20. Night and Voluntary Prayers

٢٠۔ كتاب قيام الليل وتطوع النهار

20.16 Staying up at night (in prayer)

٢٠۔١٦ باب إِحْيَاءِ اللَّيْلِ

nasai:1638ʿAmr b. ʿUthmān b. Saʿīd b. Kathīr > Abū And Baqiyyah > Ibn Abū Ḥamzah > al-Zuhrī > ʿUbaydullāh b. ʿAbdullāh b. al-Ḥārith b. Nawfal > ʿAbdullāh b. Khabbāb b. al-Arat

He watched the Messenger of Allah ﷺ one night when he prayed all night until Fajr time. When the Messenger of Allah ﷺ said the taslim at the end of his prayer, Khabbab said to him: 'May my father and mother be ransomed for you O Messenger of Allah, last night you offered a prayer the like of which I have never seen you offer." The Messenger of Allah ﷺ said: "Yes indeed. This is a prayer of hope and fear in which I asked my Lord, the Mighty and Sublime, for three things, of which He gave me two and did not grant me one. I asked my Lord not to destroy us with which he destroyed the nations before us, and He granted me that. And I asked my Lord not to let an enemy from without prevail over us, and He granted me that. And I asked my Lord not to divide us into warring factions and He did not grant me that."  

النسائي:١٦٣٨أَخْبَرَنَا عَمْرُو بْنُ عُثْمَانَ بْنِ سَعِيدِ بْنِ كَثِيرٍ قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا أَبِي وَبَقِيَّةُ قَالاَ حَدَّثَنَا ابْنُ أَبِي حَمْزَةَ قَالَ حَدَّثَنِي الزُّهْرِيُّ قَالَ أَخْبَرَنِي عُبَيْدُ اللَّهِ بْنُ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ الْحَارِثِ بْنِ نَوْفَلٍ عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ خَبَّابِ بْنِ الأَرَتِّ

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