Forty Short Hadiths on Salaat

1. Salaat was the first and the foremost thing ordained by Allah, and it shall be the first and the foremost thing to be reckoned for on the Day of Judgement.

2. Fear Allah in the matter of salaat! Fear Allah in the matter of salaat! Fear Allah in the matter of salaat!

3. Salaat intervenes between man and Shirk.

4. Salaat is the mark of Islam. A person who says his salaat at the fixed hours with sincerity and devotion, observing all its regulations including the Mustahabbaat, is surely a Mo'min.

5. Of all things that have been ordained by Allah, Imaan and salaat are the most valued. If there were any otber thing better than salaat, then Allah would have ordained it for His Angels, some of whom are always in ruku and others in sajdah.

6. Salaat is the pillar of Islam.

7. Salaat abases the Devil.

8. Salaat is the light of a Mo'min.

9. Salaat is the best Jihaad.

10. Allah keeps relenting towards a person so long as he is engaged in salaat.

11. When a calamity befalls us from the heaven,people frequenting the masjid are spared and saved.

12. If some major sins of a Muslim, land him in Hell, the fire would not burn those parts of his body which have touched the ground while he was in sajdah during his salaat.

13. Fire has been forbidden to touch those parts of the body which touch the ground while performing the sajdah.

14. Of all the practices, salaat made at fixed hours is most loved by Allah.

15. Allah likes most the posture of a person when he is in sajdah, pressing his forehead on the ground in humility.

16. A person in sajdah is nearest unto Allah.

17. Salaat is a key to Paradise.

18. When a person stands in salaat the gates of Paradise are let open and all the veils between him and Allah are lifted (provided that he spoils not his salaat by coughing etc).

19. A person in salaat (so to say) knocks at the door of the sovereign Lord, and the door is always opened for him who knocks.

20. The position of salaat in Islam is as the position of the head in a body.

21. Salaat is the light of the heart. Let those who wish enlighten their hearts (through salaat).

22. If a person wishes to have his sins forgiven by Allah, he should perform the wuzu properly, offer with devotion two or four rak'aats of farz or nafl and then pray to Allah. Allah will forgive him.

23. Any strip of earth, on which Allah is remembered in salaat, takes pride over the rest of the Earth.

24. Allah accepts the prayer of a person who prays to Him after performing two rakaats of salaat. Allah grants him what he prays for, sometimes immediately and sometimes (in his own interest) later.

25. A person who performs two rakaats of salaat in seclusion, where nobody except Allah and His Angels see him, receives a writ of deliverance from the fire of hell.

26. Grant of one prayer (wish) becomes due to a person from Allah after each farz salaat performed by him.

27. Fire of Hell is forbidden and the Paradise becomes due to a person who performs his wazu properly and says his salaat conscientiously, according to its regulations.

28. The Devil remains scared of a Muslim so long as he is particular about his salaat, but no sooner does he neglect it than the Devil gets a hold upon him and aspires for success in seducing him.

29.Saalat at its early hours is the most excellent practice.

30. Salaat is the offering of the pious.

31. Salaat at its early hours is a practice most liked by Allah.

32. At dawn, some people go to the masjid and some to the market. Those going to the musjid are the flag-bearers of Imaan and those leaving for the market are the flag-bearers of the Devil.

33. The four rakaats before Zuhr have the same reward as the four rakaats of Tahajjud.

34. The four rakaats before Zuhr are counted equal (in reward) to the four rakaats of Tahajjud.

35. Mercy of Allah turns towards a person standing in Salaat.

36. Salaat at the dead of night is most valued, but there are very few who do it.

37.Jibra-eel (Alayhis salaam) came to me and said, 0,Muhammad (Sallallaho alaihe wasallam)! however long thou livest thou shalt die one day, and whoever, thou may love thou shalt depart from him one day. Surely, thou shalt receive the recompense of whatever (good or evil) thou dost. No doubt the dignity of a Mo'min is in Tahajjud and his honour is in contentment and restraint.

38. Two rakaats in the late hours of the night are more valuable than all the riches of this world. But for fear of hardship to my followers, I would have made these obligatory.

39. Keep offering Tahajjud, for it is the path of the righteous and the means of approach to Allah. Tahajjud keeps one away from sins, causes forgiveness of sins and improves the health of the body.

40. Allah says, ' 0,son of Aadam! Do not be weak in offering four rakaats in the early part of the day, for I shall suffice thee in thy jobs in the rest of it '.

Source: Fazaile Aaamal

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