Prayer Gears

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الحمد لله رب العالمين والصلاة والسلام على أشرف الأنبياء والمرسلين نبينا محمد وعلى آله وصحبه أجمعين اما بعد

السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته  

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 أَلَا بِذِڪۡرِ ٱللَّهِ تَطۡمَٮِٕنُّ ٱلۡقُلُوبُ (٢٨) سُوۡرَةُ الرّعد

“Verily in the remembrance of Allah the hearts find peace!”

When will that be? It is when you are alone with Allah, on your prayer rug or without rug like the Bedouin above. Imam Abu Daud رحمه الله narrated in his Sunan:

حَدَّثَنَا مُوسَى بْنُ إِسْمَاعِيلَ، حَدَّثَنَا حَمَّادٌ، ح وَحَدَّثَنَا مُسَدَّدٌ، حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ الْوَاحِدِ، عَنْ عَمْرِو بْنِ يَحْيَى، عَنْ أَبِيهِ، عَنْ أَبِي سَعِيدٍ، قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم – وَقَالَ مُوسَى فِي حَدِيثِهِ فِيمَا يَحْسَبُ عَمْرٌو – أَنَّ النَّبِيَّ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ ‏ “‏ الأَرْضُ كُلُّهَا مَسْجِدٌ إِلاَّ الْحَمَّامَ وَالْمَقْبُرَةَ ‏”‏ ‏.‏

“Narrated Sa’id رضى الله عنه : and the narrator Musa said: As far as Amr thinks, the Prophet ﷺ said: The whole earth is a place of prayer except public baths and graveyards.”

You wake up in the quiet of the night and you think only of Him. After having your ablution وضوء and preliminary obligatory or recommended observations you stand up and face Mecca, and pray.

You begin your Tahajud (night vigil prayer) with a set of two light raka’as, and then another set of two raka’as, and then another set of two raka’as, and then another set of two raka’as – eight raka’as in all, separated by Salam in between the sets. You recite to the depth of your heart verses of the Qoran in the raka’as which are easy upon you. Then you stand up again, have a set of two raka’as of Witr, and then finally a raka’a to conclude your prayer for the night of the day. With the prayer you shall find rest of your heart, sublime peace!

to be continued ….

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