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(857) Anas reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace be upon him, one day led us in the prayer, and when he completed the prayer he turned his face towards us and said: O people, I am your Imam, so do not precede me in bowing and prostration and in standing and turning (faces, i.e. in pronouncing salutation), for I see you in front of me and behind me, and then said: By him in Whose hand is the life of Muhammad, if you could see what I see, you would have laughed little and wept much more. They said: What did you see, Messenger of Allah? He replied: (I saw) Paradise and Hell.

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(813) Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace be upon him, said: When anyone amongst you utters Ameen in prayer and the angels in the sky also utter Ameen, and this (utterance of the one) synchronizes with (that of) the other, all his previous sins are pardoned.

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(809) Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace be upon him, said: When the Imam says: “Allah listens to him who praises Him.” You should say: “O Allah, Our Lord, for Thee is the praise.” For it what anyone says synchronizes with what the angels say, his past sins will be forgiven.

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(803) Abdullah b Zaid – he who was shown the call (for prayer in a dream) – narrated it on the authority of Mas’ud al-Ansari who said:  We were sitting in the company of Sa’d b Ubada when the Messenger of Allah, peace be upon him, came to us.  Bashir b Sa’d said:  Allah has commanded us to bless you1, Messenger of Allah! But how should we bless you? Continue reading “Sahih Muslim – Vol.1 – Book IV – Chapter CLXV – P.223”

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(800) Hattan b Abdullah al-Raqashi reported:  I observed prayer with Abu Musa al-Ash’ari and when he was in the qa’dah, one among the people said:  The prayer has been made obligatory along with piety and Zakat.  He (the narrator) said:  When Abu Musa had finished the prayer after salutation he turned (towards the people) and said:  Who amongst you said such and such a thing?  A hush fell on the people.  He again said:  Who amongst you said such and such a thing?  A hush fell on the people.  He (Abu Musa) said: Hattan, it is perhaps you that have uttered it.  He (Hattan) said:  Continue reading “Sahih Muslim – Vol.1 – Book IV – Chapter CLXIV – P.221”

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(792) Wa’il b Hujr reported:  He saw the Apostle of Allah, peace be upon him, raising his hands at the time of beginning the prayer and reciting takbir, and according to Hammam (the narrator), the hands were lifted opposite to ears.  He (the Holy Prophet) then wrapped his hands in his cloth and placed his right hand over his left hand.  And when he was about to bow down, he brought out his hands from the cloth, and then lifted them, and then recited takbir and bowed down and when (he came back to the erect position) he recited:  “Allah listened to him who praised Him.”  And when prostrated, he prostrated between the two palms.

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(793) Abdullah (b Mas’ud) said:  While observing prayer behind the Messenger of Allah, peace be upon him, we used to recite:  Peace be upon Allah, peace be upon so and so.  One day the Messenger of Allah, peace be upon him, said to us:  Verily Allah is Himself Peace.  When any one of you sits during the prayer, he should say:  All services rendered by words, by acts of worship, and all good things are due to Allah. Peace be upon you, O Prophet, and Allah’s mercy and blessings.  Peace be upon us and upon Allah’s upright servants, for when he said this, it reached very upright servant in heaven and earth (and say further):  Continue reading “Sahih Muslim – Vol.1 – Book IV – Chapter CLXIV – P.221”

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(788) Abda reported: Umar b al-Khattab used to recite loudly these words:  Subhanak Allahumma wa bi hamdika wa tabarakasmuka wa ta’ala jadduka wa la ilaha ghairuka [Glory to Thee, O Allah, and Thine is the Praise, and Blessed is Thy Name, and Exalted is Thy Majesty, and there is no other object of worship beside Thee].  Qatada informed in writing that Anas b Malik had narrated to him: Continue reading “Sahih Muslim – Vol.1 – Book IV – Chapter CLXI – P.219”

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(781)  Abu Huraira reported:  The Messenger of Allah, peace be upon him, entered the masjid and a person also entered therein and offered prayer, and then came and paid salutation to the Messenger of Allah, peace be upon him.  The Messenger of Allah, peace be upon him, returned his salutation and said:  Go back and pray, for you have not offered the prayer. He again prayed as he had prayed before, and came to the Apostle of Allah, peace be upon him, and saluted him.  Continue reading “Sahih Muslim – Vol.1 – Book IV – Chapter CLVIII – P.218”

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(775) Abu Huraira reported:  The Apostle of Allah, peace be upon him, said, “if anyone observes prayer in which he does not recite Umm al-Quran, it is deficient [he said this three times] and not complete.”  It was said to Abu Huraira:  At times we are behind the Imam.  He said: Recite it inwardly, for he had heard the Messenger of Allah, peace be upon him, declare that Allah the Exalted had said:  I have divided the prayer into two halves between Me and My servant, and My servant will receive what he asks.  When the servant says: Continue reading “Sahih Muslim – Vol.1 – Book IV – Chapter CLIX – P.215”