Volume 2, Book 21, Number 221
Narrated Ibn Abbas:
When the Prophet got up at night to offer the Tahajjud prayer, he
used to say: Allahumma lakal-hamd. Anta qaiyimus-samawati wal-ard wa
man fihinna. Walakal-hamd, Laka mulkus-samawati wal-ard wa man
fihinna. Walakal-hamd, anta nurus-samawati wal-ard. Walakalhamd,
anta-l-haq wa wa'duka-l-haq, wa liqa'uka Haq, wa qualuka Haq,
wal-jannatu Han wan-naru Haq wannabiyuna Haq. Wa Muhammadun,
sallal-lahu'alaihi wasallam, Haq, was-sa'atu Haq. Allahumma aslamtu
Laka wabika amantu, wa 'Alaika tawakkaltu, wa ilaika anabtu wa bika
khasamtu, wa ilaika hakamtu faghfir li ma qaddamtu wama akh-khartu
wama as-rartu wama'a lantu, anta-l-muqaddim wa anta-l-mu akh-khir,
la ilaha illa anta (or la ilaha ghairuka). (O Allah! All the praises
are for you, You are the Holder of the Heavens and the Earth, And
whatever is in them. All the praises are for You; You have the
possession of the Heavens and the Earth And whatever is in them. All
the praises are for You; You are the Light of the Heavens and the
Earth And all the praises are for You; You are the King of the
Heavens and the Earth; And all the praises are for You; You are the
Truth and Your Promise is the truth, And to meet You is true, Your
Word is the truth And Paradise is true And Hell is true And all the
Prophets (Peace be upon them) are true; And Muhammad is true, And
the Day of Resurrection is true. O Allah ! I surrender (my will) to
You; I believe in You and depend on You. And repent to You, And with
Your help I argue (with my opponents, the non-believers) And I take
You as a judge (to judge between us). Please forgive me my previous
And future sins; And whatever I concealed or revealed And You are
the One who make (some people) forward And (some) backward. There is
none to be worshipped but you . Sufyan said that 'Abdul Karim Abu
Umaiya added to the above, 'Wala haula Wala quwata illa billah'
(There is neither might nor power except with Allah).
Volume 2, Book 21, Number 222
Narrated Salim's father:
In the life-time of the Prophet whosoever saw a dream would narrate
it to Allah's Apostle. I had a wish of seeing a dream to narrate it
to Allah's Apostle (p.b.u.h) I was a grown up boy and used to sleep
in the Mosque in the life-time of the Prophet. I saw in the dream
that two angels caught hold of me and took me to the Fire which was
built all round like a built well and had two poles in it and the
people in it were known to me. I started saying, "I seek refuge with
Allah from the Fire." Then I met another angel who told me not to be
afraid. I narrated the dream to Hafsa who told it to Allah's
Apostle. The Prophet said, "Abdullah is a good man. I wish he prayed
Tahajjud." After that 'Abdullah (i.e. Salim's father) used to sleep
but a little at night.
Volume 2, Book 21, Number 223
Allah's Apostle used to offer eleven Rakat and that was his prayer.
He used to prolong the prostration to such an extent that one could
recite fifty verses (of the Quran) before he would lift his head. He
used to pray two Rakat (Sunna) before the Fajr prayer and then used
to lie down on his right side till the call-maker came and informed
him about the prayer.
Volume 2, Book 21, Number 224
The Prophet became sick and did not get up (for Tahajjud prayer) for
a night or two.
Volume 2, Book 21, Number 225
Narrated Jundab bin 'Abdullah :
Gabriel did not come to the Prophet (for some time) and so one of
the Quraish women said, "His Satan has deserted him." So came the
Divine Revelation: "By the forenoon And by the night When it is
still! Your Lord (O Muhammad) has neither Forsaken you Nor hated
Volume 2, Book 21, Number 226
Narrated Um Salama:
One night the Prophet got up and said, "Subhan Allah! How many
afflictions Allah has revealed tonight and how many treasures have
been sent down (disclosed). Go and wake the sleeping lady occupants
of these dwellings up (for prayers), perhaps a well-dressed in this
world may be naked in the Hereafter."
