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Sayings of the Holy Prophet (S.A.W.)

Ibn 'Umar reported that the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: "He has no faith who does not keep trust, and he has no prayer who is impure, and he has no religion who does not offer prayer. Verily the place of prayer in the religion is just as the position in the body." (Al-Mu'jam Al-Saghir)

Abu Musa Ash'ari (R.A.A.) said, "A person, who comes to offer prayer from a long distance, gets the highest reward; and he who waits so that he might say his prayer along with the Imam (in congregation) has higher recompense than the one who prays all alone, and thereafter goes to sleep." (Bukhari and Muslim)

Abu Saeed Khudri (R.A.A.) relates that the Holy Prophet (S.A.W.) said: "When you notice a person regularly visiting a mosque, testify to his faith (his being a believer) for Allah, the Master of Honor and Glory said: "The mosques of Allah shall be visited and maintained by such as believe in Allah and the Last Day." (S.9 V.18) (Tirmizi)

Abu Hurairah (R.A.A.) relates that the Holy Prophet (S.A.W.) said: When a person goes under sound sleep the Satan ties three knots at the nape of his neck (where it touches the head) reciting some spell over each of these knots i.e. there is enough of the night go on sleeping. If he wakes up and remembers Allah, one of these knots is untied. Then if he gets up and makes ablution, another one is loosened. If he offers his prayer, then the remaining third knot is loosened. Thus he faces his morning quite fresh and is in a cheerful mood. Otherwise he gets up in an unpleasant, dull and lethargic mood. (Bukhari and Muslim)

When you are among your goats in the desert and call the Adhan, raise your voice for whoever of the jinn and men; and whatever hears the farthest sound of the voice of the muezzin shall bear witness to it on the Day of Judgment. (Bukhari)

If people realized the beneficence of calling the Adhan and standing in the first row for Prayer, and they could secure these privileges only through drawing lots they would draw lots for them; and if they knew the merit of coming early to Prayer they would vie with each other in hastening to it; and if they appreciated the value of the dawn and evening Prayers they would come to them even if they had to crawl on all fours. (Bukhari and Muslim)

When you hear the Adhan, repeat after the muezzin what he says. (Bukhari and Muslim)

A supplication made between Adhan and Iqamah is not rejected. (Abu Daud and Tirmidhi)

The Holy Prophet (PBUH) said: "Tell me if one of you had a stream running at his door and he should take a bath in it five times every day would any dirt be left upon him?" He was answered: "No dirt would be left on him." The Holy Prophet observed: "This is the case of the five Prayers. Allah wipes out all faults in consequence of them." (Bukhari and Muslim)

He who is constant in the dawn and afternoon Prayers will enter Paradise. (Bukhari and Muslim)

Usman Bin Affan (R.A.A.) says that he heard the Holy Prophet (S.A.W.) say: "A person who offers night (Isha) prayer in congregation is deemed to have spent half the night in optional prayer and one who joins the dawn (Fajr) prayer in congregation, is considered to have spent the whole night in optional prayer." (Muslim)

Prayer with the congregation is twenty seven times more beneficent than Prayer performed by oneself. (Bukhari and Muslim)

The Holy Prophet (S.A.W.) has said: "The servant of Allah is closest to Him when he prostrates himself before Him. Therefore, when you prostrate yourself, pray fervently." (Muslim)

Between Adhan and Iqamah there is a Prayer, for him who so wishes. (Bukhari and Muslim)

Offer your Prayers in your homes for, with the exception of the prescribed Prayers, the best Prayer is that which is offered at home. (Bukhari and Muslim)

When you have finished your Prayer in the mosque you should offer the rest of your Prayer at home, for Allah will bless your home because of your Prayer. (Muslim)

When any of you enters the mosque he should not sit down till he has offered two rakaats. (Bukhari and Muslim)

If a man awakens his wife at night and they offer Prayer (or offer two rakaats) they are both recorded among those who remember Allah. (Muslim)


The Islamic Bulletin
P.O. Box 410186, San Francisco, CA 94141-0186

September 1992
Safar 1413
Note from the Editors
Appeal to the Readers
Islam in Prison
Muslims Teach
in Church
Libraries Receive Qu'rans
Ohio, "Islamic Day"
Why I Embraced Islam
Islamic Dietary Laws
Prayer (Salat)
Women in Islam
The Kid's Corner
Qur'anic Miracles
The Prophet Ya'qub (Jacob)
Stories of the Sahabah
Sayings of the Prophet
Awards Ceremony