Allaah’s honouring of them is increasing their Eemaan, showing benevolence to them, rewarding them, raising their ranks, removing their difficulties and making their hearts content and happy.

36. The obligation to pray in congregation.

37. That the Prophet (sas) did not make a concession for the old blind man by allowing him to leave the congregational prayer. How then can those who are fit and well be allowed a concession?

38. That whoever abandons the congregational prayer has been threatened with heedlessness and having a seal placed on his heart.

39. That staying away from the congregational prayer is a sign of hypocrisy.

40. The extreme striving of the Companions (ra) for attending the congregational prayer inspite of difficult circumstances.

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Footnotes

1 Its condition is that the Aqeedah of the person is correct, sound and in accordance with the Pious Predecessors of this Ummah.

2 The condition for being removed from the fire due to the intercession of the angels (and others) is that a person should be from the People of Tawheed. Intercession is only for the People of Tawheed.

3 Due to his (sas) saying: “…He used to sleep half the night, then prayer for a third and then go to sleep for a sixth of it.” When a half is added to a sixth they give two-thirds.

English Translation by

Amjad ibn Muhammad Rafiq