Hadith & Seerah, The Teachings of the Holy Prophet, The Ways of the Prophet (SAWS) / Saturday, April 24th, 2010

Hadrat Aishah (Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anha) narrated that the Prophet said: Jibrail came to me just now and told me that it was the fifteenth night of Sha’bân. In this night ALLAH (exalted be He) frees people, from Hell. People equal in number to the hairs of the goats of Bani KAIB (a tribe). However those who associate a partner with ALLAH, those who harbour ill will in their hearts, those discontinue kindness towards their kinsmen,those who trail their garments below their ankles, and those who are habitual drinkers will not be spared. Then he said, ‘Will you allow me to perform Salaah tonight? (Asking for permission was necessitated by the fact that it was unusual for him to pray the whole night. He rather used to devote a part of night with his wives for comforting them and this could not be done that night). I replied, “Yes certainly. My father and mother be a ransom for you.”

So he stood up and began his Salaah. Then he lay in sajdah (prostration) for so long as I became afraid lest his soul should have left his body. So I got up and began to feel his soles with my fingers. This made him stir and I was relieved. I heard in sajdah he was reciting. I seek refuge in Thy Forgiveness from Thy punishment, and in Thy Grace from Thy wrath, and from Thee I seek Thy refuge. Glory to Thee. I am not competent to praise Thee. Thou art the same as Thou has praised Thyself. Hadrat Aishah narrated that next morning when she mentioned this to the Prophet, he said, O Aisha you learn these words and teach others as well: Jibrail, (Alaihi Salam) has taught me these words and has desired that I should recite them repeatedly in sajdah. [Mishkat]


  1. Assalamu Alaikkum

    thanks for your nice article, but i told my friend about it then he replied is this authentic and also what is number for the kitab? please reply if you have any information

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