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The Best Hours of the Day- Fajr and Asr

.بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Allah‘s Messenger (peace and blessings be upon him) encouraged the Muslims to safeguard   Fajr and Asr.

جَرِيرٍ قَالَ كُنَّا عِنْدَ النَّبِىِّ – صلى الله عليه وسلم – فَنَظَرَ إِلَى الْقَمَرِ لَيْلَةً – يَعْنِى الْبَدْرَ – فَقَالَ « إِنَّكُمْ سَتَرَوْنَ رَبَّكُمْ كَمَا تَرَوْنَ هَذَا الْقَمَرَ لاَ تُضَامُّونَ فِى رُؤْيَتِهِ ، فَإِنِ اسْتَطَعْتُمْ أَنْ لاَ تُغْلَبُوا عَلَى صَلاَةٍ قَبْلَ طُلُوعِ الشَّمْسِ وَقَبْلَ غُرُوبِهَا فَافْعَلُوا » . ثُمَّ قَرَأَ ( وَسَبِّحْ بِحَمْدِ رَبِّكَ قَبْلَ طُلُوعِ الشَّمْسِ وَقَبْلَ الْغُرُوبِ   (

Jarir (may Allah be pleased with him) said, “ We were with the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) and he looked at the moon on a full moon night and said,” Certainly you will see your Lord as you see this moon and you will have no trouble seeing Him. So if you can avoid missing (through sleep or worldly affairs) a Salah before sunrise and before sunset, you must do so.” He the recited Allah’s verse: “ And glorify the praises of your Lord before the rising of the sun and before its’ setting.” [50:39] [ Bukhari 554]

Ibn Rajab (may Allah have mercy on him) said,” This hadeeth establishes that Allah will be seen in Jannah. .. This hadeeth points to the great importance of Fajr and Asr prayers. They are the best out of the five daily prayers. And for that reason some people call both of them the middle prayer.” [ Fathul Bari 4/ 554 maktabul Ghurabah1996]

Angels come in succession at Fajr and Asr.

 أَبِى هُرَيْرَةَ أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ – صلى الله عليه وسلم – قَالَ « يَتَعَاقَبُونَ فِيكُمْ مَلاَئِكَةٌ بِاللَّيْلِ وَمَلاَئِكَةٌ بِالنَّهَارِ ، وَيَجْتَمِعُونَ فِى صَلاَةِ الْفَجْرِ وَصَلاَةِ الْعَصْرِ ، ثُمَّ يَعْرُجُ الَّذِينَ بَاتُوا فِيكُمْ ، فَيَسْأَلُهُمْ وَهْوَ أَعْلَمُ بِهِمْ كَيْفَ تَرَكْتُمْ عِبَادِى فَيَقُولُونَ تَرَكْنَاهُمْ وَهُمْ يُصَلُّونَ ، وَأَتَيْنَاهُمْ وَهُمْ يُصَلُّونَ

Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated that Allah’s Messenger (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) said,” Angels come to you in succession by night and day and all of them get together at the time of Fajr and Asr prayers. Those who have passed the night with you ascend and Allah asks them, though he knows everything about you, “ In what state did you leave my slaves?” The angels reply: When we left them, they were praying and when we reached them they were praying.” [ Bukhari 555]

Whoever prays Fajr and Asr will enter Paradise. [ inshallah]

أبِى بَكْرِ بْنِ أَبِى مُوسَى عَنْ أَبِيهِ أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ – صلى الله عليه وسلم – قَالَ  مَنْ صَلَّى الْبَرْدَيْنِ دَخَلَ الْجَنَّةَ

Abu Bakr ibn Abe Musa narrated that his father told him that Allah’s Messenger (peace and blessings be upon him) said, “Whoever prays the the two cool Salat (Asr and Fajr prayers) will enter Paradise.” [Bukhari 574]

The Morning and Evening supplications are done at these times.

  وَسَبِّحْ بِحَمْدِ رَبِّكَ قَبْلَ طُلُوعِ الشَّمْسِ وَقَبْلَ غُرُوبِهَا ۖ وَمِنْ آنَاءِ اللَّيْلِ فَسَبِّحْ وَأَطْرَافَ النَّهَارِ لَعَلَّكَ تَرْضَىٰ

..and glorify your Lord by the praising of Him before the rising of the sun

and before its setting, and during hours of the night do also glorify (Him) and during parts of the day, that you may be well pleased [Taha 130 ]

 وَسَبِّحْ بِحَمْدِ رَبِّكَ قَبْلَ طُلُوعِ الشَّمْسِ وَقَبْلَ الْغُرُوبِ

..and sing the praise of your Lord before the rising of the sun and before the setting.[ Qaf 39 ]

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The recitation of the Quran is witnessed at Fajr and Asr.

إِنَّ قُرْآنَ الْفَجْرِ كَانَ مَشْهُودًا

and the morning recitation; surely the morning recitation is witnessed [Isra 78]

*  Shaykh Muhammad ibn Salih AL-Uthaymeen (may Allah have mercy on him said,” This witnessing also applies to Asr, because the recording Angels gather together at that time.”[ Sharhus Saheeh Al-Bukhari 1/143]

Allah will be seen in Jannah after Asr and Fajr

جَرِيرٍ قَالَ كُنَّا عِنْدَ النَّبِىِّ – صلى الله عليه وسلم – فَنَظَرَ إِلَى الْقَمَرِ لَيْلَةً – يَعْنِى الْبَدْرَ    – فَقَالَ « إِنَّكُمْ سَتَرَوْنَ رَبَّكُمْ كَمَا تَرَوْنَ هَذَا الْقَمَرَ لاَ تُضَامُّونَ فِى رُؤْيَتِهِ ، فَإِنِ اسْتَطَعْتُمْ أَنْ لاَ تُغْلَبُوا عَلَى صَلاَةٍ قَبْلَ طُلُوعِ الشَّمْسِ وَقَبْلَ غُرُوبِهَا فَافْعَلُوا » . ثُمَّ قَرَأَ ( وَسَبِّحْ بِحَمْدِ رَبِّكَ قَبْلَ طُلُوعِ الشَّمْسِ وَقَبْلَ الْغُرُوبِ

Jarir (may Allah be pleased with him) said, “ We were with the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) and he looked at the moon on a full moon night and said,” Certainly you will see your Lord as you see this moon and you will have no trouble seeing Him. So if you can avoid missing (through sleep or worldly affairs) a Salah before sunrise and before sunset, you must do so.” He the recited Allah’s verse: “ And glorify the praises of your Lord before the rising of the sun and before its’ setting.” [50:39] [ Bukhari 554]

Ibn Rajab Al-Hanbali (may Allah have mercy on him) said,” Since these are the two special  times when the people of Paradise will see Allah, the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) urged the Muslims to safeguard them in this world. [Al-Muhajjah fee seerid Daleejah ]

Translated and compiled by Abu Aaliyah Abdullah ibn Dwight Battle

Doha, Qatar Jumadul Akhir 18, 1430 ©

Republished and edited on Dhu’l Qi-dah 15th, 1436H©

 

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