Volume 2, Book 21, Number 227
Narrated 'Ali bin Abi Talib
One night Allah's Apostle came to me and Fatima, the daughter of the
Prophet and asked, "Won't you pray (at night)?" I said, "O Allah's
Apostle! Our souls are in the hands of Allah and if He wants us to
get up He will make us get up." When I said that, he left us without
saying anything and I heard that he was hitting his thigh and
saying, "But man is more quarrelsome than anything." (18.54)
Volume 2, Book 21, Number 228
Allah's Apostle used to give up a good deed, although he loved to do
it, for fear that people might act on it and it might be made
compulsory for them. The Prophet never prayed the Duha prayer, but I
Volume 2, Book 21, Number 229
Narrated 'Aisha, the mother of the faithful believers:
One night Allah's Apostle offered the prayer in the Mosque and the
people followed him. The next night he also offered the prayer and
too many people gathered. On the third and the fourth nights more
people gathered, but Allah's Apostle did not come out to them. In
the morning he said, "I saw what you were doing and nothing but the
fear that it (i.e. the prayer) might be enjoined on you, stopped me
from coming to you." And that happened in the month of Ramadan.
Volume 2, Book 21, Number 230
The Prophet used to stand (in the prayer) or pray till both his feet
or legs swelled. He was asked why (he offered such an unbearable
prayer) and he said, "should I not be a thankful slave."
Volume 2, Book 21, Number 231
Narrated Abdullah bin 'Amr bin Al-'As:
Allah's Apostle told me, "The most beloved prayer to Allah is that
of David and the most beloved fasts to Allah are those of David. He
used to sleep for half of the night and then pray for one third of
the night and again sleep for its sixth part and used to fast on
Volume 2, Book 21, Number 232
I asked 'Aisha which deed was most loved by the Prophet. She said,
"A deed done continuously." I further asked, "When did he used to
get up (in the night for the prayer)." She said, "He used to get up
on hearing the crowing of a cock."
Volume 2, Book 21, Number 233
He (the Prophet (p.b.u.h) ) used to get up for the prayer on hearing
the crowing of a cock.
Volume 2, Book 21, Number 234
In my house he (Prophet (p.b.u.h) ) never passed the last hours of
the night but sleeping.
Volume 2, Book 21, Number 235
Anas bin Malik said, "The Prophet (p.b.u.h) and Zaid bin Thabit took
their Suhur together. When they finished it, the Prophet stood for
the (Fajr) prayer and offered it." We asked Anas, "What was the
interval between their finishing the Suhur and the starting of the
morning prayer?" Anas replied, "It was equal to the time taken by a
person in reciting fifty verses of the Quran."
Volume 2, Book 21, Number 236
Narrated Abu-Wa il:
'Abdullah said, "One night I offered the Tahajjud prayer with the
Prophet and he kept on standing till an ill-thought came to me." We
said, "What was the ill-thought?" He said, "It was to sit down and
leave the Prophet (standing)."
Volume 2, Book 21, Number 237
Narrated Hudhaifa :
Whenever the Prophet got up for Tahajjud prayer he used to clean his
mouth (and teeth) with Siwak.
Volume 2, Book 21, Number 238
Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Umar :
A man said, "O Allah's Apostle! How is the prayer of the night?" He
said, "Two Rakat followed by two Rakat and so on, and when you
apprehend the approaching dawn, offer one Raka as Witr."
Volume 2, Book 21, Number 239
Narrated Ibn Abbas:
The prayer of the Prophet used to be of thirteen Rakat, i.e. of the
Volume 2, Book 21, Number 240
I asked Aisha about the night prayer of Allah's Apostle and she
said, "It was seven, nine or eleven Rakat besides the two Rakat of
the Fajr prayer (i.e. Sunna). "
Volume 2, Book 21, Number 241
The Prophet (p.b.u.h) used to offer thirteen Rakat of the night
prayer and that included the Witr and two Rakat (Sunna) of the Fajr
Volume 2, Book 21, Number 242
Narrated Anas bin Malik
Sometimes Allah's Apostle would not fast (for so many days) that we
thought that he would not fast that month and he sometimes used to
fast (for so many days) that we thought he would not leave fasting
through-out that month and (as regards his prayer and sleep at
night), if you wanted to see him praying at night, you could see him
praying and if you wanted to see him sleeping, you could see him
Volume 2, Book 21, Number 243
Narrated Abu Huraira
Allah's Apostle said, "Satan puts three knots at the back of the
head of any of you if he is asleep. On every knot he reads and
exhales the following words, 'The night is long, so stay asleep.'
