Common Mistakes In Prayers (solat).

18 Nov

Common Errors in Prayer That MUST Be
1. Reciting Surat al-Fatiha without
pausing after each verse.
The Prophet (SAW) used to pause after
each verse of this surah. (Abu Dawood)
2. Sticking the arms to the sides of
the body, in rukoo’ or sujood, and
sticking the belly to the thighs in
The Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: “Let
not one of you support himself on his
forearms (in sujood ) like the dog. Let
him rest on his palms and keep his
elbows away from his body.” (Sahih
Muslim). The Messenger of Allah (SAW)
used to keep his arms away from his
body during rukoo’ and sujood that the
whiteness of his armpits could be seen
(Sahih Muslim).
3. Gazing upward during prayer. This
may cause loss of concentration. We are
commanded to lower our gaze, and look
at the point at which the head rests
during sujood. The Prophet (SAW)
warned: “Let those who raise their gaze
up during prayer stop doing so, or else
their sights would not return to them.
[ i.e. Lose their eyesight].”( Muslim)
4. Resting only the tip of the head on
the floor during sujood.
The Prophet (SAW) said: “I am
commanded to prostrate on seven
bones the forehead and the nose, the
two hands [palms], the two knees, and
the two feet.” (Sahih Muslim) Applying
the above command necessitates
resting the forehead and the nose on
the ground during sujood.
5. Hasty performance of prayer
which does not allow repose and
calmness in rukoo’ or sujood.
The Messenger of Allah (SAW) saw a
man who did not complete his
rukoo’ [bowing], and made a very short
sujoo [prostration] ; he (SAW) said: “If
this man dies while praying in this
manner, he would die upholding a
religion other than the religion of
Muhammad.” Abu Hurairah (RA) said:
“My beloved friend, Muhammad (SAW)
forbade me to perform postures of
prayer copying the picking of a rooster;
(signifying fast performance of prayer),
moving eyes around like a fox and the
sitting like monkeys ( i.e. to sit on
thighs).” (Imam Ahmad & at-Tayalisi)
The Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: “The
worst thief is the one who steals from
his own prayer.”? People asked,
‘Messenger of Allah! How could one
steel his own prayer?’ He (SAW) said:
“By not completing its rukoo’ and
sujood.” (At- Tabarani & al-Hakim). To
complete rukoo’ is to stay in that
posture long enough to recite ‘Subhana
rabbiyal Adtheem’ three times, SLOWLY,
and’ Subhana rabbiyal-A’ala’ three
times, SLOWLY, in sujood. He (SAW)
also announced: “He who does not
complete his rukoo’ and sujood, his
prayer is void.” (Abu Dawood & others)
6. Counting tasbeeh with the left
The Prophet (SAW) used to count
tasbeeh on the fingers of his right hand
after salah. Ibn Qudamah (RA) said:
“The Messenger of Allah (SAW) used his
right hand for tasbeeh.” ( Abu Dawud)
The above hadeeth indicates clearly that
the Prophet (SAW) used only one hand
for counting tasbeeh. No Muslim with
sound mind would imagine that the
Prophet (SAW) used his left hand for
counting tasbeeh. Aa’ishah (RA) said
that the Prophet (SAW) used his left
hand only for Istinjaa’, or cleaning
himself after responding to the call of
nature.? He never used it for tasbeeh.
Yasirah (RA) reported:?The Prophet
(SAW) commanded women to count
tasbeeh on their fingers. He Messenger
of Allah (SAW) said:?”They (the fingers)
will be made to speak, and will be
questioned (on the Day of
Resurrection.)” (At-Tirmithi) The above
hadeeth indicates that it is preferable to
count tasbeeh on the fingers of the
right hand than to do so on masbahah
(rosary) .
7. Crossing in front of a praying
The Messenger of Allah (SAW) warned:?
“Were the one who crosses in front of a
praying person to know the
consequences of doing so, he would
have waited for *forty better than to
cross in front of him.” (Sahih Bukhari
and Muslim).
Allah knows best.

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