In Islam, it is better before doing prayer activities first. Not only before doing activities, but also after doing activities. Likewise with praying before and after studying. On this occasion we will discuss prayers before studying and prayers after studying which can be practiced in everyday life. Come on, see the full explanation, Sinaumed’s.
Law of Study in Islam
The benefits of studying alone are many, besides getting knowledge, it can also drive away loneliness, rather than when we are bored, it’s better for us to study. Learning is one of the obligations of Muslims to seek knowledge, which is according to what is stated in the holy book Al-Quran and Hadith.
Learning also makes us smart, learning is also considered a worship with a high reward value for Allah SWT. Including if we go deeper into the problems of political science, religion and so on.
Rasulullah SAW once said about the importance of learning, namely:
“Whoever goes to seek knowledge, then he has been included in the sabilillah (people who uphold Allah’s religion) until he returns home.” (HR Tirmidhi)
The Importance of Prayer Before and After Learning
Prayer is one thing that is inherent in all religious people. Prayer is a means of conveying the contents of the heart to God Almighty. Especially for Muslims, praying is one of the activities that must be accustomed even from an early age. In fact, everything that is about to be done has its own prayer.
Before praying, of course, it is also necessary to understand the manners in praying, so that what is intended will be more perfect in practice. Learning and seeking knowledge is one thing that must be done by every human being. Learning is not only aimed at achieving academic value, but also to gain useful knowledge. To achieve this, every Muslim is encouraged to read a prayer after studying or before.
In fact, knowledge is also believed to be one of the important aspects for development in a country. Science is not only studied but also tried to be applied in everyday life. In addition, the existence of knowledge is expected to be able to make someone more familiar with nature, social life, and also humanity.
Learning is a person’s process towards goodness, starting from the goodness of knowledge, behavior, attitude, mentality, and other positive skills. In Islam, seeking knowledge actually has no age limit. As long as they are still alive, humans are obligated to seek knowledge.
In the Al-Qur’an letter al-Ghafir verse 60 has been alluded to the recommendation to pray. In this verse it is stated that Allah will grant the request of those who pray to Him.
“And your Lord said, ‘Pray to me, I will surely allow you. Indeed, those who are arrogant and do not want to worship Me will go to hell in a state of humiliation,’” this is the meaning of the verse.
In the process of acquiring knowledge, one must always study hard. Sometimes there is a temptation in learning, it can make someone lazy to study. Therefore, praying before studying and after studying is an important suggestion that needs to be implemented.
The obligation to seek knowledge and study has been explained in the hadith of the Prophet Muhammad quoted from the book 1100 Selected Hadiths by Muhammad Faiz Almath, which means:
“Demand knowledge and study for serenity and self-respect. Be humble to the person who taught you.” (HR. Thabrasion) A person will have provisions in living life and solving problems if he has extensive knowledge and insight. Useful knowledge is also a field of charity that is uninterrupted.
This is as narrated by Muslim, that Rasulullah SAW said:
“If someone dies, his deeds are cut off except for three things, namely almsgiving, knowledge that is utilized, or the prayer of a pious child.” (HR. Muslim number 1631).
Prayer Before Studying
1. Prayer Reading Before First Study
Robbi zidnii ‘ilman Warzuqnii fahmaa, Waj’alnii minash-shoolihiin
“O Allah, increase my knowledge and give me the ability to understand it, and make me one of Your pious servants.”
2. Prayer Reading Before Second Study
اَللّٰهُمَّ اخْرِجْنَا مِنْ ظُلُمَاتِ الْوَهْمِ وَاَكْرِمْنَا بِنُوْرِالْفَهْمِ وَافْتَحْ عَلَيْنَا بِمَعْرِفَتِكَوَسَهِّلْ لَنَآ اَبْوَابَ فَضْلِكَ يَآ اَرْحَمَ الرَّاحِمِيْنَ
Alloohumma Akhrijnaa Min Dzulumaatilwahmi Wa Akrimnaa binuuril Fahmi Waftah’alainaa Bima’rifatika Wasahhil Lanaa Abwaaba Fadl-lika Yes Arhamar Roohimiin
“O Allah, free us from all the darkness of prejudice, glorify us with the light of understanding, open the understanding of knowledge to us and open for us the doors of Your grace, O Most Merciful Substance.”
