|Moosaa||-- 01-01-2010 @ 7:11 AM|
In the Name of Allaah, the Most Merciful...
Today we live in a time when most of the Muslims believe that Maghrib Prayer is supposed to be short, and that the Sunnah is to keep the recitation from the shorter soorahs of Juz' 'Amma. Many times if an imaam recites something like a page of the mus-haf or longer, the followers will complain and believe that he has gone against the Sunnah.
This is an understanding that has its origin in the lifetime of the Companions, yet they rejected it openly, as will be shown in the hadeeth of Zayd ibn Thaabit shortly.
While it is true that the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu 'alayhe wa sallam) used to recite shorter soorahs of Juz' 'Amma in Maghrib Prayer - so short that the Companions would be able to shoot an arrow after the prayer and still see where it landed because of the remaining light of the sunset glow, as found in al-Bukhaaree and Muslim - it is also true that he used to recite some very long passages of the Qur'aan as well.
For example, he used to recite Soorah at-Toor (Ch.52). [Bukhaaree & Muslim]
He also read al-Mursalaat (Ch.77) in the last Maghrib prayer he prayed. [Bukhaaree & Muslim]
He also used to read al-A'raaf (Ch.7) in two rak'ahs! [Bukhaaree & others]
There is another report that he read al-Anfaal (ch.8) in two rak'ahs! [Al-Kabeer of At-Tabaraanee; Al-Albaanee said its chain is saheeh in Sifat as-Salaah (2/487)]
Source: Sifat as-Salaah (2/479)
Ibn al-Qayyim said:
Source: Zaad al-Ma'aad (1/204-205)
And Allaah knows best.
Moosaa ibn John Richardson
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|abuaaliyah||-- 01-01-2010 @ 10:27 AM|
Barakallahu feekum Moosa. Excellent, Excellent,Excellent. Could you please post more forgotten Sunnah.
Your brother in Islam,
Abu Aaliyah Abdullah ibn Dwight Battle
The Messenger (Sallallaahu ılayhi Wasallam) said, "Whoever revives a Sunnah from my Sunnah and the people practise it, s/he will have the same reward of those who practise it without their reward diminishingı" [Sunan ibn Maajah (209)].