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Tag: Sitting in Prayer التشهد

Hatim on Prayer: How do you pray so well?

July 5, 2014

Rabah ibn Al-Harawi reported: Isam ibn Yusuf passed by Hatim Al-Asam while he was speaking in his gathering. Isam said, “O Hatim, do you pray well?” Hatim said, “Yes.” Isam said, “How do you pray?” Hatim said, “I establish the command, I walk with fear, I begin prayer with intention, I exalt Allah with grandeur, […]

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Hadith on Prayer: The Prophet’s supplications during his night prayers

December 24, 2013

Ali ibn Abu Talib reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, would stand for night prayer and say, “I turn my face to the Originator of the heavens and the earth, and I am not among the idolaters. Verily, my prayer, my sacrifice, my living, and my dying are for Allah, […]

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Hadith on Forgetfulness: Perform two prostrations when you forget something in the prayer

August 1, 2013

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, when one of you stands for prayer, Satan comes to distract him until he does not know how many bowings he has performed. So when that happens to you, then let him perform two prostrations while he is sitting.” Source: […]

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Hadith on Prayer: Recommendation to sit in prayer with feet arranged according to the Sunnah

April 17, 2013

Tawus reported: I saw Ibn Abbas kneeling upon his feet during prayer. I said, “It is difficult for the people to sit like this.” He said, “It is the tradition (sunnah) of your Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him.” Source: Musnad Ahmad 2852 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Ahmad Shakir عَنْ طَاوُسٍ قَالَ رَأَيْتُ […]

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Ibn Qudamah on Prayer: The basic pillars of prayer and its necessary elements

January 24, 2013

Ibn Qudamah Al-Hanbali said, “In summary, the basic pillars of the prayer are twelve: standing in an upright position, provided one is capable; the affirmation of Allah’s greatness (takbeer); the recitation of the opening chapter (surah al-fatihah); the bowing (ruku’); rising from bowing; the prostration (sujud); sitting back from prostration; calm composure in the performance […]

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Hadith on Prayer: The opening and closing of prayer, and ablution is the key to prayer

January 23, 2013

Ali ibn Abu Talib reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The key to the prayer is the performance of ablution; the opening of the prayer is the exaltation of Allah (takbeer) and the closing of the prayer is the invocation of peace (tasleem).” Source: Sunan At-Tirmidhi 3 Grade: Hasan (fair) according […]

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Hadith on Prayer: Supplication for Allah’s blessings upon the Prophet’s wives and children

January 22, 2013

Abu Humaid As-Sa’idi reported: The companions said, “O Messenger of Allah, how should we supplicate for you?” The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Say: O Allah, sanctify Muhammad and his wives and his children just as you have sanctified the family of Abraham. O Allah, bless Muhammad and his wives […]

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Hadith on Prayer: How the Muslims should send blessings upon the Prophet in prayer

January 22, 2013

Abu Mas’ud Al-Ansari reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, came to us while we were in the company of Sa’d ibn Ubadah. Bashir ibn Sa’d said to him, “Allah has commanded us to supplicate for you, O Messenger of Allah, but how should we supplicate for you?” The Prophet remained silent […]

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Hadith on Testimony: The Prophet would teach the testimony of faith just as he would teach the Quran

October 14, 2012

Ibn Abbas reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, would teach us the testimony of faith just as he would teach us a chapter from the Quran, and he would say, “Greetings, blessings, prayers, and good things are for Allah. Peace be upon you, O Prophet, and the mercy of Allah and […]

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Hadith on Prayer: The Prophet’s supplication at the end of his Witr prayer

August 29, 2012

Ubay ibn Ka’b reported:  When the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, would conclude his witr prayer with invocations of peace, he would say, “Glory to the King, the Holy.” Source: Sunan Abu Dawud 1430 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to An-Nawawi عَنْ أُبَيِّ بْنِ كَعْبٍ قَالَ كَانَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ إِذَا […]

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