3. Prayer Reading Before the Third Study
رَضِتُ بِااللهِ رَبَا وَبِالْاِسْلاَمِ دِيْنَا وَبِمُحَمَّدٍ نَب above
Rodlittu billahiroba, Wabil islaamidiinaa, Wabimuhammadin Nabiyyaa warasuula, Robbi zidnii ilmaan warzuqnii fahmaan
“We are pleased that Allah SWT is my Lord, Islam is my religion, and the Prophet Muhammad is the Prophet and Messenger, O Allah, increase my knowledge and give me good understanding.”
Prayer After Study
Not only is it recommended to pray before studying, but Muslims are also encouraged to read prayers after studying. Here is a prayer after studying that you need to know
1. Prayer After First Study
Allahumma Arinal Haqqa Haqqan Warzuqnattiba’ahu. Wa Arinal batila Baa-Thilan Warzuqnaj tinaba bahu
Meaning: “O Allah, show us the truth so that we can follow it and show us the ugliness so that we can stay away from it.”
2. Prayer After Second Study
اَللّٰهُمَّ اِنِّى اِسْتَocked
Allaahumma innii astaudi’uka maa ‘allamtaniihi fardud-hu ilayya’inda haajatii wa laa tansani hihi yaa robbal ‘alamiin
Meaning: “O Allah, I have actually entrusted to You the knowledge that You have taught me, and return it to me when I need it back and do not forget me to that knowledge, O Lord, call upon all the worlds.”
3. Prayer after the third study
رَبَّنَا انْفَعْنَا بِمَاعَلَمْتَنَا الَّذِيْ يَنْفَعُنَا وَزِدْنَا عِلْمًا وَالْحَمْدُلِلّٰهِ عَلَى عَلَى ِ
Rabbanan fa’naa bima ‘allamtana ladzi yanfa’una wa zidna ‘iman alhamdulillahi ‘ala kulli hal
Meaning: “O our Lord, make our knowledge useful knowledge, teach us about what is beneficial for us and add knowledge to us, all praise is only to Allah in every condition.”
The purpose of reading a prayer after studying is to get the pleasure of Allah SWT, so that the knowledge gained can benefit oneself and others. Besides that, prayer keeps us in mind of Allah, the Lord of the universe.
In this case, praying is part of the form of ethics, manners, and morals of a servant to Allah SWT. Therefore, don’t forget to pray every time you do something or afterward so that everything you do will be blessed by God.
Islam teaches every Muslim to always pray before or after doing any activity, including when studying. At a minimum, if you are going to do something, read “basmalah”. So that in learning to be protected from the temptations of Satan and given convenience and get the blessing of Allah SWT. Prayer before studying has the virtue of being given fluency and convenience in understanding the material being studied.
Manners and Procedures When Studying
Adab is needed in life, especially when we pray to Allah SWT. Adab in praying can be by facing the Qibla, reading hamdalah or praise as well as by Istighfar and Shalawat. You are also advised to pray in a soft and fearful voice and be sure that it will be fulfilled.
Adab or morals is something that is important in human life. With the existence of good manners, of course that is used in everyday life. From adab, a person will be glorified by Allah. In addition, indirectly will be respected by fellow human beings. Likewise in learning there are good manners in order to get the pleasure of Allah SWT.
In a hadith it is mentioned about adab for Muslims.
“There is nothing heavier on the scales of a believer on the Day of Resurrection than noble character.” (Narrated by Tirmidhi)
Before a Muslim carries out learning activities, it is necessary to carry out the following manners and procedures.
1. Intention to learn to seek the pleasure of Allah
When you want to learn, you must sincerely intend from the heart so that the knowledge we gain from the learning process can be of benefit to ourselves or to others.
2. Read the prayer before and after studying
After intending our hearts to study sincerely, we must read a prayer before studying first. Then, when studying is finished, we just recite the prayer after studying.
3. Concentration and don’t mess around while studying
When studying, we must concentrate and be serious in order to get good learning results.
4. Focus your eyes on the book or something you are studying
When studying, our eyes must focus on the book or something we are studying. Don’t let your mind wander.
Facts About Prayer
1. Prayer and Healing
Do you know that in the world of Western medicine and religious researchers are currently trying hard to prove the impact of praying for the cure of disease.
