Waking the Family for Prayer

March 22, 2015 Comments Off on Waking the Family for Prayer

Yahya related to me from Malik from Zayd ibn Aslam from his father that Umar ibn al-Khattab used to pray as much as Allah willed in the night until at the end of the night he would wake his family for the prayer.

He used to say to them, “The prayer, the prayer.”

Then he would recite the Verse, “Enjoin prayer on your family and be constant in it. We do not ask you for your provision. We provide for you. And the end result is for Taqwa.”

وَحَدَّثَنِي عَنْ مَالِكٍ، عَنْ زَيْدِ بْنِ أَسْلَمَ، عَنْ أَبِيهِ، أَنَّ عُمَرَ بْنَ الْخَطَّابِ، كَانَ يُصَلِّي مِنَ اللَّيْلِ مَا شَاءَ اللَّهُ حَتَّى إِذَا كَانَ مِنْ آخِرِ اللَّيْلِ أَيْقَظَ أَهْلَهُ لِلصَّلاَةِ يَقُولُ لَهُمُ الصَّلاَةَ الصَّلاَةَ ثُمَّ يَتْلُو هَذِهِ الآيَةَ {وَأْمُرْ أَهْلَكَ بِالصَّلاَةِ وَاصْطَبِرْ عَلَيْهَا لاَ نَسْأَلُكَ رِزْقًا نَحْنُ نَرْزُقُكَ وَالْعَاقِبَةُ لِلتَّقْوَى}

{Quran ~ Chapter 20:132}

{Muwatta Malik ~ Book of Tahajud ~ Hadith #258}

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