THE HADITH OF Mohammed
By Sahih Bukhari
2, Book 16, Number 105:
2, Book 16, Number 106:
Narrated Ibn Umar:
Once a person asked Allah's
Apostle about the night prayer. Allah's Apostle replied, "The night
prayer is offered as two Rakat followed by two Rakat and so on and if
anyone is afraid of the approaching dawn (Fajr prayer) he should pray
one Raka and this will be a Witr for all the Rakat which he has prayed
before." Nafi' told that 'Abdullah bin 'Umar used to say Taslim between
(the first) two Rakat and (the third) odd one in the Witr prayer, when
he wanted to attend to a certain matter (during that interval between
2, Book 16, Number 107:
Narrated Ibn 'Abbas:
Once I passed the night
in the house of Maimuna (his aunt). I slept across the bed while Allah's
Apostle and his wife slept length-wise. The Prophet slept till midnight
or nearly so and woke up rubbing his face and recited ten verses from
Surat "Aal-Imran." Allah's Apostle went towards a leather skin and performed
ablution in the most perfect way and then stood for the prayer. I did
the same and stood beside him. The Prophet put his right hand on my
head, twisted my ear and then prayed two Rakat five times and then ended
his prayer with Witr. He laid down till the Muadh-dhin came then he
stood up and offered two Rakat (Sunna of Fajr prayer) and then went
out and offered the Fajr prayer.
(See Hadith No. 183,
2, Book 16, Number 108:
Narrated 'Abdullah bin
The Prophet said, "Night
prayer is offered as two Rakat followed by two Rakat and so on, and
if you want to finish it, pray only one Raka which will be Witr for
all the previous Rakat." Al-Qasim said, "Since we attained the age of
puberty we have seen some people offering a three-Rakat prayer as Witr
and all that is permissible. I hope there will be no harm in it."
2, Book 16, Number 109:
Allah's Apostle used
to pray eleven Rakat at night and that was his night prayer and each
of his prostrations lasted for a period enough for one of you to recite
fifty verses before Allah's Apostle raised his head. He also used to
pray two Rakat (Sunna) before the (compulsory) Fajr prayer and then
lie down on his right side till the Muadh-dhin came to him for the prayer.
2, Book 16, Number 110:
Narrated Anas bin Sirin:
I asked Ibn 'Umar, "What
is your opinion about the two Rakat before the Fajr (compulsory) prayer,
as to prolonging the recitation in them?" He said, "The Prophet (p.b.u.h)
used to pray at night two Rakat followed by two and so on, and end the
prayer by one Raka Witr. He used to offer two Rakat before the Fajr
prayer immediately after the Adhan." (Hammad, the sub-narrator said,
"That meant (that he prayed) quickly.)"
2, Book 16, Number 111:
Allah's Apostle offered
Witr prayer at different nights at various hours extending (from the
'Isha' prayer) up to the last hour of the night.
2, Book 16, Number 112:
Narrated 'Aisha :
The Prophet (p.b.u.h)
used to offer his night prayer while I was sleeping across in his bed.
Whenever he intended to offer the Witr prayer, he used to wake me up
and I would offer the Witr prayer too.
2, Book 16, Number 113:
Narrated 'Abdullah bin
The Prophet (p.b.u.h)
said, "Make s your last prayer at night."
2, Book 16, Number 114:
Narrated Said bin Yasar:
I was going to Mecca
in the company of 'Abdullah bin 'Umar and when I apprehended the approaching
dawn, I dismounted and offered the Witr prayer and then joined him.
'Abdullah bin 'Umar said, "Where have you been?" I replied, "I apprehended
the approaching dawn so I dismounted and prayed the Witr prayer." 'Abdullah
said, "Isn't it sufficient for you to follow the good example of Allah's
Apostle?" I replied, "Yes, by Allah." He said, "Allah's Apostle used
to pray Witr on the back of the camel (while on a journey)."
2, Book 16, Number 115:
Narrated Ibn 'Umar:
The Prophet used to offer
(Nawafil) prayers on his Rahila (mount) facing its direction by signals,
but not the compulsory prayer. He also used to pray Witr on his (mount)
2, Book 16, Number 116:
Narrated Muhammad bin
Anas was asked, "Did
the Prophet recite Qunut in the Fajr prayer?" Anas replied in the affirmative.
He was further asked, "Did he recite Qunut before bowing?" Anas replied,
"He recited Qunut after bowing for some time (for one month)."
2, Book 16, Number 117:
I asked Anas bin Malik
about the Qunut. Anas replied, "Definitely it was (recited)". I asked,
"Before bowing or after it?" Anas replied, "Before bowing." I added,
"So and so has told me that you had informed him that it had been after
bowing." Anas said, "He told an untruth (i.e. "was mistaken," according
to the Hijazi dialect). Allah's Apostle recited Qunut after bowing for
a period of one month." Anas added, "The Prophet sent about seventy
men (who knew the Quran by heart) towards the pagans (of Najd) who were
less than they in number and there was a peace treaty between them and
Allah's Apostles (but the Pagans broke the treaty and killed the seventy
men). So Allah's Apostle recited Qunut for a period of one month asking
Allah to punish them."
2, Book 16, Number 118:
Narrated Anas bin Malik:
The Prophet recited Qunut
for one month (in the Fajr prayer) asking Allah to punish the tribes
of Ral and Dhakwan.
The Qunut used to be
recited in the Maghrib and the Fajr prayers.
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