Importance of Salaah and Virtues of Salaah.

Importance of Salaah and Virtues of Salaah.

Rasulullah (SAW) said: “If there was a river at the door of anyone of you and he took a bath in it five times a day, would you notice any dirt on him?” And the people replied “not a trace of dirt would be left” and Rasulullah (SAW) said “that is the example of the five salaat which Allah blots out evil deeds.”

Fajr:

It has been narrated by Aisha (RA) Rasulullah (SAW) said: “The two Rakaat’s of Fajr (Sunnah) is better than the entire world and whatever it contains.” (Muslim)

Zuhr:

Umme Habiba (RA) says: “I heard Rasulullah (SAW) saying: “Allah will make the fire of Hell Haraam on whoever observes the four Rakaat’s before Zuhr and four Rakaat’s (two Sunnah and two Nafl) after Zuhr.” (Tirmidhi)

Asr:

It has been narrated by Ibn Umar (RA) that Rasulullah (SAW) said: “May Allah shower mercy on that person who performs four Rakaat’s before Asr.” (Tirmidhi) Who ever misses the ‘Asr prayer intentionally, then it is as if he has lost his family and property. Whoever omits the ‘Asr prayer all his good deeds will be lost

Maghrib:

Abu Hurairah (RA) narrates that Rasulullah (SAW) said: “Whosoever performs six Rakaat’s after the Maghrib Salaah and does not speak any evil in between, he will receive the reward of twelve years of ‘Ibadah.” (Tirmidhi)

Esha:

“Whosoever performs Esha Salaah with Jamaat and performs four Rakaat’s prior to leaving the Masjid will receive the reward of Laitul Qadr.” (Tibrani)

In regards to the Isha: Rasulullah (SAW) disliked sleeping before it and speaking after it.

VIRTUE OF PRAYING SUNNATS BEFORE AND AFTER FARDH SALAAT:

Fajr and Asr Salaah:

 Umaarah bint Ruwaybah (RA) says: “I heard Rasulullah (SAW) say: “That person who performs Salaah before sunrise and before sunset will never enter the fire.” (That is Fajr and Asr Salaah)

Esha Salaah:

It has been narrated by Abu Hurairah (RA.) that Rasulullah (SAW) said: “There is no Salaah that is more burdensome on a Munaafiq (hypocrite) than the Fajr and Esha Salaah. If they knew the virtue of these Salaah they would perform them even if they had to come to the Masjid crawling.” (Al-Bukhari, Muslim)

Rasulullah (SAW) has said: “Whoever performs the two ‘cold’ salaah (i.e. Fajr and Asr) shall enter Jannah.”  (Al-Bukhari and Muslim) Rasulullah (SAW) has also said: “The person who performs Salaah before the sun rises and before it sets (i.e. Fajr and Asr) shall never enter the Fire (of Jahannam).” (Sahih Muslim)

Missing Asr completely:

However, regarding to those people who miss their Asr Salaah Rasulullah (SAW) has said: “He who misses his Asr Salaah (i.e. reads it after its specified time) is as if he has lost his wife, children and all his wealth.” (Sahih Muslim)

We should schedule our daily duties in a manner that we read ALL our SALAAH on time EVERDAY.

Rasulullah (SAW) said: “Salah is a pillar of the religion (Islam). He who establishes it, establishes religion; and he who destroys it, destroys religion.” (Tibrani)

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