Salat: Difference between a
Muslim and Kafir
In this article we are sharing some ahadith and Ayaat which state the importance of Salaah/Salat. By Salaah/Salat, we are referring to the obligatory prayers which a Muslim has to offer five times a day.
Guard your Salawaat
(plural of Salaah)
Jabir bin Abdullah says: I
heard the Messenger of Allah (SallAllah-u-Alaihi-wa-Sallam) saying this: The
difference between a man (Muslim) and shirk and kufr is the abandoning of
(SallAllah-u-Alaihi-wa-Sallam) said: The difference between us and them
(Kuffar/Non-Muslims) is that of salaah so whoever abandons salaah certainly
(SallAllah-u-Alaihi-wa-Sallam) said: The difference between a slave
(Muslim) and shirk is the abandoning of salaah. When he leaves salaah, he
From the above ahadith it is clear that leaving of salaah is kufr and shirk, it should be known:
Surely Allah won't forgive
shirk, anything besides that Allah will forgive....
Furthermore Allah the Exalted
says: If they (Kuffar) repent and establish salaah and give zakaah,
then they are your brothers in religion.
From the above ayah we can conclude that in order for a person to become a brother in religion he has to establish salaah as well.
Narrated Ibn 'Umar:
Allah's messenger (SallAllah-u-Alaihi-wa-Sallam) said: I have been ordered (by Allah) to fight against the people until they testify that:
1) None has the right to be worshipped but Allah and that Muhammad is Allah's Messenger (SallAllah-u-Alaihi-wa-Sallam),
2) And offer salaah,
3) And give Zakaah,
If they perform this, then
they save their lives and property from me except for Islamic laws and then
their reckoning (accounts) will be done by Allah.
We must examine the above
hadith and see what criteria Prophet Muhammad (SallAllah-u-Alaihi-wa-Sallam)
gave for fighting people. This hadith should be examined by those people who
claim to be Muslims but don't offer their prayers five times a day.
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