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Some Virtues of the Asr Prayer and a Warning against Performing It When Its Time Period Elapses Without a Valid Sharia Excuse

In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy

The Prophet [sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam] said, ‘’Whoever misses the Asr prayer [i.e. intentionally] until its time elapses, it is as if he has lost his family and his wealth’’. [Ref 1]

Shaikh Muhammad Baazmool [may Allaah preserve him] said: Why is the Asr prayer specifically mentioned and not the other prayers? The scholars say that perhaps the wisdom behind this is because the time of Asr is when the people are very busy in trade and roaming about in the markets. At present -سبحان الله – the time of Asr prayer is the hardest time for those engaged in professional occupations and the workers, for they return and relax in their houses and do not wake up until the time of Asr prayer elapses, so they are lackadaisical in this affair..

The Asr Prayer is great in the Sight of Allaah.  Allaah (The Blessed and Exalted) said:

[حَافِظُوا عَلَى الصَّلَوَاتِ وَالصَّلَاةِ الْوُسْطَىٰ وَقُومُوا لِلَّهِ قَانِتِينَ – Guard strictly (five obligatory) As-Salawat (the prayers) especially the Salaatul Wustaa (middle Salaah – the best prayer). And stand before Allah with obedience] [Ref 2]

The scholars say that the meaning of Salaatul Wustaa is the Asr prayer. It has been reported from the Messenger [sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam] that on the day of Al Ahzaab – the day of the battle of Al Khandaq when the Arab tribes gathered to fight the Muslims – he said: ”O Allaah! Fill their [i.e. the infidels] houses and graves with fire, as they busied us so much that we did not perform the middle Salat [(prayer)- i.e. Asr prayer] till the sun had set.’’ [Ref 3]

The Asr prayer also has other specific virtues. The scholars say that it is the time in which the angels of the night and the angels of the day get together- the angels who accompany or guard the children of Aadam. There are two time periods in which the angels gather – the angels of the day time get together at the time of Fajr and accompany the children of Aadam from Fajr to Asr. And at Asr time, the angels of the night take over and accompany the children of Aadam from Maghrib to Ishaa, and at Fajr they change shifts. The proof of this is the hadeeth reported by Abu Hurairah that the Messenger of Allaah [sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam] said: ‘’Angels come to you in succession by night and day, and all of them get together at the time of Fajr and Asr prayers. Those who have passed the night with you [or stayed with you] ascend [to the heaven] and Allaah asks them, though He knows everything about you, ‘’In what state did you leave my slaves?’’ The angels reply: ‘’When we left them, they were offering Salat (prayer) and when we reached them, they were offering Salat.’’ [Ref 4]

Allaah [Glorified Be He and Free is He from all imperfections] said about the Fajr prayer:

[وَقُرْآنَ الْفَجْرِ ۖ إِنَّ قُرْآنَ الْفَجْرِ كَانَ مَشْهُودًا   – And recite the Qur’an in the early dawn (i.e. the morning prayer). Verily, the recitation of the Qur’an in the early dawn is ever witnessed (attended by the angels in charge of mankind of the day and the night). [Ref 5]

The scholars say that the reason behind this is because it (i.e. Fajr time) is the time in which the angels of the night and the angels of the daytime get together and likewise at the time of Asr Salaah, for they are two time periods in which the angels change shifts in order to accompany the children of Aadam. Therefore, a Muslim should be eager to perform the Asr prayer at its correct time and if he is preoccupied (i.e. without a valid shariah excuse) until its time elapses, then it is as if he has lost all his family and wealth. [The End]

[Abridged and Paraphrased. Source: Sharh Kitaab Wuqootis Salaah Min Muwatta Al-Imaam Maalik Bin Anas’ by Shaikh Muhammad Baazmool -pages 93 -95…Publisher: Daarul Istiqaamah 1st Edition 1429AH (Year 2008)]

Ref 1: Saheeh Al-Bukhaari, Hadeeth Number552. Vol 1 Darussalam Print 1997]

Ref 2: Soorah Al-Baqarah Ayah 238

Ref 3: Saheeh Al-Bukhaari, Hadeeth Number 2931. Vol 4, Darussalam Print 1997]

Ref 4: Saheeh Al-Bukhari, Hadeeth Number 555. Vol 1. Darussalam Print 1997Ref 5: Soorah Al-Israa, Ayah 78]


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Manchester Ramadhaan and Eid: A Community Upon the Manhaj of the Salaf, Striving Hard

All Praise is to Allah, who blessed us today, with an excellent turnout at the Eid Prayer once again; and it is Allah that facilitates all means to good.

The Masjid would like to thank those who facilitated this Sunnah for “Whoever does not thanked the people will not thanked Allah” (authenticated by Shaykh Albani). May Allah bless and reward them all.

We are fortunate, by the fadl of Allah, to have such dedicated and hardworking brothers and sisters; who are always sacrificing themselves and their time to serve the community.

The good deeds done are written by Allah and he knows their number. But we hope to give an idea as to the lengths some of the volunteers go to.

During Ramadhaan, we had brothers clearing and cleaning the masjid. Families providing food and drink for those opening their fast and working to keep the masjid clear from smells and distraction. Further more during the Tarawee’ prayer (a busy time indeed) then a rotor of brothers took it in turns, to take care of the cars, of those taking part in the prayer.

