Is the following hadith sound: "Whoever abandons performing the four rak'ah sunnah before the fard of zuhr (noon) prayer will not be able to attain my shafa'a (intercession)"?
Submitted by on Sun, 03/05/2015 - 22:32
Dear Brother / Sister,
This hadith is narrated in the section of Babun-Nawafil of Hidaya. The source of this hadith is not mentioned in its annotation.
According to some scholars, the meaning of this hadith is as follows:
There are two kinds of shafa'a (intercession) of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) one of which is for the whole people, that is, general and the other is for only some people, that is, special. The shafa'a (intercession) which is mentioned here is not the general but for the special one. The purpose of using such a style is to prevent people from abandoning such sunnahs completely. (see. Raddul Mukhtar, II/14).
While scholars like Nawavi, Jazari and Zuhayli do not mention this hadith, the following hadith is narrated in Durrul Mukhtar where the virtue of the zuhr (noon) prayer is mentioned,
"Allah renders Hell haram for the person who continues to perform the four rak'ah sunnah before the zuhr (noon) prayer and the four rak'ah sunnah after the zuhr (noon) prayer."
Though this hadith is included in Kutub as-Sitta, the narration which is mentioned in Hidaye is not included. (see. Naylu'l Awtar, Vol. II/20).
Questions on Islam
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- How to perform the noon (zuhr) prayer (The Last Sunnah)
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- Is it permissible to perform only the fards of the daily prayers and to abandon the sunnahs?
- Can the sunnah prayers that are abandoned due to some obligations be performed as qada (missed) prayers afterwards?
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