Wednesday, May 16

The Prophet's Night Prayer

"I happened to pray one night with the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him). The Prophet started reciting Surah al-Baqarah and I thought he would stop after 100 verses.

But when he went beyond it I thought that he may want to recite the whole Surah in one Rakah.

When he finished al-Baqarah I thought he would do Ruku but then he immediately started reciting al-Imran and when he finished he started reciting an-Nisa.

The Prophet was reciting very slowly with enough pauses and would do Tasbih and Dua according to the subject being discussed in the relevant Ayah.

After that the Prophet did Ruku. In Ruku he stayed as long as he did when he was in Qiyam. After Ruku he stood up for almost same time and then he performed Sajdah and stayed there as long as he recited Quran while doing Qiyam".

Hudaifa (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated this hadith as in Sahih Muslim, Nasai

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