Great-Rewards-in-Islam · Ramadhan · Salah

Night Prayer in Ramadhan: Get your Past (minor) Sins forgiven

Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) used to urge (the people) to perform (optional Tarawih) prayer at night during the month of Ramadan. He did not order them or make it obligatory on them. He (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said,

“Whosoever performs the night prayer in Ramadhaan, with Faith and in the hope of receiving Allah’s reward, will have his past (minor) sins forgiven. ”

[Sahih Muslim]

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Reward equal to spending the whole night in prayer

al-Tirmidhi (806) narrated that Abu Dharr (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said:

“Whoever prays qiyaam – i.e., Taraweeh – with the imam until he finishes, it will be recorded as if he spent the whole
night in prayer.”  

Classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Tirmidhi. Irwa’ al-Ghaleel (447)

Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen (may Allah have mercy upon him) said,

“At first the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) used to pray Taraweeh in congregation in the mosque, then he stopped because he feared that it might be made obligatory upon his ummah… No man should keep away from Taraweeh prayer lest he misses out on the reward for it. And he should not leave until the imam finishes Taraweeh and Witr, so that he may attain the reward of spending the whole night in prayer.”

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Twenty-Seven times more meritorious

 Ibn `Umar (May Allah be pleased with them) reported: The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, “Salat in congregation is twenty-seven times more meritorious than a Salat performed individually.”
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

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Excellence of the Twelve Units of Voluntary Prayers

Umm Habibah (May Allah be pleased with her) the Mother of the Believers reported: I heard the Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) saying, “A house will be built in Jannah for every Muslim who offers twelve Rak`ah of optional Salat other than the obligatory Salat in a day and a night (to seek the Pleasure of Allah).”
[Muslim].

Commentary: Tatawwu` means to offer more Nawafil (optional prayers) on one’s own after performing the Faraid (obligatory prayers). Thus, this Hadith tells us the merits of optional prayers and holds promise of (Jannah) for those who make it a practice.

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Friday · Great-Rewards-in-Islam · Salah

# Get your Minor Sins forgiven between Friday and the following Friday

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 2, Book 13, Number 33:

Narrated Salman Al-Farsi: Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam) said,

“Anyone who takes a bath on Friday and cleans himself as much as he can and puts oil (on his hair) or scents himself; and then proceeds for the prayer and does not force his way between two persons (assembled in the mosque for the Friday prayer), and prays as much as is written for him and remains quiet when the Imam delivers the Khutba, all his sins in between the present and the last Friday will be forgiven.”

 [Translated by Muhsin Khan]

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Reward Equal to Praying Half Night and Full Night

 

Praying `Isha and Fajr in congregation:

“He who prays Isha’ in Jama’ah [congregation] is as if he has prayed for half the night. As to him who (also) prays Fajr in congregation, it is as if he has prayed all night.” [narrated by Malik and the wording is that of Muslim who also reported it]

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Protect yourself from Shytan for the rest of the Day

When the Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam-would enter the Masjid he would say:

أَعُوذُ بِاللَّهِ الْعَظِيمِ وَبِوَجْهِهِ الْكَرِيمِ وَسُلْطَانِهِ الْقَدِيمِ مِنَ الشَّيْطَانِ الرَّجِيمِ

– I seek refuge with Allaah The Supreme and with His Noble Face, and His eternal authority from the accursed shaytaan –

A’outhu bil-lahil ‘atheem, wa bi-wajhihil-kareem, wa bi-sultanihil-qadeem min ‘ash-shayanir-rajeemi

Then he said: if he says this supplication then the shaytaan says: this person has been protected from me for the rest of the day.

Hadeeth taken from ‘Saheeh al-Kalima at-Tayyib’, By Shaykhul Islaam Ibn Taymeeyah , Checked by Muhammad Nasir-rudeen al-Albani

Dhikr · Great-Rewards-in-Islam · Salah

Get all your sins pardoned even if they are like foam on the sea

Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, “He who recites after every prayer: Subhan-Allah (Allah is free from imperfection) thirty-three times; Al-hamdu lillah (praise be to Allah) thirty-three times; Allahu Akbar (Allah is Greatest) thirty-three times; and completes the hundred with: La ilaha illallahu, wahdahu la sharika lahu, lahul-mulku wa lahul-hamdu, wa Huwa `ala kulli shai’in Qadir (there is no true god except Allah. He is One and He has no partner with Him. His is the sovereignty and His is the praise, and He is Omnipotent), will have all his sins pardoned even if they may be as large as the foam on the surface of the sea.” [Muslim].

Adhan · Great-Rewards-in-Islam · Masjid · Salah

# Catch the First Row

Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said,

If people came to know the blessing of calling Adhan and the standing in the first row, they could do nothing but would draw lots to secure these privileges.”

[Al-Bukhari and Muslim]

Source: Riyaadus Saliheen, Chapter 194 , published by dar-us-salam

Related Link: The Excellence of Standing in the First Row (In Salat)