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Fajr Prayer - Story

No prayer is harder for the hypocrites than the Fajr and the 'Isha' prayers"

Source : Doorwaytoparadise.blogspot.ru / 15 Feb 2013

A man woke up early in order to pray the Fajr prayer in the masjid. He got dressed, made his ablution and was on his way to the masjid.On his way to the masjid, the man fell and his clothes got dirty. He got up, brushed himself off, and headed home. At home, he changed his clothes, made his ablution, and was, again, on his way to the masjid.On his way to the masjid, he fell again and at the same spot! He,again, got up, brushed himself off and headed home. At home he, once again, changed his clothes, made his ablution and was on his way to the masjid.On his way to the masjid, he met a man holding a lamp. He asked the man of his identity and the man replied 'I saw you fall twice on your way to the masjid, so I brought a lamp so I can light your way.' The first man thanked him profusely and the two where on their way to the masjid.Once at the masjid, the first man asked the man with the lamp to come in and pray Fajr with him. The second man refused. The first man asked him a couple more times and, again, the answer was the same.

The first man asked him why he did not wish to come in and pray. The man replied'I am Satan.' The man was shocked at this reply. Satan went on to explain, 'I saw you on your way to the masjid and it was I who made you fall. When you went home, cleaned yourself and went back on your way to the masjid, Allah forgave all of your sins. I made you fall a second time, and even that did not encourage you to stay home, but rather, you went back on your way to the masjid. Because of that, Allah forgave all the sins of the people of your household . I was afraid if I made you fall one more time, then Allah will forgive the sins of the people of your village, so I made sure that you reached the masjid safely’.

Importance of 'Fajr' prayer according to our beloved Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him):

Narrated by Abu Huraira (may Allah be pleased with him):

The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, "No prayer is harder for the hypocrites than the Fajr and the 'Isha' prayers and if they knew the reward for these prayers at their respective times, they would certainly present themselves (in the mosques) even if they had to crawl." The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) added, "Certainly I decided to order the Mu'adh-dhin (call-maker) to pronounce Iqama and order a man to lead the prayer and then take a fire flame to burn all those who had not left their houses so far for the prayer along with their houses." Sahih Bukhari)Volume 1, Book 11, Number 626 :

Narrated by Abu Bakr bin Abi Musa (may Allah be pleased with him):

My father said, "Allah's Apostle (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, 'Whoever prays the two cool prayers ('Asr and Fajr) will go to Paradise.' (Sahih Bukhari) Volume 1, Book 10, Number 548

'So do not let Satan benefit from his actions. Do not put off a good that you intended to do as you never know how much reward you might  receive from the hardships you encounter while trying to achieve that good’.

                                                                                                             

 

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