Sahih Muslim – Vol.1 – Book IV – Chapter CLIX – P.215

(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”

Sahih Muslim – Vol.1 – Book IV – Chapter CLVIII – P.213

The reciting of Takbir at the time of bowing and rising in prayer except rising after Ruku when it is said: Allah listened to him who praised him

(764) Abu Salama reported: Abu Huraira led prayer for them and recited takbir (Allahu Akbar, Allah is the Greatest) when he bent and raised himself1 (in ruku and sujud) and after completing (the prayer) he said, “By Allah, I say prayer which has the best resemblance with the prayer of the Holy Prophet, peace be upon him, among you.” Continue reading “Sahih Muslim – Vol.1 – Book IV – Chapter CLVIII – P.213”

Sahih Muslim – Vol.1 – Book IV – Chapter CLVII – P.212

The desirability of raising the hands apposite the shoulders at the time of beginning the prayer and at the time of bowing and at the time of returning to the erect position after bowing.

(759) Ibn Umar reported that the Messenger of Allah, peace be upon him, when he stood up for prayer, used to raise his hands apposite the shoulders and then recited takbir (Allahu Akbar), and when he was about to bow he again did like it and when he raised himself from the ruku (bowing posture) he again did like it, but he did not do it at the time of raising his head from prostration. Continue reading “Sahih Muslim – Vol.1 – Book IV – Chapter CLVII – P.212”

Sahih Muslim – Vol.1 – Book IV – Chapter CLVI – P.211

(756) Abu Huraira reported:  The Apostle, may peace be upon him, said, “When the call to prayer is made, Satan runs back and breaks wind so as not to hear the call being made, and when the call is finished, he turns round.  When Iqama is proclaimed he turns his back, and when it is finished he turns round to distract a man, saying:  Remember such and such; remember such and such, referring to something the man did not have in his mind, with the result that he does not know how much he has prayed. Continue reading “Sahih Muslim – Vol.1 – Book IV – Chapter CLVI – P.211”

Sahih Muslim – Vol.1 – Book IV – Chapter CLV – P.210

(748) ‘Abdullah b. Amr b. al-As reported Allah’s Messenger, peace be upon him, as saying:  When the Mu’adhdhin (the one who call the Adhan) says:  Allah is the Greatest, Allah is the Greatest, and one of you should make this response:  Allah is the Greatest, Allah is the Greatest; and (when the Mu’adhdhin) says: I testify that there is no God but Allah, one should respond:  I testify that there is no God but Allah.  And when he says:  I testify that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah, one should make a response:  I testify that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah.  When he says:  Come to prayer, one should make a response:  There is no might and no power except with Allah.  When he says:  Come to salvation, one should response:  There is no might and no power except with Allah. Continue reading “Sahih Muslim – Vol.1 – Book IV – Chapter CLV – P.210”

Sahih Muslim – Vol.1 – Book IV – Chapter CLI – P.207

The Beginning of Adhan

(735) Ibn Umar reported:  When the Muslims came to Medina, they gathered and sought to know the time of prayer but no one summoned them.  One day they discussed the matter, and some of them said: Use something like the bell of the Christians and some of them said:  Use horn like that of the Jews. Umar said, “Why may not a man be appointed who should call (people) to prayer?” The Messenger of Allah, peace be upon him, said, “O Bilal, get up and summon (the people) to prayer. ** Continue reading “Sahih Muslim – Vol.1 – Book IV – Chapter CLI – P.207”