When one wakes up and remembers Allah, one knot is undone; and when
one performs ablution, the second knot is undone, and when one prays
the third knot is undone and one gets up energetic with a good heart
in the morning; otherwise one gets up lazy and with a mischievous
Volume 2, Book 21, Number 244
Narrated Samura bin Jundab:
The Prophet said in his narration of a dream that he saw, "He whose
head was being crushed with a stone was one who learnt the Quran but
never acted on it, and slept ignoring the compulsory prayers."
Volume 2, Book 21, Number 245
Narrated 'Abdullah :
A person was mentioned before the Prophet (p.b.u.h) and he was told
that he had kept on sleeping till morning and had not got up for the
prayer. The Prophet said, "Satan urinated in his ears."
Volume 2, Book 21, Number 246
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah's Apostle (p.b.u.h) said, "Our Lord, the Blessed, the
Superior, comes every night down on the nearest Heaven to us when
the last third of the night remains, saying: "Is there anyone to
invoke Me, so that I may respond to invocation? Is there anyone to
ask Me, so that I may grant him his request? Is there anyone seeking
My forgiveness, so that I may forgive him?"
Volume 2, Book 21, Number 247
I asked 'Aisha "How is the night prayer of the Prophet?" She
replied, "He used to sleep early at night, and get up in its last
part to pray, and then return to his bed. When the Muadh-dhin
pronounced the Adhan, he would get up. If he was in need of a bath
he would take it; otherwise he would perform ablution and then go
out (for the prayer)."
Volume 2, Book 21, Number 248
Narrated Abu Salma bin 'Abdur Rahman:
I asked 'Aisha, "How is the prayer of Allah's Apostle during the
month of Ramadan." She said, "Allah's Apostle never exceeded eleven
Rakat in Ramadan or in other months; he used to offer four Rakat--
do not ask me about their beauty and length, then four Rakat, do not
ask me about their beauty and length, and then three Rakat." Aisha
further said, "I said, 'O Allah's Apostle! Do you sleep before
offering the Witr prayer?' He replied, 'O 'Aisha! My eyes sleep but
my heart remains awake'!"
Volume 2, Book 21, Number 249
I did not see the Prophet reciting (the Quran) in the night prayer
while sitting except when he became old; when he used to recite
while sitting, and when thirty or forty verses remained from the
Sura, he would get up and recite them and then bow.
Volume 2, Book 21, Number 250
Narrated Abu Huraira:
At the time of the Fajr prayer the Prophet asked Bilal, "Tell me of
the best deed you did after embracing Islam, for I heard your
footsteps in front of me in Paradise." Bilal replied, "I did not do
anything worth mentioning except that whenever I performed ablution
during the day or night, I prayed after that ablution as much as was
written for me."
Volume 2, Book 21, Number 251r
Narrated Anas bin Malik
Once the Prophet (p.b.u.h) entered the Mosque and saw a rope hanging
in between its two pillars. He said, "What is this rope?" The people
said, "This rope is for Zainab who, when she feels tired, holds it
(to keep standing for the prayer.)" The Prophet said, "Don't use it.
Remove the rope. You should pray as long as you feel active, and
when you get tired, sit down."
Volume 2, Book 21, Number 251n
A woman from the tribe of Bani Asad was sitting with me and Allah's
Apostle (p.b.u.h) came to my house and said, "Who is this?" I said,
"(She is) So and so. She does not sleep at night because she is
engaged in prayer." The Prophet said disapprovingly: Do (good) deeds
which is within your capacity as Allah never gets tired of giving
rewards till you get tired of doing good deeds."
Volume 2, Book 21, Number 252
Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Amr bin Al-'As:
Allah's Apostle said to me, "O 'Abdullah! Do not be like so and so
who used to pray at night and then stopped the night prayer."
