In the name of Allah the Most Gracious Most Merciful

Characteristics of the Hypocrites prayer by Ash-Shaykh Saalih al-Fouzaan may Allah protect and preserve him.

The Shaykh may Allah preserve him says: " There are six characteristics that Allah the Glorified and Most High and the Messenger sallahu ‘alayhi wasallam mention about the Hypocrites prayer:

  1. Firstly: He/She doesn’t stand for the prayer except that they are lackadaisical.
  2. Secondly: They do not remember Allah in it except a little.
  3. Thirdly: They seek to be seen of the people and they are not afraid of Allah the Most High.
  4. Fourthly: They do not offer it at its proper time.
  5. Fifthly: They do not establish it with the congregation.
  6. Sixthly: They do not have tranquility in it rather they peck like a bird (pray quickly without any serenity).

These are six characteristics about the Hypocrites prayer and Allah’s refuge is sought. I ask Allah to protect us and you from them all.

Taken from the book: Fadaailus Salah wa Hukm wa ‘Uqoobah Taarikihaa (Virtues of the prayer and the ruling and punishment for the one who leaves it off {Pg.18}) by the Great Scholar Ash-Shaykh Saalih al-Fouzaan hafidhahullah.

Translated by: Abu Fouzaan Qaasim