Hadith on Prayer: The example of the five prayers is a purifying river

May 19, 2013

Jabir ibn Abdullah reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The parable of the five prayers is that of a river running at your door in which he cleanses himself five times a day.”

Source: Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 668

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Muslim

عَنْ جَابِرٍ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ مَثَلُ الصَّلَوَاتِ الْخَمْسِ كَمَثَلِ نَهْرٍ جَارٍ غَمْرٍ عَلَى بَابِ أَحَدِكُمْ يَغْتَسِلُ مِنْهُ كُلَّ يَوْمٍ خَمْسَ مَرَّاتٍ

668 صحيح مسلم كتاب المساجد ومواضع الصلاة باب المشي إلى الصلاة تمحى به الخطايا وترفع به الدرجات