Hadith on Salat: Most thieving of people steal from their prayers

Abdullah ibn Mughafal reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, the worst thieves among people are those who steal from their prayers.” It was said, “O Messenger of Allah, how do they steal from their prayers?” The Prophet said, “They do not complete its bowing or its prostration. The most miserly of people are those who are miserly with the greeting of peace.”

Source: al-Muʻjam al-Awsaṭ 3503

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani

عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ مُغَفَّلٍ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ إِنَّ أَسْرَقَ النَّاسِ مَنْ سَرَقَ صَلاتَهُ قِيلَ يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ ، وَكَيْفَ يَسْرِقُ صَلاتَهُ قَالَ لا يُتِمُّ رُكُوعَهَا وَلا سُجُودَهَا وَأَبْخَلُ النَّاسِ مَنْ بَخِلَ بِالسَّلامِ

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