Hadhrat Jaabir bin Abdullah (radhiyAllahu anhu) narrates that he heard the Prophet ﺻﻠﻲ ﺍﻟﻠﻪ ﻋﻠﻴﻪ ﻭ ﺳﻠﻢ saying:
1. To discard Salaah is to be linked with Kufr.
2. To discard Salaah is to be linked with Kufr and shirk.
3. Discarding of Salaah is the only partition between Imaan and Shirk.
Nabi ﺻﻠﻲ ﺍﻟﻠﻪ ﻋﻠﻴﻪ ﻭ ﺳﻠﻢ is reported to have said:
A person neglecting Salaah (even though he makes up for it later) shall remain in hell for a period of one Haqb. A haqb is equal to eighty years of three hundred and sixty days each, and a day in the hereafter shall equal one thousand years of this world.
In another Hadith it is said, “Allah will not care a bit for the person who has been neglecting Salaah intentionally, and for him shall be an awful doom.”
Lost hope already? Allah Ta’ala says, ” Do not lose hope in the mercy of Allah.”
So do not. Keep on turning to Allah im forgiveness for verily Allah is most merciful, most forgiving.
Allah forgives every sin except? Shirk.
Hadhrat Abu Qatadah (radhiyAllahu anhu) says, ” He heard the Prophet ﺻﻠﻲ ﺍﻟﻠﻪ ﻋﻠﻴﻪ ﻭ ﺳﻠﻢ saying, Allah has said, ” O Muhammed ﺻﻠﻲ ﺍﻟﻠﻪ ﻋﻠﻴﻪ ﻭ ﺳﻠﻢ! I have ordained five times daily Salaah for thy followers. I have made a covenant with Myself that whosoever is regular in performing his Salaah at its fixed hour, he shall be admitted into Paradise. Those of thy followers who do not guard their Salaah are not included in this covenant.”
What is most beloved to Allah is that Salaah which is performed in ‘Awwal Waqt’ and the reward for it is 33554432 (33 million 554 thousand 4 hundred and 32). Awwal waqt refers to Salaah performed on time.
Nabi ﺻﻠﻲ ﺍﻟﻠﻪ ﻋﻠﻴﻪ ﻭ ﺳﻠﻢ said: If a person makes a proper Wudhu, reads Salaah on time, reads with concentration, stands with devotion, making a proper ruku and Sajda, performing the Salaah in a beautiful manner, then the Salaah takes the form of a bright light and goes up to the heavens making Du’aa for the person that may Allah protect you as you have protected me.
And that person who reads Salaah quickly, not in the crrect time, without a proper Wudhu, then this Salaah goes up to the heavens in the worst of forms looking very black and dark and makes Bid-Du’aa for he/she, “May Allah destroy you as you have destroyed me.” After that, the Salaan is wrapped like a dirty rag and thrown back into the persons face.
SubhanAllah! Besides the above mentioned Ahaadith, there a much more..just check in the Fadhaail-e- A’maal under the chapter Virtues of Salaah and you will find much more.
Salaah is a Fardh. Compulsory. Salaah is Fardh upon every sane Muslim male or female that has reached the age where the Faraaidh become Fardh…
Let us try InshaAllah to perform our Salaah in the best way possible..in the way Nabi ﺻﻠﻲ ﺍﻟﻠﻪ ﻋﻠﻴﻪ ﻭ ﺳﻠﻢ has taught us.
Allah grant us the taufeeq to perform Salaah on Awwal waqt. Aameen.
Allah grant us the correct understanding of Salaah. Aameen.
Allah make us from those who guard their Salaah.