Congregational Prayer صلاة الجماعة

Umar on Bid’ah: Warning against innovated worship

Al-Ma’mur ibn Suwayd reported: We were with Umar, may Allah be pleased with him, between Mecca and Medina, and we performed the dawn prayer. Then, he saw people descending to […]

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Hadith on Salah: Warning against missing congregational ‘Asr prayer

Ibn Umar reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever misses the afternoon prayer, it is as if he had lost his family and his

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Hadith on Jama’ah: Reward for intending congregational prayer, even if missed

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever performs ablution in the best manner, then sets out but finds that the people had

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Hadith on Masajid: Believers are pillars in the mosque

Abu Huraira reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, the mosques have pillars with whom the angels sit. If they are absent, the angels miss their

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Hadith on Rulers: Warning not to obey leaders if they order sin

Abdullah ibn Mas’ud reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “There will be rulers appointed over you who delay the prayer from its proper times

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Hadith on Shaytan: Satan lies in wait for you to enter the mosque

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, one of you enters the mosque, and Satan mounts him just as a man mounts

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Hadith on Salat: Set prayer rows in order, close the gaps

Ibn Umar reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Establish the rows for prayer, stand shoulder to shoulder, close the gaps, accommodate your brethren, and do not

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Hadith on Jumu’ah: Have presence at sermon, be near to Imam

Samurah ibn Jundub reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Be present at the sermon and come close to the Imam. Verily, a man continues

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Hadith on Salat: Allah boasts to angels for those waiting in mosque

Abdullah ibn Amr reported: We performed the sunset prayer with the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him. Some people left and some people stayed. The Prophet came

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Hadith on Jama’ah: Imams should supplicate for their congregants too

Thawban reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The one who leads others in prayer should not supplicate only for himself to the exclusion of

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Hadith on ‘Isha: Delay evening prayer for half the night if not hardship

Aisha reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, held back the evening prayer one night until most people had retired for the night. Then, the Prophet

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Ibn Mas’ud on Jama’ah: Strong encouragement to pray in congregation

Abu al-Ahwas reported: Abdullah ibn Mas’ud, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Whoever would be pleased to meet Allah tomorrow as a Muslim, let him guard over these prayers

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Hadith on Janazah: Four takbirat in the funeral prayer

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings upon him, announced the news to people on the day the Negus died. The Prophet went out with them to

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Hadith on Dhikr: Remembering Allah loudly or softly after prayer

Ibn Abbas reported: The people would raise their voices in remembrance as they left the obligatory prayers in the time of the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him. Ibn

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Abdullah on Bid’ah: Rejection of apparently good or small innovations

Salamah al-Hamdani reported: We used to sit by the door of Abdullah ibn Mas’ud, may Allah be pleased with him, before dawn prayer. When he came out, we would walk

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Abu Darda on Bid’ah: Anger at seeing innovations in the religion

Umm Darda reported: Abu Darda, may Allah be pleased with him, entered upon me while he was furious. I said, “Why are you angry?” Abu Darda said, “By Allah, I

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‘Ata’ on Graves: Prohibition of mosques pointing to a graveyard

Ibn Jurayj reported: I said to ‘Ata’, may Allah have mercy on him, “Do you disapprove of us praying in the midst of graves or in a mosque pointing towards

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Hadith on Salat: Praying with and for every Muslim

Ibn Umar reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Perform funeral prayer over whoever says there is no God but Allah. Perform prayer behind whoever

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