Volume 2, Book 21, Number 253
Narrated 'Ubada bin As-Samit:
The Prophet "Whoever gets up at night and says: -- 'La ilaha
il-lallah Wahdahu la Sharika lahu Lahu-l-mulk, waLahu-l-hamd wahuwa
'ala kullishai'in Qadir. Alhamdu lil-lahi wa subhanal-lahi wa
la-ilaha il-lal-lah wa-l-lahu akbar wa la hawla Wala Quwata
il-la-bil-lah.' (None has the right to be worshipped but Allah. He
is the Only One and has no partners . For Him is the Kingdom and all
the praises are due for Him. He is Omnipotent. All the praises are
for Allah. All the glories are for Allah. And none has the right to
be worshipped but Allah, And Allah is Great And there is neither
Might nor Power Except with Allah). And then says: -- Allahumma,
Ighfir li(O Allah! Forgive me). Or invokes (Allah), he will be
responded to and if he performs ablution (and prays), his prayer
will be accepted."
Volume 2, Book 21, Number 254
Narrated Abu Huraira
That once Allah's Apostle (p.b.u.h) said, "Your brother, i.e.
'Abdullah bin Rawaha does not say obscene (referring to his verses):
Amongst us is Allah's Apostle, who recites His Book when it dawns.
He showed us the guidance, after we were blind. We believe that
whatever he says will come true. And he spends his nights in such a
way as his sides do not touch his bed. While the pagans were deeply
Volume 2, Book 21, Number 255
Ibn 'Umar said, "In the life-time of the Prophet I dreamt that a
piece of silk cloth was in my hand and it flew with me to whichever
part of Paradise I wanted. I also saw as if two persons (i.e.
angels) came to me and wanted to take me to Hell. Then an angel met
us and told me not to be afraid. He then told them to leave me.
Hafsa narrated one of my dreams to the Prophet and the Prophet said,
"Abdullah is a good man. Would that he offer the night prayer
(Tahajjud)!" So after that day 'Abdullah (bin 'Umar) started
offering Tahajjud. The companions of the Prophet (p.b.u.h) used to
tell him their dreams that (Laila-tul-Qadr) was on the 27th of the
month of Ramadan. The Prophet said, "I see that your dreams agree on
the last ten nights of Ramadan and so whoever is in search of it
should seek it in the last ten nights of Ramadan."
Volume 2, Book 21, Number 256
Allah's Apostle offered the 'Isha' prayer (and then got up at the
Tahajjud time) and offered eight Rakat and then offered two Rakat
while sitting. He then offered two Rakat in between the Adhan and
Iqama (of the Fajr prayer) and he never missed them.
Volume 2, Book 21, Number 257
The Prophet used to lie down on his right side, after offering two
Rakat (Sunna) of the Fajr prayer.
Volume 2, Book 21, Number 258
Narrated 'Aisha :
After offering the Sunna of the Fajr prayer, the Prophet used to
talk to me, if I happen to be awake; otherwise he would lie down
till the Iqama call was proclaimed (for the Fajr prayer).
Volume 2, Book 21, Number 259
After offering the two Rakat (Sunna) the Prophet (p.b.u.h) used to
talk to me, if I happen to be awake; otherwise he would lie down.
Volume 2, Book 21, Number 260
The Prophet was never more regular and particular in offering any
Nawafil than the two Rakat (Sunna) of the Fajr prayer.
Volume 2, Book 21, Number 261
Allah's Apostle used to offer thirteen Rakat in the night prayer and
on hearing the Adhan for the morning prayer, he used to offer two
Volume 2, Book 21, Number 262
The Prophet (p.b.u.h) used to make the two Rakat before the Fajr
prayer so light that I would wonder whether he recited Al-Fatiha (or
Volume 2, Book 21, Number 263
Narrated Jabir bin 'Abdullah :
The Prophet (p.b.u.h) used to teach us the way of doing Istikhara
(Istikhara means to ask Allah to guide one to the right sort of
action concerning any job or a deed), in all matters as he taught us
the Suras of the Quran. He said, "If anyone of you thinks of doing
any job he should offer a two Rakat prayer other than the compulsory
ones and say (after the prayer): -- 'Allahumma inni astakhiruka
bi'ilmika, Wa astaqdiruka bi-qudratika, Wa as'alaka min fadlika
al-'azlm Fa-innaka taqdiru Wala aqdiru, Wa ta'lamu Wala a'lamu, Wa
anta 'allamu l-ghuyub. Allahumma, in kunta ta'lam anna hadha-l-amra
Khairun li fi dini wa ma'ashi wa'aqibati amri (or 'ajili amri
wa'ajilihi) Faqdirhu wa yas-sirhu li thumma barik li Fihi, Wa in
kunta ta'lamu anna hadha-lamra shar-run li fi dini wa ma'ashi
wa'aqibati amri (or fi'ajili amri wa ajilihi) Fasrifhu anni
was-rifni anhu. Waqdir li al-khaira haithu kana Thumma ardini bihi.'
