Hi all readers! In this article, I will still present the words of the Prophet Muhammad to Ali bin Abi Talib. The message I will present this time is about the importance of maintaining perfection of ablution and prayer. Okay! Straight to! One day the Prophet Muhammad gave a message to Ali bin Abi Talib;
“O Ali, pay attention to the perfection of ablution! The truth is that it is part of faith. If you have fluency, then don’t overdo it in using water! If you have finished ablution then read, “Innaa anzalnaahu fii lailati al-Qadr” [The point is to read the 97th letter of al-Qadr in the Qur’an]. up to ten times after washing both feet, then Allah will eliminate your distress.”
“O Ali! If you have finished ablution, then take water and wipe it on your neck with your hands and say;
سُبْحَانَكَ اَللَّهُمَّ وَبِحَمْدِكَ أَشْهَدُ أَنْ لآ إِلَهَ إِلَّا أَنْتَ وَحْدَكَ لَا شَرِيْكَ لَكَ أَسْتَغْفِرُكَ وَأَتُوْبُ إِلَيْكَ
O Allah, by Your praise I testify that there is no god but You who is One and there is no ally for You. I ask you forgiveness and repent to you.
Then look at the earth and say;
أَشْهَدُ أَنَّ مُحَمّداً عَبْدُكَ وَرَسُوْلُكَ
I testify that Muhammad is Your servant and Your messenger.
Indeed, the person who says this will forgive all of his small sins and all his great sins.”
“O Ali! Surely the angels ask forgiveness for humans as long as they are in ablution and have no hadats.” [The meaning of the sentence “Ablution and have no hadats ” is that the ablution is not canceled ].
“O Ali! Whoever takes a bath on Friday [the bathing intention that was used was the intention of bathing which the Prophet Muhammad recommended on Friday because of Allah Ta’ala], Allah will forgive the sins between Friday one and another Friday, and make it a reward in his grave and become a heavy practice on the scale of his practice.”
“O Ali! You have to use siwak. In it there are twenty-four goodness in religious affairs and body health.”
“O Ali! You have to pray (salat) at all times. Indeed, it is the basis of all goodness and the foundation of all worship.”
“O Ali! Jibril hoped that Adam’s children would have seven circumstances; pray five times with the imam, sit with people who understand religion, visit sick people, deliver people who have died, give water, reconcile two people who are at odds, glorify neighbors and orphans. Take care of that!”
“O Ali! Pray at night even though it’s like milking sheep’s milk. People who pray at night are the ones whose faces are most beautiful.”
“O Ali! If you have done takbir for prayer, then spread your fingers and raise your hands in front of your shoulders. If you have done takbir, then place your right hand on your left hand under your navel! If you do bow, then place your hands on your knees and spread your fingers!”
“O Ali! Pray in congregation! Indeed, it is with Allah as your way to do Hajj and Umrah. There is no one who tries to pray in congregation except those who believe that have been loved by Allah and are not people who do not pray the congregation except the hypocrites who have been hated by Allah.”
“O Ali! The most beloved of Allah is the servant who prostrated and said in his prostration, “O my Lord, in fact I have behaved wrongfully to myself, so forgive my sins. Surely no one forgives all sins except only You.”
All readers! That is the Prophet Muhammad’s advice to Ali bin Abi Talib about the importance of maintaining perfection of ablution and prayer. Surely the will also applies to all the people of the Prophet Muhammad. Hopefully we are among those who can practice this will in everyday life.
I think that is enough for this article. May be useful! Amen!
See you again in the next article!
Ali bin Abi Talib, Washiyyatu al-Mushthafaa Shallallaahu ‘Alaihi wa Sallam, al-Miftah Publishing, Surabaya, Indonesia, p. 4-6.