Please verify and authenticate the following Hadith:
Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:
“The name of a person who misses even a single Fard Salah intentionally is written on the gate of Jahannam through which he will enter”
Imam Abu Nu’aym (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith.
(Hilyatul Awliya, vol. 7 pg. 254)
However the chain consists of a narrator who has been declared a fabricator.
(Refer: Lisanul Mizan, vol. 2 pg. 181, number: 1259)
The Hadith in question is therefore not suitable to quote. There are many other authentic Hadiths on the warning of discarding Salah. These should be quoted instead.
(Also see: Al Ajwibatul Mardiyyah, vol. 1 pg. 83)
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar