Monday, May 07, 2007

The Length of the Prophet's (صلى الله عليه وسلم ) Tahajjud Salah

CHAPTER 5. Standing of the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم ) for the Salât (prayer)) at night till his feet used to be swollen

باب: قِيَام النّبِيّ صلى الله عليه وسلم حَتّى تَرِمَ قَدَمَاه

595. عَنْ المُغِيرَة بْن شُعْبَةَ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ قَالَ: إِنْ كَانَ النّبِيّ صلى الله عليه وسلم لَيَقُومُ لِيُصَلّيَ حَتّى تَرِمَ قَدَمَاهُ, أَوْ سَاقاهُ. فَيُقَالُ لَهُ, فَيَقُولُ: (أَفَلاَ أَكُونُ عَبْدًا شَكُورًا). رواه البخاري: 1130

595. Narrated AlMughira bin Shu'ba رضى الله عنه : The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم used to stand (in the Salât (prayer)) or pray till both his feet or legs swelled. He was asked (why he offered such an unbearable Salât (prayer)) and he said, Should I not be a thankful slave. (2:230O.B.)

We learnt in Lesson 149 (delivered on 13th April 2007) when the Shaykh commented on the above hadeeth that the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسل) would stand for around 3 and a half hours in Tahajjud salah. SubhanAllah.

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