‘Isha and ‘Atamah (Ahadith 537-540)


Volume 1, Book 10, Number 537:

Narrated Ibn ‘Abbas:

The Prophet prayed seven Rakat together and eight Rakat together.

Explained in Hadith no. 518.

Volume 1, Book 10, Number 538:

Narrated ‘Abdullah Al-Muzani:

The Prophet said, “Do not be influenced by Bedouins regarding the name of your Maghrib prayer which is called ‘Isha’ by them.”

Maghrib and ‘Isha are different from each other with respect to time, number of rak’aat etc. So differentiate.

Volume 1, Book 10, Number 539:

Narrated Abdullah:

“One night Allah’s Apostle led us in the ‘Isha’ prayer and that is the one called Al-‘Atamah by the people. After the completion of the prayer, he faced us and said, “Do you know the importance of this night? Nobody present on the surface of the earth tonight will be living after one hundred years from this night.” (See Hadith No. 575).

And that prediction came true. The last companion of Prophet (SAW) died in 110 AH.

‘Atamah is another name for ‘Isha which is offered late. Ahadith about delaying ‘Isha will be discussed in the upcoming posts inshaAllah.

Volume 1, Book 10, Number 540:

Narrated Muhammad bin ‘Amr:

We asked Jabir bin ‘Abdullah about the prayers of the Prophet . He said, “He used to pray Zuhr prayer at mid-day, the ‘Asr when the sun was still hot, and the Maghrib after sunset (at its stated time). The ‘Isha was offered early if the people gathered, and used to be delayed if their number was less; and the morning prayer was offered when it was still dark. “

Prophet (SAW) used to pray ‘Isha early if he saw the people gathered for congregation after adhaan. But he preferred to delay it as mentioned in Hadith no. 516.



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Posted on October 2, 2011, in iLook and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Assalamualaikum wa-rahmatullah sister :)

    Jazakallahu Khair for the wonder posts! :)
    I was a little confused regarding delaying isha prayer. I mean since delaying a prayers unnecessarily is bad isn’t it? So, is it like we can delay our Isha prayer due to a valid reason only?

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