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Saturday, March 28, 2009

Spring has dawned upon us!

In the UK, the 'Isha Salah is very late and Fajr exceptionally early. At times, barely five hours have
passed between both Salaah so undoubtedly, 'Isha and Fajr require extra exertion, but if one puts their
heart and mind into performing these prayers, Insha-Allah they will be performed, without the
slightest trouble and and instead one would feel an inner exhilaration.

I present four beautiful Ahadith for your perusal, on the importance of congregational Salah in general,
and Fajr and 'Isha, in particular-:

Hadhrat Abu Bakr relates that Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him said:
A person who offers the Fajr Salaah in congregation, is in Allahs protection, and the person
who harasses the one who is in the protection of Allah, will be thrown into the fire of Hell by Allah subhan-Ahu-Wa'Ta'ala.

Hadhrat Uthman Ibn Affan relates: I heard the Prophet of Allah saying:
The one who offered 'Isha Salah in congregation, it was as if he remained in Salaah up to midnight,
and if he offered Fajr Salaah with congregation,it was as if he remained in Salaah all night.

Hadhrat Abu Hurairah relates that the Prophet peace be upon him said:
He who guards the obligatory Salaah, will not be written amongst the neglectful.
(Ibn Khuzaimah)

Hadhrat Umar Ibn Khattab relates: I heard the Prophet peace be upon him saying:
Allah indeed admires the people offering Salaah with congregation.
(Musnad Ahmad)

See how benevolent our merciful Lord is. On such a little effort, He promises so much reward. Allah admires as per Hadith No. 4 for the little effort we make for His sake, which is certainly something to covet. For paltry worldly gains, we are willing to wake up early for work or business, and we don't feel the least reluctance, because we know that we will be recompensed at the end of the month.

In order for ones Faith/Deen to pick up speed, we must make a small sacrifice for Allah. The state of our daily Salaah can be likened to the thermometer of our Faith which shows how essential it is in our daily lives. Ponder on these and other Ahadith, and strive to be punctual in Summer and Winter.


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