(O Allah! I ask guidance from Your knowledge, And Power from Your
Might and I ask for Your great blessings. You are capable and I am
not. You know and I do not and You know the unseen. O Allah! If You
know that this job is good for my religion and my subsistence and in
my Hereafter--(or said: If it is better for my present and later
needs)--Then You ordain it for me and make it easy for me to get,
And then bless me in it, and if You know that this job is harmful to
me In my religion and subsistence and in the Hereafter--(or said: If
it is worse for my present and later needs)--Then keep it away from
me and let me be away from it. And ordain for me whatever is good
for me, And make me satisfied with it). The Prophet added that then
the person should name (mention) his need.
Volume 2, Book 21, Number 264
Narrated Abu Qatada bin Rabi Al-Ansari;
The Prophet said, "If anyone of you enters a Mosque, he should not
sit until he has offered a two-Rakat prayer."
Volume 2, Book 21, Number 265
Narrated Anas bin Malik
Allah's Apostle led us and offered a two Rakat prayer and then went
Volume 2, Book 21, Number 266
Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Umar Abu,
I offered with Allah's Apostle a two Rakat prayer before the Zuhr
prayer and two Rakat after the Zuhr prayer, two Rakat after Jumua,
Maghrib and 'Isha' prayers.
Volume 2, Book 21, Number 267
Narrated Jabir bin 'Abdullah :
While delivering a sermon, Allah's Apostle said, "If anyone of you
comes while the Imam is delivering the sermon or has come out for
it, he should offer a two Rakat prayer."
Volume 2, Book 21, Number 268
Somebody came to the house of Ibn 'Umar and told him that Allah's
Apostles had entered the Ka'ba. Ibn 'Umar said, "I went in front of
the Ka'ba and found that Allah's Apostle had come out of the Ka'ba
and I saw Bilal standing by the side of the gate of the Ka'ba. I
said, 'O Bilal! Has Allah's Apostle (p.b.u.h) prayed inside the
Ka'ba?' Bilal replied in the affirmative. I said, 'Where (did he
pray)?' He replied, '(He prayed) Between these two pillars and then
he came out and offered a two Rakat prayer in front of the Ka'ba.' "
Abu 'Abdullah said: Abu Huraira said, "The Prophet (p.b.u.h) advised
me to offer two Rakat of Duha prayer (prayer to be offered after
sunrise and before midday). " Itban (bin Malik) said, "Allah's Apostle
(p.b.u.h) and Abu Bakr, came to me after sunrise and we aligned
behind the Prophet (p.b.u.h) and offered two Rakat."
Volume 2, Book 21, Number 269
Narrated Ibn 'Umar:
I offered with the Prophet two Rakat before the Zuhr and two Rakat
after the Zuhr prayer; two Rakat after Maghrib, Isha' and the Jumua
prayers. Those of the Maghrib and 'Isha' were offered in his house.
My sister Hafsa told me that the Prophet used to offer two light
Rakat after dawn and it was the time when I never went to the Prophet."
Volume 2, Book 21, Number 270
I heard Abu Ash-sha'tha' Jabir saying, "I heard Ibn Abbas saying, 'I
offered with Allah's Apostle eight Rakat (of Zuhr and 'Asr prayers)
together and seven Rakat (the Maghrib and the 'Isha' prayers)
together.' " I said, "O Abu Ash-shatha! I think he must have prayed
the Zuhr late and the 'Asr early; the 'Isha early and the Maghrib
late." Abu Ash-sha'tha' said, "I also think so." (See Hadith No. 518
Volume 2, Book 21, Number 271
I asked Ibn 'Umar "Do you offer the Duha prayer?" He replied in the
negative. I further asked, "Did 'Umar use to pray it?" He (Ibn
'Umar) replied in the negative. I again asked, "Did Abu Bakr use to
pray it?" He replied in the negative. I again asked, "Did the
Prophet use to pray it?" Ibn 'Umar replied, "I don't think he did."
