Volume 1, Book 10, Number 535
Narrated Jabir bin 'Abdullah:
The Prophet used to pray the Zuhr at mid-day, and the 'Asr at a time
when the sun was still bright, the Maghrib after sunset (at its
stated time) and the Isha at a variable time. Whenever he saw the
people assembled (for Isha' prayer) he would pray earlier and if the
people delayed, he would delay the prayer. And they or the Prophet
used to offer the Fajr Prayers when it still dark.
Volume 1, Book 10, Number 536
We used to pray the Maghrib prayer with the Prophet when the sun
disappeared from the horizon.
Volume 1, Book 10, Number 537
Narrated Ibn 'Abbas:
The Prophet prayed seven Rakat together and eight Rakat together.
Volume 1, Book 10, Number 538
Narrated 'Abdullah Al-Muzani:
The Prophet said, "Do not be influenced by bedouins regarding the
name of your Maghrib prayer which is called 'Isha' by them."
Volume 1, Book 10, Number 539
"One night Allah's Apostle led us in the 'Isha' prayer and that is
the one called Al-'Atma by the people. After the completion of the
prayer, he faced us and said, "Do you know the importance of this
night? Nobody present on the surface of the earth to-night will be
living after one hundred years from this night." (See Hadith No. 575).
Volume 1, Book 10, Number 540
Narrated Muhammad bin 'Amr:
We asked Jabir bin 'Abdullah about the prayers of the Prophet . He
said, "He used to pray Zuhr prayer at mid-day, the 'Asr when the sun
was still hot, and the Maghrib after sunset (at its stated time).
The 'Isha was offered early if the people gathered, and used to be
delayed if their number was less; and the morning prayer was offered
when it was still dark. "
Volume 1, Book 10, Number 541
Allah's Apostle once delayed the 'Isha' prayer and that was during
the days when Islam still had not spread. The Prophet did not come
out till 'Umar informed him that the women and children had slept.
Then he came out and said to the people of the mosque:"None amongst
the dwellers of the earth has been waiting for it ('Isha prayer)
Volume 1, Book 10, Number 542
Narrated Abu Musa:
My companions, who came with me in the boat and I landed at a place
called Baqi Buthan. The Prophet was in Medina at that time. One of
us used to go to the Prophet by turns every night at the time of the
Isha prayer. Once I along with my companions went to the Prophet and
he was busy in some of his affairs, so the 'Isha' prayer was delayed
to the middle of the night He then came out and led the people (in
prayer). After finishing from the prayer, he addressed the people
present there saying, "Be patient! Don't go away. Have the glad
tiding. It is from the blessing of Allah upon you that none amongst
mankind has prayed at this time save you." Or said, "None except you
has prayed at this time." Abu Muisa added, 'So we returned happily
after what we heard from Alllah's Apostle ."
Volume 1, Book 10, Number 543
Narrated Abu Barza:
Allah's Apostle disliked to sleep before the 'Isha' prayer and to
talk after it.
Volume 1, Book 10, Number 544
Narrated Ibn Shihab from 'Urwa:
'Aisha said, "Once Allah's Apostle delayed the 'Isha' prayer till
'Umar reminded him by saying, "The prayer!" The women and children
have slept. Then the Prophet came out and said, 'None amongst the
dwellers of the earth has been waiting for it (the prayer) except
you." Urwa said, "Nowhere except in Medina the prayer used to be
offered (in those days)." He further said, "The Prophet used to
offer the 'Isha' prayer in the period between the disappearance of
the twilight and the end of the first third of the night."
Volume 1, Book 10, Number 545
Narrated Ibn Juraij from Nafi:
'Abdullah bin 'Umar said, "Once Allah's Apostle was busy (at the
time of the 'Isha'), so the prayer was delayed so much so that we
slept and woke up and slept and woke up again. The Prophet came out
and said, 'None amongst the dwellers of the earth but you have been
waiting for the prayer." Ibn 'Umar did not find any harm in praying
it earlier or in delaying it unless he was afraid that sleep might
overwhelm him and he might miss the prayer, and sometimes he used to
sleep before the 'Isha' prayer. Ibn Juraij said, "I said to 'Ata',
'I heard Ibn 'Abbas saying: Once Allah's Apostle delayed the 'Isha'
prayer to such an extent that the people slept and got up and slept
again and got up again. Then 'Umar bin Al-Khattab I, stood up and
reminded the Prophet I of the prayer.' 'Ata' said, 'Ibn 'Abbas said:
The Prophet came out as if I was looking at him at this time, and
water was trickling from his head and he was putting his hand on his
head and then said, 'Hadn't I thought it hard for my followers, I
would have ordered them to pray ('Isha' prayer) at this time.' I
asked 'Ata' for further information, how the Prophet had kept his
hand on his head as he was told by Ibn 'Abbas. 'Ata' separated his
fingers slightly and put their tips on the side of the head, brought
the fingers downwards approximating them till the thumb touched the
lobe of the ear at the side of the temple and the beard on the face.
