Hadith on Prayer: Lighten the prayer for the weak, elderly, needy

Abu Mas’ud reported: A man said, “O Messenger of Allah, I am late to prayer today because such a person makes it too long for us.” I never saw the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, as angry in his preaching as he was on that day. The Prophet said, “Verily, some of you cause people to flee. Whenever you lead people in prayer, then lighten it as among them are the weak, the elderly, and the needy.

Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 670

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Bukhari

مَسْعُودٍ أَنَّ رَجُلًا قَالَ وَاللَّهِ يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ إِنِّي لَأَتَأَخَّرُ عَنْ صَلَاةِ الْغَدَاةِ مِنْ أَجْلِ فُلَانٍ مِمَّا يُطِيلُ بِنَا فَمَا رَأَيْتُ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ فِي مَوْعِظَةٍ أَشَدَّ غَضَبًا مِنْهُ يَوْمَئِذٍ ثُمَّ قَالَ إِنَّ مِنْكُمْ مُنَفِّرِينَ فَأَيُّكُمْ مَا صَلَّى بِالنَّاسِ فَلْيَتَجَوَّزْ فَإِنَّ فِيهِمْ الضَّعِيفَ وَالْكَبِيرَ وَذَا الْحَاجَةِ

670 صحيح البخاري أبواب صلاة الجماعة والإمامة باب تخفيف الإمام في القيام وإتمام الركوع والسجود