Safeguarding the Prayers

One of the greatest of matters that require safeguarding is the five daily prayers, Allah, Most High, says,

“Safeguard the prayers – especially the middle one.” (al-Baqarah 2:238)

“… those who safeguard their prayer.” (al-Ma’arij 70:34)

The Prophet, may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him, said,

“Whoever safeguards them has a promise from Allah that He will grant him entry into Paradise.” (Malik)

Another hadith has,

“Whoever safeguards them, they will be a light, a proof and deliverance for him on the Day of Rising.” (Ahmad)

The Legacy of the Prophet Ibn Rajab Al-Hanbali p25