Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) would ask the people ‘Tell me of a person who entered Jannah without offering a single Salah’?
Who was this Sahabi?
This Sahabi was Sayyiduna ‘Amr ibn Thabit ibn Wuqaysh/Uqaysh Al Ash-hali. His title was ‘Usayrim’.
This Sahabi had accepted Islam when the battle of Uhud had begun and was martyred. When Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) was made aware of this, he remarked ‘Indeed he is from the inhabitants of Jannah’.
The above narration has been classified as authentic by Imam Hakim (rahimahullah), Hafiz Dhahabi (rahimahullah) concurs with this verdict. Hafiz Ibn Hajar (rahimahullah) has classified this narration and another similar narration as sound (hasan).
(Sunan Abi Dawud, Hadith: 2537, Mustadrak Hakim, vol. 2 pg. 113 and Al Isabah, vol. 4 pg. 500)
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala