Step by Step Guide to Prayer

The Prayer! The Prayer!

Here, Sheikh Mokhtar Maghraoui talks about the last moments in the life of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) focusing on the vital importance of offering prayer in Islam as it was the last words the Prophet mentioned before his death.

`Ubaydullah ibn `Abdullah ibn `Utbah narrated, I went to `A`ishah (may Allah be pleased with her) and asked her to describe to me the illness of Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him). `A’ishah said, “Yes. The Prophet became seriously ill and asked whether the people had prayed. We replied, ‘No. O Allah’s Messenger! They are waiting for you.’ He added, ‘Put water for me in a trough.” `A’ishah added, “We did so. He took a bath and tried to get up but fainted. When he recovered, he again asked whether the people had prayed. We said, ‘No, they are waiting for you. O Allah’s Messenger,’ He again said, ‘Put water in a trough for me.’ He sat down and took a bath and tried to get up but fainted again. Then he recovered and said, ‘Have the people prayed?’ We replied, ‘No, they are waiting for you. O Allah’s Messenger.’ He said, ‘Put water for me in the trough.’ Then he sat down and washed himself and tried to get up but he fainted. When he recovered, he asked, ‘Have the people prayed?’ We said, ‘No, they are waiting for you. O Allah’s Messenger! The people were in the mosque waiting for the Prophet (peace be upon him) for the `Isha’ (Night) prayer. The Prophet sent for Abu Bakr (may Allah be pleased with him) to lead the people in the prayer… (Al-Bukhari)

Enjoy watching this emotional talk about the rank and importance of Prayer and how the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) gave a great attention to it even on his deathbed.

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