Salat hadith

Attention in prayer

Narrated Abu Huraira : The Prophet (SAW) said, “The saying ‘Sub Han Allah’ is for men and clapping is for women.” (If something happens in the prayer, the men can invite the attention of the Imam by saying “Sub Han Allah”. And women, by clapping their hands). (Sahih Bukhari)

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Prayer is a must

How can we feel comfortable doing anything else ignoring prayer?!

How can we ignore the 5 daily prayers when we know the below,

– It is the first matter that the slave will be brought to account for on the Day of Judgment.

– Missing prayer is a major sin!
– It was made obligatory upon all the prophets and for all peoples.
– The obligatory status of prayer was declared during the
majestic occasion of prophet’s PBUH ascension to heaven.
– Prophet (peace be upon him) stated the most virtuous deed is prayer three consecutive times when a man asked and then on the fourth occasion he stated, “Jihad in the way of Allah.”
– “Verily, the prayer keeps one from the great sins and evil deeds” (al-Ankaboot 45)”
– The five daily prayers and the Friday Prayer until the Friday prayer are expiation for what is between them.” (Recorded by Muslim)
– The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “The most burdensome of prayers for the hypocrites are ‘Isha’ and Fajr. If only they knew what (reward) there is in them, they would come to them even if they had to crawl. I was thinking of ordering that the call to prayer be given, then I would tell a man to lead the people in prayer, then I would set out with some men carrying bundles of wood and go to people who do not attend the prayer, and burn their houses down with them inside.”
– Abu Dawood (561), al-Tirmidhi (223) and Ibn Maajah (781) narrated from Buraydah (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “Give glad tidings to those who walk to the mosques in the dark, of perfect light on the Day of Resurrection.”
– “Whoever prays ‘Isha’ in congregation, it is as if he spent half the night in prayer, and whoever prays Subh (Fajr) in congregation, it is as if he spent the entire night in prayer.” Muslim (656)
– al-Bukhaari (555) and Muslim (632) narrated from Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “Angels come to you in succession by night and by day, and they meet at Fajr prayer and at ‘Asr prayer, then those who stayed among you ascend and He (Allah) asks them, although He knows best, ‘How did you leave My slaves?’ They say: ‘We left them when they were praying and we came to them when they were praying.’
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Four Principles of a Noble Character

Shaykhul Islaam ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah

Reference: Madaarij ul Salikeen: Vol 2, P 308.

“It is not imagined that one can have noble character except if it is founded upon four pillars: The First: Sabr (Patience) The Second: ‘Iffah (Chastity) The Third: Shujaa’ah (Courage) The Fourth: Adl (Justice) Patience, inspires him to be tolerant, control his anger, endure the harms that he receives from others, to be forbearing and deliberate in his decisions. It motivates him to be gentle and not to be rash or hasty. Chastity, inspires him to avoid every imprudent characteristic, whether in statement or action, and encourages him to have a sense of modesty and integrity which is the epitome of all good. It prevents him from fornication, stinginess, lying, backbiting and spreading tales to cause separation and discord between the people. Courage, inspires him to have a sense of self esteem, to emphasize high and noble manners and to make it apart of his natural disposition. It also encourages him to exert himself and to be generous, which is in essence, true courage and it leads to strong will and self determination. It encourages him to distance himself from his ardent lowly desires, to control his anger, and to be forbearing because by such, he can control his temper, take it by the reins and curb his violent and destructive behavior just as the Messenger (SAllaahu alaihi wa salam) said: “The Strong is not the one who can wrestle his opponent to the ground but rather the strong is the one who can control himself when he gets angry.” This is true genuine courage and it is the sole trait that the slave utilizes to conquer his opponent. Justice, encourages him to be impartial in his behavior with people and to be moderate between the two extremes of negligence and extremism. It motivates him to be generous and kind which is the middle course between absolute degradation and arrogance, and to make this apart of his disposition and makeup. It encourages him to be courageous which is the middle course between cowardice and imprudence, and to be forbearing which is the middle course between extreme unnecessary anger and ignominy. These four virtuous characteristics are the axis and provenance of all noble manners and the foundation of all repugnant and ignominious characteristics are built upon four pillars: The First: Jahl (Ignorance) The Second: Dhulm (Oppression) The Third: Shahwah (following ones lowly desires) The Fourth: Ghadab (Anger) Ignorance, allows him to view good in the form of evil and evil in the form of good, and to consider that which is complete to be incomplete and that which is incomplete to be complete. Oppression, causes him to put things in places which are not appropriate for them, so he gets angry when its time to be happy and he is happy when its time to be angry. He is ignorant and hasty when its time to be deliberate and deliberate when its time to be hasty, he is stingy when it is time to be generous and generous when its time to be stingy. He is weak when it is time to be courageous and assume responsibility, and he assumes responsibility when it is time to take a step back (and let someone else undertake the initiative). He is gentle and lenient when it is time to be harsh and firm and he is harsh and firm when it is time to be lenient. He is humble when it is time to be superior and arrogant when it is time to be humble. Following (his) lowly desires, encourages him to be diligent in obtaining that which the soul ardently desires, to be stingy and greedy. It encourages him to adorn himself with all types of despicable and imprudent characteristics. Anger, incites him to be arrogant, jealous, envious, to hold enmity of others and to be imprudent and shameless. The foundation of these four repugnant and blameworthy characteristics are two pillars: Either, Extreme Self Ignominy Or Extreme Self Pride.

Translator: Shadeed Muhammad, Abu Az-Zubayr