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Akhlaq >> Salat [Prayer]

Total 92 hadees found


رسولُ اللهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): لِكُلِّ شَيءٍ وَجهٌ، ووَجهُ دِينِكُمُ الصَّلاةُ.

Everything has a face, and the face of your religion is the prayer.
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Da`aim al-Islam, v. 1, p. 133; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 714

رسولُ اللهِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): جَعَلَ اللّه‏ُ جَلَّ ثناؤهُ قُرَّةَ عَينِي في الصَّلاةِ، وحَبَّبَ إلَيَّ الصَّـلاةَ كما حَبَّبَ إلى الجائعِ الطَّعامَ، وإلى الظَّمآنِ الماءَ، وإنَّ الجائعَ إذا أكَلَ شَبِعَ، وإنَّ الظَمآنَ إذا شَرِبَ رَوِيَ، وأنا لا أشبَعُ مِن الصَّلاةِ .

Allah, Exalted be His praise, has made prayer the light of my eyes, and has made prayer as beloved to me as food is to a hungry man, and water to a thirsty man. The hungry man, however, is satiated when he eats, and the thirsty man is quenched when he drinks, but I can never be sated by my prayer.
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Makarim al- Akhlaq, v. 2, p. 366; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 714

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): الصَّلاةُ تَستَنزِلُ الرَّحمَةَ .

Prayer elicits the descent of divine mercy.
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 2214; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 714

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): كانَ رسولُ اللّه‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ) لا يُؤثِرُ على الصَّلاةِ عَشاءً ولا غَيرَهُ، وكانَ إذا دَخَلَ وَقتُها كأنّهُ لا يَعرِفُ أهلاً ولا حَمِيماً.

The Prophet (SAWA) never put anything before his prayer, neither his dinner nor anything else. When the time for prayer would set in, it was as if he knew neither family nor close friend.
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
Tanbih al-Khawatir, v. 2, p. 87; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 714

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): الصَّلاةُ قُربانُ كُلِّ تَقِيٍّ.

Prayer is the sacrificial offering of every pious one
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
al-Khisal, p. 620, no. 10; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 714

الإمامُ الباقرُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): الصَّلاةُ عَمودُ الدِّينِ، مَثَلُها كَمَثَلِ عَمودِ الفُسطاطِ؛ إذا ثَبَتَ العَمودُ يَثبُتُ الأوتادُ والأطنابُ، وإذا مالَ العَمودُ وانكَسَرَ لَم يَثبُتْ وَتِدٌ ولا طُنُبٌ.

Prayer is the pillar of religion and its likeness is as the likeness of the pillar of a tent. If the pillar is stably fixed, the pegs and the ropes remain stable, but if the pillar inclines and breaks, neither peg nor rope remains fixed
Imām Muhammad ibn ‘Alī al-Baqir (a.s.)
al-Mahasin, v. 1, p. 116, no. 117; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 714

الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): أحَبُّ الأعمالِ إلى اللّه‏ِ عَزَّوجلَّ الصَّلاةُ، وهي آخِرُ وَصايا الأنبياءِ.

The most beloved of all acts to Allah, Mighty and Exalted, is the prayer, and it is the legacy of the prophets
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
al-Faqih, v. 1, p. 210, no. 638; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 715

الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) ـ لَمّا سُئلَ عن أفضَلِ الأعمالِ وأحَبِّها إلى اللّه‏ِ ـ: ما أعلَمُ شَيئاً بعدَ المَعرِفَةِ أفضَلَ مِن هذِهِ الصَّلاةِ، ألا تَرى أنّ العَبدَ الصالِحَ عيسَى بنَ مريمَ قالَ: «وَأوْصانِي بِالصَّلاةِ»؟!

Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.) when asked about the best and most beloved deed to Allah, replied, ‘I do not know anything after true knowledge [of Allah] to be better than this prayer. Do you not see that the righteous servant Jesus son of Mary even said, “…and he has enjoined me to [establish] the prayer…”[
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
al-Kafi, v. 3, p. 264, no. 1; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 715

رسولِ اللّه‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ) ـ في رجُلٍ يُصَلِّي مَعهُ ويَرتَكِبُ الفَواحِشَ ـ: إنّ صلاتَهُ تَنهاهُ يَوماً ما، فلَم يَلبَث أن تابَ.

Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.) said with regards to a man who prays in spite of committing sins, ‘Verily his prayer will prevent him [from them] some day or other, and then he will soon repent.’
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Bihar al-Anwar, v. 82, p. 198; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 715

رسولِ اللّه (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): إنّ عَمودَ الدِّينِ الصَّلاةُ، وهِي أوَّلُ ما يُنظَرُ فيهِ مِن عَمَلِ ابنِ آدَمَ، فإن صَحَّت نُظِرَ في عَمَلِهِ، وإن لَم تَصِحَّ لَم يُنظَرْ في بَقِيَّةِ عَمَلِهِ.

Verily the pillar of religion is the prayer. It is the first thing to be considered from amongst the deeds of man, so if his prayer is valid, the rest of his deeds will be considered, and if his prayer is void, then the rest of his deeds will not be taken into consideration.
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Bihar al-Anwar, v.82, p. 227, no. 54; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 715

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): مَن أتَى الصَّلاةَ عارِفاً بِحَقِّها غُفِرَ لَهُ.

