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The connection between quality of worship and religious belief

SHAFAQNA – It is narrated from Imam Sadeq (AS) who said: One day the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) asked his companions: Which one of you fast all days? Salman (RA) replied: I do, O’ the Prophet of Allah (SWT). The Prophet (PBUH) asked: Which one of you pray all nights? Salman (RA) replied: I do, the Prophet of Allah (SWT). The Prophet (PBUH) asked: Does any of you recite the whole Quran once a day? Salman (RA) replied: I do, O’ the Prophet of Allah (SWT). One of those present who thought Salman’s answers were for the sake of showing off, said: Most of the days, I have seen that Salman does not fast, most of days he also sleeps and most of the day he spends in silence, then how is he always fasting? And how he stays awake and prays every night to God and recites the Quran once a day?

The Prophet (PBUH) said: Be quiet! What is it to you with likes of Salman? If you want to know how, ask Salman himself so that he informs you! Salman (RA) said: In a month I fast three days as God has said: Whoever does a good deed, the rewards are ten folds. On the other hand, I fast the last day of Shaaban and join it to Ramadhan, and whoever does so will have the reward of fasting for ever. I heard from the Prophet of Allah (SWT) who said: Whoever sleeps in a state of purity (with Wudhu), will have the reward of the prayers for the whole night.

But for the recitation of the whole of the Quran: The Prophet (PBUH) said: Whoever recites Surah Al-Ikhlas once, is rewarded for one third of the Quran, twice, for two third of the Quran and whoever recites three times, is like reciting the whole of the Quran. And the Prophet (PBUH) also said: O’ Ali (AS), whoever loves you with tongue, one third of his belief is complete, whoever loves you with heart and tongue, two third of his belief is complete, and whoever loves you with heart and tongue as well as help you with his hands, has attained full belief [1].

[1] Beharul Anwaar, Vol. 22, Page 317.

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