VOLUNTARY PRAYER

 

The Prophet [peace and blessings be upon him] informed us about the importance of voluntary prayers and exhorted us to engage in them as much possible. In this edition, we bring you some of the voluntary prayers that he Mention to us as well as their benefits Fillers. The Prophet [peace and blessings be upon him] said;

The deed of man that will be examined first on the Day of Judgement is the Salaah. Our Lord will say to the Angels - and He knows better than them- Look into the prayer of my servant if it is complete or deficient. If it is complete it will be written for him as being complete but if anything is deficient in it, Allaah will say; Check if My servant has voluntary prayers. If he has voluntary prayers, Allaah will say, fill or complete the[deficient] compulsory with his voluntary prayer, then accept other deeds on that basis" [Abu Dawood]

The company of the Prophet in Paradise

Narrated Raba bin Kab AI-Aslami [RA]: The Prophet [peace and blessings be upon him] said to me, Ask I said, I ask your company in Paradise,. He replied, Anything else? I said that is all He said, then help me to achieve this for you by devoting yourself often to prostration (voluntary prayers). [Muslim]

A House In Paradise 

The Prophet [peace and blessings be upon him] said; Whoever prays twelve [voluntary] rakat in a day and a night, a house will be built for him in Paradise with them [rakat] [Muslim]  

In a narration in Tirmidhi, the breakdown is as follows four rakat before zuhr and two rakat after it, two rakat after Maghrib, and two after Isha and two rakat before the Fajr prayer. Better than this world! The Prophet [peace and blessings be upon him] said concerning the two rakat before the dawn prayer:

"The two rakat of the fajr are better than this world and all it contains. "[Muslim]

Tahajjud: A means of entering Paradise. Abdullah ibn as-Salam reports: "When the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) came to Medinah, the people gathered around him and I was one of them. I looked at his face and understood that it was not the face of a liar. The first words I heard him say were:

"0 people, spread the salutations, feed the people, keep the ties of kinship, and pray during the night while the others sleep and you will enter Paradise in peace. " [Ibn Majah]

 

This article was culled from the publications of Deen Communication Limited

 

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