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'Verily the pillar of religion is the prayer. It is the first thing to be considered from amongst the deeds of man, so if his prayer is valid, the rest of his deeds will be considered, and if his prayer is void, then the rest of his deeds will not be taken into consideration.'

Prophet Muhammad al-Mustafa [sawa]
Ibid. p. 227, no. 54

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Question : #307 Category: Hadiths / Traditions
Subject: praying 1000 rakats in hadith
Question: Hi,
I'm not a Shia so i find this quite strange, i hear that there are there these traditions that state that Imam Ali (ra) used to pray 1000 rakats of prayer every night?
If such traditions do exist, could you please give me a source.
Answer: There are many Hadeeths that Imam Ali (AS) used to pray 1000 Rak'ats. These are some references:

Bihaarul Anwar, Vol. 41, Page:132 Mustadrak Al Wasa'el, 2:481 narrated from Imam Zainul Abideen (AS) It was not Imam Ali (AS) alone but other Infallible Imams who used to pray 1000 Rak'ats, as you see in Sunni book (Al Sawa'eq al Muhriqah by Ibn Hajar) that Imam Zainul Abideen (AS) used pray 1000 Rak'at in one day and night.(Vol. 2, Page 582).

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