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07-07-2004, 04:55 AM
Said the Prophet (PBUH): "The five set Prayers may be compared to a stream of fresh water, flowing in front of your house, into which you plunge five times each day. Do you think that would leave any dirt on your body?" When they replied: 'None at all!' The Prophet said: "Indeed the five Prayers remove sins, just as water removes dirt."
07-07-2004, 11:46 AM
:subh: JazakAllah 4 that bro
07-07-2004, 11:53 AM
Although that hadith is pretty clear on what it is implying, would anyone like to provide any Tafseer on it?
Just a nice elaboration. anyone? lol
otherwise i'll go research it and type something up to second an impact.
07-07-2004, 11:05 PM
Sorry, can't offer a tafsir, but just to say, I was reading Fatawa Rahimiya again yesterday, and there's a really nice piece about the importance of salaah in it. :subh: I highly recommend the kitaab - it might be old, but so many of the answers are like mini-articles/essays. :alhamd:.
07-07-2004, 11:16 PM
Allah (SW), with His infinite Grace and Mercy has made the cleansing of one's sins obligatory upon us. This really proves the depth of Allah's Mercy upon us; He knows very well that His slaves will sin, and since he doesn't like to see His them dirty with sins, He has set up this mechanism whereby His slaves can wash off their sins that have accumulated since the last Salah.
Taking a bath or swim 5 times a day, everyday, can easily become annoying. But how can the oppurtunity from the Creator to cleanse one's sins 5 times a day ever be annoying? Nobody knows when death will come knocking. Isn't it best to be as clean as possible when the angel of death executes the orders of Allah on us?
08-07-2004, 03:27 AM
I've failed in tafsiring, but Jzkk eat-halal guy and saleel for that.
Thought I'd post this up.....taken from one of those sites
The Holy Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said: “If there was a river at the door of anyone of you and he took a bath in it five times a day, would you notice any dirt on him?" The Companions said: “Not a trace of dirt would be left." The Prophet added, "That is the example of the five Prayers with which Allah annuls evil deeds." (Saheeh Bukhari & Saheeh Muslim)
Here “evil deeds” mean the lesser sins. The cardinal sins are forgiven only after repentance and giving the people their due rights.
It is recorded in Mishkaat Shareef that once during the winter season, the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) caught hold of a tree branch and shook it, causing its leaves to fall. He then said: “When a Muslim offers Prayer, seeking Allah's pleasure, his sins fall off like these leaves did."
The Holy Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) has also said: “For the one who is regular in his Prayer, the Prayer will become a light, a guide and the cause of his salvation on the Day of Resurrection. Whereas the one who is not regular in his Prayers, will not have any light, guide or salvation - and on the Day of Resurrection, he will be along with Qaroon, Firaun, Hamaan, Ubai bin Khalaf” - i.e. with the major infidels. (Mishkaat)
Another blessing of Prayer is that all hardships are resolved through it, and the offerer gains solace from it. Hazrat Huzaifah (may Allah be well pleased with him) says that whenever the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) was faced with any difficulty, he used to turn his attention towards Prayer. (Abu Dawood)
08-07-2004, 10:18 PM
We used this hadith and tafsir, at college during Friday talks, its nice to hear it again alhamdulilah
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