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The angels for the night come at the time of `Asr when the angels for the morning are present. This
is how the angels of the two shifts assemble at this time. The angels of the shift of `Asr leave their duty in the
morning, and the angels of the morning shift resume their duty when the pious persons are engaged in Fajr prayer.
This is how the two groups assemble again at that time. Thus, when the angels come or go, the people who are
punctual in their prayer are engaged in Fajr and `Asr. Almighty Allah knows everything but even then He asks the
angels about his pious slaves so that the piousness of the believers and their merit and distinction become evident to
لﺎﻗ ُﻪﻨﻋ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا َﻲﺿر ﱢﻲﻠﺠﺒﻟا ِﻪﱠﻠﻟا ِﺪﺒﻋ ِﻦﺑ ِﺮﻳﺮَﺟ ﻦﻋو
ﻰﻟِإ َﺮَﻈَﻨَﻓ ، ﻢﱠﻠَﺳو ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ ُﷲا ﻰّﻠَﺻ ﱢﻲﺒﻨﻟا َﺪﻨِﻋ ﺎﻨآ
َﻠْﻴَﻟ ِﺮﻤَﻘﻟا
لﺎﻘﻓ ، ِرْﺪَﺒﻟا َﺔ
ْنَأ ْﻢُﺘْﻌَﻄَﺘْﺳا ِنِﺈَﻓ ،ِﻪِﺘَﻳْؤُر ﻲﻓ َنﻮﱡﻣﺎَﻀُﺗ ﻻ ، ﺮﻤَﻘﻟا اﺬه َنْوﺮَﺗ ﺎﻤآ ْﻢﻜﺑر َنْوَﺮَﺘَﺳ ﻢﻜﻧإ
اﻮُﻠﻌْﻓﺎﻓ ﺎﻬﺑوُﺮُﻏ ﻞْﺒَﻗَو ، ِﺲْﻤﱠﺸﻟا ِعﻮُﻠُﻃ ﻞْﺒَﻗ ٍةﻼﺻ ﻰﻠَﻋ اﻮُﺒﻠْﻐُﺗ ﻻ
ﻪﻴﻠﻋ ﻖﻔﺘﻣ
ٍﺔﻳاور ﻲﻓو
َﻟ ﺮﻤَﻘﻟا ﻰﻟِإ َﺮَﻈَﻨَﻓ
َةَﺮﺸَﻋ َﻊَﺑْرَأ َﺔَﻠْﻴ
Jarir bin `Abdullah Al-Bajali (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: We were sitting with the Messenger
of Allah (PBUH) when he looked at the full moon and observed, "
You will see your Rubb in the Hereafter as you
see this moon having no difficulty in seeing it. So try your best to perform the prayers before the rising of the sun
and that before its setting
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].
This Hadith tells us that no one can see Allah in this world but in the Hereafter, the believers will
have the honour of seeing Allah. It also highlights the importance and merits of performing the Fajr and `Asr prayers
punctually and in congregation.
لﺎﻗ ُﻪﻨﻋ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا َﻲﺿر َةَﺪْﻳﺮُﺑ ﻦﻋو
ﻢﱠﻠَﺳو ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ ُﷲا ﻰّﻠَﺻ ِﻪﱠﻠﻟا ُلﻮﺳر َلﺎﻗ
ْﺪَﻘَﻓ ﺮْﺼﻌﻟا َةﻼَﺻ َكَﺮَﺗ ْﻦَﻣ
ُﻪُﻠﻤَﻋ َﻂِﺒَﺣ
يرﺎﺨﺒﻟا ﻩاور
Buraidahu (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, "
He who misses
the `Asr Salat (deliberately), his deeds will be rendered nul and void
It is a serious sin to miss any of the prescribed Salat deliberately. Some people regard it even an act
of Kufr. But the willful omission of `Asr prayer is one of the most serious sins. Its omission nullifies one's good
deeds. Observing this Salat is, therefore, highly essential.