Narrated Abu Huraira:
heard Allah’s Apostles (p.b.u.h) saying, “If the prayer is started do not run for it but just walk for it calmly and pray whatever you get, and complete whatever is missed.“
Similar Hadith here.
Narrated ‘Abdullah bin Abi Qatada on the authority of his father:
The Prophet (p.b.u.h) said, “Do not stand up (for prayer) unless you see me, and observe calmness and solemnity“.
Similar Hadith here.
Narrated Salman Al-Farsi:
Allah’s Apostle (p.b.u.h) said, “Anyone who takes a bath on Friday and cleans himself as much as he can and puts oil (on his hair) or scents himself; and then proceeds for the prayer and does not force his way between two persons (assembled in the mosque for the Friday prayer), and prays as much as is written for him and remains quiet when the Imam delivers the Khutba, all his sins in between the present and the last Friday will be forgiven.”
- Sacred things and places demand solemnity and calmness. Behave yourselves in mosques! :P
- Physical calmness will lead to mental calmness. And/or vice versa. I don’t care what their version of inner calmness is (referring to the above image), but it is the prayer you get the real inner calmness from. Give all these 6 things to prayer and see for yourself. For real for real!
- There is no number 3.
Take a chill pill, really.
Narrated Ibn ‘Abbas:
(My mother) Ummul-Fadl heard me reciting “Wal Mursalati `Urfan” (Surah 77) and said, “O my son! By Allah, your recitation made me remember that it was the last Surah I heard from Allah’s Apostle. He recited it in the Maghrib prayer. “
Narrated Marwan bin Al-Hakam:
Zaid bin Thabit said to me, “Why do you recite very short Surahs in the Maghrib prayer while I heard the Prophet reciting the longer of the two long Surahs?”
Narrated Jubair bin Mut’im:
My father said, “I heard Allah’s Apostle reciting “At-Tur” (Surah 52) in the Maghrib prayer.”
- Recite relatively longer Surahs in Maghrib prayer.
- Surah al-Mursalaat and Surah At-Tur can be recited in Maghrib prayer – because Prophet (SAW) used to do so.
These Surahs are easy to memorize as well. They have a certain ‘rhythm’, if I may say.