Praying regularly, it is alleged, can improve the quality of health and accelerate the healing of diseases. Usually those who pray and pray regularly are said to be less likely to develop cancer, heart disease and high blood pressure.
Indeed, the previous statement reaped many pros and cons. However, research in California has shown that those who are devout in their religion live an average of seven years longer. The phenomenon of prayer and healing is scientifically proven.
Whoever fully accepts God as the controller of his destiny, he will feel calmer, less stressed, and more socially attached. From this opinion, adherents of a devout religion can naturally distance themselves from the influence of alcohol, narcotics, deviant sexual practices and other crimes that can damage health.
2. Pray when getting kindness from others
Like saying “Alhamdulillah” is a word of praise to Allah SWT when we get something good or pleasure. There are manners or ethics that have become a habit and are highly recommended in Islam when there are people who have done good to us, that is, we must pray for that person.
The recommended prayer is “Jazakallahu khairan”, which means May Allah reward you with good.
The prayer is considered to be a compliment for people who have done good things. As well as this prayer is also the basis of a hadith narrated by At-Tirmidhi.
3. Understanding the Spirituality of Prayer
The great role of prayer in shaping the peace of the human soul. Prayer can strengthen the bond of love between Allah SWT and His obedient servants. “Prayer is the essence of worship,” said the Prophet Muhammad.
Prayer should be done facing the Qibla while raising both hands. After that, when you have finished praying to Allah SWT, wipe your hands over your face. The ethics of prayer was also explained again by Imam Ghazali (in his book, Ihya ‘Ulumuddin). According to him, in the human palm there is an energy that can be transferred to our faces.
Apart from that, there is also a hadith which says that when a child cries, the mother rubs her hand over the child’s face, then the child will stop crying.
The Best Place and Time To Pray
In addition to a good prayer for study, there is also a good place to pray. The following are good places for Muslims to pray:
- In front of and inside the Kaaba
- At the Prophet’s Mosque
- Behind the tomb of Prophet Ibrahim AS
- On the hills of Safa and Marwah
- At Arafah, at Muzdalifah, at Mina and on the three sides of the Jamarat
- In other noble places such as mosques or prayer rooms
The following are the best times, for a Muslim to pray:
- Between the call to prayer and Iqamat
- Before prayer time and after
- The time of the last third of the night
- All day Friday
- Between Dzuhur and Asr, and Asr and Maghrib
- When Khatam reads the Koran
- When it rains
- When doing tawaf
- When facing the enemy on the battlefield
- In praying, it is better to repeat 3 (three) times
Benefits of Praying
Prayer itself has many benefits, including:
1. Praying can make us feel better.
Prayer turns out to have powerful power in us to become more humble and surrender to Allah SWT.
There is a study on “prayer” which turned out to get amazing results. Praying can make us stay away from selfishness while increasing our humility.
2. Good for the heart and prolong life
By praying, usually our feelings will be calm. The calm actually helps in reducing stress in the mind. Remembering stress is one of the main causes of various diseases.
So it can be concluded that by praying, we will avoid stress and can make our lives longer.
3. Get forgiveness from Allah SWT
When praying, generally people will ask God for forgiveness for their sins in the prayer that is said.
If we pray earnestly, admit our mistakes, ask for forgiveness sincerely, God willing, our sins will be forgiven by Allah SWT.
4. Recovering emotionally and physically
Praying in fact can give suggestions by thinking that what is said in the prayer will not be impossible by Allah SWT. From this hope, it allows someone to avoid despair. This hopelessness can stress you out and make you sick.
Apart from being emotional, praying can also be felt physically by humans. For example, by praying, our stress hormones will be reduced, blood pressure will be controlled, thus making our immune system better.
5. Can cure disease
Prayer can be used as a healing process, especially in mental health problems. A study in Canada proves this and makes praying a self-reflection for patients so they can get a better life.
6. Eradicate feelings of loneliness
Prayer turns out to be an effective method for eradicating feelings of loneliness. Through prayer activities where there are no boundaries when communicating with God, our loneliness can be overcome slowly. When the feeling of loneliness is successfully driven away, then God willing, the depression we experience can be avoided.
Thus the discussion about prayer before study and prayer after study. We hope that all of the discussion above has made you accustomed to praying before and after studying. If you want to find a book about prayer, you can get it at sinaumedia.com .
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