Whoever performs his prayer with full knowledge of the right due to it is forgiven
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
al-Khisal, p. 628, no. 10; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 715

فاطمةُ الزَّهراءُ (عَلَيهَا الّسَلامُ): فَرَضَ اللّه‏ُ الصَّلاةَ تَنزِيها مِن الكِبرِ.

Allah made the prayer incumbent in order to eliminate one’s pride.
Hazrat Fātimah az-Zahrā (s.a.)
Bihar al-Anwar, v. 82, p. 209, no. 19; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 716

الإمامُ الباقرُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): إنّ أوَّلَ ما يُحاسَبُ بهِ العَبدُ الصَّلاةُ، فإن قُبِلَت قُبِلَ ما سِواها.

The first thing that the servant will have to account for is his prayer – if accepted, all else will be accepted
Imām Muhammad ibn ‘Alī al-Baqir (a.s.)
al-Kafi, v. 3, p. 268, no. 4; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 716

الإمامُ الباقرُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): الصَّلاةُ تَثبِيتٌ لِلإخلاصِ وتَنزِيهٌ عنِ الكِبرِ .

Prayer reinforces sincerity and eliminates pride
Imām Muhammad ibn ‘Alī al-Baqir (a.s.)
Amali al-Tusi, p. 296, no. 582; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 716

الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): لَو كانَ على بابِ أحَدِكم نَهرٌ فاغتَسَلَ مِنهُ كُلَّ يَومٍ خَمسَ مرّاتٍ هَل كانَ يَبقى على جَسَدِهِ مِن الدَّرَنِ شَيءٌ ؟ إنّما مَثَلُ الصَّلاةِ مَثَلُ النَّهرِ الذي يُنقِي، كُلَّما صَلّى صلاةً كان كَفَّارَةً لِذُنوبِهِ إلّا ذَنبٌ أخرَجَهُ مِن الإيمانِ مُقيمٌ علَيهِ .

If there was to be a river outside one’s house into which he bathed five times a day, would there remain any dirt on his body? Similarly the prayer is the river which purifies [one’s soul] – every time one performs a prayer it acts as atonement for one’s sins, except for that sin which takes him and keeps away from his faith
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Bihar al-Anwar, v. 82, p. 236, no. 66; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 716

رسولُ اللهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): ما دُمتَ في الصَّلاةِ فإنَّكَ تَقرَعُ بابَ المَلِكِ الجَبّارِ، ومَن يُكثِرْ قَرعَ بابِ المَلِكِ يُفتَحْ لَهُ .

As long as you are praying, [know that] verily you are knocking at the door of the Almighty King, and the King’s door opens for whoever knocks persistently thereat
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Makarim al- Akhlaq, v. 2, p. 366, no. 2661; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 716

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): لَو يَعلَمُ المُصَلِّي ما يَغشاهُ مِن جَلالِ اللّه‏ِ ما سَرَّهُ أن يَرفَعَ رَأسَهُ مِن سُجودِهِ .

If the praying one knew about the Sublimity of Allah covering him, he would never wish to raise his head up from prostration
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
al-Khisal, no. 632; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 716

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): إذا قامَ الرجُلُ إلى الصَّلاةِ أقبَلَ إبليسُ يَنظُرُ إلَيهِ حَسدا، لِما يَرى مِن رَحمَةِ اللّه‏ِ التي تَغشاهُ .

When a man stands to pray, Iblis [Satan] approaches and looks at him jealously because of the mercy of Allah that he can see covering him.
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
al-Khisal, no. 10; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 717

رسولُ اللهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): لا صَلاةَ لِمَن لا يَتَخَشَّعُ في صلاتِهِ.

The prayer of one who does not humble himself in his prayer does not count.
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
al-Firdaws, v. 5, p. 195, no. 7935; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 717

رسولُ اللهِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ) ـ لَمّا سُئلَ عنِ الخُشوعِ ـ: التَّواضُعُ في الصَّلاةِ، وأن‏ يُقبِلَ العَبدُ بقَلبِهِ كُلِّهِ على رَبِّهِ.

Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.), when he was asked about humbleness in prayer, said, ‘It is to abase oneself in the prayer, and for the servant to come to his Lord wholeheartedly.
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Da`aim al-Islam, v. 1, p. 158; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 717

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): لِيَخشَعِ الرَّجُلُ في صلاتِهِ؛ فإنّه مَن خَشَعَ قَلبُهُ للّه‏ِِ عَزَّوجلَّ خَشَعَت جَوارِحُهُ فلا يَعبَثُ بِشَيءٍ .

Man should be humble in his prayer, for verily he whose heart is humble before Allah, Mighty and Exalted, his limbs will humble themselves too and will not fidget around
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
al-Khisal, no. 628; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 717

كانَت فاطِمةُ (عَلَيهَا الّسَلامُ) تَنهَجُ في الصَّلاةِ مِن خِيفَةِ اللّه‏ِ تعالى

Fatima al-Zahra’ (AS) used to pant in her prayer due to fear of Allah, most High.
Hazrat Fātimah az-Zahrā (s.a.)
Bihar al-Anwar, v. 23, p. 30, p. 46; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 718

كانَ الحَسنُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) إذا تَوَضَّأ تَغَيَّرَ لَونُهُ، وارتَعَدَت مَفاصِلُهُ، فقيلَ لَهُ في ذلكَ، فقالَ: حَقٌّ لِمَن وَقَفَ بينَ يَدَي ذِيالعَرشِ أن‏يَصفَرَّ لَونُهُ وتَرتَعِدَ مَفاصِلُهُ.

