عَنْ عَمَّتِهِ أُمِّ فَرْوَةَ، وَكَانَتْ، مِمَّنْ بَايَعَتِ النَّبِيَّ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَتْ سُئِلَ النَّبِيُّ صلى الله عليه وسلم أَىُّ الأَعْمَالِ أَفْضَلُ قَالَ ‏ “‏ الصَّلاَةُ لأَوَّلِ وَقْتِهَا ‏”‏ ‏.‏

Umm Farwah – and she was one of those who gave pledge of allegiance to the Prophet – narrated:
“The Prophet was asked, ‘Which deed is the best?’ So he said, ‘Salat (prayer) in the beginning of its time.'”

Reference: Jami’ at-Tirmidhi 170
In-book reference: Book 2, Hadith 22
English translation: Vol. 1, Book 2, Hadith 170
Grade: Sahih (authentic)
Translation adapted from


  1. A priority for Muslims is to conduct prayer (solat) at the beginning of its allotted time.
  2. Establishing solat should be hastened and Muslims should not be negligent in this matter. Illness and death are unpredictable; it would be very regrettable to have put off solat when the time to pray has come and then passed away doing so.
  3. Those who neglect solat will be thrown into the hell Wail.

(فَوَيۡلٌ۬ لِّلۡمُصَلِّينَ (٤) ٱلَّذِينَ هُمۡ عَن صَلَاتِہِمۡ سَاهُونَ (٥)

So woe unto those performers of Salât (i.e. the hypocrites), (4) Those who delay their Salât (prayer from their stated fixed times), (5)

Translation by Dr. Mohsin, Quran Explorer

Saidina Abbas explained : Wail is a valley between two mountains in Hell. It is a dwelling place for those who delay salat.

Let us make solat early on in prayer times.

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