Dhuhr Prayer Benefits:
If you are finding the benefits of offering the Dhuhr Prayer according to Hadith, you are at the right spot here. I am going to describe the top benefits of the Dhuhr Prayer illuminated by the Hadith (Ahadees).
If you are habitual to offer the five times prayer a day, you will be pleased to read this post. And if you are not habitual to offer the daily prayers, you will start offering. Here, I will concentrate on the Dhuhr Prayer Benefits only. Every prayer has precious benefits that are unmatched. Here we go to take a look at the benefits of Dhuhr Prayer.
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The Dhuhar prayer has four rakaats of Sunnah, four rakaats of Fard, two rakaats of Sunnah and then two rakaats of Nafl. This prayer is offered after the mid-noon. Make a habit to recite Ayatul Kursi after every prayer.
Importance of Dhuhr Prayer:
The Dhuhr is one of the Fard prayers that are five in number. The Fard rakaats of Dhuhr prayer are obligatory to offer by the Muslims. But the rakaats of Sunnah has also a lot of rewards as stated in the Hadith, as follows!
“Whoever observes the practice of performing four Rakaat before Dhuhr prayer and four (2 sunnah, 2 Nafl) after the Dhuhr prayer, Allah will send him against the Fire (of Hell).” (Tirmidhi)
Abdullah ibn Shaqiq said:
“I asked Aisha about the prayer of the Prophet and she said, ‘He would pray four rakat before zuhr and two after it.’’ [Sahih Muslim]
In a hadith recorded by Imam Bukhari, Aisha (radi Allahu anha) said:
“The Prophet never left praying four rakat before Zuhr and two rakat before Fajr under any circumstances.”
So, it is obvious that whoever performs the four Sunnah before the Dhuhr Fard and four rakaats (two Sunnah and two Nafl) after the Dhuhr Fard, is blessed greatly!
As far as the reward is concerned. The Fard prayer of Zuhr carry the same reward as every other Fard prayer and their reward is with Allah Almighty. However, as far as the Sunnah of Zuhr are concerned, Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said in a hadith:
“Whoever observes the practice of performing four Rakat before Zuhr prayer and four (2 sunnah, 2 nafl) after the zuhr prayer, Allah will send him against the Fire (of Hell).”(Tirmidhi)
Gates Of Heaven Are Opened:
At another place, Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H) said pertaining to Zuhr prayer:
“This is an hour at which the gates of heaven are opened, and I like that my good deeds should rise to heaven at that time.” (Tirmidhi)
It is shown in the above Hadith that at the time of the Zohar prayer, the gates of the Heaven are opened for the Muslims who offer the Dhuhr Prayer and perform good deeds. So, it is the best time to please the Allah Almighty by the Zuhr Prayer. So it is necessary to offer prayer on particular Islamic prayer times.
Ibn `Umar (May Allah be pleased with them) reported:
“I performed along with the Messenger of Allah (P.B.U.H) two Rak`ah of optional prayers before Zuhr and two after the Zuhr (noon prayer), and two after the Friday prayer, and two after the Maghrib prayer, and two after the Isha prayer.” [Al-Bukhari and Muslim]
Importance Of Four Sunnah Of Dhuhr Prayer:
‘Aishah (Radi Allahu Anha) reported: If the Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) could not perform four Rak’ah before Dhuhr prayer, he would perform them after it (i.e., after the obligatory prayer). [At-Tirmidhi]
So, it is obvious by the above Hadith that Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W) never missed the four rakaats of Sunnah of the Dhuhr Prayer. So, it is mandatory for all of the Muslims to offer these rakaats must along with the Dhuhr (Zuhr) Fard.
Jummah Prayer is offered on Friday by the Muslim men in the Jaamay Masjid on the time of Zuhr Prayer. It is obligatory for all of the Muslim men who are above the age of puberty, to offer the Jummah Prayer in the congregation. Imaam gives Khutba of Jummah Prayer on Friday, that is a kind of Islamic speech of the Islamic teachings.
Narrated Abu Huraira and ‘Abdullah bin ‘Umar:
Allah’s Apostle said, “If it is very hot, then pray the Dhuhr (Zuhr) prayer when it becomes (a bit) cooler, as the severity of the heat is from the raging of the Hell-fire.
This Hadith shows that it is better to offer the Dhuhr (Zuhr) prayer when the day is a bit cooler in the hot summer days.
Conclusively, the Dhuhr prayer is mandatory for all of the Muslims as shown by the Ahadeeth. And it contains countless benefits for the Muslims. Allah Almighty blesses the Muslims with ultimate rewards for the five times prayers a day.