10th Rajab, 1438
Fri., 07th April, 2017.
The Chief Imam of University of Ibadan Central Mosque has admonished Muslims to guard their salats jealously and perform it as ordered by Allaah. According to him, all Prophets of Allaah commanded their people to observe salat.
In his words, “Salat is the salvation of Allaah’s religion. Whoever upholds salat has upheld Allaah’s religion and whoever rejects salat has rejected Allah's religion”.
He corroborated this by citing from the Quran:
“Say to my servants who believe that they should keep up prayer and spend out of what we have given them secretly and openly before the coming of the Day in which there shall be no bartering or mutual defending. (Quran14:31)”
He went ahead to explain the relevance of the month of Rajab and its relationship with salat. According to him, Salat was given to the Prophet Muhammad (sallahLlahu alayhi wa salam) during the month of Rajab when he ascended to the heavens alongside angel Jibril therein he meet the Messengers before him and led them in salat.
The ascension, which occurred in the month of Rajab, is regarded as Isra wal Miraj.
He concluded the sermon by reiterating that Allah has enjoined the Prophet to call his Ummah to do His bidding by observing salat.