Hadith on Salat: Prayer is a private conversation with Allah

Al-Bayadi reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, came out to the people while they were praying and they were raising their voices in recitation. The Prophet said, “Verily, the one in prayer is in an intimate conversation with his Lord Almighty, so let one look at how he converses with Him. Do not raise your voices above each other with the Quran.

Source: Musnad Aḥmad 19022

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Arna’ut

عَنِ الْبَيَاضِيِّ أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ خَرَجَ عَلَى النَّاسِ وَهُمْ يُصَلُّونَ وَقَدْ عَلَتْ أَصْوَاتُهُمْ بِالْقِرَاءَةِ فَقَالَ إِنَّ الْمُصَلِّي يُنَاجِي رَبَّهُ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ فَلْيَنْظُرْ مَا يُنَاجِيهِ وَلَا يَجْهَرْ بَعْضُكُمْ عَلَى بَعْضٍ بِالْقُرْآنِ

19022 مسند أحمد

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