The Importance of Salah in the light of Prophet Muhammad SAW Hadiths
Narrated AbuHuraira (RA) Rasulullah (SAW) said: Five prayers and from one Friday prayer to (the next) Friday prayer is an expiation (of the sins committed in between their intervals) if major sins are not committed.
(Sahih Muslim Book 2, Number 0448)
Narrated Abu Huraira (RA): I heard Allah's Apostle saying, "If there was a river at the door of anyone of you and he took a bath in it five times a day would you notice any dirt on him?" They said, "Not a trace of dirt would be left." The Prophet added, "That is the example of the five prayers with which Allah blots out (annuls) evil deeds."
(Sahih Al Bukhari Volume 1, Book 10, Hadith # 506)
Narrated Uthman ibn Affan (RA) Rasulullah (SAW) at the time of our returning from our prayer told us (certain things pertaining to purification).
He said:”I do not know whether I should tell you a thing or keep quiet”. We said: “Rasulullah, tell us if it is good and if it is otherwise, Allah and Messenger (SAW) know better”. Upon this he said: “A Muslim who purifies (himself) and completes purification as enjoined upon him by Allah and then offers the prayers, that will be expiations (of his sins he committed) between these (prayers).”
(Sahih Muslim Book 2, Hadith # 0444)
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Narrated Jabir ibn Abdullah (RA) Rasulullah (SAW) said: “The similitude of five prayers is like an overflowing river passing by the gate of one of you in which he washes five times daily.” Hasan said: “No filthiness can remain on him.”
(Sahih Muslim Book 4, Hadith # 1411)
Narrated Abu Hurairah (RA) Rasualullah (SAW) said: "Martyrs are those who die because of drowning, plague, an abdominal disease, or of being buried alive by a falling building." And then he added, "If the people knew the Reward for the Zuhr prayer in its early time, they would race for it. If they knew the reward for the 'Isha' and the Fajr prayers in congregation, they would join them even if they had to crawl. If they knew the reward for the first row, they would draw lots for it."
(Sahih Al-Bukhari Volume 1, Book 11, Hadith # 688)
Narrated Abu Hurairah (RA) Rasulullah (SAW) said:"Allah will prepare for him who goes to the mosque in the morning and in the afternoon (for the congregational prayer) an honorable place in Paradise with good hospitality for (what he has done) every morning and afternoon goings.”
(Sahih Al-Bukhari Volume 1, Book 11, Hadith # 631)
Narrated Abu Hurairah (RA) Rasualullah (SAW) 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 added, "Certainly I wish 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 Al-Bukhari Volume 1, Book 11, Hadith # 626)
Narrated Abu Huraira Rasulullah (SAW) said:"The angels keep on asking Allah's forgiveness for anyone of you, as long as he is at his Mu’salla (praying place) and he does not pass wind (Hadath). They say, 'O Allah! Forgive him, O Allah! be Merciful to him."
(Sahih Al-Bukhari, Volume 1, Book 8, Hadith #436)
Rasulullah (SAW) said: "The first matter that the slave will be brought to account for on the Day of Judgment is the prayer. If it is sound, then the rest of his deeds will be sound. And if it is bad, then the rest of his deeds will be bad."
(Recorded by al-Tabarani. Sahih al-Jami, vol.1, p. 503)