Moving on to the Eid prayer setup; then some of our sisters took part in raising some funds to prepare custom goody bags to make the day special. Packing them at their houses completing the affair with one of our families completing the packing then delivering them to the masjid.

Everyone was able to enjoy the atmosphere this morning at the park. But even this setup required efforts. The night before brothers came to the masjid early. They cleaned up and prepared all the equipment needed for Eid prayer outside. Even in this instance many of the rolls we have laid out have been donated by a group of brothers, and the van used was also lent to us for Allahs sake.

Finally in the morning whilst many were still sleeping or relaxing; others set off early, to setup for anyone attending be prayer; some leaving or making arrangements for their families to come afterwards, others rushing home to collect their families in between.

Our aim here is not to count deed; for indeed the deeds done are numerous and Allah the most just is the one who rewards his slaves. However what we can do is appreciate such (invisible) deeds, and efforts made in the organisation of such an event.

And there is no doubt other Salafi Maraakiz around the country will have similar tales of sacrifice and effort- some of which we have read already from the likes of Al Baseerah, Salafi Publications, Markaz Muaadh and others. No doubt this is a sign of love for this blessed da’wa, and brings immense happiness to our hearts

We hope to see everyone tonight, in happiness and bliss, gathered with their brothers and sisters for Allah’s sake on this wonderful day.

تقبل الله منا ومنكم

Taqaballallahu minna wa minkum.
May Allaah accept from us and from you (Aameen).

Waalaikumsalaam wa rahmatullah

The Committee of The Salafi Centre of Manchester

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Manchester EID Prayer 2015

Eid Prayer will be held outside in a Park.

This depends on weather. If it is cold or/and raining then we will perform it in the masjid. please check back at this post, or via twitter or text to confirm IF YOU SEE IT RAINING. Please bring your own mats or chairs. We will do our best to provide something, but if you really need it then you must bring something to be sure.

PLEASE NOTE: We designate some space behind the men as an area for the sisters with tarpaulin and cloth on the floor. There is a barrier at the front (Metal Net) and we will attempt to cone off the area on the side. Therefore the sisters should fill the rows from the front as explained below by the scholars and not leave gaps. Jazaakumallahukhair.

Fiqh of the Prayer: Is the last row always the best row for the women?


Cheetham Park (corner of Sherbourne Street & Elizabeth Street) M89DW


– From Dudley Street Turn Right onto Waterloo Road – Continue to the traffic lights – Turn Left – The park comes up approx. 100yards on your right. Parking is available all the way around


Date and Time

  • 9:00am SHARP on either:
  • Friday 17th or Saturday 18th July


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Non obligatory prayers in the masjid or at home? – Shaykh Al-Uthaymeen – Rahimahullah

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

It is better that all of the supererogatory (prayers) are in the home, except for what has been legislated (to be performed) in the masjid, such as the night prayer during Ramadhan. So for example the sunnah before Dhuhr is better to be done at home, and the sunnah after Dhuhr (likewise) is better in the home. And the sunnah before Fajr is (better) done in the home, and the sunnah after Maghrib is (better) done in the home and the sunnah after Eesha is better to be done in the home.

All of the Nawaafil (supererogatory) are better (to be performed) in the home, due to the statement of the Prophet – sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam – : “The best prayer of a man is (the one performed) in his house, except the obligatory prayers”And the wisdom (behind) the naafila prayer being better in the house is: that the home does not become like a grave, i.e. He does not pray in it. And all of the prayers are a blessing.

Secondly that he makes his family accustomed with the prayer, due to this you will find the young child if he sees his father praying he goes and prays next to him, he stands with him, he bows with him, he prostrates with him and he sits with him. Even if he (the child) doesn’t say a thing, however he follows (his father in the prayer) and this is a booty, that you make your family accustomed to  (performance) of the prayer.

Fataawa Noor alad Darb of Shaykh Uthaymeen Volume 5 pages 11-12

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The Prophet’s Prayer Described – Shaykh Uthaymeen – Abu Muadh Taqweem Aslam

Core from the book of Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saleh al Uthaymeen (Rahimahullah).

Starts Sunday 21st February 2015

Live at the Masjid, and on

Workbook Here

“How you put your hands on your chest or below your waist? Should you raise your hands or not?”…  Learn how to pray properly, just as the Prophet (sallahualayhi wa sallam) did. Evidence based information helping a person to know about the actions in detail. Including proofs and arguments presented by other scholars.

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Laziness in Prayer – Shaykh Ibnul ‘Uthaymeen (Rahimahullah)

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Whomsoever performs the Prayer upon a manner of laziness then in him is a resemblance to the Hypocrites…so be wary & cautioned from resembling the Hypocrites.
Perform the prayer with energy and happiness & pleasure; and by Allah, indeed the Believer in reality is certainly pleased when the (time for) Prayer arrives because he will stand before Allah and call upon Him.

Due to this, if you see in of yourself laziness in the Prayer then blame yourself because you are without a doubt comparable with the Hypocrites in this characteristic, so alter your way (regards to Prayer & all worship) toward Allah عز وجل and do not be negligent”

[تفسير سورة النساء ٢/٣٦٣]

Translated by Abu Muadh Taqweem – hafidahullah –

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