Reward for filling a gap in prayer

Question

Kindly provide the reference and authenticity of the following Hadith:

“Whoever fills a gap in a row [of prayer], Allah Ta’ala will raise him in rank and build for him a palace in Jannah”

 

Answer

Imam Tabarani (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration on the authority of Sayyidah ‘Aishah (radiyallahu ‘anha).

(Mu’jamul Awsat, Hadith: 5797)

 

There are several Hadiths that encourage this practice.

Although the Muhaddithun have differed regarding the ruling of the chain of this particular Hadith nonetheless, it gains strength through corroboration and is suitable to quote as alluded to by Imam Mundhiri (rahimahullah).

(Refer: At-Targhib Wat Tarhib, Hadith: 700-710, Al-Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 2 pg. 91, Al-Hawi, vol. 1 pg. 54; Also see: Al-‘Ilal of Imam Daraqutni, Hadith: 3457, and Shaykh Muhammad ‘Awwamah’s – hafizahullah – footnotes on Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaybah, Hadith: 3844)

 

And Allah Ta’ala knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Farhan Shariff

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar