Hadith on Salat: The Prophet corrects his companion gently

Abu Bakrah reported: He reached the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, while he was bowing in prayer, so he bowed before joining the rows of prayer. It was mentioned to the Prophet and he said, “May Allah increase your eagerness, but do not do so again.”

Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 750

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Bukhari

Ibn al-Munir said, “The Prophet approved of the action of Abu Bakrah from a general point of view, which was his eagerness to catch the virtue of congregational prayer, but he disapproved in respect to its details.”

Source: Fatḥ al-Bārī 750

 نْ أَبِي بَكْرَةَ أَنَّهُ انْتَهَى إِلَى النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ وَهُوَ رَاكِعٌ فَرَكَعَ قَبْلَ أَنْ يَصِلَ إِلَى الصَّفِّ فَذَكَرَ ذَلِكَ لِلنَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ فَقَالَ زَادَكَ اللَّهُ حِرْصًا وَلَا تَعُدْ

750  صحيح البخاري أبواب صفة الصلاة باب إذا ركع دون الصف

قَالَ ابْنُ الْمُنِيرِ صَوَّبَ النَّبِيُّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ فِعْلَ أَبِي بَكْرَةَ مِنَ الْجِهَةِ الْعَامَّةِ وَهِيَ الْحِرْصُ عَلَى إِدْرَاكِ فَضِيلَةِ الْجَمَاعَةِ وَخَطَّأَهُ مِنَ الْجِهَةِ الْخَاصَّةِ

750 فتح الباري شرح صحيح البخاري