Hadith on Salat: Angels descend to watch, record your prayers

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “A group of angels stay with you by night and another group of angels by day. They meet together at the time of afternoon prayer and dawn prayer, then those who stayed with you ascend to the heavens. Allah asks them, although He knows better than them: How did you leave My servants? The angels say: We left them while they were praying and we came to them while they were praying.

Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 7486, Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 632

Grade: Muttafaqun Alayhi (authenticity agreed upon) according to Al-Bukhari and Muslim

عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ يَتَعَاقَبُونَ فِيكُمْ مَلاَئِكَةٌ بِاللَّيْلِ وَمَلاَئِكَةٌ بِالنَّهَارِ وَيَجْتَمِعُونَ فِي صَلاَةِ العَصْرِ وَصَلاَةِ الفَجْرِ ثُمَّ يَعْرُجُ الَّذِينَ بَاتُوا فِيكُمْ فَيَسْأَلُهُمْ وَهُوَ أَعْلَمُ بِهِمْ كَيْفَ تَرَكْتُمْ عِبَادِي فَيَقُولُونَ تَرَكْنَاهُمْ وَهُمْ يُصَلُّونَ وَأَتَيْنَاهُمْ وَهُمْ يُصَلُّونَ

7486 صحيح البخاري كتاب التوحيد باب كلام الرب مع جبريل ونداء الله الملائكة

632 صحيح مسلم كتاب المساجد ومواضع الصلاة باب فضل صلاتي الصبح والعصر والمحافظة عليهما