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Hassan ibn ‘Atiyyah explains the difference between people’s concentration in Salah

Question

Please mention the reference and Arabic of this quote:

“Sometimes two men will be together offering one Salah, but the difference between them is that of between the sky and earth. This is because one person has his attention fully to Allah and the other is completely unmindful”- Hassan ibn ‘Atiyyah

 

Answer

This narration is recorded in Imam Nu’aym ibn Hammad’s additions to Kitabuz Zuhd of Imam ‘Abdullah ibn Al Mubarak.

(Hadith: 96)

 

Hassan ibn ‘Atiyyah (rahimahullah) was a reliable Tabi’i.

 

Arabic text:

عن حسان بن عطية قال: إن الرجلين ليكونان في صلاة واحدة وإن بينهما من الفضل لكما بين السماء والأرض. ثم فسر ذلك أن أحدهما يكون مقبلا على الله بقلبه والآخر ساه غافل

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar