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Virtues of Salat Al-Jamaah| Congregational Prayer in Islam

Virtues of Salat Al-Jamaah

Hi! Are you looking for an explanation of the virtues of salat al-Jama’ah? If your answer is “Yes”, congratulations! Now you are reading the right article. Why? Because that is what I will explain in this article. As Muslims, we must understand that. So, you have to read it to the end.

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Before I explain more about the virtues of salat al-Jama’ah, firstly, I want to explain that salat al-Jama’ah is a prayer that is done with other Muslims. Salat al-Jama’ah is one of the ways to pray in Islam. Al-Jama’ah prayer can be performed for obligatory prayers (Fajr, Dhuhr, Asr, Maghrib, and Isha) and sunnah prayers (Dhuha, Taraweeh, Eid al-Fitr, Eid al-Adhah, and so on).

There are three important things about the virtue of salat al-Jamaah which I will explain in this article. The three important things I mean are as follows:

What Is Salat Al-Jama’ah in Arabic?

The first important thing about the virtues of salat al-Jama’ah that I will explain now is “what is salat al-Jama’ah in Arabic?”. Precisely, I will explain the literal meaning of the sentence: salat al-Jama’ah. I want you to understand that before you read more explanations in this article, so that you have a complete understanding of the focus of our discussion now.

The sentence “Salat al-Jama’ah” is an Arabic-Islamic sentence. Its writing in Arabic is صَلَاةُ الْجَمَاعَةِ. There are two words in the sentence: salat ( صَلَاةُ) and al-Jama’ah ( الْجَمَاعَةِ ). The meaning of the word salat (صَلَاةُ) is prayer, while the meaning of the word al-Jama’ah (الْجَمَاعَةِ) is a group of people. So, the meaning of the sentence “salat al-Jama’ah” in Arabic is prayer that is done together.

There are two important elements in the al-Jama’ah prayer (صَلَاةُ الْجَمَاعَةِ) that we should not forget. The first element is the Imam. The second is Makmum. The Imam is the person who leads the prayer. While the Makmum is the person being led. In the al-Jama’ah prayer there is only one Imam. While the maximum number can be one person, two people, three people, and so on (more is better).

That is a brief explanation of “what is salat al-Jama’ah in Arabic?”. As Muslims, we must understand that.

Hadith About Salat al-Jama’ah

The second important thing about the virtue of salat al-Jama’ah that I will explain now is the hadith about salat al-Jama’ah. I want you to understand that so that you understand the argument of salat al-Jama’ah.

Actually, there are many hadiths about salat al-Jama’ah. Of course, I will not quote them all here. Here I will quote only one hadith.

As for one hadith about salat al-Jama’ah that I mean is as follows:

عَنْ عَبْدِ اللهِ بْنِ عُمَرٍ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُمَا أَنَّ رَسُوْلَ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ ؛ صَلَاةُ الْجَمَاعَةِ أَفْضَلُ مِنْ صَلَاةِ الْفَذِّ بِسَبْعٍ وَعِشْرِيْنَ دَرَجَةً . مُتَّفَقٌ عَلَيْهِ . وَلَهُمَا عَنْ أَبِيْ هُرَيْرَةَ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ ؛ بِخَمْسٍ وَعِشْرِيْنَ جُزْءًا

From Abdullah bin Umar radliyallahu anhuma, that the Messenger of Allah sallaallahu alaihi wa sallam said, “Salat al-Jama’ah (Congregational prayer) is more important than the prayer alone is approximately twenty-seven degrees.” The hadith is narrated by al-Bukhari and Muslim. They both also have another narration from Abu Hurairah, “Approximately twenty-five degrees.”

That’s the hadith about salat al-Jama’ah. As Muslims, we must understand that.

The Virtues of Salat al-Jama’ah

The third important thing about the virtues of salat al-Jama’ah that I will explain now is some of the virtues of salat al-Jama’ah. Explanation of that is one of the main focuses. So, I hope you guys understand that.

Salat al-Jama’ah has many virtues. Of course, I’m not going to explain all of that here. In this article I will only describe seven of them. The seven virtues of salat al-Jama’ah are as follows:

One: the Muslim who perform the salat al-Jama’ah will receive the shade of Allah on the Day of Judgment, because his heart always longs for the mosque.

  • The virtues of salat al-Jama’ah is more than salat alone. The difference is 27 to 1 or 25 to 1.
  • The angels pray for the Muslim who performs the al-Jama’ah prayer so that he gets good.
  • Every step to perform the salat al-Jama’ah is forgiveness for the Muslim who does it.
  • Muslims who perform the salat al-Jama’ah get a very large reward.
  • The angels pray for the Muslim who perform the salat al-Jama’ah so that he gets good.
  • Every step to perform the al-Jama’ah prayer is forgiveness for the Muslim who does it.

That is a brief explanation of the virtues of salat al-Jama’ah. May be useful! Amen!

Akhmad Syafiuddin
Akhmad Syafiuddin Muslim. Graduate of Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt.

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