Volume 2, Book 21, Number 272
Narrated 'Abdur Rahman bin Abi Laila:
Only Um Hani narrated to me that she had seen the Prophet offering
the Duha prayer. She said, "On the day of the conquest of Mecca, the
Prophet entered my house, took a bath and offered eight Rakat (of
Duha prayers. I had never seen the Prophet offering such a light
prayer but he performed bowing and prostrations perfectly .
Volume 2, Book 21, Number 273
I never saw the Prophet offering the Duha prayer but I always offer it.
Volume 2, Book 21, Number 274
Narrated Abu Huraira:
My friend (the Prophet) advised me to do three things and I shall
not leave them till I die, these are: To fast three days every
month, to offer the Duha prayer, and to offer Witr before sleeping.
Volume 2, Book 21, Number 275t
Narrated Anas bin Sirin:
I heard Anas bin Malik al-Ansari saying, "An Ansari man, who was
very fat, said to the Prophet, 'I am unable to present myself for
the prayer with you.' He prepared a meal for the Prophet and invited
him to his house. He washed one side of a mat with water and the
Prophet offered two Rakat on it." So and so, the son of so and so,
the son of Al-Jarud asked Anas, "Did the Prophet use to offer the
Duha prayer?" Anas replied, "I never saw him praying (the Duha
prayer) except on that day."
Volume 2, Book 21, Number 275
Narrated Ibn 'Umar:
I remember ten Rakat of Nawafil from the Prophet, two Rakat before
the Zuhr prayer and two after it; two Rakat after Maghrib prayer in
his house, and two Rakat after 'Isha' prayer in his
house, and two Rakat before the Fajr prayer and at that time nobody
would enter the house of the Prophet Hafsa told me that the Prophet
used to offer two Rakat after the call maker had made the Adhan and
the day had dawned.
Volume 2, Book 21, Number 276
The Prophet never missed four Rakat before the Zuhr prayer and two
Rakat before the Fajr prayer.
Volume 2, Book 21, Number 277
Narrated 'Abdullah Al-Muzni:
The Prophet said, "Pray before the Maghrib (compulsory) prayer." He
(said it thrice) and in the third time, he said, "Whoever wants to
offer it can do so." He said so because he did not like the people
to take it as a tradition.
Volume 2, Book 21, Number 278
Narrated Marthad bin 'Abdullah Al-Yazani:
I went to 'Uqba bin 'Amir Al-Juhani and said, "Is it not surprising
that Abi Tamim offers two Rakat before the Maghrib prayer?" 'Uqba
said, "We used to do so in the life-time of Allah's Apostle." I
asked him, "What prevents you from offering it now?" He replied,
Volume 2, Book 21, Number 279
Narrated Mahmud bin Ar-rabi' Al-Ansari,
that he remembered Allah's Apostle and he also remembered a mouthful
of water which he had thrown on his face, after taking it from a
well that was in their house. Mahmud said that he had heard Itban
bin Malik, who was present with Allah's Apostle in the battle of
Badr saying, "I used to lead my people at Bani Salim in the prayer
and there was a valley between me and those people. Whenever it
rained it used to be difficult for me to cross it to go to their
mosque. So I went to Allah's Apostle and said, 'I have weak
eye-sight and the valley between me and my people flows during the
rainy season and it becomes difficult for me to cross it; I wish you
would come to my house and pray at a place so that I could take that
place as a praying place.' Allah's Apostle said, 'I will do so.' So
Allah's Apostle and Abu Bakr came to my house in the (next) morning
after the sun had risen high. Allah's Apostle asked my permission to
let him in and I admitted him. He did not sit before saying, 'Where
do you want us to offer the prayer in your house?' I pointed to the
place where I wanted him to pray. So Allah's Apostle stood up for
the prayer and started the prayer with Takbir and we aligned in rows
behind him; and he offered two Rakat, and finished them with Taslim,
and we also performed Taslim with him. I detained him for a meal
called "Khazir" which I had prepared for him.--("Khazir" is a
special type of dish prepared from barley flour and meat soup)--
When the neighbors got the news that Allah's Apostle was in my
house, they poured it till there were a great number of men in the
house. One of them said, 'What is wrong with Malik, for I do not see
him?' One of them replied, 'He is a hypocrite and does not love
Allah and His Apostle.' On that Allah's Apostle said, 'Don't say
this. Haven't you seen that he said, 'None has the right to be
worshipped but Allah for Allah's sake only.' The man replied, 'Allah
and His Apostle know better; but by Allah, we never saw him but
helping and talking with the hypocrites.' Allah's Apostle replied,
'No doubt, whoever says. None has the right to be worshipped but
Allah, and by that he wants the pleasures of Allah, then Allah will
save him from Hell." Mahmud added, "I told the above narration to
some people, one of whom was Ab-u Aiyub, the companion of Allah's
Apostle in the battle in which he (Ab-u Aiyub) died and Yazid bin
Mu'aw7ya was their leader in Roman Territory. Abu Aiyub denounced
the narration and said, 'I doubt that Allah's Apostle ever said what
you have said.' I felt that too much, and I vowed to Allah that if I
remained alive in that holy battle, I would (go to Medina and) ask
Itban bin Malik if he was still living in the mosque of his people.
