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Hadith on Moderation: The Prophet’s prayer and sermon were of moderate length, not too long or too short

August 5, 2012

Jabir ibn Samurah reported: I was praying with the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, and his prayer was of moderate length and his sermon was of moderate length.

Source: Sahih Muslim 866

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Muslim

عَنْ جَابِرِ بْنِ سَمُرَةَ قَالَ كُنْتُ أُصَلِّي مَعَ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ فَكَانَتْ صَلَاتُهُ قَصْدًا وَخُطْبَتُهُ قَصْدًا

866 صحيح مسلم كِتَاب الْجُمُعَةِ باب تَخْفِيفِ الصَّلَاةِ وَالْخُطْبَةِ