It is narrated in Bihar al-Anwar that when Imam al-Hasan (AS) used to perform his ablution the colour of his face would change and his joints would tremble. When he was asked about this once, he replied, ‘It is only fitting for one who stands before the Lord of the Throne that his face should change colour and his joints should tremble
Imām Hasan ibn ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
Bihar al-Anwar, v. 80, p. 346, no. 30; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 718

كانَ عليّ بن الحسين (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) إذا تَوَضَّأ للصَّلاةِ وأخَذَ في الدُّخولِ فيها اصفَرَّ وَجهُهُ وتَغَيَّرَ لَونُهُ، فقيلَ لَهُ مرّةً في ذلكَ، فقالَ: إنّي اُرِيدُ الوُقُوفَ بينَ يَدَي مَلِكٍ عَظِيمٍ.

It is narrated in Da`aa’im al-Islam that when Imam Zayn al-Abidin (AS) used to perform his ablution and prepare to begin his prayer, his face would become pale and change colour. When asked about this, he replied, ‘Verily I am going to stand before the Great King
Imām `Alī ibn Husayn (a.s.)
Da`aim al-Islam, v. 1, p. 158; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 718

الإمامُ الباقرُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): كانَ عليُّ بنُ الحسينِ صلواتُ اللّه‏ِ عليهِما إذا قامَ في الصَّلاةِ كأنّهُ ساقُ شَجرَةٍ لايَتَحَرَّكُ مِنهُ شَيءٌ إلّا ماحَرَّكَهُ الرِّيحُ مِنهُ.

When Ali b. al-Husayn (AS) used to stand in his prayer, he was as straight as a tree trunk, and no part of him moved except for that which the wind caused to move
Imām Muhammad ibn ‘Alī al-Baqir (a.s.)
al-Kafi, v. 3, p. 300, no. 4; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 718

رسولُ اللهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): لَو صَلَّيتُم حتّى تَكونُوا كالأوتارِ، وصُمتُم حتّى تَكُونُوا كالحَنايا، لَم يَقبَلِ اللّه‏ُ مِنكُم إلّا بِوَرَعٍ .

If you were to pray so much that you became [as thin as strings], and fasted so much that you [bent over] as arches, Allah would not accept any of it unless it was accompanied by piety.
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Bihar al-Anwar, v. 84, p. 258, no. 56; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 719

رسولُ اللهِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): أوحَى اللّه‏ُ إلَيَّ أن يا أخا المُرسَلِينَ، يا أخا المُنذِرِينَ، أنذِرْ قَومَكَ لا يَدخُلوا بَيتاً مِن بُيُوتِي ولأِحَدٍ مِن عِبادِي عندَ أحَدِهِم مَظلِمَةٌ؛ فإنّي ألعَنُهُ ما دامَ قائماً يُصَلِّي بينَ يَدَيَّ حتّى يَرُدَّ تلكَ المَظلِمَةَ .

Allah, most High, revealed to me saying, ‘O brother of the prophets and the warners, warn your people not to enter any of My places of worship while having committed a wrong to another servant who holds it against him, for verily I curse him as long as he stands to pray before Me, until he makes amends for that wrong
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Bihar al-Anwar, v.84, p. 257, no. 55; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 719

رسولُ اللهِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): إنّ مَن شَرِبَ الخَمرَ لَم تُحسَبْ صلاتُهُ أربَعينَ صَباحاً.

Verily the prayer of one who drinks alcohol is not counted for forty days
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Ellal al-Shara’ie, p. 345, no. 1; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 719

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): اُنظُرْ فِيمَ تُصَلِّي، إن لَم يَكُن مِن وَجهِهِ وحِلِّهِ فلا قَبولَ.

Look carefully at what [attire] you pray in. If it is not among that which is fitting or permissible for it, then it is not accepted
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
Basharat al-Mustafa, p. 28; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 720

الإمامُ زينُ العابدينَ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) ـ وقد سُئلَ عن سَبَبِ قَبولِ الصَّلاةِ ـ: وَلايَتُنا والبَراءةُ مِن أعدائنا.

Imām `Alī ibn Husayn (a.s.), when he was asked about the condition for the acceptance of the prayer, replied, ‘Our guardianship and disassociation from our enemies
Imām `Alī ibn Husayn (a.s.)
al-Manaqib li Ibn Shahr ashUb, v. 4, p. 131; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 720

الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): مَن قَبِلَ اللّه‏ُ مِنهُ صلاةً واحِدَةً لم يُعَذِّبْهُ، ومَن قَبِلَ مِنهُ حَسَنةً لَم يُعَذِّبْهُ.

