Showing posts with label Fajr Prayer. Show all posts
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Saturday 11 March 2023

Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ of reciting Surah Al Sajda and Surah Al Insaan in Fajr Prayer on Fridays

Friday assumes a special day in the lives oof Muslims all over the world. For on this day, the Muslims join together to attend the Friday Congregational prayer as an obligatory act in place of the usual noon prayer, the Duhr prayer. and it is on Friday that the revered Prophet Muhammad ﷺ used to recite two surahs from Qur'an, that is Surah Al Sajda and Surah Al Insaan, in the pre-dawn prayer, the Fajr prayer, 

This act of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ is mentioned in Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī (Book 11 - Friday Prayer كتاب الجمعة / Chapter 10: What should be recited in the Fajr prayer on Friday باب مَا يُقْرَأُ فِي صَلاَةِ الْفَجْرِ يَوْمَ الْجُمُعَةِ) as Hadith 891, given herein under:

حَدَّثَنَا أَبُو نُعَيْمٍ، قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا سُفْيَانُ، عَنْ سَعْدِ بْنِ إِبْرَاهِيمَ، عَنْ عَبْدِ الرَّحْمَنِ ـ هُوَ ابْنُ هُرْمُزَ ـ عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ ـ رضى الله عنه ـ قَالَ كَانَ النَّبِيُّ صلى الله عليه وسلم يَقْرَأُ فِي الْجُمُعَةِ فِي صَلاَةِ الْفَجْرِ ‏{‏الم * تَنْزِيلُ‏}‏ السَّجْدَةَ وَ‏{‏هَلْ أَتَى عَلَى الإِنْسَانِ‏}

Narrated by Abu Huraira: The Prophet (ﷺ) used to recite the following in the Fajr prayer of Friday, "Alif, Lam, Mim, Tanzil" (Suratas- Sajda #32) and "Hal-ata-ala-l-Insani" (i.e. Surah-Ad-Dahr #76).

The Surah sajdah is placed at the 32nd place in the Qur'an while Surah Al Insaan (also called Surah Ad Dahr) at the 76th place. There doesn't seem to be any correlation of these two surahs placed so wide apart in the Qur'an. Yet the Prophet of Allah recited these in the first and second rakats of the Fajr prayer. One may wonder why, for these two surahs are quite long. Once Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) got angry with Mu’aadh (may Allah be pleased with him) and rebuked him for that.”. Well, I too got inquisitive and after lot of effort finally found an answer about the correlation of these two surahs. I will share this beautiful and interesting correlation in one of my next posts.
May Allāh (سبحانه و تعالى‎) help us understand Qur'ān and follow the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, which is embodiment of commandments of Allah contained in the Qur'ān. May Allah help us to be like the ones He loves and let our lives be lived helping others and not making others' lives miserable or unlivable. May all our wrong doings, whether intentional or unintentional, be forgiven before the angel of death knocks on our door. 
وَمَا عَلَيۡنَاۤ اِلَّا الۡبَلٰغُ الۡمُبِيۡنُ‏ 
(36:17) and our duty is no more than to clearly convey the Message.”
That is Our duty is only to convey to you the message that Allah has entrusted us with. Then it is for you to accept it or reject it. We have not been made responsible for making you accept it forcibly, and if you do not accept it, we shall not be seized in consequence of your disbelief, you will yourselves be answerable for your actions on Day of Resurrection.

May Allah forgive me if my posts ever imply a piety far greater than I possess. I am most in need of guidance.

Reading the Qur'ān should be a daily obligation of a Muslim - Reading it with translation will make it meaningful. But reading its Exegesis / Tafsir will make you understand it fully. It will also help the Muslims to have grasp over social issues and their answers discussed in the Qur'an and other matter related to inter faith so that they are able to discuss issues with non-Muslims with authority based on refences from Qur'an.

Note: When we mention God in our posts, we mean One True God, we call Allah in Islam, with no associates. Allah is the Sole Creator of all things, and that Allah is all-powerful and all-knowing. Allah has no offspring, no race, no gender, no body, and is unaffected by the characteristics of human life.

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