17 Dec

Is your prayer like the prayer of a munaafiq?


Indeed, the hypocrites [think to] deceive Allah, but He is deceiving them. And when they stand for prayer, they stand lazily, showing [themselves to] the people and not remembering Allah except a little,

[Qur’aan 4:142]

 

'Ala bin 'Abd al-Rahman said:

We came upon Anas bin Maalik after the Zuhr prayer. He stood for saying the 'Asr prayer. When he became free from praying, we mentioned to him about observing prayer in its early period or he himself mentioned it. He said: I heard the Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) say: This is how hypocrites pray, this is how hypocrites pray, this is how hypocrites pray: He sits (watching the sun), and when it becomes yellow and is between the horns of the devil, or is on the horns of the devil, he rises and prays for rak'ahs quickly, remembering Allah only seldom during them.

[Sunan Abi Dawud Hadith No. 413]

 

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