Whoever Allah accepts even one prayer from, He will not chastise, and whoever He accepts even one good deed from He will not chastise.
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
al-Kafi, v. 3, p. 266, no. 11; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 720

الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): مَن نَظَرَ إلى أبَوَيهِ نَظَرَ ماقِتٍ وهُما ظالِمانِ لَهُ، لم يَقبَلِ اللّه‏ُ لَهُ صلاةً

Allah does not accept a single prayer from one who looks at his parents loathingly, even if they oppress him.
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
al-Kafi, v. 2, p. 349, no. 5; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 720

رسولُ اللهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): ثَمانيةٌ لا تُقبَلُ مِنهُمُ‏الصَّلاةُ : العَبدُ الآبِقُ حتّى يَرجِعَ إلى مَولاهُ، والناشِزُ وزَوجُها علَيها ساخِطٌ، ومانِعُ الزَّكاةِ، وتارِكُ الوُضوءِ، والجاريَةُ المُدرِكَةُ تُصَلِّي بغَيرِ خِمارٍ، وإمامُ قَومٍ يُصَلِّي بهِم وهُم لَهُ كارِهُونَ، والسَّكرانُ، والزَّبِينُ ؛ وهُو الذي يُدافِعُ البَولَ والغائطَ.

There are eight categories of people whose prayer is not accepted: the slave who has escaped from his master, until he returns to him; the defiant wife whose husband is displeased with her; the one who withholds payment of the alms-tax; the one who neglects to perform the ablution; the discerning woman who prays without covering her head; the leader of a community who leads them in prayer while they detest him; the intoxicated one; and the one who resists the urge to urinate or defecate [before commencing the prayer].
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Makarim al- Akhlaq, v. 2, p. 324, no. 2656; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 720

رسولُ اللهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): لا يَقبَلُ اللّه‏ُ صلاةَ عَبدٍ لا يَحضُرُ قَلبُهُ مَع بَدَنِهِ .

Allah does not accept the prayer of the servant whose heart is not present alongside his body.
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
al-Mahasin, v. 1, p. 406, no. 921; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 721

رسولُ اللهِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): إنّ العَبدَ لَيُصَلِّي الصَّلاةَ لا يُكتَبُ لَهُ سُـدسُها ولاعُشرُها، وإنّما يُكتَبُ لِلعَبدِ مِن صَلاتِهِ ما عَقَلَ مِنها .

Verily the servant performs a prayer where neither a sixth nor a tenth of it may be accepted. Verily only that part of his prayer is accepted from him wherein he was fully conscious
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Bihar al-Anwar, v. 84, p. 249, no. 41; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 721

رسولُ اللهِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): رَكعَتانِ خَفيفَتانِ في ( ال )ـتَفَكُّرِ خَيرٌ مِن قِيامِ لَيلةٍ .

Two simple units of prayer performed with contemplation are better than standing the whole night in prayer
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Sawab al-A`amal, p. 68, no. 1; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 721

الإمامُ الباقرُ والإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِم الّسَلامُ): ما لَكَ مِن صلاتِكَ إلّا ما أقبَلتَ علَيهِ فيها، فإن أوهَمَها كُلَّها أو غَفَلَ عن أدائها لُفَّت فَضُرِبَ بها وَجهُ صاحِبِها.

Only that part of your prayer in which you engaged with your full attention is accepted. So if one is inattentive in all of it or careless in his performance of it, that same prayer is crumpled up and thrown back at his face
Imām Muhammad ibn ‘Alī al-Baqir (a.s.)
Bihar al-Anwar, v. 84, p. 260, no. 59; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 721

الإمامُ الباقرُ والإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِم الّسَلامُ): ما لَكَ مِن صلاتِكَ إلّا ما أقبَلتَ علَيهِ فيها، فإن أوهَمَها كُلَّها أو غَفَلَ عن أدائها لُفَّت فَضُرِبَ بها وَجهُ صاحِبِها.

Only that part of your prayer in which you engaged with your full attention is accepted. So if one is inattentive in all of it or careless in his performance of it, that same prayer is crumpled up and thrown back at his face
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Bihar al-Anwar, v. 84, p. 260, no. 59; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 721

الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): مَن صَلّى رَكعتَين يَعلَمُ ما يقولُ فيهِما، انصَرَفَ ولَيسَ بينَهُ وبينَ اللّه‏ِ ذَنبٌ.

Whoever performs a two unit prayer fully knowing what he is saying in it, gets up from it with not a single sin left [unforgiven] between him and Allah.
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
al-Kafi, v. 3, p. 266, no. 12; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 721

رسولُ اللهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): لا صلاةَ لِمَن لا يُتِمُّ رُكوعَها وسُجودَها.

The prayer of one who does not complete the bowing and prostration is not counted
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Bihar al-Anwar, v. 72, p. 198, no. 26; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 722

رسولُ اللهِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): مَن عَرَفَ مَن على يَمينِهِ وشِمالِهِ مُتَعمِّداً في الصَّلاةِ فلا صلاةَ لَهُ.

The one who is deliberately aware of who is on his left and who is on his right is not counted as having prayed.
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Bihar al-Anwar, v. 84, p. 249, no. 41; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 722

الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): لا صلاةَ لِمَن لا زَكاةَ لَهُ .

The one who does not pay the alms-tax is not considered as having prayed.
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Mishkat al-Anwar, p. 46; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 722

رسولُ اللهِ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): لا صلاةَ لِحاقِنٍ ولا لِحاقِبٍ ولا لحازِقٍ، فالحاقِنُ الذي بهِ البَولُ، والحاقِبُ الذي بهِ الغائطُ، والحازقُ الذي قَد ضَغَطَهُ الخُفُّ .

