Virtues of the Fajr Prayer
Question: What are the virtues of offering the Fajr (Dawn) Prayer in congregation at the mosque? What is the authenticity of the hadith in which the Prophet (peace be upon him) said “Whoever prays Fajr in congregation, then sits remembering Allah until the sun rises, then prays two rak`ahs, will have a reward like that of Hajj and `Umrah.”?
Answer: First of all, it is highly recommended to attend all the prescribed prayers in congregation at the mosque. Some scholars are of the opinion that it is wajib (obligatory) for men to offer prayer at the mosque. The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “The prayer of a person in congregation is twenty-seven times in excess to the prayer said alone.” (Muslim)
Dr. Muhammad Salah starts his talk by shedding some light on the importance of acting upon a reliable reference that are the Qur’an, Sunnah of the Prophet (peace be upon him) and the way of Salaf (righteous scholars). Sometimes, people act upon some statements without verifying their authenticity like gathering for reciting a certain surah in certain number of times.
There are a lot of verses and prophetic traditions concerning the numerous virtues of the Fajr Prayer:
1- Allah swears by the Fajr prayer due to its great significance,
By the dawn. (Al-Fajr 89:1)
2- Fajr is witnessed by the angels.
And [also] the Qur’an of dawn. Indeed, the recitation of dawn is ever witnessed. (Al-Israa’ 18:78)
Do not miss watching this important talk about the virtues of following the authentic traditions of the prophet and the virtues of the Fajr Prayer as well.
Source: Iqra Youtube Channel.