Crying When Someone Is Praying (Salat) ~ Hi all readers! In this article, I will explain the law of a very special event, which is carried out by someone when he is praying. What I mean is crying. I say it is a very special event because the person who experiences it can ponder the prayer sentences and he can understand the relationship between him and Allah Taala. The question is whether the cries can damage prayer?
As always, before I answer the question above, I will quote one hadith that is specifically related to our discussion. Pay attention!
Hadith About Crying During Prayer (Salat)
The hadith about crying when someone is praying (salat) that I mean is as follows:
عَنْ مُطَرِّفٍ بْنِ عَبْدِ اللهِ بْنِ الشِّخِّيْرِ عَنْ أَبِيْهِ قَالَ ؛ رَأَيْتُ رَسُوْلَ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ يُصَلِّي وَفِيْ صَدْرِهِ أَزِيْزٌ كَأَزِيْزِ الْمِرْجَلِ مِنَ الْبُكَاءِ . أَخْرَجَهُ الْخَمْسَةُ إِلَّا اِبْنُ مَاجَهْ
From Mutharrif bin Abdillah bin Ash-Shikhkhhir of his father, he said, “I once saw the Messenger of Allah, sallallaallahu alaihi wa sallam praying and in his chest, there was a crying sound like the sound of boiling water in a pot.” The hadith is narrated by five people except Ibn Majah (Ahmad, Abu Daud, at-Tirmidhi, an-Nasa’i).
There are some important things related to the hadith above that we need to know;
One; The majority of legal experts argue, that if someone cries out of fear of Allah while he is praying, then the crying cannot ruin his prayer.
Two; Ash-Shafi’I said, that if there are two letters other than the letters of the sentence that must be read in prayer, then the crying can damage the prayer despite his crying out of fear of Allah Ta’ala.