The Primacy of Jamaah Prayer (Praying Together)

Shariah On Website: The Primacy of Jamaah Prayer (Prayer Together) ~ Hi all readers! In this article I will explain the importance of the Jamaah prayer. Jamaah prayer is a prayer that is done with other people. Some of them became imam and some og them became makmum. Someone who performs jamaah prayer will benefit a lot from him praying alone. I will explain that in this article.

As always, before I explain the theme of this article further, I will quote one hadith that is specifically related to our discussion. The hadith that I mean is as follows;

عَنْ عَبْدِ اللهِ بْنِ عُمَرٍ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُمَا أَنَّ رَسُوْلَ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ ؛ صَلَاةُ الْجَمَاعَةِ أَفْضَلُ مِنْ صَلَاةِ الْفَذِّ بِسَبْعٍ وَعِشْرِيْنَ دَرَجَةً . مُتَّفَقٌ عَلَيْهِ . وَلَهُمَا عَنْ أَبِيْ هُرَيْرَةَ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ ؛ بِخَمْسٍ وَعِشْرِيْنَ جُزْءًا

From Abdullah bin Umar radliyallahu anhumaa, that the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alaihi wa sallam said, “Prayer of the Jama’ah (prayer together) is more important than the prayer alone is approximately twenty-seven degrees.” The hadith is narrated by al-Bukhari and Muslim. They both also have another narration from Abu Hurairah, “Approximately twenty-five degrees.”


Important Things About Jamaah Prayer

The Best Position for One Makmum in Jamaah Prayer

There are some important things related to the hadith above that we need to know;

One; The hadith above explains the advantages of congregational prayer (prayer together) when compared to prayer alone.

Two; The advantages of congregational prayer compared to prayer alone are like twenty-seven degrees or twenty-five degrees compared to one degree.

Three; The above hadith explains, that someone may pray alone.

All readers! If we understand the brief explanation above, then of course we already understand the primacy of jamaah prayer. In other words, people who perform congregational prayers will get a double reward from Allah. In the hadith explained, that the reward will be doubled up to twenty-seven times or up to twenty-five times. Only God knows about how much reward someone will do.

That is a brief explanation of the theme of this article. Do you understand? If you want to ask, please ask!

I think that is enough for this article. May be useful! Amen!

See you again in the next article!


Hasan Sulaiman an-Nuri and Alawi Abbas al-Maliki, Ibaanatu al-Ahkaam Syarhu Buluughi al-Maraam, Vol. II, Dar al-Fikr Publishing, Beirut, 2004, p. 3-4.


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