He neither slowed nor hurried in this action but he acted like that.
The Prophet said: "Hadn't I thought it hard for my followers I would
have ordered them to pray at this time."
Volume 1, Book 10, Number 546
The Prophet delayed the'lsha' prayer till midnight and then he
offered the prayer and said, "The people prayed and slept but you
have been in prayer as long as you have been waiting for it (the
prayer)." Anas added: As if I am looking now at the glitter of the
ring of the Prophet on that night.
Volume 1, Book 10, Number 547
Narrated Jarir bin 'Abdullah:
We were with the Prophet on a full moon night. He looked at the moon
and said, "You will certainly see your Lord as you see this moon,
and there will be no trouble in seeing Him. So if you can avoid
missing (through sleep, business, etc.) a prayer before the rising
of the sun (Fajr) and before its setting ('Asr) you must do so. He
(the Prophet ) then recited the following verse:
And celebrate the praises Of Your Lord before The rising of the sun
And before (its) setting." (50.39)
Volume 1, Book 10, Number 548
Narrated Abu Bakr bin Abi Musa:
My father said, "Allah's Apostle said, 'Whoever prays the two cool
prayers ('Asr and Fajr) will go to Paradise.' "
Volume 1, Book 10, Number 549
Zaid bin Thabit said, "We took the "Suhur" (the meal taken before
dawn while fasting is observed) with the Prophet and then stood up
for the (morning) prayer." I asked him how long the interval between
the two (Suhur and prayer) was. He replied, 'The interval between
the two was just sufficient to recite fifty to Sixth 'Ayat."
Volume 1, Book 10, Number 550
Anas bin Malik said, "The Prophet and Zaid bin Thabit took the
'Suhur' together and after finishing the meal, the Prophet stood up
and prayed (Fajr prayer)." I asked Anas, "How long was the interval
between finishing their 'Suhur' and starting the prayer?" He
replied, "The interval between the two was just sufficient to recite
fifty 'Ayat." (Verses of the Quran)."
Volume 1, Book 10, Number 551
Narrated Sahl bin Sa'd:
I used to take the "Suhur" meal with my family and hasten so as to
catch the Fajr (morning prayer) with Allah's Apostle
Volume 1, Book 10, Number 552
The believing women covered with their veiling sheets used to attend
the Fajr prayer with Allah's Apostle, and after finishing the prayer
they would return to their home and nobody could recognize them
because of darkness.
Volume 1, Book 10, Number 553
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah's Apostle said, "Whoever could get one Rak'a (of the Fajr
prayer) before sunrise, he has got the (morning) prayer and whoever
could get one Rak'a of the'Asr prayer before sunset, he has got the
Volume 1, Book 10, Number 554
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah's Apostle said, "Whoever could get one Rak'a of a prayer, (in
its proper time) he has got the prayer."
Volume 1, Book 10, Number 555
"The Prophet forbade praying after the Fajr prayer till the sun
rises and after the 'Asr prayer till the sun sets."
Volume 1, Book 10, Number 556
Narrated Ibn 'Abbas:
Some people told me the same narration (as above).
Volume 1, Book 10, Number 557
Narrated Hisham's father:
Ibn 'Umar said, "Allah's Apostle said, 'Do not pray at the time of
sunrise and at the time of sunset.' " Ibn 'Umar said, "Allah's
Apostle said, 'If the edge of the sun appears (above the horizon)
delay the prayer till it becomes high, and if the edge of the sun
disappears, delay the prayer till it sets (disappears completely).' "
Volume 1, Book 10, Number 558
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah's Apostle forbade two kinds of sales, two kinds of dresses,
and two prayers. He forbade offering prayers after the Fajr prayer
till the rising of the sun and after the 'Asr prayer till its
setting. He also forbade "Ishtimal-Assama" and "al-Ihtiba" in one
garment in such a way that one's private parts are exposed towards
the sky. He also forbade the sales called "Munabadha" and
"Mulamasa." (See Hadith No. 354 and 355 Vol. 3).
