Islamic Laws

The Noble Qur’an And Hadith On Salat

Successful are those who say their prayers with humbleness
“Certainly, the faithful have attained salvation -those who have humbled themselves in their prayers.” (23:1-2)
Imam Husayn b. ‘Ali (as) described the prayer of his grandfather, the Messenger of Allah (S): “He used to weep until he filled the place with tears on account of his fear for Allah, the Mighty and the Sublime. (This was his state) though, he (i.e. the Messenger) had done nothing wrong.”
The right of your ritual prayer (Salat) is that you know that it is an arrival before God and that through it you are standing before Him. When you know that, then you will stand in the station of him who is lowly, vile, beseeching, trembling, hopeful, fearful, and abased, and you will magnify Him who is before you through stillness and dignity. You will approach the prayer with your heart and you will perform it according to its bounds and its rights. (Risalah al-Huquq, Imam ‘Ali Zaynul ‘Abidin (as))
Each and every prayer should be the final prayer
The Noble Prophet (S): “When you say your Salat, say it in a way that it the final prayer of your life.”
Nothing takes priority once the prayer time approaches
‘Aisha, the wife of Prophet Muhammad (S) says: “The Messenger would talk with us and we would talk with him. When the time of salat approached, he would be as if he no longer knows us and nor did we know him (i.e. all family socialization would end and he would focus his attention to worshipping his Lord).”
Do not take your prayers lightly
The Noble Prophet (S) has said, “One who takes his prayer lightly is not from my followers; he/she would not return to me at the pool (of Kawthar) – surely, by Allah he would not (meet me).”
Consequence of not saying Salat
”There are three kinds of people, even if they were Muslims, would not be greeted, given daughters in marriage and taken as partners in business. These are those who abandon their prayers, consume alcohol and indulge in gambling.”

فِي جَنَّاتٍ يَتَسَاءَلُونَ
عَنِ الْمُجْرِمِينَ
مَا سَلَكَكُمْ فِي سَقَرَ
قَالُوا لَمْ نَكُ مِنَ الْمُصَلِّينَ

”In the Gardens they will ask one another, about the guilty: ‘What led you into Hell Fire?’ They will say: ‘We were not of those who prayed.’” (74: 40 -43)
“And I have no success in my endeavours except with the help of Allah.”

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