Taking Care of Your Prayers

Abu Musa Al-Ash’ari (radi Allahu anhu) reported that the Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said, “He who observes the Fajr and Asr (prayers) will enter Jannah.”

[Al-Bukhari and Muslim]

Commentary:

Muslims are enjoined to take special care of two of the five prescribed Salat, namely Fajr and Asr because they occur during very comfortable hours. Their excellence, and inducement on them, have been mentioned here for the reason that there is greater possibility of laziness and negligence in these two Salat.

It is very difficult indeed to rise for Salat-ul-Fajr (the dawn prayer). Similar is the case of Salat-ul-Asr (the afternoon prayer). It is the time when a person is very busy in winding up his daily affairs and thus there is serious risk of losing this Salat on this account.

One who observes these two at their stated time, can easily secure the other three without much effort. This endeavour on his part to secure Salat will be a very effective means for him to enter Jannah.

And Allah Knows Best!

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