Thursday, 5 July 2012

Prayer At Night - (Tahajjud)

Narated By Salim's father : In the life-time of the Prophet whosoever saw a dream would narrate it to Allah's Apostle.
I had a wish of seeing a dream to narrate it to Allah's Apostle (p.b.u.h) I was a grown up boy and used to sleep in
the Mosque in the life-time of the Prophet. I saw in the dream that two angels caught hold of me and took me to the
Fire which was built all round like a built well and had two poles in it and the people in it were known to me. I started
saying, "I seek refuge with Allah from the Fire." Then I met another angel who told me not to be afraid. I narrated
the dream to Hafsa who told it to Allah's Apostle. The Prophet said, "Abdullah is a good man. I wish he prayed
Tahajjud." After that 'Abdullah (i.e. Salim's father) used to sleep but a little at night.

Sahih Bukhari; Volumn 002, Book 021, Hadith Number 222.

Narated By Abu Huraira : Allah's Apostle said, "Satan puts three knots at the back of the head of any of you if he is
asleep. On every knot he reads and exhales the following words, 'The night is long, so stay asleep.' When one
wakes up and remembers Allah, one knot is undone; and when one performs ablution, the second knot is undone,
and when one prays the third knot is undone and one gets up energetic with a good heart in the morning; otherwise
one gets up lazy and with a mischievous heart."

Sahih Bukhari ;  Volumn 002, Book 021, Hadith Number 243.