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Story About Praying on Time :: Must Read by All Muslims

Posted on: July 4, 2009

In The name of Allah,The Most Merciful,The Most gracious

Story About Praying on Time

He remembered his grandmother’ s warning about praying on time:

’My son, you shouldn’t leave prayer to this late time’. His grandmother’ s  age was 70 but, whenever she heard the Adhan, she got up like an arrow and  performed Salah.

He, however could never win over his ego to get up and pray. Whatever he  did, his Salah was always the last to be offered and he prayed it quickly  to get it in on time.

Thinking of this, he got up and realized that there were only 15 minutes  left before Salat-ul Isha. He quickly made Wudhu and performed Salat-ul  Maghrib.

While making Tasbih, he again remembered his grandmother and was  embarrassed by how he had prayed. His grandmother prayed with such  tranquillity and peace.

He began making Dua and went down to make Sajdah and stayed like that for  a while. He had been at work all day and was tired, very tired. He awoke  abruptly to the sound of noise and shouting.

He was sweating profusely. He looked around. It was very crowded. Every  direction he looked in was filled with people. Some stood frozen looking  around, some were running left and right and some were on their knees with  their heads in their hands just waiting. Pure fear and apprehension filled  him as he realized where he was. His heart was about to burst.

It was the Day of Judgment.

When he was alive, he had heard many things about the questioning on the  Day of Judgment, but that seemed so long ago. Could this be something his  mind made up?

No, the wait and the fear were so great that he could not have imagined  this.  The interrogation was still going on. He began moving frantically  from people to people to ask if his name had been called. No one could  answer him. All of a sudden his name was called and the crowd split into  two and made a passageway for him.

Two angels grabbed his arms and led him forward. He walked with unknowing  eyes through the crowd. The angels brought him to the centre and left him  there. His head was bent down and his whole life was passing in front of  his eyes like a movie. He opened his eyes but saw only another world. The  people were all helping others. He saw his father running from one lecture to the other, spending his wealth in the way of Islam. His mother invited guests to their house and one table was being set while the other was being cleared.  He pleaded his case, ‘I too was always on this path. I helped others. I spread the word of Allah. I performed my Salah. I fasted in the month of Ramadhan.’ ‘Whatever Allah ordered us to do, I did.’ ’Whatever he ordered us not to do, I did not.’  He began to cry and think about how much he loved Allah. He knew that whatever he had done in life would be less than what Allah deserved and his only protector was Allah He was sweating like never before and was shaking all over. His eyes were fixed on the scale, waiting for the final decision.

At last, the decision was made.

The two angels with sheets of paper in their hands, turned to the crowd. His legs felt like they were going to collapse. He closed his eyes as they began to read the names of those people who were to enter Jahannam.

His name was read first.

He fell on his knees and yelled that this couldn’t be, ‘How could I go to Jahannam? I served others all my life, I spread the word of Allah to
others.’  His eyes had become blurry and he was shaking with sweat. The two angels took him by the arms. As his feet dragged, they went through the crowd and advanced toward the blazing flames of Jahannam. He was yelling and wondered if there was any person who was going to help him. He was yelling of all the good deeds he had done, how he had helped his father, his fasts, prayers, the Noble Qur’an hat he read, he was asking if none of them would help him.

The Jahannam angels continued to drag him.

They had gotten closer to the Hellfire. He looked back and these were his last pleas. Had not Rasulullah [SAW] said, ‘How clean would a person be who bathes in a river five times a day, so too does the Salah performed five times cleanse someone of their sins?’

He began yelling, ‘My prayers? My prayers? My prayers?’

The two angels did not stop, and they came to the edge of the abyss of Jahannam. The flames of the fire were burning his face. He looked back one last time, but his eyes were dry of hope and he had nothing left in him. One of the angels pushed him in. He found himself in the air and falling towards the flames. He had just fallen five or six feet when a hand grabbed him by the arm and pulled him back.
He lifted his head and saw an old man with a long white beard.  He wiped some dust off himself and asked him, ‘Who are you?’

The old man replied, ‘I am your prayers.’

[wallah,i cant tel you the feeling while reading story, i was crying ]

’Why are you so late?! I was almost in the fire! You rescued me at the last minute before I fell in.’ The old man smiled and shook his head, ‘You always performed me at the last minute, did you forget?’

At that instant, he blinked and lifted his head from Sajdah. He was in a sweat. He listened to the voices coming from outside. He heard the Adhan for Salat-ul Isha. He got up quickly and went to perform Wudhu.

What You going to do ?

if this story help you to pray on time and you really started doing then do let us know… we will be be happy to know… and will encourgae others to read … too.



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21 Responses to "Story About Praying on Time :: Must Read by All Muslims"

I luv dis


Brother i dont know But u must SHARE ONLY HADEETH to motivate the muslims specially in the matter of IBADAAT. Because, when ppl do not seem convinced with the hadeeth and they are convinced with the stories like this, that means that they need to be warned sternly in their religion.


@thedude why only hadith where does it state this? It’s better then reading a novel ain’t it? Yet u probably read a novel and then that would be ok for u and u wouldn’t even say this then u cold hearted wobbler!


Alhamdulillah! Alhamdulillah!! Alhamdulillah!!! Jazakallahu Khairan


Ya Allahu


By Allah the story has made me realised that judgement day is real. Though I pray on time. I need to put more efforts n energy when praying. May Allah help us all


I really luv d story masha Allah bcos i’m also 1 of those who kick against jettisoning solat at d fixed hour. May d good Lord shower u His blessings and increase u in knowledge dat will b more useful 4 Islam. Amen. Sheriff 4rm Nigeria


Alhamdullah for thiswonderful piece.May Allah guide us aright


the present generation is face with this greatest problems, to many distractions and worldly things, music, show, internet, video games, sports, work over time just to meet worldly needs, may ALLAH help us and guide us as HE guided the Muslims before us.


it was really good story that could turn many to end their irregular and negligent behaviour and endeavour into an obidient manner towards islam
both bcauz of fear (to some) and bcauz they realize imp of namaz(to many)

inshallah everytime one opens this article 1 turns towards islam more effectionately


i am very happy masha Allah this is to tell us how prays on time is important


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Great lesson! Should cite some verses from the Quran. They may be put in the brackets.


Alhamdulillah, wat more can i say dat we should always endeavor to adhere strictly to our 5daily prayers at there appropriate time.
jazakallahu Khairan for the reminder.


asalam alaykum,this is a great lesson 4 we muslim,may almighty ALLAH (SAWT) let us stay firmly in this beautiful religion,the story really touch my heart


jazakallahu khairan I really needed that


Allahu-akbar! this is a good lesson for all we muslims. May Almighty Allah guide us and make our feet fearm in his own parth



was really engulfed with fear while reading the story. jazakallahu khairan for a great reminder. may Allah guide us to the right path and reward you jannah.


Yes it was very well written masha Allah… what a reminder!! But I wonder are there any hadith related to offering salah late and the consequences? May we be better in our offering Salah ameen… Jazakallah for posting this.


it was great readin it!!!
the writer depicts the story in a very common but appealing fashion!!! two thumbs up!!!!


As’salamu Alaykum

Masha Allah for a powerful reminder! I could feel my heart clench with fear while reading the description of the man being dragged by the angels.

May we all strive to be perfect in our Salat. The best role model we have to follow is our beloved Prophet Muhammad (Sallalahu Alayhi Wa’salam). Jazak Allah for the message.


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