Daily Archives: April 22, 2012
Afternoon Nap on Friday (Ahadith 758 – 761)
Last post from Kitaab-ul-Jumu`ah [Book of Friday]. Alhamdulillah.
Volume 2, Book 13, Number 758:
Narrated Sahl bin Sad:
There was a woman amongst us who had a farm and she used to sow Silq (a kind of vegetable) on the edges of streams in her farm. On Fridays she used to pull out the Silq from its roots and put the roots in a utensil. Then she would put a handful of powdered barley over it and cook it. The roots of the Silq were a substitute for meat. After finishing the Jumua prayer we used to greet her and she would give us that food which we would eat with our hands, and because of that meal, we used to look forward to Friday.
Volume 2, Book 13, Number 759:
As above with the addition: We never had an afternoon nap nor meals except after offering the Jumua prayer.
Volume 2, Book 13, Number 760:
We used to offer the Jumua prayer early and then have the afternoon nap.
Volume 2, Book 13, Number 761:
We used to offer the Jumua prayer with the Prophet and then take the afternoon nap.
- Silq, the vegetable, is the beetroot (chiqandar).
- Companions used to go to the woman’s place every Friday, just to enjoy the meal. And they looked forward to Friday for this very reason. Haha. Food! :D
- They used to offer Jumu`ah, then eat and then take the afternoon nap.
Actually, the afternoon nap is very good for one’s health. But there’s some things you should know about it. For example, napping for 20-30 minutes and falling asleep for 2-3 hours are two different things. :P
And check this out. They say the best time to nap is between 1 PM – 3 PM = right after Jumu`ah/Dhuhr Salah. (y)
See? Sunnah is cool.