Sayings of the Holy Messenger (Peace be upon Him)


32. Sayyidina Abu Hurayrah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
A man is closest to his Lord when he is in the posture of prostration. (Muslim, Targheeb)

  1. Sayyidina Abu Uma’amah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
    If the man who neglects congregational prayer knows the excellence enjoyed by those who join the congregation, he would surely walk to it even if he has to crawl on his knees. (Muslim, Targheeb)
  2. Sayyidina Anas (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
    If anyone has the pleasure of Allah in mind and joins the congregational prayer for forty days always with the first Takbeer, then he will be allowed deliverance of two kinds-deliverance from punishment of Hell and deliverance from hypocrisy. (Tirmizi, Targheeb)
  3. Sayyidina Abu Hurayrah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
    Sometimes I feel like asking some young people to collect wood for me following which I would go to those people who offer their prayers at home without being ill, and set their houses alight. (Muslim, Targheeb)
  4. Sayyidina Jabir bin Abdullah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
    After one of you has offered his prayers in the mosque, he must leave a portion of it to be offered at home. When a man offers prayer at home, Allah bestows blessings on it. (Muslim, Targheeb)
  5. Sayyidina Zayd bin Thabit (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
    O men! You should offer prayers at home too because apart from the obligatory (fard) (which is best offered in a masjid), the best pray for a man is that offered at his home. (Nasa’i, Targheeb)
  6. Sayyidina Abdullah bin Umar (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
    If anyone misses his ‘Asr prayer then it is as if he has lost his family and wealth. (Bukhari,Muslim, Targheeb)
  7. Sayyidina Abu Bakr (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
    If anyone happens to commit a sin but after that gets up, performs ablution, offers prayer and seeks forgiveness of Allah then Allah surely forgives him. (Tirmizi, Targheeb)
  8. Sayyidina Abdullah bin Abi Awfa (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
    If anyone has a need he wants from Allah or from some person, he must perform ablution, and do it well, and offer two Raka’at prayer. He must then praise and glorify Allah, invoke blessings on the Messenger of Allah and then make this supplication:
    “There is no god except Allah, the Clement, the Kind, and the Unblemished Lord of the Great Throne. Praise belongs to Allah, Lord of the worlds. I beseech you for all causes of the grant of your Mercy and forgiveness, a full share of pious deeds, and a safety from sin. Let not any of my sins go unforgiven. O the most Merciful! Not any of my worries unrelieved, not any need that is agreeable to you unfulfilled, O the Most Merciful!” (Tirmizi, Targheeb)
  9. Sayyidina Abu Ayub Ansaari (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
    If anyone has a bath on Friday and applies fragrance, if he has it, and dons the best clothes he has and goes to the masjid where he offers as many Raka’at as he can without inconveniencing anyone, and sits quietly after that (to listen to the sermon), then his behaviour is an atonement for his (minor) sins until the next Friday. (Ahmed, Targheeb)

Collected by Muhammad Sharif from The Book “Sayings of The Prophet” (Peace Be Upon Him) Darul Ishaat, Urdu Bazaar Karachi