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 while they were praying and they were raising their voices in recitation. The Prophet said, “Verily, the one in prayer is in a private conversation with his Lord, so let one look at how you converse with Him. Do not raise your voices above each other with the Quran.

Source: al-Muwaṭṭa’ 29

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Sakhawi

عَنِ الْبَيَاضِيِّ أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ خَرَجَ عَلَى النَّاسِ وَهُمْ يُصَلُّونَ وَقَدْ عَلَتْ أَصْوَاتُهُمْ بِالْقِرَاءَةِ فَقَالَ إِنَّ الْمُصَلِّيَ يُنَاجِي رَبَّهُ فَلْيَنْظُرْ بِمَا يُنَاجِيهِ بِهِ وَلَا يَجْهَرْ بَعْضُكُمْ عَلَى بَعْضٍ بِالْقُرْآنِ

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