Volume 1, Book 10, Number 559
Narrated Ibn 'Umar:
Allah's Apostle said, "None of you should try to pray at sunrise or
Volume 1, Book 10, Number 560
Narrated Abu Sa'id Al-Khudri:
I heard Allah's Apostle saying, "There is no prayer after the
morning prayer till the sun rises, and there is no prayer after the
Asr prayer till the sun sets."
Volume 1, Book 10, Number 561
You offer a prayer which I did not see being offered by Allah's
Apostle when we were in his company and he certainly had forbidden
it (i.e. two Rakat after the Asr prayer).
Volume 1, Book 10, Number 562
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah's Apostle forbade the offering of two prayers:
1. after the morning prayer till the sunrises.
2. after the 'Asr prayer till the sun sets.
Volume 1, Book 10, Number 563
Narrated Ibn 'Umar:
I pray as I saw my companions praying. I do not forbid praying at
any time during the day or night except at sunset and sunrise.
Volume 1, Book 10, Number 564
By Allah, Who took away the Prophet. The Prophet never missed them
(two Rakat) after the 'Asr prayer till he met Allah and he did not
meet Allah till it became heavy for him to pray while standing so he
used to offer most of the prayers while sitting. (She meant the two
Rakat after Asr) He used to pray them in the house and never prayed
them in the mosque lest it might be hard for his followers and he
loved what was easy for them .
Volume 1, Book 10, Number 565
Narrated Hisham's father:
'Aisha (addressing me) said, "O son of my sister! The Prophet never
missed two prostrations (i.e. Rakat) after the 'Asr prayer in my
Volume 1, Book 10, Number 566
Allah's Apostle never missed two Rakat before the Fajr prayer and
after the Asr prayer openly and secretly.
Volume 1, Book 10, Number 567
Whenever the Prophet come to me after the 'Asr prayer, he always
prayed two Rakat.
Volume 1, Book 10, Number 568
Narrated Ibn Abu Malih:
I was with Buraida on a cloudy day and he said, "Offer the 'Asr
prayer earlier as the Prophet said, 'Whoever leaves the 'Asr prayer
will have all his (good) deeds annulled." (See Hadith No. 527 and 528)
Volume 1, Book 10, Number 569
Narrated 'Abdullah bin Abi Qatada:
My father said, "One night we were traveling with the Prophet and
some people said, 'We wish that Allah's Apostle would take a rest
along with us during the last hours of the night.' He said, 'I am
afraid that you will sleep and miss the (Fajr) prayer.' Bilal said,
'I will make you get up.' So all slept and Bilal rested his back
against his Rahila and he too was overwhelmed (by sleep) and slept.
The Prophet got up when the edge of the sun had risen and said, 'O
Bilal! What about your statement?' He replied, 'I have never slept
such a sleep.' The Prophet said, 'Allah captured your souls when He
wished, and released them when He wished. O Bilal! Get up and
pronounce the Adhan for the prayer.' The Prophet performed ablution
and when the sun came up and became bright, he stood up and prayed."
Volume 1, Book 10, Number 570
Narrated Jabir bin 'Abdullah:
On the day of Al-Khandaq (the battle of trench.) 'Umar bin
Al-Khattab came cursing the disbelievers of Quraish after the sun
had set and said, "O Allah's Apostle I could not offer the 'Asr
prayer till the sun had set." The Prophet said, "By Allah! I, too,
have not prayed." So we turned towards Buthan, and the Prophet
performed ablution and we too performed ablution and offered the
'Asr prayer after the sun had set, and then he offered the Maghrib
Volume 1, Book 10, Number 571
The Prophet said, "If anyone forgets a prayer he should pray that
prayer when he remembers it. There is no expiation except to pray
the same." Then he recited: "Establish prayer for My (i.e. Allah's)
Volume 1, Book 10, Number 572
Umar came cursing the disbelievers (of Quraish) on the day of
Al-Khandaq (the battle of Trench) and said, "I could not offer the
'Asr prayer till the sun had set. Then we went to Buthan and he
offered the ('Asr) prayer after sunset and then he offered the
Volume 1, Book 10, Number 573
My father and I went to Abi Barza Al-Aslami and my father said to
him, "Tell us how Allah's Apostle used to offer the compulsory
congregational prayers." He said, "He used to pray the Zuhr prayer,
which you call the first prayer, as the sun declined at noon, the
'Asr at a time when one of US could go to his family at the farthest
place in Medina while the sun was still hot. (The narrator forgot
what Abu Barza had said about the Maghrib prayer), and the Prophet
preferred to pray the 'Isha' late and disliked to sleep before it or
talk after it. And he used to return after finishing the morning
prayer at such a time when it was possible for one to recognize the
person sitting by his side and he (the Prophet) used to recite 60 to
100 'Ayat' (verses) of the Qur'an in it."
