Hadith Qudsi About Prayer (Salat) ~ Hi all readers! In some of the previous articles I have explained that the content of the hadith qudsi is very diverse. There are hadith qudsi which explain about divinity, there are hadith qudsi which explain about ethics, and so forth. In this article I will explain the hadith qudsi that related to prayer (salat). Of course, as Muslims we already know that prayer is one of the most important rituals in Islam and for Muslims. That’s why I wrote this article. So, you have to read this article to the end!
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What I mean by the hadith qudsi about prayer (salat) here is, that there is a hadith qudsi related to one of the required readings in prayer. Of course, you already know what Surah al-Fatihah is and what it its status in prayer. Without it, our prayers are not valid. In other words, we can also say that the hadith qudsi that I will explain in this article is the hadith qudsi about surah al-Fatihah. The hadith qudsi which I mean is as follows;
قَالَ اللهُ تَعَالَى : قَسَمْتُ الصَّلَاةَ بَيْنِيْ وَبَيْنَ عَبْدِيْ نِصْفَيْنِ , وَلِعَبْدِيْ مَا سَأَلَ . فَإِذَا قَالَ الْعَبْدُ ( الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِيْنَ ) قَالَ اللهُ : حَمِدَنِيْ عَبْدِيْ . فَإِذَا قَالَ ( الرَّحْمَانِ الرَّحِيْمِ ) قَالَ اللهُ : أَثْنَى عَلَيَّ عَبْدِيْ : فَإِذَا قَالَ ( مَالِكِ يَوْمِ الدِّيْنِ ) قَالَ : مَجَّدَنِيْ عَبْدِيْ . وَإِذَا قَالَ ( إِيَّاكَ نَعْبُدُ وَإِيَّاكَ نَسْتَعِيْنُ ) قَالَ : هَذَا بَيْنِيْ وَبَيْنَ عَبْدِيْ وَلِعَبْدِيْ مَا سَأَلَ . فَإِذَا قَالَ ( اِهْدِنَا الصِّرَاطَ الْمُسْتَقِيْمَ صِرَاطَ الَّذِيْنَ أَنْعَمْتَ عَلَيْهِمْ غَيْرِ الْمَغْضُوْبِ عَلَيْهِمْ وَلَا الضَّالِيْنَ ) قَالَ : هَذَا لِعَبْدِيْ وَلِعَبْدِيْ مَا سَأَلَ
Allah Taala said, “I have divided the prayer into two parts, and my servant gets what he has asked for.” If the servant says, “All praise belongs to Allah, the Lord who rules the universe,” then Allah said, “My servant has praised me.” If the servant says, “God is merciful and most merciful,” then Allah says, “My servant has praised me.” If the servant says, “The Lord who rules the Day of Judgment,” then Allah says, “My servant has glorified Me.” If the servant says, “I only worship you and only ask you for help,” then Allah says, “This is between me and my servant, and my servant has got what he has asked for.” If the servant says, “Show us the straight path, the path of those whom You have given pleasure to, not the path of those whom You have wrathed, and also not the way of those who have gone astray,” then Allah said, “This is belongs to my servant, and my servant gets what he has asked for.”
All Readers! If we have read and understood the hadith qudsi above, then at least we can conclude some important things as follows;
First; in general, from the hadith qudsi above we can understand that prayer is essentially a very harmonious communication between Allah and a servant. One form of communication is as explained in the hadith qudsi above.
Second; in the hadith qudsi above explained, that Allah divides prayer into two; one for Allah and another for a servant. The general intention is, that when a servant reads Surah al-Fatihah in prayer, then that is when there is harmonious communication between the two parties; between Allah and a servant.
Third; in the hadith qudsi above explained that Allah must grant all the requests of a servant when he prayed.
All Readers! That is a brief explanation of hadith qudsi about prayer (salat) or hadith qudsi about surah al-Fatihah. Do you understand? If you want to ask, please ask!
I think that’s enough for this article. May be useful! Amen!
See you in the next article!
Muhammad al-Madani, al-Ittihafat as-Saniyyah fi al-Ahadits al-Qudsiyyah, Dar al-Jail, Beirut, p. 25-26.