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Tag: Voluntary Prayers صلاة النافلة

Hadith on Eid: There are no calls to prayer for Eid or any voluntary prayer

July 26, 2014

Jabir ibn Samura reported: I performed the Eid prayers with the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, several times without announcing the two calls to prayer. Source: Sahih Muslim 887, Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Muslim At-Tirmidhi said, “This tradition is acted upon by the scholars among the companions of the Prophet, […]

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Hadith on Qiyam Al-Layl: Night prayer is performed two raka’at after two raka’at

June 29, 2014

Ibn Umar reported: A man asked the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, about the night prayer. The Prophet said, “The night prayer is performed two by two. If you worry that dawn is approaching, then pray a single bowing as that will be your witr prayer.” Source: Sahih Bukhari 946, Sahih […]

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Hadith on Grief: The Prophet would pray whenever he was distressed or saddened

June 17, 2014

Hudhaifa reported: If the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, was distressed about anything, he would pray. Source: Sunan Abu Dawud 1319 Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Ibn Hajar عَنْ حُذَيْفَةَ قَالَ كَانَ النَّبِيُّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ إِذَا حَزَبَهُ أَمْرٌ صَلَّى 1319 سنن أبي داود كتاب الصلاة أبواب قيام الليل باب وقت قيام […]

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Ash-Shafi’ee on Knowledge: Seeking knowledge is better than voluntary prayers

June 17, 2014

An-Nawawi reported: Ash-Shafi’ee, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Seeking knowledge is better than voluntary prayers.” And he said, “Nothing after the obligations is better than seeking knowledge.” And he said, “Whoever desires the world must seek knowledge, and whoever desires the Hereafter must seek knowledge.” And he said, “Whoever does not love knowledge, […]

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An-Nawawi on Prayers: Muslims must make up any prayers they missed on purpose

February 6, 2014

An-Nawawi said, “There is a consensus among the reliable scholars that whoever leaves a prayer on purpose must make it up. Ibn Hazm disagreed with them on this and he said such a person cannot ever make them up and they will not be valid. Rather, he said one should increase his good deeds and […]

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Hadith on Fajr: The Prophet would recite Surah Al-Kafirun and Al-Ikhlas in voluntary Sunan prayer before Fajr

August 14, 2013

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, would recite in the prayer before dawn prayer the verses, “Say: O you unbelievers…” (109:1) and, “Say: He is Allah alone…” (112:1) Source: Sahih Muslim 726 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Imam Muslim عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ […]

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Hadith on Prayer: The Prophet’s night prayers and lying on his side before Fajr prayer

July 23, 2013

Aisha reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, would pray eleven bowings (raka’ah) during the night, and when the dawn arrived he would pray two bowings. Then he would lie down on his right side until the caller to prayer would come to announce prayer. Source: Sahih Bukhari 5951 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to […]

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Hadith on Prayer: The Sunan prayer before Fajr is better than the world

June 28, 2013

Aisha reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him said, “Two bowings of prayer (raka’āt) before the dawn prayer (fajr) are better than the world and whatever is in it.” Source: Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 725 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Muslim عَنْ عَائِشَةَ عَنْ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ رَكْعَتَا الْفَجْرِ خَيْرٌ مِنْ الدُّنْيَا وَمَا فِيهَا 725 صحيح […]

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Hadith on Prayer: No voluntary prayers after the congregational prayer is established

June 28, 2013

Abu Huraira reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “When the congregational prayer is established, then there is no prayer except the prescribed prayer.” Source: Sahih Muslim 710 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Imam Muslim عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ عَنْ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ إِذَا أُقِيمَتْ الصَّلَاةُ فَلَا صَلَاةَ إِلَّا الْمَكْتُوبَةُ […]

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Hadith on Prayer: The Prophet would make up his night prayers during the day

May 20, 2013

Aisha reported: When the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, would miss his prayers in the night due to pain or some other reason, he would pray twelve cycles (raka’ah) during the day. Source: Sahih Muslim 746 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Imam Muslim عَنْ عَائِشَةَ أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ […]

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