Requests Heaven and Protection from Hell in Prayer (Salat) ~ Hi all readers! In this article, I will explain the law of asking for Heaven and Protection from Hell in prayer. You need to know, that there are many verses of the Quran that explain Heaven and Torture. On the one hand, we may read any verse when we are praying. If we meet verses that explain Heaven and Hell, can we pray for Heaven and protection from Hell when we pray?
As always, before I explain about requests to Heaven and protection from Hell in prayer (Salat), I will quote a hadith that is specifically related to our discussion. Pay attention!
Hadith About Requests Heaven and Protection from Hell in Prayer (Salat)
The hadith about requests to Heaven and protection from Hell in prayer (Salat) that I mean is as follows:
عَنْ حُذَيْفَةَ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ قَالَ ؛ صَلَّيْتُ مَعَ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ فَمَا مَرَّتْ بِهِ آيَةُ رَحْمَةٍ إِلَّا وَقَفَ عِنْدَهَا يَسْأَلُ ، وَلَا آيَةُ عَذَابٍ إِلَّا تَعَوَّذَ مِنْهَا . أَخْرَجَهُ الْخَمْسَةُ
From Hudzaifah radliyallaahu anhu, he said, “I once prayed with the Prophet (Muhammad) sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam. There was nothing he did when he met the verse which explained the mercy except, he stopped then prayed to Allah to ask for it, and when he met the verse which explained torment, he asked for protection from him.” The hadith is narrated by five people (Ahmad, Abu Daud, at-Tirmidzi, an-Nasa’i, Ibnu Majah).
There are some important things related to the hadith above that we need to know;
One; The hadith recommends that someone who is praying so that he contemplates his reading.
Two; The hadith recommends someone when he reads the verse which explains about mercy so that he prays to ask for it and so that he asks for protection from torture when he reads the verse which describes torture.