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Makruh Times for Salah (Ahadth 1394 – 1396)

Bismillah.

Volume 2, Book 26, Number 694:

Narrated Urwa from Aisha (radiallaahu `anhaa):

Some people performed Tawaf (of the Kaba) after the morning prayer and then sat to listen to a preacher till sunrise, and then they stood up for the prayer. Then Aisha (radiallaahu `anhaa) commented, “Those people kept on sitting till it was the time in which the prayer is disliked and after that they stood up for the prayer.”


Volume 2, Book 26, Number 695:

Narrated Abdullah (radiallaahu `anhu):

heard the Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) forbidding the offering of prayers at the time of sunrise and sunset.


Volume 2, Book 26, Number 696:

Narrated Abida bin Humaid:

Abdul, Aziz bin Rufai Said, “I saw Abdullah bin Az-Zubair (radiallaahu `anhu) performing Tawaf of the Kaba after the morning prayer then offering the two Rakat prayer.” Abdul Aziz added, “I saw Abdullah bin Az-Zubair (radiallaahu `anhu) offering a two Rakat prayer after the Asr prayer.” He informed me that Aisha (radiallaahu `anhaa) told him that the Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) used to offer those two Rakat whenever he entered her house.”

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Dhuhr and `Asr Prayers (Ahadith 725-729)

Salam,
Bismillah.

Volume 1, Book 12, Number 725:

Narrated Jabir bin Samura:

Sa’d said, “I used to pray with them a prayer similar to that of Allah’s Apostle (the prayer of Zuhr and ‘Asr) reducing nothing from them. I used to prolong the first two Rakat and shorten the last two Rak’at.” ‘Umar said to Sa’d “This was what we thought about you.”

Volume 1, Book 12, Number 726:

Narrated ‘Abdullah bin Abi Qatada:

My father said, “The Prophet in Zuhr prayers used to recite Al-Fatiha along with two other Suras in the first two Rakat: a long one in the first Rak’a and a shorter (Sura) in the second, and at times the verses were audible. In the ‘Asr prayer the Prophet used to recite Al-Fatiha and two more Suras in the first two Rakat and used to prolong the first Rak’a. And he used to prolong the first Rak’a of the Fajr prayer and shorten the second.

Volume 1, Book 12, Number 727:

Narrated Abu Ma’mar:

I asked Khabbab whether the Prophet used to recite the Qur’an in the Zuhr and the ‘Asr prayers. He replied in the affirmative. We said, “How did you come to know that?” He said, “From the movement of his beard.”

Volume 1, Book 12, Number 728:

Narrated Abu Ma’mar:

I asked Khabbab bin Al-Art whether the Prophet used to recite the Qur’an in the Zuhr and the ‘Asr prayers. He replied in the affirmative. I said, “How did you come to know that?” He replied, “From the movement of his beard.”

Volume 1, Book 12, Number 729:

Narrated ‘Abdullah bin Abi Qatada:

My father said, “The Prophet used to recite Al-Fatiha along with another Sura in the first two Rakat of the Zuhr and the ‘Asr prayers and at times a verse or so was audible to us.”

  • First rak`ah of prayer is the longest, second is shorter, third and fourth are even shorter.
  • In sirri prayers, a part of Qur’an has to be recited after al-Fatihah  in the first two rak`aat.
  • While reciting ‘silently’, a verse or two can be recited out aloud (not too loud, just a bit louder than otherwise, so the person next to you can hear). It keeps you awake and focused in the prayers as well.
  • Be good observers and listeners. Leave something good and authentic for generations to come after you, like the Sahaba did. If Ibn `Abbas and Ibn `Umar (and others) didn’t notice each and every thing about the Prophet (SAW), we might have been having problems following the Sunnah with confidence today. We might have not been sure which finger to use while doing the mash of ears during wudu. True story.

Wassalam.

The ‘Silent’ Prayers (Hadith No. 713)

Salam,
Bismillah.

Volume 1, Book 12, Number 713:

Narrated Abu Ma’mar:

We asked Khabbab whether Allah’s Apostle used to recite (the Qur’an) in the Zuhr and the ‘Asr prayers. He replied in the affirmative. We said, “How did you come to know about it?” He said, “By the movement of his beard.”

  1. Dhuhr and `Asr are the sirri (silent/in which we whisper) prayers. Imaam does not recite aloud in congregation. Everyone recites their own surahs.
  2. How to know if someone is reciting something in the prayer or not? Check the movement of their beard (or lips). Which means, one should lip sync in Salah. Whisper to your Lord, per se. Don’t just go about it in your heart/mind.

Wassalam.

Exception: Praying After ‘Asr (Ahadith 564-567)

Salam,
Bismillah.

Volume 1, Book 10, Number 564:

Narrated ‘Aisha:

By Allah, Who took away the Prophet, the Prophet never missed them (two Rakat) after the ‘Asr prayer till he met Allah and he did not meet Allah till it became heavy for him to pray while standing so he used to offer most of the prayers while sitting. (She meant the two Rakat after Asr) He used to pray them in the house and never prayed them in the mosque lest it might be hard for his followers and he loved what was easy for them.

Volume 1, Book 10, Number 565:

Narrated Hisham’s father:

‘Aisha (addressing me) said, “O son of my sister! The Prophet never missed two prostrations (i.e. Rakat) after the ‘Asr prayer in my house.”

Volume 1, Book 10, Number 566:

Narrated ‘Aisha:

Allah’s Apostle never missed two Rakat before the Fajr prayer and after the Asr prayer openly and secretly.

Volume 1, Book 10, Number 567:

Narrated ‘Aisha:

Whenever the Prophet come to me after the ‘Asr prayer, he always prayed two Rakat.

So, if it’s a prayer of ‘sabab‘ (reason) like janazah or qadha prayer, one may pray after ‘Asr (before sunset). This is an exception. Normally, it’s not allowed to pray at that time, as mentioned in the previous two posts.

These two rak’aat (as mentioned in Ahadith) that the Prophet (SAW) never missed, were specific for the Prophet (SAW) only. Just like offering tahajjud was mandatory for him, but it’s optional for us.

Wassalam.

Praying After ‘Asr, Before Sunset (Ahadith 559-563)

Salam,
Bismillah.

Volume 1, Book 10, Number 559:

Narrated Ibn ‘Umar:

Allah’s Apostle said, “None of you should try to pray at sunrise or sunset.”

Volume 1, Book 10, Number 560:

Narrated Abu Sa’id Al-Khudri:

I heard Allah’s Apostle saying, “There is no prayer after the morning prayer till the sun rises, and there is no prayer after the Asr prayer till the sun sets.”

Volume 1, Book 10, Number 561:

Narrated Muawiya:

You offer a prayer which I did not see being offered by Allah’s Apostle when we were in his company and he certainly had forbidden it (i.e. two Rakat after the Asr prayer).

Volume 1, Book 10, Number 562:

Narrated Abu Huraira:

Allah’s Apostle forbade the offering of two prayers:

1. after the morning prayer till the sunrises.

2. after the ‘Asr prayer till the sun sets.

Volume 1, Book 10, Number 563:

Narrated Ibn ‘Umar:

I pray as I saw my companions praying. I do not forbid praying at any time during the day or night except at sunset and sunrise.

Wassalam.

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