So when he returned, I assumed Ihram for Hajj or 'Umra and then I
proceeded on till I reached Medina. I went to Bani Salim and Itban
bin Malik, who was by then an old blind man, was leading his people
in the prayer. When he finished the prayer, I greeted him and
introduced myself to him and then asked him about that narration. He
told that narration again in the same manner as he had narrated it
the first time."
Volume 2, Book 21, Number 280
Narrated Ibn 'Umar,
Allah's Apostle said, "Offer some of your prayers in your houses and
do not make them graves."
Volume 2, Book 21, Number 281
I heard Abu Said saying four words. He said, "I heard the Prophet
(saying the following narrative)." He had participated in twelve
holy battles with the Prophet.
Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet said, "Do not set out on a journey
except for three Mosques i.e. Al-Masjid-AI-Haram, the Mosque of
Allah's Apostle , and the Mosque of Al-Aqsa, (Mosque of Jerusalem)."
Volume 2, Book 21, Number 282
Narrated Abu Huraira
Allah's Apostle said, "One prayer in my Mosque is better than one
thousand prayers in any other mosque excepting Al-Masjid-AI-Haram."
Volume 2, Book 21, Number 283
Ibn 'Umar never offered the Duha prayer except on two occasions:
(1) Whenever he reached Mecca; and he always used to reach Mecca in
the forenoon. He would perform Tawaf round the Ka'ba and then offer
two Rakat at the rear of Maqam Ibrahim.
(2) Whenever he visited Quba, for he used to visit it every
Saturday. When he entered the Mosque, he disliked to leave it
without offering a prayer. Ibn 'Umar narrated that Allah's Apostle
used to visit the Mosque of Quba (sometime) walking and (sometime)
riding. And he (i.e. Ibn 'Umar) used to say, "I do only what my
companions used to do and I don't forbid anybody to pray at any time
during the day or night except that one should not intend to pray at
sunrise or sunset."
Volume 2, Book 21, Number 284
Narrated 'Abdullah bin Dinar:
Ibn 'Umar said, "The Prophet used to go to the Mosque of Quba every
Saturday (sometimes) walking and (sometimes) riding." 'Abdullah (Ibn
'Umar) used to do the same.
Volume 2, Book 21, Number 285
Narrated Ibn 'Umar:
The Prophet used to go to the Mosque of Quba (sometimes) walking and
sometimes riding. Added Nafi (in another narration), "He then would
offer two Rakat (in the Mosque of Quba)."
Volume 2, Book 21, Number 286
Narrated 'Abdullah bin Zaid Al-Mazini:
Allah's Apostle said, "Between my house and the pulpit there is a
garden of the gardens of Paradise."
Volume 2, Book 21, Number 287
Narrated Abu Huraira:
The Prophet said, "Between my house and my pulpit there is a garden
of the gardens of Paradise, and my pulpit is on my fountain tank
Volume 2, Book 21, Number 288
Narrated Qaza'a Maula:
(freed slave of) Ziyad: I heard Abu Said Al-khudri narrating four
things from the Prophet and I appreciated them very much. He said,
conveying the words of the Prophet.
(1) "A woman should not go on a two day journey except with her
husband or a Dhi-Mahram.
(2) No fasting is permissible on two days: 'Id-ul-Fitr and 'Id-ul-Adha.
(3) No prayer after two prayers, i.e. after the Fajr prayer till the
sunrises and after the 'Asr prayer till the sun sets.
(4) Do not prepare yourself for a journey except to three Mosques,
i.e. Al-Masjid-AI-Haram, the Mosque of Aqsa (Jerusalem) and my Mosque."
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