Is there a hadith stating that prayer will be forgotten at the end of time and prayer will no longer be performed? Is it true?
Submitted by on Fri, 24/04/2015 - 16:28
Dear Brother / Sister,
There are some hadith narrations on this issue. The meaning of one them is as follows;
Abu Umama narrates; the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) stated the following:
"The knots of Islam are untied one by one. Once after every knot is untied, people try to untie the succeeding knot. The first knot which is untied among them is the laws of shari'ah (Islamic Law), the last of them is the prayer." (This hadith which is narrated by Ahmad b. Hanbal and Tabarani is authentic (sahih). (see Majmauz'-Zawaid, 7/281)
What is meant by forgetting the prayer is not performing it properly, delaying it without an excuse and the intentional negligence of it by some Muslims without an excuse and -God forbid- underestimating the prayer and mocking with people who perform prayers. Otherwise, it should not be understood as not performing the prayer by any Muslims.
Besides, it is understood how important to perform prayers in such a time. The prophet Muhammad (PBUH) both warns the people who do not perform prayers and reminds them about the value of the worship of those who perform prayers. The example given from the horridness of the end of time is also one of the miracles that inform about the future.
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