salah (1)

Say, “Call upon Allah or call upon the Most Merciful. Whichever [name] you call – to Him belong the best names.” And do not recite [too] loudly in your prayer or [too] quietly but seek between that an [intermediate] way.

Surah (Bani Israel)

Qiyam al Lail


With what should prayer at night begin?

Abu Salamah bin ‘Abdur-Rahman said:
“I asked ‘Aishah: ‘With what did the Prophet (ﷺ) start his prayer?’
She said: ‘When he got up to pray at night he would start his prayer with the words:
Allahumma Rabba Jibril wa Maika’il wa Israfil; Fatirus-samawati wal-ard, ‘alim al-ghaybi wash-shahadah, anta tahkumu bayna ‘ibadika fima kanu fihi yakhtalifun, Allahumma ihdini limakktulifa fihi min al-haqq innaka tahdi man tasha’ila siratin mustaqim (O Allah, Lord of Jibril, Mika’il and Israfil, Creator of the heavens and the earth, Knower of the unseen and the seen, You judge between Your slaves concerning wherein they differ. O Allah, guide me to the disputed matters of truth for You are the One Who guides to the Straight Path).”
 Sunan an-Nasa’i 1625



حَدَّثَنَا حَفْصُ بْنُ عُمَرَ، قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا خَالِدُ بْنُ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ، عَنْ حُصَيْنٍ، عَنْ أَبِي وَائِلٍ، عَنْ حُذَيْفَةَ ـ رضى الله عنه ـ أَنَّ النَّبِيَّ صلى الله عليه وسلم كَانَ إِذَا قَامَ لِلتَّهَجُّدِ مِنَ اللَّيْلِ يَشُوصُ فَاهُ بِالسِّوَاكِ‏.‏

Narrated Hudhaifa:

Whenever the Prophet (ﷺ) got up for Tahajjud prayer he used to clean his mouth (and teeth) with Siwak.

Sahih al-Bukhari 1136


‘Aishah (May Allah be pleased with her) reported:

The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “The Miswak (tooth-stick) cleanses and purifies the mouth and pleases the Rubb.”

Riyad as Saliheen 1202


Narrated Abu Huraira:

Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said, “If I had not found it hard for my followers or the people, I would have ordered them to clean their teeth with Siwak for every prayer.”

Sahih al-Bukhari 887

Virtues of Friday Prayer

Sahih Muslim (3)

وعن أبي هريرة رضي الله عنه، أن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم ، قال‏:‏ ‏ “‏من اغتسل يوم الجمعة غسل الجنابة، ثم راح في الساعة الأولى فكأنما قرب بدنة، ومن راح في الساعة الثانية، فكأنما قرب بقرة، ومن راح في الساعة الثالثة، فكأنما قرب كبشًا أقرن، ومن راح في الساعة الرابعة، فكأنما قرب دجاجة، ومن راح في الساعة الخامسة، فكأنما قرب بيضة، فإذا خرج الإمام، حضرت الملائكة يستمعون الذكر‏”‏ ‏(‏‏(‏متفق عليه‏)‏‏)‏ ‏.‏
Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:
The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said,
“He who takes a bath on Friday, like the bath for ceremonial purity,
and then goes (to the mosque), he is like one who offers a camel as a sacrifice to seek the Pleasure of Allah;
and he who comes at the second hour is like one who offers a cow to win the Pleasure of Allah;
and he who comes at the third hour is like one who offers a ram with horns (in sacrifice);
and he who comes at the fourth hour is like one who offers a hen;
and he who comes at the fifth hour is like one who offers an egg.
And when the Imam ascends the pulpit, the angels (who write the names of those who come to the mosque before the coming of the Imam) close (their record) in order to listen to the Khutbah.”

[Al-Bukhari and Muslim]

Riyad as Saliheen
Hadith 1155


Surah Sajdah (6)

كَلَّا إِنَّ كِتَابَ الْأَبْرَارِ لَفِي عِلِّيِّينَ

وَمَا أَدْرَاكَ مَا عِلِّيُّونَ

كِتَابٌ مَرْقُومٌ

يَشْهَدُهُ الْمُقَرَّبُونَ


Surah Al Muttafin

verses 18-21

No! Indeed, the record of the righteous is in ‘illiyyun.

And what can make you know what is ‘illiyyun?

It is [their destination recorded in] a register inscribed

Which is witnessed by those brought near [to Allah ].


Narrated AbuUmamah:

The Prophet (ﷺ) said: Prayer followed by a prayer with no idle talk between the two is recorded in Illiyyun.

Sunan Abi Dawud 1288

Dialects and Readings of the Qur’an

Narrated AbuSa’id al-Khudri:

The Prophet (ﷺ) said:

A man from the Illiyyun will look downwards at the people of Paradise and Paradise will be glittering as if it were a brilliant star.

He (the narrator) said: In this way the word durri (brilliant) occurs in this tradition, i.e. the letter dal (d) has short vowel u and it has no hamzah (‘). AbuBakr and Umar will be of them and will have some additional blessings.

Sunan Abi Dawud 3987

How the Quran should be recited?

Always try to read Quran with Proper Wudhu, Tarteel, Slow Pace, Respectable place, Tajweed Rules, Avoid Talking.

See Quran 56: 77-79 verses
The Rewards of Walking to the Prayer

Narrated AbuUmamah:

The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said:

If anyone goes out from his house after performing ablution for saying the prescribed prayer in congregation (in the mosque), his reward will be like that of one who goes for hajj pilgrimage after wearing ihram (robe worn by the hajj pilgrims).

And he who goes out to say the mid-morning (duha) prayer, and takes the trouble for this purpose, will take the reward like that of a person who performs umrah. And a prayer followed by a prayer with no worldly talk during the gap between them will be recorded in Illiyyun.

Sunan Abi Dawud 558


May Allah azza wa jal make us among them. Aameen.

With what Qiyam should begin


أَخْبَرَنَا سُوَيْدُ بْنُ نَصْرٍ، قَالَ أَنْبَأَنَا عَبْدُ اللَّهِ، عَنْ مَعْمَرٍ، وَالأَوْزَاعِيِّ، عَنْ يَحْيَى بْنِ أَبِي كَثِيرٍ، عَنْ أَبِي سَلَمَةَ، عَنْ رَبِيعَةَ بْنِ كَعْبٍ الأَسْلَمِيِّ، قَالَ كُنْتُ أَبِيتُ عِنْدَ حُجْرَةِ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم فَكُنْتُ أَسْمَعُهُ إِذَا قَامَ مِنَ اللَّيْلِ يَقُولُ ‏”‏ سُبْحَانَ اللَّهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ ‏”‏ ‏.‏ الْهَوِيَّ ثُمَّ يَقُولُ ‏”‏ سُبْحَانَ اللَّهِ وَبِحَمْدِهِ ‏”‏ ‏.‏ الْهَوِيَّ ‏.‏
It was narrated that Rabi’ah bin Ka’b Al-Aslami said:
“I used to stay overnight at the Prophet’s (ﷺ) apartment and I used to hear him when he prayed Qiyam at night saying: ‘Subhan Allahi Rabil-Alamin (Glory be to Allah, the Lord of the worlds)’ for a long time, then he said: ‘Subhan Allah wa bi hamdih (Glory and praise be to Allah) for a long time.”
Sunan an-Nasa’i 1618