Hadith & Seerah, The Teachings of the Holy Prophet, The Ways of the Prophet (SAWS) / Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

It has been narrated by Hadrat Ata that once he asked Hadrat Aishah (Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anha) to tell him some very very curious thing about the Prophet (SallAllahu Alaihi Wa Sallam). She said: “There was nothing about the Prophet that was not extremely curious.”

Then she added: “One night when he came to sleep in my apartment and lay down wrapped up in my quilt But soon after he got up saying that he wanted to perform Salaah. Then he performed wudu and performed Salaah. But he soon began to weep and wept so much that tears ran down to his chest. Then he bowed for rukü and continued weeping. On getting up from Sajdah he kept on weeping and did so till the morning, when Bilal came to call him for Salaah. I asked him: “O ALLAH’s Messenger! Why did you weep so much for ALLAH (Magnified be his Glory) has forgiven all your sins (past and present)?” He replied, “Should I not be a thankful servant of ALLAH? Then he added why should I not have done so when the following verses have been revealed to me today. He then recited: [Khasail -e- Nabavi, Madarij -Un- Nubuwah]

Hadrat Aswad (Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrated: I asked Hadrat Aishah (Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anha) about the night Salaah (Tahajjud and Witar) of the Prophet as to what was the normal practice of the Prophet. She replied,”The Prophet used to repose himself in the early part of the night. Thereafter he used to say Tahajjud Salaah till it was late in the night and then he would say Witr Salaah. After that he would go to his bed and if he felt inclined he would go to his wife. Then soon after the Azaan (call for Salaah) for Fajr Salaah (morning Salaah) he would get up and would take bath if necessary otherwise would perform wudu and go to the mosque for performing Salaah. [Shamail -e- Tirmiz]

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