عن أبي هريرة قال: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: «أسوأ الناس سرقةً الذي يسرق صلاته» قال: وكيف يسرق صلاته؟ قال: «لا يتم ركوعها ولا سجودها».
[صحيح] - [رواه ابن حبان]
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Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) said: "The worst of thieves is the one who steals his prayer." I said: "How does he steal his prayer?" He replied: "He does not perform its rukū‘ or prostration properly."
Sahih/Authentic. - [Ibn Hibbaan]

Explanation

Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) said: The worst of thieves is the one who steals his prayer. Abu Hurayrah asked: How does he steal his prayer? The Prophet (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) replied: The one who steals his prayer is he who does not perform its rukū‘ and prostration properly. He performs them in a quick manner like the pecking of a rooster. So, the Hadīth suggests that not straightening one's back while bowing down or prostrating is one of the worst types of theft. Thus, it alienates us from doing so and pointing to its prohibition. In a Hadīth reported by Ibn Mas‘ūd (may Allah be pleased with him), the Prophet (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) said: "A man's prayer is not valid unless he straightens his back in rukū‘ and prostration." There are numerous Hadīths addressing this issue.

Translation:
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1: The Hadīth points out the significance of prayer and the performance of its pillars with deliberation.
2: It describes one who does not perform rukū‘ and prostration properly as a thief, even one of the worst types of thieves. Thus, it aims to make us averse to this behavior and aware of its prohibition. The Shariah regards such a person as a thief because he leaves out some of the prayer; so, it is as if he has taken something of it, thus decreasing it as a thief decreases the money he steals from.
3: The Hadīth provides clear response to those who do not regard tranquility in rukū‘ and prostration and rising from them as obligatory.
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