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The virtue of Fajr Salah in congregation

Question

Which of these two is the version mentioned in Hadith? And what is the status of its chain?

1) Whoever prays the dawn prayer (Fajr) in congregation is under the protection of Allah for that day.

2) Whoever prays the dawn prayer (Fajr) is under the protection of Allah for that day.

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The severity of missing Salah

Question

I wanted to know the authenticity and references of the following Hadith:

The Prophet (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) has said: “The pledge between us and them is prayer, whosoever leaves it has rejected faith.”

Could you kindly provide commentary of few esteemed and noble scholars of the past on the part of “whosoever leaves it has rejected faith”.

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Valid excuses for offering Salah at home

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Can I have the reference for this Hadith?

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“If a person hears the Adhan and does not go to the Masjid without a valid excuse, his Salah [performed alone] is not accepted. When the Sahabah asked as to what a valid excuse could be, he replied, ‘Illness or fear.'”

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The Sahabah would consider those who missed Fajr and ‘Isha Salah to be hypocrites

Question

There is a narration in Sahih ibn Hibban, wherein Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) states:

كنا إذا فقدنا الإنسان في صلاة الصبح والعشاء أسأنا به الظن

Translation: If we (The Sahabah) did not see someone for Fajr and ‘Isha Salah, we would have evil thoughts [that they are hypocrites]

Please give the exact number and authenticity.

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Salah during a Lunar Eclipse

Question

Is there any narration in which it is mentioned whether Nabi (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) performed this Salah during a lunar eclipse in congregation or not ?

The narration below mentions that the Holy Prophet (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) performed this Salah

 عَنْ أَبِي بَكْرَةَ عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ، أَنَّهُ صَلَّى فِي كُسُوفِ الشَّمْسِ وَالْقَمَرِ رَكْعَتَيْنِ مِثْلَ صَلَاتِكُمْ

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The best gatherings are the most spacious

Question

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

خير المجالس أوسعها

The best gatherings are the most spacious

 

Have the commentators explained that it is better for the gathering to be more spacious and spread out rather than people being cramped and uncomfortable?

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