The prayer of a Haqin, a Haqib and a HAziq does not count – a Haqin is one who suppresses the urge to urinate, a Haqib is one who suppresses the urge to defecate [before commencing the prayer], and a Haziq is one whose feet are pinched by wearing narrow shoes
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Amali al-Saduq, p. 337, no. 12; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 722

في حديثِ المِعراجِ: يا أحمدُ، عَجِبتُ من ثَلاثَةِ عَبيدٍ: عَبدٍ دَخَـلَ في الصَّلاةِ وهُو يَعلَمُ إلى مَن يَرفَعُ يَدَيهِ وقُدَّامَ مَن هُو، وهُو يَنعَسُ ...

It is narrated within the tradition about the Prophet’s ascension that [Allah addressed the Prophet (SAWA) saying], ‘O Ahmad, how I wonder at three types of servant: one who starts his prayer knowing full well Who he raises his hands to and in front of Whom he stands, and yet remains drowsy …
Allāh (s.w.t.)
Bihar al-Anwar, v. 77, p. 22, no. 6; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 722

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): إذا غَلَبَتكَ عَينُكَ وأنتَ في الصَّلاةِ فاقطَعِ الصَّلاةَ ونَم؛ فإنَّكَ لا تَدرِي تَدعُو لك أو على نفسِكَ!

When sleep overcomes you while you are in your prayer, then break your prayer and go to sleep, for verily [in that state] you do not know if you are praying for or against yourself!
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
Bihar al-Anwar,, v. 84, p. 283, no. 5; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 723

الإمامُ الباقرُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): لا تَقُمْ إلى الصَّلاةِ مُتَكاسِلاً ولا مُتَناعِساً ولا مُتَثاقِلاً ؛ فإنّها مِن خَلَلِ النِّفاقِ، وإنَّ اللّه‏َ نَهَى المؤمنينَ أن يَقُومُوا إلى الصَّلاةِ وهُم سُكارى يَعنِي مِنَ النَّومِ.

Do not stand for prayer lazily, drowsily or sluggishly for verily these are from among the disturbances brought about by hypocrisy, and verily Allah has prohibited the believers from standing for prayer while they are intoxicated, which means when intoxicated by sleep
Imām Muhammad ibn ‘Alī al-Baqir (a.s.)
Tafsir al-`Ayyashi, v. 1, p. 242, no. 134; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 723

رسولُ اللهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): حَسبُ الرَّجُلِ مِن دِينِهِ، كَثرَةُ مُحافَظَتِهِ على إقامَةِ الصَّلَواتِ .

The worth of a man with respect to his religion is measured by his diligence to keeping up his daily prayers [at their specific times].
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Tanbih al-Khawatir, v. 2, p. 122; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 723

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) ـ مِن كتابِهِ لمحمّدِ بنِ أبي بكرٍ ـ: اِرتَقِبْ وَقتَ الصَّلاةِ فَصَلِّها لِوَقتِها، ولا تَعَجَّلْ بها قَبلَهُ لِفَرَاغٍ، ولا تُؤخِّرْها عَنهُ لِشُغلٍ.

Observe the timing of the prayer and perform it at its prescribed time, neither hastening to pray it earlier in order to be free of it, nor delaying it because of some work.
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
Bihar al-Anwar, v. 83, p. 14, no. 25; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 723

الإمامُ الباقرُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): اِعلَمْ أنَّ أوَّلَ الوَقتِ أبَداً أفضَلُ، فَعَجِّلْ بِالخَيرِ ما استَطَعتَ، وأحَبُّ الأعمالِ إلى اللّه‏ِ عَزَّوجلَّ ما داوَمَ العَبدُ علَيهِ وإن قَلَّ.

Know that the earliest time is always the best, so hasten to perform good whenever you can. The most beloved acts in the eyes of Allah, Mighty and Exalted, are those that the servant performs regularly, even though they be few in number
Imām Muhammad ibn ‘Alī al-Baqir (a.s.)
al-Kafi, v. 3, p. 274, no. 8; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 724

الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): فَضلُ الوَقتِ الأوَّلِ على الآخِرِ كَفَضلِ الآخِرَةِ على الدُّنيا.

The virtue of the earliest opportunity over the latest is as the virtue of the Hereafter over this world’s life
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, p. 58, no. 2; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 724

رسولُ اللهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): مابينَ المسلمِ وبينَ الكافِرِ إلّا أن يَترُكَ الصَّلاةَ الفَريضَةَ مُتَعَمِّداً، أو يَتهاوَنَ بها فلا يُصَلِّيَها.

It only takes for a Muslim to deliberately abandon the performance of the daily obligatory prayer or to not perform it out of carelessness, for him to become an infidel (kafir
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Sawab al-A`amal, p. 275, no. 1; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 724

الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) ـ لَمّا سُئلَ عن عِلَّةِ تَسمِيَةِ تارِكِ الصَّلاةِ كافِرا دونَ الزّاني ـ: لأِنَّ الزانيَ وما أشبَهَهُ إنَّما يَعمَلُ ذلكَ لِمَكانِ الشَّهوَةِ لأ نّها تَغلِبُهُ، وتارِكَ الصَّلاةِ لا يَترُكُها إلّا استِخفافاً بها .

