PowerPoint Presentation: SALAAT-E-JAMAAT PRAYERS OFFERED IN A GATHERING BENEFITS Love & Co-operation Islamic Equality Unlimited Reward Unity Discipline Prestige of Islam PowerPoint Presentation: SALAAT-E-JAMAAT REWARDS Allah has put a very big reward for Jamaat Salaat. Our Holy Prophet (S) and our Imams (A) have placed great emphasis on Jamaat Salaat. Therefore, whenever we get an opportunity we should offer congregational prayers. People present in Jamaat Each Rakaat worth 2 150 prayers 3 600 prayers THEREAFTER IT DOUBLES UNTIL AFTER THE 11th PERSON JOINS 11 **ONLY ALLAH KNOWS** PowerPoint Presentation: SALAAT-E-JAMAAT IMPORTANCE 25 times better than the prayers offered alone As a recommended precaution the son must obey if a parent orders to offer Jamaat prayers It is Mustahab for a person, who has already offered his prayers alone, to repeat the prayers in congregation It is not permissible to absent oneself from the congregational prayers intentionally It is not proper to abandon congregational prayers without a justifiable excuse When an Imam is leading a congregation for the daily prayers one can follow him for any of the daily prayers FULL LISTING IN ISLAMIC LAWS PowerPoint Presentation: SALAAT-E-JAMAAT The Imam of the congregation prayers should be: 1. Baligh , 2. Adil , 3. of legitimate birth , 4. Sane & 5. able to offer Salaat correctly If the Imam and the followers are both women, the obligatory precaution is that all of them, including Imam should stand in the same line In the 1 st line immediately after Imam, it is Mustahab, if aged, learned and pious persons occupy the 1 st row It is Mustahab that the rows of the congregation are properly arranged There should be no gap between the persons standing in one row All should be standing shoulder to shoulder It is necessary for the follower that, besides that which is recited in the prayers, he should perform all acts like Ruku and Sajdah with the Imam or a little after him CONDITIONS PowerPoint Presentation: SALAAT-E-JAMAAT HOW TO JOIN Scenario’s Where to join in Congregational Prayers Qiyam Ruku’ Sajdah Tashahud Salaam Imam in 1 st Rakaat, better to join in: Imam in 2nd Rakaat better to join in: Imam in 3rd \ 4th Rakaat, better to join in: Imam in 3rd \ 4th Rakaat (Qiyam): Join and recite Surah Al Hamd and if you cannot finish the recitation by the time the Imam rises from Ruku’ you have to change your Niyyat to furada. PowerPoint Presentation: SALAAT-E-JAMAAT HOW TO JOIN Scenario’s Where to join in Congregational Prayers Qiyam Ruku’ Sajdah Tashahud Salaam If you do not know which Rakaat it is always join in: You enter the Mosque it is the last Sajdah, you perform your Niyyat and Takbiratul ehram and then go into: By joining you are being rewarded Jamaat Sawaab. During Tashahud and Salam, raise your knees and place your palms on the floor – rise up to your 1st Rakaat when Imam completes Salam. Extra note: Raising of the knees from the ground is also followed in Tashahud and Salaam when you join in 2nd, 3rd and 4th Rakaat.