Volume 1, Book 10, Number 574
Narrated Qurra bin Khalid:
Once he waited for Al-Hasan and he did not show up till it was about
the usual time for him to start his speech; then he came and
apologized saying, "Our neighbors invited us." Then he added,
"Narrated Anas, 'Once we waited for the Prophet till it was midnight
or about midnight. He came and led the prayer, and after finishing
it, he addressed us and said, 'All the people prayed and then slept
and you had been in prayer as long as you were waiting for it."
Al-Hasan said, "The people are regarded as performing good deeds as
long as they are waiting for doing good deeds." Al-Hasan's statement
is a portion of Anas's Hadith from the Prophet .
Volume 1, Book 10, Number 575
Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Umar:
The Prophet prayed one of the'lsha' prayer in his last days and
after finishing it with Taslim, he stood up and said, "Do you
realize (the importance of) this night? Nobody present on the
surface of the earth to-night would be living after the completion
of one hundred years from this night."
The people made a mistake in grasping the meaning of this statement
of Allah's Apostle and they indulged in those things which are said
about these narrators (i.e. some said that the Day of Resurrection
will be established after 100 years etc.) But the Prophet said,
"Nobody present on the surface of earth tonight would be living
after the completion of 100 years from this night"; he meant "When
that century (people of that century) would pass away."
Volume 1, Book 10, Number 576
Narrated Abu 'Uthman:
'Abdur Rahman bin Abi Bakr said, "The Suffa Companions were poor
people and the Prophet said, 'Whoever has food for two persons
should take a third one from them (Suffa companions). And whosoever
has food for four persons he should take one or two from them' Abu
Bakr took three men and the Prophet took ten of them."
'Abdur Rahman added, my father my mother and I were there (in the
house). (The sub-narrator is in doubt whether 'Abdur Rahman also
said, 'My wife and our servant who was common for both my house and
Abu Bakr's house). Abu Bakr took his supper with the Prophet and
remained there till the 'Isha' prayer was offered. Abu Bakr went
back and stayed with the Prophet till the Prophet took his meal and
then Abu Bakr returned to his house after a long portion of the
night had passed. Abu Bakr's wife said, 'What detained you from your
guests (or guest)?' He said, 'Have you not served them yet?' She
said, 'They refused to eat until you come. The food was served for
them but they refused." 'Abdur Rahman added, "I went away and hid
myself (being afraid of Abu Bakr) and in the meantime he (Abu Bakr)
called me, 'O Ghunthar (a harsh word)!' and also called me bad names
and abused me and then said (to his family), 'Eat. No welcome for
you.' Then (the supper was served). Abu Bakr took an oath that he
would not eat that food. The narrator added: By Allah, whenever any
one of us (myself and the guests of Suffa companions) took anything
from the food, it increased from underneath. We all ate to our fill
and the food was more than it was before its serving.
Abu Bakr looked at it (the food) and found it as it was before
serving or even more than that. He addressed his wife (saying) 'O
the sister of Bani Firas! What is this?' She said, 'O the pleasure
of my eyes! The food is now three times more than it was before.'
Abu Bakr ate from it, and said, 'That (oath) was from Satan' meaning
his oath (not to eat). Then he again took a morsel (mouthful) from
it and then took the rest of it to the Prophet. So that meal was
with the Prophet. There was a treaty between us and some people, and
when the period of that treaty had elapsed the Prophet divided us
into twelve (groups) (the Prophet's companions) each being headed by
a man. Allah knows how many men were under the command of each
(leader). So all of them (12 groups of men) ate of that meal."
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