Hadith Meaning: “The Prophet, may Allah praise him, said: ‘O Ka’b, may Allah protect you such that you do not witness the period of unworthy rulers.’ Ka’b asked…what is this period? The Prophet said: ‘This is a period of rule wherein those who rule will not follow my guidance, and will follow other than my Sunnah…whoever believes their lies and helps them further their oppression are not from me, and I am not from them; they shall not drink from my Hawdh (pool) on the Day of Resurrection. Whoever disbelieves them (i.e. the unworthy rulers), and does not help them spread their oppression, they are from me and I am from them, and they shall drink from my Hawd on the Day of Resurrection. O Ka’b fasting is a protective shield (that shields you from the torment of the afterlife), and charity puts out the flames of sin and prayers shall draw your closer to Allah. O Ka’b everyone of us shall leave this Dunya…a person may either leave this world freeing himself from Hell or shackling himself to it.” (Sahih at-Targhib) May Allah protect us from this evil…Ameen!
عَنْ كَعْبِ بْنِ عُجْرَةَ، قَالَ قَالَ لِي رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم: “ أعاذك اللهُ من إمارة السفهاءِ قال : وما إمارةُ السفهاءِ ؟ قال : أمراءٌ يكونون بعدي ، لايهتدون بهديي ، ولايستنُّون بسُنَّتي ، فمن صدَّقهم بكذبهم ، وأعانهم على ظلمهم ، فأولئك ليسوا مني ، ولست منهم ، ولا يَرِدُون عليَّ حَوضي . ومن لم يُصدِّقْهم بكذبهم ، ولم يُعِنْهم على ظُلمِهم ، فأولئك مني وأنا منهم ، وسيرِدُون عليَّ حَوْضي . يا كعبُ بنَ عُجرةَ ! الصيامُ جُنَّةٌ ، والصدقةُ تُطفِيءُ الخطيئةَ ، والصلاةُ قُربانٌ ، أو قال : برهانٌ يا كعبُ بنَ عُجرةَ ! الناسُ غاديانِ ؛ فمُبتاعٌ نفسَه فمُعتِقُها ، وبائعٌ نفسَه فمُوبِقُها” صحيح الترغيب
“The most burdensome prayers for the hypocrites are the night prayer and the morning prayer. If they were to know the blessings they have in store, they would have come to them, even though crawling, and I thought that I should order the prayer to be commenced and command a person to lead people in prayer, and I should then go along with some persons having a fagot of fuel with them to the people who have not attended the prayer (in congregation) and would burn their houses with fire.”Sahih Muslim)
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Bukahri and Muslim: Abu Musa (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: Messenger of Allah said, “He who The observes Al-Bardan (i.e., Fajr and `Asr prayers) will enter Jannah”. Commentary: It is a must for every Muslim to offer every Salat regularly but there are some prayers (Salat) which cannot be performed punctually unless one takes special care of them. This is the reason some additional merits have been mentioned in this Hadith so that people exercise extra effort for performing them. Of these two is the Fajr prayer, the performance of which is more difficult than the other prayers because it occurs at a time of rest and deep sleep. Similar is the case of `Asr prayer, the performance of which is difficult. Due to these reasons, special merits of these two prayers have been mentioned in this Hadith.
On the authority of Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) from the Prophet (ﷺ), who said:
“Allah (mighty and sublime be He) says: The first of his actions for which a servant of Allah will be held accountable on the Day of Resurrection will be his prayers. If they are in order, then he will have prospered and succeeded: and if they are wanting, then he will have failed and lost. If there is something defective in his obligatory prayers, the Lord (glorified and exalted be He) will say: See if My servant has any supererogatory prayers with which may be completed that which was defective in his obligatory prayers. Then the rest of his actions will be judged in like fashion.” It was related by at-Tirmidhi (also by Abu Dawud, an-Nasa’i, Ibn Majah and Ahmad).
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