Can this narration be quoted?
Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Remember death when you offer Salah, for if a man remembers death when in Salah, he will strive to perform his Salah in an excellent manner.”
This narration is recorded in Musnadul Firdaws on the authority of Sayyiduna Anas ibn Malik (radiyallahu ‘anhu), as part of a longer narration.
(Musnadul Firdaws, Hadith: 1755. Also see: and Az Zuhdul Kabir of Imam Bayhaqi, Hadith: 535)
Hafiz Ibn Hajar Al ‘Asqalani (rahimahullah) has declared the Hadith sound (hasan). Therefore, it may be quoted.
(Refer: Al Maqasidul Hasanah, Hadith: 275)
Also see here.
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