Hadrat Kharija bin Huzafa told of Allah’s Messenger coming out to them and saying, ALLAH has given you an extra Salaah which is better for you than the high bred camels, the Witar which ALLAH has appointed for you between the evening Salaah and the daybreak. [Tirmiz Abu, Dawud]
Hadrat Jabir (Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anha) reported ALLAH’s Messenger as saying, if anyone is afraid that he may not get up in the latter part of the night, he should observe a Witr in the first part of it, if anyone is eager to get up in the last part of it he should observe Witar at the end of the night, for Salaah at the end of night is attended by angels and that time is most excellent”. [Muslim] Read more... (720 words, estimated 2:53 mins reading time)
Hadrat Bara narrated that he heard the Prophet recite at the night Salaah (Isha Salaah) surah at – Teen (XCV) and that he had never heard anyone with a more beautiful voice. [Bukhari – Muslim]
The Prophet (SallAllahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) taught Hadrat Mu’az bin Jabal to recite the sürah al-Shams (XCI), ad-Dahr (XCIII), al-Lail (XCII) and al-Ala (LXXXVII). [Bukhari, Muslim]
The Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) used to recite Surah al – Fatihah which was followed by another surah. In Fajr Salaah he would prolong the recitation as long as it would take to recite 6O to 1OO ayat. Some time he would recite surah al-Qaf (L) and sometimes al-Room (XXX) and sometimes he would shorten the recitation. During travel he would recite surah asSajdah (XXXII) in the first rakah and surah ad-Dahr (LXXVI) in the second rakah of Fajr Salaah (morning Salaah). In the Friday Salaah – Jum’ah Salaah he would recite surah al – Mu’minun (XXIII) and sometimes surah – al-Aala (LXXVII) or surah al – Ghashia (LXXX VIII). Read more... (370 words, estimated 1:29 mins reading time)
It was customary with the Prophet (SallAllahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) to say Salaah on the back of a riding animal irrespective of direction. He performed ruku and sajdah by signs and nods. The nodding for the Sajdah would be lower than that for the ruku. [Zad -ul- Ma’ad].
It was usual with the Prophet (SallAllahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) to observe tartila (clear and distinct) in the recitation of the Holy QURAAN. He would not recite it rapidly and would utter each and every word clearly and would make a slight interval after reciting an ayah and would stretch out the word bearing the sign of maddah e.g., he would recite RAHMAN AND RAHEEM in a stretched out form and while beginning the recitation of the Holy QURAAN, he would seek refuge from ALLAH from cursed Shaitan (satan) in the following words: “I seek refuge in ALLAH from cursed shaitan” Read more... (627 words, estimated 2:30 mins reading time)
Hadrat Muslim bin Hans (Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrated that ALLAH’s messenger has exhorted him specially to recite the following seven times soon after the Maghrib Salaah (sunset Salaah) before talking to any one.
[O ALLAH save me from Jahannum]
In case you recite this supplication after Maghrib Salaah and it so happens that you die that night, you will be saved from the Fire. Similarly, if you make this supplication seven times after Fajr Salaah (morning Salaah) before speaking to any body.
[O ALLAH ! save me from Jahannum] Read more... (222 words, estimated 53 secs reading time)
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.” Read more... (328 words, estimated 1:19 mins reading time)
It is narrated in the traditions that on standing up to Salaah the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) would say Allahu Akbar (ALLAH is most great), and saying this Takbir-e-Tahrimah, he would raise his hands upto his ears. He would then fold his hands, putting the right hand on the wrist of the left. Thereafter he would recite the SANA (HYMN). Then he would recite Surah FATIHAH at the end of which he would say Ameen. Read more... (916 words, estimated 3:40 mins reading time)
Hadrat ‘Abdullah bin Mas’ud (Radi Allaahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrated that he never saw the Messenger of ALLAH (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) observe a Salaah out of its proper time with the exception of two, the sunset (Maghrib Salaah) and the night Salaah (Isha Salaah), which he combined, and the dawn Salaah (Fajar Salaah) which he observed that day (i.e. at Muzdalifa) before its proper time. [Bukhari, Muslim]
Hadrat ‘Abdullah – bin ‘Umar (Radi Allaahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrated to have said that the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) combined the sunset (Maghrib Salaah) and the night (Isha Salaah) Salaah. [Bukhari] Read more... (298 words, estimated 1:12 mins reading time)
Hadrat Buraidah (Radi Allaahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrated that a man asked the Messenger of Allah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa SaIlam) about the time of the Salaah, to which he replied: “Offer Salaah with us these two days (today and tomorrow)”. Thereafter when the sun passed the meridian he gave command to Hadrat BilaI (Radi Allaahu Ta’ala Anhu) who uttered the call to Salaah (Aazan) then he recited the iqamah for the noon Salaah (and Zuhr Salaah was perform). Then (at the appropriate time) he commanded Hadrat Bilal and he (as usual first uttered the calls to Salaah and then) recited iqamah for the afternoon Salaah (and Asr Salaah was said). This Aazan and Salaah was performed at times when the sun was sufficiently high white and clear (i.e. its light had not faded as it does when evening falls). Then as soon as the sun had set, the Prophet commanded Bilal to call the Azan and recite iqamah for the sunset Salaah (and maghrib Salaah was perform). Then when the twilight had ended, he commanded Bilal to call the Aazan and recite iqamah for the night Salaah (Salaah – Isha was perform). Then when the dawn appeared, he commanded Bilal to call the Azan and recite iqamah for the Morning Salaah (and Salaah Fajrs was perform). Next day he commanded him to delay the noon Salaah till the extreme heat had passed and he did so, and he allowed it to be delayed till the extreme heat had passed. He observed the afternoon Salaah (Asr Salaah) when the sun was high delaying it beyond the time he had previously observed it he observed the Maghrib Salaah (Sunset Salaah) before the twilight had ended: he observed the Isha Salaah (Night Salaah) when a third of the right had passed; and he observed the (fajr Salaah) dawn Salaah when there was clear day light. Then asking where the man was who had enquired about the time of Salaah and receiving from him a reply that he was present, he said, “The time for your Salaah is within the limits of what you have seen.” [Muslim-Ma’riful Hadis] Read more... (505 words, estimated 2:01 mins reading time)