A Description of the Regular Sunnah Prayers
- A Way of Building Your Home in Paradise - (Hikmah Publications, Wales)
Author: Shaykh Muḥammad ʿUmar Bazmūl (PhD)
Paperback: 88 Pages
O Muslim, be consistent with the regular supererogatory Prayers, imitating the excellent example of the Prophet (ṣallallāhu ʿalayhi wa-sallam ). As Allāh said,
“Indeed, in the Messenger of Allāh you have a good example to follow for him who hopes for (the meeting with) Allāh and the Last Day, and remembers Allāh much.”[Sūrah al-Aḥzāb 33:21]
Being consistent with the supererogatory Prayers is also a way to compensate for any fault or deficiency that transpired in the obligatory Prayers.
Man is prone to fall short and fail to achieve perfection, and therefore he is in need of something to compensate for his negligence.
For this reason - O Muslim - you cannot afford to neglect the regular supererogatory Prayers, as this will earn you extra rewards, which you will find with your Lord.
Along with every obligatory act, whether it is the compulsory prayer, compulsory fasting, compulsory zakāt or compulsory Ḥajj, a corresponding supererogatory act has been legislated. All of these obligations are accompanied by similar supererogatory acts that have been legislated to compensate for any flaw and to rectify any discrepancy.(1)
The fact that Allāh has prescribed different acts of worship, so as to elevate His servants in degrees and cleanse them of their sins, is a blessing which He bestows upon them.
The intent of this book is to clarify these most important verses, according to the explanations of Shaykh ʿAbd al-Raḥmān ibn Nāṣir as Saʿdee, may Allāh, the Most High, have mercy upon him, one of the greatest contemporary scholars of our time.