بســــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــم الله الرحمن الرحــيــم
السلام عليكم و رحمة الله وبركاته
What is observed in most of the mosques is that unfortunately the majority of the people are let for prayer (in most cases). if you happen to be among them for non-genuine reasons, then this is because:
1. You have allowed this to happen to you.
2. You have chosen this behavior.
“The heaviest salat for the hypocrite is that of Isha’a and Fajr and if they knew what was in them they would have attended them even if it meant crawling, and I have a strong desire to order the salat to be established, then order a man to lead the people in salat then I would go with some men carrying bundles of wood to a people not attending the salat and burn their houses on them.”
Bukhari and Muslim
“No one keeps away from the prayer (in congregation) except a hypocrite who is known for his hypocrisy.” Muslim, 654
“The worst form of theft is the theft of prayer” Bukhari
“Between a man and shirk and kufr there stands his giving up prayer. Muslim, 82
When people regularly come late for prayer, they effectively decrease their “jama’at time” of the prayer and reduce the overall time they spend in Salah. Whether they admit it or not,actions speak louder than words, and this is theft aka hypocrisy in Salah as you see form the sources above.
Ah, woe unto worshippers
الَّذِينَ هُمْ عَنْ صَلاتِهِمْ سَاهُونَ A
Who are heedless of their prayer 107:4-5
Taking care of the prayer is a CRITICAL aspect of a believer.
Don’t forget to invite your friends:-)
Guard your Salah