1. Abu Dharr (radiyallahu 'anhu) narrates that once our Nabi (sallallahu'alaihi Wa Sallam) came out of his house. It was autumn and the leaves were falling from the trees. He caught hold of a branch of a tree and its leaves began to drop in large number. At this, he remarked, "O Abu Dharr! When a Muslim offers his şalah to please Allah ta'ala, his sins fall away from him just as these leaves are falling off this tree."
In autumn, usually, the leaves of the trees fall in large number, so much so that on some trees not a single leaf is left behind. The same is the effect of salah performed with sincerity and devotion.
All the sins of the person offering, salah are wiped off. It should, however, be remembered that according to scholars of Islamic law, only the smaller sins are forgiven by the performance of salah and such other practices. The major sins are not forgiven without repentance. We should, therefore, in addition to saying salah, be particular about repenting and asking for Allah ta'ala's forgiveness. Allah ta ala may, however, pardon, by His bountiful Grace, even the major sins of any person, because of his salah.
2. Aba 'Uthmān (radiyallahu 'anhu) says, "I was once sitting under a tree with Salman (radiyallahu 'anhu). He caught hold of a dry branch of a tree and shook it till all its leaves fell off. He then said to me, 'O Abu Uthman, Will you not ask me why I am doing this?" Do tell me,' replied. He said, Rasulullah Sallallahu 'alaihi wasallam) bad done exactly like this before me, while I was with him under a tree.
He caught a dry branch and shook it, till all its leaves fell off. At this, he said: 'O Salmän! Will you, not ask me why I am doing this? I replied: Do tel tell me why you are doing this? He remarked: "When a Muslim performs wudu' properly and then perform his şalah five times a, day, his sins fall off just as these leaves have fallen off. He then recited the following ayah of the Quran: 'iisl i "Establish şalah at the two ends of the day, and the approaches of the night.
Verily, good deeds annul ill deeds. This is a reminder for the mindful (a-isra' 78). "The behaviour of Salmän (radiyallahu'anhu) in the above Hadith displays the great love which the sahabah had for Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam). They would often recall the sweet memories of the time when Rasulullah (Sallallahu 'alaihi wasallam) was living among them.
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