33. Punishment of not offering Salaat during its prime time

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حَدَّثَنِی مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ مُوسَی بْنِ الْمُتَوَکِّلِ قَالَ حَدَّثَنِی عَلِیُّ بْنُ الْحُسَیْنِ السَّعْدَآبَادِیُّ عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ أَبِی عَبْدِ اللَّهِ عَنْ أَبِی عِمْرَانَ الْأَرْمَنِیِّ عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ عَبْدِ الرَّحْمَنِ الْأَنْصَارِیِّ عَنْ هِشَامٍ الْجَوَالِیقِیِّ عَنْ أَبِی عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ ص مَنْ صَلَّی الصَّلَاهَ لِغَیْرِ وَقْتِهَا رُفِعَتْ لَهُ سَوْدَاءُ مُظْلِمَهٌ تَقُولُ ضَیَّعَکَ اللَّهُ کَمَا ضَیَّعْتَنِی وَ أَوَّلُ مَا یُسْأَلُ الْعَبْدُ إِذَا وَقَفَ بَیْنَ یَدَیِ اللَّهِ عَزَّ وَ جَلَّ عَنِ الصَّلَاهِ فَإِنْ زَکَتْ صَلَاتُهُ زَکَی سَائِرُ عَمَلِهِ وَ إِنْ لَمْ تَزْکُ لَمْ یَزْکُ عَمَلُهُ.


1. Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) narrates that the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) said, “One who does not offer Salaat during its time, it goes to the divine throne with black face and says: May Allah waste you in the same way as you wasted me. When a person is made to stand on the Day of Judgment, the first question that will be asked to him will be related to his prayers. If Salaat is accepted, all good deeds will be accepted and if Salaat is rejected, all good deeds will be rejected.”




حَدَّثَنِی مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ الْحَسَنِ قَالَ حَدَّثَنِی مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ الْحَسَنِ الصَّفَّارُ عَنْ یَعْقُوبَ بْنِ یَزِیدَ عَنْ صَفْوَانَ بْنِ یَحْیَی عَنْ هَارُونَ بْنِ خَارِجَهَ عَنْ أَبِی بَصِیرٍ عَنْ أَبِی عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع قَالَ: الصَّلَاهُ وُکِّلَ بِهَا مَلَکٌ لَیْسَ لَهُ عَمَلٌ غَیْرُهَا فَإِذَا فَرَغَ مِنْهَا قَبَضَهَا ثُمَّ صَعِدَ بِهَا فَإِنْ کَانَتْ مِمَّا تُقْبَلُ قُبِلَتْ وَ إِنْ کَانَتْ مِمَّا لَا تُقْبَلُ قِیلَ لَهُ رُدَّهَا عَلَی عَبْدِی فَیَنْزِلُ بِهَا حَتَّی یَضْرِبَ بِهَا وَجْهَهُ ثُمَّ یَقُولُ لَهُ أُفٍّ لَکَ لَا یَزَالُ لَکَ عَمَلٌ یغنینی [یُعْنِتُنِی].


2. Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) said, “Salaat is such a deed that an angel is permanently employed for it. This angel does not have any other task. Whenever a person offers Salaat, this angel takes it to heaven. If the Salaat is acceptable, it is accepted and if not, it is returned to that angel. The angel, brings it back and throws it back on the face of that person and says: your deeds always trouble me.”




حَدَّثَنِی مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ عَلِیٍّ مَاجِیلَوَیْهِ عَنْ عَمِّهِ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عَلِیٍّ الْکُوفِیِّ عَنِ ابْنِ فَضَّالٍ عَنْ سَعِیدِ بْنِ غَزْوَانَ عَنْ إِسْمَاعِیلَ بْنِ أَبِی زِیَادٍ عَنْ أَبِی عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع عَنْ أَبِیهِ عَنْ آبَائِهِ عَنْ أَمِیرِ الْمُؤْمِنِینَ ع قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ ص لَا یَزَالُ الشَّیْطَانُ هَائِباً لِابْنِ آدَمَ ذَاعِراً مِنْهُ مَا صَلَّی الصَّلَوَاتِ الْخَمْسَ لِوَقْتِهِنَّ فَإِذَا ضَیَّعَهُنَّ اجْتَرَی عَلَیْهِ فَأَدْخَلَهُ فِی الْعَظَائِمِ.


3. Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) narrates from his ancestors that Amirul Momineen (a.s.) relates that the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) said, “Shaitaan fears man as long as he offers five times prayer in its prime time. When the person wastes these Salaat, Shaitaan gets bold and involves that person in greater sins.”