Many of us enter the masjid before the time of Iqama (establishment of prayer) – or at least, we should. :) But do we know how valuable that time truly is? Do we know some of the Sunnan (Prophetic practices) that are performed during this blessed period? I will be sharing with you two beautiful ahadith that you can start applying for the rest of your life, in shaa Allah.
1) In Sahih Abi Dawood, Prophet Muhammad (salla Allahu alayhe wa sallam) said:
“إن الدعاء لا يرد بين الأذان والإقامة فادعوا”
“The Duaa is not rejected between Adhan (call to prayer) and Iqama (establishment of prayer) so make Duaa.” Allahu akbar! We need to start utilizing this blessed time to ask Allah for all goodness in this life and the afterlife. Also, remember me and the MuslimMatters in your Duaa :)
2) In Sahih Al-Bukhari, Prophet Muhammad (salla Allahu alayhe wa sallam) said:
“بَيْنَ كُلِّ أَذَانَيْنِ صَلاَةٌ ، بَيْنَ كُلِّ أَذَانَيْنِ صَلاَةٌ ) ، ثُمَّ قَالَ فِي الثَّالِثَةِ : (لِمَنْ شَاءَ))”
“Between every two Adhans (Adhan and Iqama) there is a prayer. Between every two Adhans there is a prayer. And then he said at the 3rd time (for whoever wants).” This is a prayer which the Prophet (salla Allahu alayhe wa sallam) highly recommended to all of us, and he wouldn’t recommend it unless it had a lot of benefit.
There is no doubt, in shaa Allah, that if we sincerely implement the aforementioned ahadith before the time of iqama, our concentration (khushoo’) during obligatory prayers would be affected positively. With that being said, let’s not waste the valuable seconds before Iqama on things that can be done after prayer. Be patient and seize the moment!
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