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Muslim Spirit comfort

Muslim Spirit comfort

Spirit comfort

Spirit comfort
Written by Mohammed Adra, The Message Magazine
Monday, 02 October 2006
Ramadan… with its elegant days and fragrant nights comes with it the beauty of a blessed prayer for a blessed month… the prayer of Taraweeh.

The month in which the mosques are full, night after night with its inhabitants all seeking, all asking, all pleading for the same thing: the mercy and forgiveness of Allah (Swt).

Our beloved Prophet (S) was narrated to have said, “The one who observes the Taraweeh prayer at night during the month of Ramadan with complete faith and devotion only for the sake of recompense of the hereafter, will have all of their previous sins forgiven by Allah (Swt).”

Ramadan … with its elegant days and fragrant nights comes with it the beauty of a blessed prayer for a blessed month…

the prayer of Taraweeh . The month in which the mosques are full, night after night with its inhabitants all seeking, all asking, all pleading for the same thing: the mercy and forgiveness of Allah (Swt).

Our beloved Prophet (S) was narrated to have said, “The one who observes the Taraweeh prayer at night during the month of Ramadan with complete faith and devotion only for the sake of recompense of the hereafter, will have all of their previous sins forgiven by Allah (Swt).”

There is no greater sight than to see the crowds of people flocking into the Masjids seeking the countenance of Allah after experiencing the pains of hunger, the thirst of the day, and the weakness of the body.
So what is it that makes this prayer so special? To answer this, we must go right back to the beginning.

Allah (Swt) made certain forms of worship obligatory.

He (Swt) also prescribed the recommended acts of worship that would increase the rewards.

In a hadith Qudsi reported by Imam Bukhari, the Prophet (S) said: “Allah (Swt) said: ‘My servant draws not near to Me with any thing more loved by Me than the religious duties I have enjoined upon him, and My servant continues to draw near to Me with supererogatory works so that I shall love him. When I love him I am his hearing with which he hears, his seeing with which he sees, his hand with which he strikes and his foot with which he walks.

Were he to ask [something] of Me, I would surely give it to him, and were he to ask Me for refuge, I would surely grant him it.”

The prayer is one of these duties. Allah (Swt) prescribed upon us five prayers during the day and night – five to perform and fifty in rewards on the scale on the Day of Judgment.

Allah (Swt) instructed us to increase our non-obligatory prayers so that they can make up for the less perfect obligatory prayers.

In an authentic hadith reported by Imam At-Tirmithi and others, the Prophet Muhammad (S) said: “The first of his actions for which a servant of Allah will be held accountable on The Day Resurrection will be his prayers.
If they are in order, then he will have prospered and succeeded; and if they are wanting, then he will have failed and lost.

If there is something defective in his obligatory prayers, the Lord (Swt) will say: see if my servant has any voluntary prayers with which may complete that which was defective in his obligatory prayers.

Then the rest of his religious duties will be judged in like fashion.”

From the recommended Sunnah prayers, there is one special prayer that ranks as the greatest after the obligatory prayers. This is the night prayer. Imam Muslim reported that the Prophet (S) said: “The best prayer after the obligatory is the night prayer” and during the month of Ramadan, out of the Mercy of Allah, this night prayer can also be referred to as being the Taraweeh prayer.”

The word ‘Taraweeh’ literally means ‘spirit comfort,’ and is a highly recommended Sunnah action to be performed throughout the month of Ramadan as it is considered a part of the Muslim’s nightly devotional acts. The observance of the Taraweeh prayer is an integral part of Ramadan.

The Messenger of Allah (S) recommended to his companions to dedicate more time, energy and attention to prayer so that their soul may be purified and elevated.

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On one particular occasion, the Prophet (S) addressed his followers on the last day of Shaban (on the eve of Ramadan) and said, “There is a night in this month which is greater in excellence than a thousand months; Allah has enjoined an extra salah to be offered in the nights of this month.

If a person performs a nafl (voluntary) act, out of his own free choice during this month, he will be entitled to receive the reward of a fard (obligatory) act performed in other months”.

It is clearly evident that the virtues associated with performing the Taraweeh prayer continuously throughout the month of Ramadan offers a reward of tremendous value.

Therefore, one should strive to offer this prestigious prayer to reap the maximum reward for offering its performance, inshaAllah.

I’ll see you at the mosque tonight InshaAllah!

 

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