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I have read of this salat online but I can not find a Hadith that mentions it. What or is there any Hadith mentioning this salat, and what is the authenticity of the Hadith? Is this salat a Bid'ah?

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Where did you hear about this? That might be a good place to find out more about it. Any more details you provide might be useful. –  ashes999 Nov 8 '12 at 17:40
    
Sorry, I read it not heard it. I read it online , though I do not recall the site. –  Mujahid مجاهد Nov 8 '12 at 18:13
    
I don't know the specifics, but I believe it's something our Shi'a brothers can answer. –  System Down Nov 8 '12 at 18:17

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This is non-existing in Sunni Islam, and Sunnis would consider it a clear Bid'ah. It bears some resemblance to صلاة التسابيح (Salat At-tasabih), except that in the latter no Surah is repeated, and it has no relation to seeing the Prophet (SAAW).

Salat Al Abhar, as described in @phoenix's answer, has some violations (according to Sunnis):

  • Repeating Surahs in prayer is a Bid'ah.
  • Repeating Surahs directly after prayer is a Bid'ah.
  • Ending with one salam is unreasoned. (This is only specified in Janazah/funeral prayer).
  • Expecting a specific reward without proof from Qur'an or Sunnah is unacceptable.
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This is not entirely correct. According to some of the madhaahib, the first tasleem is obligatory, and the second is mustahabb. –  ashes999 Dec 20 '12 at 5:08
    
@ashes999 As far as I understand, the second tasleem is not obligatory but normally required. Your prayer is correct if you don't do it, but normally you should. –  Hosam Aly Dec 20 '12 at 16:00
    
yes, we agree about the ruling. The way you wrote it, you called it "unreasoned." That doesn't convey what you inteded. –  ashes999 Dec 20 '12 at 16:02

It is a prayer related from Amir al-Mu'mineen (ra) for anyone desirous of seeing the Holy Prophet (saww). In Mustadrak al-Wasa'il, we find this Hadith detailing the method of its performance:

7070 / 28 - رأيت في بعض المجاميع، مرويا عن أمير المؤمنين (عليه السلام)، أنه قال: (إني إذا اشتقت إلى رسول الله (صلى الله عليه وآله، أصلي صلاة العبهر (1) في أي يوم كان، فلا أبرح من مكاني حتى أرى رسول الله (صلى الله عليه وآله) في المنام) قال علي بن منهال: جربته سبع مرات، وهي أربع ركعات، يقرأ في كل ركعة: فاتحة الكتاب مرة، وإنا أنزلناه عشر مرات، ويسبح خمس عشرة مرة (سبحان الله والحمد لله ولا إله إلا الله والله أكبر) ثم يركع ويقول ثلاث مرات: سبحان ربي العظيم، ويسبح عشر مرات، ثم يرفع رأسه ويسبح ثلاث مرات، ثم يسجد ويسبح خمس عشرة مرة، ثم يرفع رأسه، وليس فيما بين السجدتين شئ، ثم يسجد ثانيا كما وصفت إلى أن يتم أربع ركعات، بتسليمة واحدة، فإذا فرغ لا يكلم أحدا، حتى يقرأ فاتحة الكتاب عشر مرات، وإنا أنزلناه عشر مرات، ويسبح ثلاثا وثلاثين مرة، ثم يقول: صلى الله على النبي الأمي، جزى الله محمدا عنا ما هو أهله ومستحقه، ثلاثا وثلاثين مرة، من فعل هذا وجد ملك الموت وهو ريان، وذكر (عليه السلام) له ثوابا جزيلا، ذكرناه في دار السلام (2).

http://shiaonlinelibrary.com/%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%83%D8%AA%D8%A8/1242_%D9%85%D8%B3%D8%AA%D8%AF%D8%B1%D9%83-%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%88%D8%B3%D8%A7%D8%A6%D9%84-%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%85%D9%8A%D8%B1%D8%B2%D8%A7-%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%86%D9%88%D8%B1%D9%8A-%D8%AC-%D9%A6/%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B5%D9%81%D8%AD%D8%A9_0?pageno=393#top

The authenticity cannot be determined because the author has not given the isnad for the Hadith.

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