Hadith on Prayer: Gabriel delivers the promise of Allah

‘Ubadah ibn al-Samit reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The Angel Gabriel, upon him be peace, came to me from my Lord and he said, ‘O Muhammad, Allah Almighty says: Verily, I have obligated five prayers upon your nation. Whoever fulfils them with their ablution, their timings, their bowings, and their prostrations, then he has a promise from Me that he will enter Paradise. But whoever meets Me with any shortcomings in them, he does not have a promise from Me. If I wish, I will punish him, and if I wish, I will have mercy upon him.

Source: Musnad Abī Dāwūd al-Ṭayālisī 574

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani

عَنْ عُبَادَة بْن الصَّامِتِ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ أَتَانِي جِبْرِيلُ عَلَيْهِ السَّلَامُ مِنْ عِنْدِ اللهِ فَقَالَ يَا مُحَمَّدُ إِنَّ اللهَ تَعَالَى يَقُولُ إِنِّي قَدْ فَرَضْتُ عَلَى أُمَّتِكَ خَمْسَ صَلَوَاتٍ مَنْ وَفَى بِهِنَّ عَلَى وُضُوئِهِنَّ وَمَوَاقِيتِهِنَّ وَرُكُوعِهِنَّ وَسُجُودِهِنَّ فَإِنَّ لَهُ عِنْدِي بِهِنَّ عَهْدًا أَنْ أُدْخِلَهُ الْجَنَّةَ وَمَنْ لَقِينِي وَقَدِ انْتَقَصَ مِنْ ذَلِكَ شَيْئًا فَلَيْسَ لَهُ عِنْدِي عَهْدٌ إِنْ شِئْتُ عَذَّبْتُهُ وَإِنْ شِئْتُ رَحِمْتُهُ

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