Since these anecdotes are short and simple, I’ll combine them into one post.
It says in Hakim’s tradition that Hazrat Abu Bakr radiAllaahu anh said that prayer is Allah’s action on the earth.
It says in Abu Malik’s tradition that he said that he heard Hazrat ‘Umar ibn Khattab radiAllaahu anh saying on the pulpit that man who did not say the prayer has no share in Islam.
Hazrat Zaid bin Thabit radiAllaahu anh said that man’s saying prayer in his house is a light. When man stands up for prayer, his sins are suspended above him. When he performs a prostration (sajdah), Allah Most Holy atones those lapses through that prayer.
May you all have a blessed Jumuah inshaAllah.