Friday, 13 May 2011

The Blessings of Salaat

The Blessings of Salaat

The Blessings of Salaat
 Prostrate and bring yourself closer to God - Quran 96:1

Salaat is the second most important pillar of Islam after Iman (Faith). The word Salaat means attending to, praying to or seeking nearness to God. Salaat has been prescribed for the believers and has many virtues.


In the Quran
Let's see what the Quran states about the blessings of Salaat.

God's promise is the truth, and whose word can be truer than God's? (4:122)

Salaat is the key to success 
Certainly the believers have succeeded, those who offer Salaat with Khusu (devotion) (23:1-2)
Salaat is a means of self purification 
Establish Salaat, for Salaat restrains from shameful and unjust deeds. (29:45)
Salaat is a source of Strength & Patience 
O you who believe! Seek help with patience perseverance and Salaat. (2:152)
Salaat is a means of achieving nearness to God 
Prostrate (during Salaat) and bring yourself closer to God (96:1)
Salaat is essential for receiving guidance from the Quran 
This is the Book about which there is no doubt, a guidance for those who are conscious of God, who believe in the unseen, and who establish Salaat (2:1-2)
Let's see what Prophet Muhammad  said about the blessings of Salaat in the authentic Hadiths. God states in the Quran

And he speaks not of his own desire. It is but a revelation revealed to him. (53:3-4)

Salaat is a means of attaining God's Forgiveness
Prophet Muhammad  said :"Tell me: if there be a river by the side of the door of someone wherein he takes bath five times a day, will there remain any dirt (on his body)? "No", said the companions. He then said: Thus are the five daily Salaat. God blots out all sins therewith (provided the great sins are avoided.) (Bukhari, Muslim).
When a Muslim observes his Salaat (regularly) with due attention and devotion, he sheds his sins just like this tree (autumn) is shedding its leaves. (Ahmad)
Salaat is one of the dearest things to God 
A mans asked : "Which action is dearest to Almighty God"? Mohammed  said: Salaat at its proper time. He then asked: Then what is next? He said: Obedience to parents. He asked: Then what is next? He said: Struggle for God's cause. (Muslim)
Salaat is a means of attaining righteousness and piety. It is a source of strength and patience. It is essential for receiving guidance from the Quran. It is also a means of bringing peace and tranquillity to our hearts. Most important of all it brings us closer to God. Can we afford to miss out on even one of these blessings?
If a man meets God when he has been negligent of the prayer (salaat), God will not pay any attention to his other virtues. (Al-Tabarani) How much attention will God pay to us on the day of Judgment? Right now the choice is ours!


We ask God the Most High, the All-Powerful, to teach us that which will benefit us, and to benefit us by that which we learn.

Now days we as Muslims have to spread the voice to learn quran online and so we could gain the true knowledge and the quran teaching that is give to us by our beloved prophet Muhammad peace be upon him and do quran reading. Do we as Muslim ask our self that why we are at the peak of destruction? The answer will be simple that we have left our roots the holy quran we should guide promote Islam from in our homes first and let learn our kids quran  and encourage them in doing quran memorization this should be our first goal for it we can do different stuff like let then participate in different online quran recitation competition to let them read quran from different online quran reciters and along with it we elders should learn quran also and improve our knowledge of quran and Islam and learn holy quran tafseer because to understand and learn quran Arabic and for this now a days there are many online quran tutor available who teach tajweed quran and its translation and tafseer so let us join our hands to be the voice of Islam and let improve the image of it as well and full fill our duty


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