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Friday, February 20, 2009

Weekly Wisdom - 2/20

For all those brothers who like to leave gaps big enough for an elephant (or shaytan) to come through....this is for you:

1082. Jabir bin Samurah (May Allah be pleased with them) reported: The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) came out to us (once) and said, "Why do you not stand in rows as the angels do before their Rubb?'' We asked: "O Messenger of Allah! how do the angels stand in rows before their Rubb?'' He (PBUH) replied, "They complete each row beginning with the first and filling all the gaps.''
[Muslim].

Commentary: Taras means to stand in the style of a wall, each brick of which is interlocked with another so much so that there is not even the slightest gap between two of its bricks. When people array themselves for Salat, they should keep their feet and shoulders so close with one another on their left and right that there is no gap or space between them. Moreover, the front rows should be completed first. One should never take place in the second row if there is place in the first. Similarly, one should never take place in the third row if there is room in the second line. And so on and so forth.

3 comments:

amirah. said...

thank you for posting this brother!

amirah.

MysticSphinx said...

I remember when I was little and being scared of big gaps and praying "next to" the devil. Dang near making a split because brothas acted like they didn't want to touch your feet. LOL

amirah. said...

lol @MysticSphinx! I know how that feels!

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