THE MUNAFIQ (HYPOCRITE) FEELS HEAVY TO PERFORM SOLAT (PRAY) ISYA’ AND SUBUH IN CONGREGATION

حَدَّثَنَا عُمَرُ بْنُ حَفْصٍ، قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا أَبِي قَالَ، حَدَّثَنَا الأَعْمَشُ، قَالَ حَدَّثَنِي أَبُو صَالِحٍ، عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ، قَالَ قَالَ النَّبِيُّ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏ “‏ لَيْسَ صَلاَةٌ أَثْقَلَ عَلَى الْمُنَافِقِينَ مِنَ الْفَجْرِ وَالْعِشَاءِ، وَلَوْ يَعْلَمُونَ مَا فِيهِمَا لأَتَوْهُمَا وَلَوْ حَبْوًا، لَقَدْ هَمَمْتُ أَنْ آمُرَ الْمُؤَذِّنَ فَيُقِيمَ، ثُمَّ آمُرَ رَجُلاً يَؤُمُّ النَّاسَ، ثُمَّ آخُذَ شُعَلاً مِنْ نَارٍ فَأُحَرِّقَ عَلَى مَنْ لاَ يَخْرُجُ إِلَى الصَّلاَةِ بَعْدُ ‏”‌‏.‏

Narrated Abu Huraira:
The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “No prayer is heavier upon the hypocrites than the Fajr and the `Isha’ prayers and if they knew what is in them (in reward), they would have attended them, even if (by) crawling. Certainly, I felt the urge to order the Mu’adh-dhin (call-maker) so that he would pronounce Iqama, then order a man to lead the people (in prayer), then take a flame of fire so that I burn (the houses) upon those who had not left for the prayer yet.”

Narrated in Sahih Al-Bukhari, Book 10, Hadith 51
Grade: Sahih
Translation: https://sunnah.com/bukhari/10/51

Lessons:

  1. The most difficult solat for the munafiq (hypocrite) – i.e. to perform in congregation, at the masjid, is isya’ (the night prayer) and subuh (the morning prayer).
  2. If one knew the reward of isya’ and subuh prayers in congregation, they would attend them (at the masjid) even though they had to do so by crawling there (because of pain or illness).
  3. Rasulullah S.A.W. gave warning to the man who does not perform solat in the masjid without any justifiable reason by threatening to order the muadzin (call-maker) to pronounce iqama (the commencement of the solat), then ordering a man to lead the people in prayer, then taking a flame of fire to burn the houses of those who had left the congregational prayer.

Let us not have any characteristics of nifaq (hypocrisy) on ourselves. Let us try our best to maintain the isya’ and subuh prayers in congregation at the masjid. Do not let heaviness and laziness stop us from going to the masjid.

Source – https://t.me/ahadithadayAHAD

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