Friday, August 19, 2011

Random Facts About Prayers (Part V)


Fact 8: Tahiyyat / Tashahud
This is the recitation of Tahiyyat / Tashahud that is common to Malaysians as we are taught this in school.
  
“All compliments, blessed words, prayers, pure words are due to Allah. Peace be on you, O Prophet, and also the mercy of Allah and His blessings. Peace be on us and on the righteous slaves of Allah. I bear witness that none has the right to be worshipped except Allah, and I bear witness that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah (in another narration: ... is His slave and messenger).

I was once told that the Tahiyyat that we read in our prayers is actually the beginning of a three party conversation.
This conversation took place during the Isra’ and Mi’raj of the Prophet.
When the Prophet was brought to the Highest Heaven to meet Allah, he greeted Allah SWT by saying:
All compliments, blessed words, prayers, pure words are due to Allah.”
To which, Allah SWT replied:
Peace be on you, O Prophet, and also the mercy of Allah and His blessings.”
To which, Jibril A.S. commented:
Peace be on us and on the righteous slaves of Allah.”
Some narrations suggest that the Prophet SAW himself said the third statement.
We should always be aware that this is the introduction conversation between our Prophet SAW and our Lord. It is also repeated by us in each prayer to remind us that the order for prayer was given to the Prophet during Isra’ Mi’raj
This also teaches us the adab of the Prophet SAW when he greeted Allah SWT by praising him with the best of praises. It was a greeting of unity between a servant and his Master.
So, remember that this isn’t just another Tahiyyat when you pray but is a historic and blessed conversation between the Prophet SAW and Allah SWT.
It is the beginning of the authority for us to pray 5 times daily.
Shouldn't we at least recite it with some intimate feeling???
God knows best.
Blog adjourned.

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