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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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A Story of a Man who was going to offer “FAJR” Prayer!


A man woke up early in order to Pray the Fajr Prayer in the masjid.. He got dressed, made his ablution and was on his way to the masjid. On his way to the masjid, the man fell and his clothes got dirty. He got up, brushed himself off, and headed home. At home, he changed his Clothes, made ablution, and was, again, on his way to the masjid. On his way to the masjid, he fell again and at the Same Spot! He, again, got up, brushed himself off and headed home. At home he, once again, changed his clothes, made his ablution and was on his way to the masjid. On his way to the masjid, he met a man holding a lamp. He asked the man of his identity and the man replied ‘I saw you fall twice on your way to the masjid so, I brought a lamp to lite your way. ‘The first man thanked him profusely and the two were on their way to the masjid.
Once at the masjid, the first man asked the man with the lamp to come in and pray Fajr with him. The second man refused. The first man asked him a couple of more times and, again, the answer was the same. The first man asked him why he did not wish to come in and pray. The man replied, “I am Shaitaan”(the devil). The man was shocked at this reply. Shaitan went on to explain, “I saw you on your way to the masjid and it was I who made you fall. When you went home, cleaned yourself and went back on your way to the masjid, Allah forgave all of your sins. I made you fall a second time, and even that did not encourage you to stay home, but rather, you went back on your way to the masjid. Because of that, Allah forgave all the sins of the people of your household. I was AFRAID if I made you fall one more time then, Allah will forgive the sins of the people of your entire village, so I made sure that you reached the masjid safely.”
So do not let Shaitan benefit from his actions. Do not put off a good action that you intended to commit as you never know how much reward you might receive from the hardships you encounter while trying to accomplish it!
~Dr Zakir Naik