Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah’s Apostle said, “When the Adhan is pronounced Satan takes to his heels and passes wind with noise during his flight in order not to hear the Adhan. When the Adhan is completed he comes back, and again takes to his heels when the Iqama is pronounced, and after its completion he returns again till he whispers into the heart of the person (to divert his attention from his prayer) and makes him remember things which he does not recall to his mind before the prayer, and that causes him to forget how much he has prayed.”
My first response to the Hadith: so true!
Shaytaan runs as far as he can when he hears the words of Adhaan. THAT is your opportunity. Avail those Shaytaan-free moments. Turn back to Allah. Connect with Him. Pray. Seek forgiveness. Do that which Shaytaan has made extremely hard for you to do in your routine.
Shaytaan will return after the Adhaan. He’ll interrupt your prayer. And unless you seek Allah’s protection from him, he’ll remind you of all the unnecessary stuff during your prayer. So much so that you’ll forget which rak’at you were praying. (Ring a bell?)
Lesson: Make use of the golden moments five times a day when the Adhaan is being called. They’re like Ramadan, when it’s just you, your nafs and Allah (SWT). :)
Narrated Jarir bin ‘Abdullah:
We were with the Prophet on a full moon night. He looked at the moon and said, “You will certainly see your Lord as you see this moon, and there will be no trouble in seeing Him. So if you can avoid missing (through sleep, business, etc.) a prayer before the rising of the sun (Fajr) and before its setting (‘Asr) you must do so. He (the Prophet ) then recited the following verse:
And celebrate the praises Of Your Lord before The rising of the sun And before (its) setting.” (50.39)
Narrated Abu Bakr bin Abi Musa:
My father said, “Allah’s Apostle said, ‘Whoever prays the two cool prayers (‘Asr and Fajr) will go to Paradise.’ “
This obviously doesn’t mean the other prayers are any less important. Each one has its own significance and excellence.