The Holy Prophet Muhammad (sa) taught us the secrets of acceptance of prayer which were based on his own experience and observance. He pinpointed for us the circumstances, places, times, situations and conditions, when the prayers were more likely to be accepted.
On reflection, these are the situations which motivate and stimulate us to pray. Prayers offered in these times and situations carry acceptance. It seems appropriate to mention these blessed times here.
Prayers during tahajjud (especially the latter part of the night).
Prayers at time of adhan and during the time between adhan and iqamah [first and second calls to prayer].
While saying amin along with the angels, meaning offering prayers in salat [formal prayer] with full concentration.
Prayers during sajdah [prostration].
Special moment of acceptance of prayer during jumu‘ah salat [Friday prayer].
Gatherings of Muslims and the blessed meetings for remembrance of Allah.
Prayers at time of breaking the fast.
Prayers of Ramadan, especially in the last ten days and lailat al-qadr [night of decree] prayers.
Prayers upon finishing the Qur’an.
Prayers when it is raining.
Prayers in the state of oppression.
[When] raising hands for prayer.
Prayers offered for an absent brother.
Muhammad (sa) – The Perfect Man (Qadian, India: Nazarat Isha’at, 2015), 138-139.