The worst thief..

عَن أَبِي قَتَادَةَ قالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ أَسْوَأُ النَّاسِ سَرِقَةً الَّذِي يَسْرِقُ مِنْ صَلَاتِهِ

قَالُوا يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ وَكَيْفَ يَسْرِقُ مِنْ صَلَاتِهِ قَالَ لَا يُتِمُّ رُكُوعَهَا وَلَا سُجُودَهَا


أخرجه أحمد


It is narrated by Abu Qatadah [RA] that the Prophet صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ said, “The worst kind of thief is one who steals from his prayer.” The companions said, “O Prophet of Allah صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ how can someone steal from their prayers?” He صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ said, “He does not fulfill the ruku of the prayer nor its sujood. “



[Reported by Imam Ahmad]

The Prophet SAWS forbade that someone should peck (in Salah) like a crow…”

[Ahmad, Abu Dawud]

The Prophet – SAWS – said, “Verily, a man will leave from (his Salah) and only a tenth of his Salah is written for him, a ninth, an eighth, a seventh, a sixth, a fifth, a forth, a third, half.” [Abu Dawud and Tirmidhi]

A man entered the Masjid and the Messenger of Allah – SAWS – was sitting. The man prayed (2 raka’) and then came to the Prophet – SAWS – and said salam. The Prophet – SAWS – replied the salam and then said, “Go back and pray for you have not prayed.” So the man went back, prayed (2 raka’) like he did the first time and then came back and repeated the salam. The Prophet – SAWS – replied the salam and then said, “Go back and pray for you have not prayed.” So the man went back, prayed (2 raka’) like he did the first time and then came back and repeated the salam. The Prophet – SSAWS – replied the salam and then said, “Go back and pray for you have not prayed.” He said it three times until – on the third time the man said, “By He who sent you with the truth O Messenger of Allah, I do not know any better than this. Teach me.” The Prophet – SAWS – then said, “If you stand up for Salah say ‘Allahu Akbar.’ Then read what comes easy for you from the Quran. Then bow until you are comfortable in your ruku’. Then stand up until you are standing up straight. Then prostrate until you are comfortable in your Sujood. Then sit until you are comfortable in your Juloos. Then prostrate until you are comfortable in your Sujood. And do this in your entire Salah.” [Bukhari, Muslim]

Uthman ibn Abi Dahshah said, “I have never prayed a Salah that I have not asked Allah Subhaanahu wa Ta’aala to forgive for my shortcomings in that Salah.”



Lessons




The worst kind of thief is one who steals from his prayer because:


– he is stealing while he is standing in front of his Lord
– he is stealing from his prayer which renders the prayer deficient, and if the prayer is deficient on the Day of Judgement then all deeds will be deficient
– the thief who steals other things can extract some benefit from his/her theft, whereas there is nothing but loss in this theft



WAllahu alam. May Allah make us of those who complete and perfect their prayers.

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