Friday, 7 October 2011

Abdullah ibn Umar and Tahajjud Pray

One friend of the Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم is Abdullah ibn Umar radi 'anhuma. He was a friend of noble son of one of his main allies namely Umar bin Khattab radi 'anhu. He is a God who endowed سبحانه و تعالى to-an-faqih (the depth of understanding) in the sciences of dienullah Al-Islam. He is also famous for an ascetic (not tied to heart with the world) and 'abid (diligent air-worship to God سبحانه و تعالى). When I was young young, Abdullah ibn Umar radi 'anhuma wished he could dream of something that caused him to have a reason to consult directly to the Prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه و سلم. He was envious of the one who told his dream to the Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم. The story presented in the hadith below this by itself:

عن ابن عمر قال كان الرجل في حياة

رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم

إذا رأى رؤيا قصها على رسول الله

صلى الله عليه وسلم فتمنيت أن

أرى رؤيا أقصها على النبي

صلى الله عليه وسلم

قال وكنت غلاما شابا عزبا

وكنت أنام في المسجد على عهد

رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم

فرأيت في النوم كأن ملكين

أخذاني فذهبا بي إلى النار

فإذا هي مطوية كطي البئر

وإذا لها قرنان كقرني البئر

وإذا فيها ناس قد عرفتهم

فجعلت أقول أعوذ بالله من النار

أعوذ بالله من النار أعوذ بالله من النار

قال فلقيهما ملك فقال لي

لم ترع فقصصتها على حفصة

فقصتها حفصة على رسول الله

صلى الله عليه وسلم فقال النبي

صلى الله عليه وسلم

نعم الرجل عبد الله

لو كان يصلي من الليل

قال سالم فكان عبد الله

بعد ذلك لا ينام

من الليل إلا قليلا

From Abdullah Ibn 'Umar' anhuma he said: "If there is someone who is dreaming at the time of the Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم, then he will tell the dream to the Prophet, so I also wanted to dream and told it to him. As a teenager, at the time of the Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم, I've fallen asleep in the mosque. In sleep I dreamed that two angels caught me and took me to the edge of hell as well walled with two straps like a well rope. Apparently in the well there are some people I know and I immediately say: 'I seek refuge in Allah from the punishment of hell. I seek refuge in Allah from the punishment of hell. I seek refuge in Allah from the torment of hell. " Shortly thereafter, the two angels seen by one another angel and he said to me: 'You'll be safe. " Then I tell my dream is to Hafsah radi 'anha and Hafsah told the Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه و سلم. Then the Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه و سلم said: 'The best of those was Abdullah bin Umar' anhuma, if he pleased on most nights praying. " Salim radi 'anhu said:' After that 'Abdullah bin Umar' anhuma never sleep at night but a little while. " (MUSLIM - 4528)

Subhanallah ... based on the above hadith we can see how the proximity of Abdullah ibn Umar radi 'anhuma سبحانه و تعالى with God that he blessed God سبحانه و تعالى delicious dream of an increasingly pushing for more worship. In this case the daily prayers or evening prayers tahajjud. He was famous for a 'abid, but apparently God سبحانه و تعالى want him to become an' abid better again so she is encouraged to familiarize themselves not through the night except to enforce the tahajjud prayer. He eventually became a servant of God سبحانه و تعالى who do not sleep at night except a little. The rest he spent time at night for air-seclusion (two-pair) with his Lord, God سبحانه و تعالى.

Prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه و سلم strongly encourage his community to establish regular prayers tonight. He even called it the most important prayer after the obligatory prayers five times a day:

عن أبي هريرة قال قال رسول الله

صلى الله عليه وسلم

أفضل الصيام بعد شهر رمضان

شهر الله المحرم

وأفضل الصلاة بعد الفريضة

صلاة الليل

From Abu Hurayrah that he said, the Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه و سلم said: "As well as good after fasting in the month of fasting Ramadlan is fasting in the month of Muharram and the best both prayer after the obligatory prayers is the prayer of the night." (Tirmidhi - 402)

Therefore we hasanah uswah Prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه و سلم pointed out that he never left the evening prayer under any circumstances. Hatta though he was ill, he still do it. Subhaanallah.

قالت عائشة رضي الله عنها

لا تدع قيام الليل

فإن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم

كان لا يدعه وكان إذا مرض

أو كسل صلى قاعدا

Aisha radliallahu 'anha said: "Do not leave the night prayer (qiyamul Lail), because the Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم never leave, even if he is sick or tired, he prayed sitting." (ABUDAUD - 1112)

In fact there is a hadith narrated that when the Prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه و سلم could not fall asleep because the night prayer, so he replaced it by doing it in the daytime.

عن عائشة قالت

كان النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم

إذا لم يصل من الليل

منعه من ذلك النوم

أو غلبته عيناه صلى من

النهار ثنتي عشرة ركعة

قال أبو عيسى هذا حديث حسن صحيح

Of 'A'isha radi' anha he said, is the Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم if not had time to pray the night because of sleepiness fell asleep or fell ill, he prayed during the day as many as twelve rak'ah. Abu Isa said, this is a saheeh hasan hadeeth. (Tirmidhi - 407)

O Allah, bless our mudahkanlah and to wake up nights in order to enforce the evening prayer as proof of our allegiance to the Messenger of Thy Prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه و سلم.

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