Imam al-Sadiq (AS) was once asked why the one who abandons the prayer is considered an infidel and not the fornicator, to which he replied, ‘Because the fornicator and other [such sinners] commits the sin out of a desire that overcomes him, whereas the one who abandons the prayer only does so because he does not take it seriously, deeming it insignificant
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Ellal al-Shara’ie, p. 339, no. 1; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 725

الإمامُ الباقرُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): لا تَتَهاوَنْ بصلاتِكَ؛ فإنّ النبيَّ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ) قالَ عندَ مَوتِهِ: لَيسَ مِنّي مَنِ استَخَفَّ بِصلاتِهِ.

Do not neglect your prayer, for verily the Prophet (SAWA) said while he was on his death bed, ‘The one who takes his prayer lightly is not of me
Imām Muhammad ibn ‘Alī al-Baqir (a.s.)
al-Kafi, v. 3, p. 269, no. 7; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 725

عن أبي بصيرٍ: دَخَلتُ على حُمَيدَةَ اُعَزِّيها بأبي عبدِ اللّه‏ِ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) فَبَكَت ثمّ قالَت: يا أبا محمّدٍ، لو شَهِدتَهُ حينَ حَضَرَهُ الموتُ وقد قَبَضَ إحدى عَينَيهِ ثُمّ قالَ: اُدعُوا لي قَرابَتي ومَن يَطُفَ بي، فلمّا اجتَمَعُوا حَولَهُ قالَ: إنَّ شَفاعَتَنا لَن تَنالَ مُستَخِفّاً بِالصَّلاةِ.

Abu Basir narrated, ‘I went to Humayda, to condole her for the death of Abu `Aabdillah (AS) [i.e. Imam al- Sadiq], so she cried and said, ‘O Abu Muhammad, if you saw him as death came upon him, he placed his hand over one eye and said, ‘Call my relatives and my friends to come to me.’ When everyone had gathered around him, he said, ‘Verily our intercession will not avail one who takes his prayer lightly.
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Mustadrak al-Wasa`il, v. 3, p. 25, no. 2923; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 725

لقمانُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) ـ لابنِهِ وهُو يَعِظُهُ ـ: صَلِّ في جَماعَةٍ ولو عَلَى رَأسِ زُجٍّ!

Pray in congregation, even if you have to stand on an arrowhead [to do so].
Luqman Al Hakeem (a.s.)
al-Mahasin, v. 2, p. 126, no. 1348; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 725

رسولُ اللهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ) ـ في اُناسٍ أبطَؤوا عن الصَّلاةِ في المَسجِدِ ـ: لَيُوشِكُ قَومٌ يَدَعُونَ الصَّلاةَ في المَسجِدِ أن نَأمُرَ بحَطَبٍ فَيُوضَعَ على أبوابِهِم، فَتُوقَدَ علَيهِم نارٌ فَتُحرَقَ علَيهِم بُيوتُهُم .

Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.) said regarding a group of people who used to delay from praying [in congregation] in the mosque [praying instead in their own houses], ‘A people who neglect to pray in the mosque almost become deserving of having firewood piled at their doors and set alight so that their houses burn down on them
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Wasael al-Shi`aah, v. 3, p. 478, no. 2; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 726

رسولُ اللهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): مَن صَلَّى الخَمسَ في جَماعَةٍ فَظُنُّوا بهِ خَيراً.

He who prays all five prayers in congregation, you must only believe to be good
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
al-Kafi, v. 3, p. 371, no. 3; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 726

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) ـ في وصيّتِهِ لِمحمّدِ بنِ أبيبكرٍ حينَ وَلاّهُ مِصرَ ـ: وَانظُرْ إلى صلاتِكَ كيفَ هِي فإنّكَ إمامٌ لِقَومِكَ (يَنبَغِي لكَ) أن تُتِمَّها ولا تُخَفِّفَها، فَلَيسَ مِن إمامٍ يُصَلِّي بِقَومٍ يَكونُ في صلاتِهِم نُقصانٌ إلّا كانَ علَيهِ، لايَنقُصُ مِن صلاتِهِم شَيءٌ، وتَمِّمْها وتَحَفَّظْ فيها يَكُن لكَ مِثلَ اُجُورِهِم ولا يَنقُصُ ذلكَ مِن أجرِهِم شَيئاً.

Look carefully at what your prayer is like, for verily as the leader of the community, you must pray it perfectly and not be careless in its performance. Every leader who leads the prayer for a people is responsible for any defect in their prayer, so perfect it and be mindful with regards to it and you will have the same reward as them without there being any reduction in their reward thereof.
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
Amali al-Tusi, p. 29, no. 31; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 726

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) ـ مِن كتابِهِ إلى اُمَراءِ البِلادِ ـ: صَلُّوا بِهِم صلاةَ أضعَفِهِم، ولا تَكُونُوا فَتّانِينَ .

Lead them in prayer, praying as the weak ones among them do [in consideration towards them], and do not torment them [by performing lengthy prayers].
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
Nahj al-Balagha, Letter 52; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 726

الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) ـ لَمّا سُئلَ عَمَّن أحَقُّ أن يَؤمَّ ـ: إنَّ رسولَ اللّه‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ) قالَ: يَتَقَدَّمُ القَومَ أقرَؤهُم لِلقرآنِ، فإن كانُوا في القِراءَةِ سَواءً فَأقدَمُهُم هِجرَةً، فإن كانُوا في الهِجرَةِ سَواءً فَأكبَرُهُم سِنّاً، فإن كانوا فِي السِّنِّ سَواءً فَليَؤمَّهُم أعلَمُهُم بِالسُّنَّةِ وأفقَهُهُم فِي الدِّينِ، ولا يَتَقَدَّمَنَّ أحَدُكُمُ الرَّجُلَ في مَنزِلِهِ، ولا صاحِبَ ( الـ ) سُلطانِ في سُلطانِهِ.

Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.) was asked how to determine the most rightful person to lead the congregation, to which he replied, ‘Verily the Prophet (SAWA) said, ‘The person who recites the Qur’an the best [i.e. with correct pronunciation] should lead them, and if they all recite similarly, then the one who migrated [from Makkah to Medina] the earliest, and if they all migrated around the same time, then the oldest from among them, and if they are all the same age, then the most knowledgeable from among them with regards to the prophetic practice and the laws of jurisprudence. No one from among you should lead a man in prayer in his own home, nor a man of authority within the sphere of his authority.’
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
al-Kafi, v. 3, p. 376, no. 5; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 727

“O Abaan! One who offers obligatory prayers five times and that too on prime time, he will go to Allah with an assurance on the Day of Judgment and Allah would make him enter Paradise. And for a person who did not offer prayers on time, Allah has choice whether to punish him or forgive him.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 56

Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) says that the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) went to the mosque one day. Some of his companions were present there. He said, “Do you know what your Lord has conveyed to you? Your Lord has said, ‘One who offers obligatory prayers five times and that too on prime time, he will come to Me with an assurance on the Day of Judgment and I would make him enter Paradise. And for a person who did not offer prayers on time, I have choice whether to punish him or forgive him’.”
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 56

“Nafila prayers are always near to a believer.”
Imām Mūsā ibn Ja‘far al-Kāżim (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 57

“One who lights a lamp in the mosque of Allah the people of heaven and Allah’s angels seek repentance for that person till the time that lamp is on in the mosque.”
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 57

Imam Reza (a.s.) narrates from his predecessors that the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) said, “The reward of a Salaat offered in Masjidul Haraam is more than the reward of a hundred thousand prayers offered in some other mosque.”
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 57

Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) narrates from his ancestors that the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) said, “The reward of offering a Prayer in Masjidun Nabawi is equal to the reward of ten thousand Prayers offered in any other mosque except the Prayer offered in Masjidul Haraam whose reward is equal to the reward of a hundred thousand Prayers offered in another mosque.”
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 58

Hasan bin Ali Washshaa says that he asked Imam Reza (a.s.), “Is the reward of offering Prayer in Masjidun Nabawi and Masjidul Haraam equal? He replied, “Yes, and the prayers recited between them is equal to 2000 prayers recited elsewhere.”
Imām Alī ibn Mūsā al-Rezā (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 58

Abu Baseer says that he heard Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) saying, “Masjid-e-Kufa is a real mosque for one thousand prophets and one thousand Wasis have offered Salaat in this mosque. During the time of Nuh (a.s.), water started coming out from this place and his Ark was built over here only. Its right side possesses the pleasure of Allah. Its middle has a garden of Paradise and its left has Makr.” He asked, “What do you mean by Makr?” Imam (a.s.) replied, “It implies the buildings of Shaitaan.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 59/60

Muhammad bin Sinaan says that he heard Imam Reza (a.s.) say, “The reward of offering a prayer in Masjid-e-Kufa alone is better than the reward of offering seventy prayers in congregation in other mosques.”
Imām Alī ibn Mūsā al-Rezā (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 60

“A single prayer of Masjid-e-Kufa is equal to one thousand prayers of other mosques.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 60

Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) narrates from his predecessors that Amirul Momineen (a.s.) said, “A single Salaat of Baitul Muqaddas is equal to one thousand prayers. A single prayer of Masjid-e-Azam is equal to one hundred prayers. A single prayer of Masjid-e-Qabeelah is equal to twenty-five prayers and a single prayer of Masjid-e-Sooq is equal to twelve prayers. A Salaat offered in one’s house is equal to a single prayer only.”
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 60

“None of our Shias gets up for prayer except that he is surrounded by angels equal to the number of enemies around him and they pray behind him and supplicate to Allah, the Mighty and the Sublime for him till he finishes his prayer.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 67

“One who offers a two rakat Salaat paying attention to what he is reciting, there would not remain any sin between him and Allah when he concludes it and Allah would forgive all his sins.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 75

“A two-rakat Salaat offered with complete attention is better than to stand the whole night (in prayers).”
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 75

Abu Baseer said that he presented his condolences of Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) to Umme Hameeda. She started weeping and he too did. Then she said, “Were you with the Imam at the time of his death, you would have heard a strange thing indeed. During his last moments, Imam (a.s.) opened his eyes and said: Call my near relatives. When they were summoned, Imam (a.s.) said: “One who considers Salaat unimportant will not receive our intercession.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Iqbal al-A`amal, page 289

“Whenever a servant stands up for Salaat, the Almighty Allah turns His attention towards him and continues to do so. However one who turns away his attention thrice, Allah turns away from him permanently.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Iqbal al-A`amal, page 289/290

Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) narrates that the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) said, “One who does not offer Salaat during its time, it goes to the divine throne with black face and says: May Allah waste you in the same way as you wasted me. When a person is made to stand on the Day of Judgment, the first question that will be asked to him will be related to his prayers. If Salaat is accepted, all good deeds will be accepted and if Salaat is rejected, all good deeds will be rejected.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Iqbal al-A`amal, page 290

“Salaat is such a deed that an angel is permanently employed for it. This angel does not have any other task. Whenever a person offers Salaat, this angel takes it to heaven. If the Salaat is acceptable, it is accepted and if not, it is returned to that angel. The angel, brings it back and throws it back on the face of that person and says: your deeds always trouble me.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Iqbal al-A`amal, page 290

Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) narrates from his ancestors that Amirul Momineen (a.s.) relates that the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) said, “Shaitaan fears man as long as he offers five times prayer in its prime time. When the person wastes these Salaat, Shaitaan gets bold and involves that person in greater sins.”
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Iqbal al-A`amal, page 290

Imam Muhammad Baqir (a.s.) narrates that the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) said, “The difference between a Muslim and a disbeliever is eliminated when a Muslim leaves an obligatory Salaat purposely or considers it unimportant.”
Imām Muhammad ibn ‘Alī al-Baqir (a.s.)
Iqbal al-A`amal, page 291

Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) narrates from his ancestors and Jabir that the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) said, “There is no difference between a believer and a disbeliever except for the avoidance of Salaat.”
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Iqbal al-A`amal, page 291

“One who delays Asr Prayer so much that he is not able to offer it, the Almighty Allah will bring him without relatives and wealth on the Day of Judgment.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Iqbal al-A`amal, page 292

The narrator went to Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) and asked, “Tell me about one who delays offering Asr Prayer purposely?” “He will be brought without relatives and wealth on the Day of Judgment.” The narrator asked, “May I be sacrificed for you! Is it so even if he is worthy of Paradise?” Imam said, “Yes, even if he is worthy of Paradise, he will be brought without relatives and wealth on the Day of Judgment.” The narrator asked, “What position will he get in Paradise?” Imam answered, “He will be deprived of relatives and wealth over there also. Such a person will have no house and he will have to stay as a guest in others’ houses in Paradise.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Iqbal al-A`amal, page 292

“Get deceived in anything but not in Asr Prayer. Offer it in the brightness of the sun for the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) has said: a person who wastes Asr Prayer will be without relatives and wealth.” The narrator asked, “Who is one without relatives and wealth?” Imam (a.s.) replied, “He is one who has neither any relatives nor any wealth in Paradise.” The narrator asked, “What is meant by wasting Salaat?” Imam (a.s.) replied, “It means not offering it during the time between noon and sunset.”
Imām Muhammad ibn ‘Alī al-Baqir (a.s.)
Iqbal al-A`amal, page 292

“The appointed angel calls out: May Allah not give sleep to the eyes of those who go to bed without offering Isha Prayer by midnight.”
Imām Muhammad ibn ‘Alī al-Baqir (a.s.)
Iqbal al-A`amal, page 293

“I seek immunity from Allah regarding one who offers full prayers (4 rakats) while traveling
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Iqbal al-A`amal, page 348

ثَلاثٌ لا تُؤَخِّرُوْهُنَّ: الصَّلاةُ اِذا أَتَتْ؛ وَالجِنَازَةُ اِذا حَضَرَتْ؛ وَالاَيِّمُ اِذا وَجَدَتْ كُفْؤَاً.

Delay in three things is not allowed: setting prayers in due time, carrying a dead body (for burial) as soon as possible, and marrying a widow to someone equal in status with her.
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Nahj al Fasahah, Tradition No. 446, Page No. 66

Our intercession is not for those who consider the Prayers unimportant
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Greater Sins Vol 1, Part 2, page 21; Behaarul Anwaar vol.3

Our intercession is not for those who considered the Prayers lightly
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Greater Sins Vol 1, Part 2, page 21; Behaarul Anwaar vol.3

One who considers prayers unimportant is not from me. By Allah, he is not from me. By Allah, he cannot reach near me at the Haudh-e-Kauthar.” (the cistern in Paradise)
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Greater Sins Vol 1, Part 2, page 21; Beharul Anwaar

Dua of four types of people is not answered: 1. A Person who sits idle at home and prays to Allah to provide him with sustenance is told, ‘Have We not ordered you to make effort for obtaining your sustenance?’ 2. The person who prays for some misfortune for his wife. He is told, ‘Have We not given you the choice of giving her divorce if you do not want such a wife?’ 3. One who had squandered the money and spent it in evil ways. Now if he prays for sustenance, he is told, ‘Did We not order you to spend in moderation?’ 4. One who gives a loan to someone but does not make anyone witness it. Hence if the borrower refuses and the creditor prays, he is informed, ‘Had We not ordered you to have witnesses?
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Greater Sins Vol 2, The Twewntieth Greater Sin ,page 79; Iddatud Dai

When a man prays to Allah with a pure intention and a sincere heart, Allah answers (his prayer) after man has fulfilled his promise to Allah (a.j.). But if man prays to Allah without a pure intention and sincerity, Allah does not answer it. Has not Allah said, ‘...and be faithful to (your) covenant with Me, I will fulfill (My) covenant with you,’ so the promise is kept only with one who keeps his own word.
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Greater Sins Vol 2, The Twenty-First Greater Sin ,page 89; Safinatul Behaar