90. Reward of Salaat

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أَبِی ره قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ یَحْیَی عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ أَحْمَدَ عَنْ مُوسَی بْنِ جَعْفَرٍ عَنْ عُبَیْدِ اللَّهِ عَنْ وَاصِلِ بْنِ سُلَیْمَانَ وَ عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ سِنَانٍ عَنْ أَبِی عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ ص مَا مِنْ صَلَاهٍ یَحْضُرُ وَقْتُهَا إِلَّا نَادَی مَلَکٌ بَیْنَ یَدَیِ النَّاسِ أَیُّهَا النَّاسُ قُومُوا إِلَی نِیرَانِکُمُ الَّتِی أَوْقَدْتُمُوهَا عَلَی ظُهُورِکُمْ فَأَطْفِئُوهَا بِصَلَاتِکُمْ.


1. Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) narrates that the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) said, “Whenever the time of Salaat starts, an angel calls out to the people, ‘O people, stand up! Extinguish the fire, which you have lighted on your backs with the help of Salaat.”




حَدَّثَنِی مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ الْحَسَنِ الصَّفَّارُ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ الْحُسَیْنِ بْنِ أَبِی الْخَطَّابِ عَنِ الْحَسَنِ بْنِ مَحْبُوبٍ عَنْ عَبْدِ الْعَزِیزِ عَنِ ابْنِ أَبِی یَعْفُورٍ قَالَ قَالَ أَبُو عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع إِذَا صَلَّیْتَ صَلَاهً فَرِیضَهً فَصَلِّهَا لِوَقْتِهَا صَلَاهَ مُوَدِّعٍ یَخَافُ أَنْ لَا یَعُودَ إِلَیْهَا أَبَداً ثُمَّ اصْرِفْ بِبَصَرِکَ إِلَی مَوْضِعِ سُجُودِکَ فَلَوْ تَعْلَمُ مَنْ عَنْ یَمِینِکَ وَ شِمَالِکَ لَأَحْسَنْتَ صَلَاتَکَ وَ اعْلَمْ أَنَّکَ قُدَّامَ مَنْ یَرَاکَ وَ لَا تَرَاهُ.


2. Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) says, “O Abdullah, when you offer an obligatory prayer, offer it on time. Else it is possible that you might lose the opportunity to do so. Focus your eyes on the place of your prostrations while offering Salaat. You pray carefully as if there is someone around you. Know that He is seeing you and you are not able to see Him.”




حَدَّثَنِی مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ مُوسَی بْنِ الْمُتَوَکِّلِ قَالَ حَدَّثَنِی عَلِیُّ بْنُ الْحُسَیْنِ السَّعْدَآبَادِیُّ عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ أَبِی عَبْدِ اللَّهِ الْبَرْقِیِّ عَنْ أَبِیهِ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ أَبِی عُمَیْرٍ عَنْ جَمِیلٍ عَنْ أَبِی عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع قَالَ: لِلْمُصَلِّی ثَلَاثُ خِصَالٍ إِذَا قَامَ فِی صَلَاتِهِ یَتَنَاثَرُ عَلَیْهِ الْبِرُّ مِنْ أَعْنَانِ السَّمَاءِ إِلَی مَفْرَقِ رَأْسِهِ وَ تَحُفُّ بِهِ الْمَلَائِکَهُ مِنْ قَدَمَیْهِ إِلَی أَعْنَانِ السَّمَاءِ وَ مَلَکٌ یُنَادِی أَیُّهَا الْمُصَلِّی لَوْ تَعْلَمُ مَنْ تُنَاجِی مَا انْفَتَلْتَ.


3. It was narrated to me by Muhammad b. Musa b. al-Mutawakil who said it was narrated to me by Ali b. al-Hussain al-Sa’dabadi from Ahmad b. Abi Abdillah al-Barqi from his father from Muhammad b. Abi ’Umayr from Jameel from Abi Abdillah (a.s.) who said: “There are three benefits of Salaat – whenever a person stands for Salaat, good deeds descend on him from all the corners of the heaven, angels surround that person from the place under his feet till the heaven and an angel calls out, ‘O worshipper! If you had known to Whom you are supplicating you would have never missed it.”