The Thing About Calmness and Solemnity (Ahadith 729 - 731)


Assalamu`alaykum,
Bismillah.

Volume 2, Book 13, Number 729:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
heard Allah's Apostles (p.b.u.h) saying, "If the prayer is started do not run for it but just walk for it calmly and pray whatever you get, and complete whatever is missed."

Similar Hadith here.

Volume 2, Book 13, Number 730:
Narrated 'Abdullah bin Abi Qatada on the authority of his father:
The Prophet (p.b.u.h) said, "Do not stand up (for prayer) unless you see me, and observe calmness and solemnity".

Similar Hadith here.

Volume 2, Book 13, Number 731:
Narrated Salman Al-Farsi:
Allah's Apostle (p.b.u.h) said, "Anyone who takes a bath on Friday and cleans himself as much as he can and puts oil (on his hair) or scents himself; and then proceeds for the prayer and does not force his way between two persons (assembled in the mosque for the Friday prayer), and prays as much as is written for him and remains quiet when the Imam delivers the Khutba, all his sins in between the present and the last Friday will be forgiven."

  1. Sacred things and places demand solemnity and calmness. Behave yourselves in mosques! :P
  2. Physical calmness will lead to mental calmness. And/or vice versa. I don't care what their version of inner calmness is (referring to the above image), but it is the prayer you get the real inner calmness from. Give all these 6 things to prayer and see for yourself. For real for real!
  3. There is no number 3.


Take a chill pill, really.
Wassalam.