“Whoever neglects prayer, Allah will send fifteen punishments upon him”?
- Status: FABRICATED
Obviously, neglecting salah (prayer) is a a great sin and I invite myself and all of you to remain steadfast in it. One way is to remind each other about what our Prophet Muhammad [saws] has said regarding it and there are many authentic reports compiled by our illustrious ‘Ulama on this matter.
However the problem arises when we start quoting unauthentic reports out of so-called ‘good intention’ but lying on our Prophet Muhammad [saws].
Here is the entire sequence of the report copy-pasted (random version) :
HADITH OF PROPHET (P.B.U.H)
The one who disdains the prayers will receive fifteen punishments from Allah. Six punishments in this lifetime Three while dying , Three in the grave & Three on the Day of Judgement.
THE SIX PUNISHMENTS OF LIFE:
1. Allah takes away blessings from his age(makes his life misfortunate)
2.Allah does not accept his plea(Du’aa)
3.Allah erases the features of good people from his face.
4.He will be detested by all creatures on earth.
5.Allah does not award him for his good deeds.(No thawab)
6.He will not be included in the Du’aa of good people.
THE THREE PUNISHMENTS WHILE DYING:
1. He dies humiliated.
2. He dies hungry.
3. He dies thirsty. Even if he drinks the water of all seas he will still be thirsty.
THE THREE PUNISHMENTS IN THE GRAVE:
1. Allah tightens his grave until his chest ribs come over each other.
2. Allah pours on him fire with embers.
3. Allah sets on him a snake called “the brave”,”the bold”
which hits Him from morning until afternoon for leaving Fajr prayer,from the afternoon until Asr for leaving Dhuhr prayer and so on.With each strike he sinks 70 yards under the ground.
THE THREE PUNISHMENTS ON THE DAY OF JUDGEMENT:
1. Allah sends who would accompany him to hell pulling him on the face.
2. Allah gives him an angry look that makes the flesh of his face fall down.
3. Allah judges him strictly and orders him to be thrown in hell.
This one was fabricated by Ibn al-‘Abbas al-Baghdadi al-Attar, as was stated by the scholars of hadith such as
al-Hafiz al-Dhahabi in Mizan al-I’tidal who said : ”He (Muhammad Ibn ‘Ali) fabricated on the authority of Ali Ibn Bakr Ibn Ziyad al-Naisaboori an ascription of false Hadith concerning one who neglects performing prayers’.
al-Hafiz Ibn Hajar who said in Lisan al-Mizan : ‘This Hadith is clearly false, fabricated among the Sufi groups’ and others.
These two scholars are the undoubted authorities in the science of hadith so their judgements is from among the most learned-ones in this field.
You might have found this narration in a book written by a respectable scholar, but that doesn’t mean he exactly knew the opinion of muhadditheen on it. He actually would have loved to see you rejecting a fabricated narration.