STRANGER IN THE NIGHT
taught by Sh Omar Suleiman on ILMFLIX
What did Prophet saw say in his ruku?
Authentic hadith in Sunan An Nasaai, from Aasim Ibn Humayd r.a., “I heard Awf Ibn Malik say ‘I prayed with the Prophet saw and he made ruku and his ruku took the time it wld take to read surah al baqarah and Prophet saw said, Subhana zhil jabarooti wal malakooti wal kibriyaa2 wal 3azdhamah (glory be to the One who has All power, All sovereignty, All magnificence and All might). The Prophet said recited that the entire time in his ruku.
سُبحَانَ ذِي الجَبَرُوتِ وَالمَلَكُوتِ وَالكِبرِيَاء وَالعظمَة
What did Prophet saw say in his sujud?
Aishah r.a. said, “One night I woke up and longed for the Prophet saw, so I started feeling around to see where he was, and I touched his foot and he was in sujud so I grabbed his heel, to make sure he was there, and I heard Prophet saw making sujud and his chest was wheezing and he was saying a3oozhubi ridhaaka min sakhatik wabimu3aafaatika min 2uquubatik wa a3uuzhubika mink laa u7Si (or laa a7Si) thanaa2un alayka anta kama athnayta ala nafsee.”
اعُوذُ بِرِضَاكَ مِن سَخَتِك وَبِمُعَافَاتِكَ مِن عُقُوبَتِك وَ اعُوذُبِكَ مِنكَ لاَ احصِي ثَنَاء عَلَيك انتَ كَمَا اثنَيتَ عَلى نَفِسك
This is a beautiful dua. This is the dua Prophet saw sometimes made outside of his salah. He wasn’t asking for something in dunya but he was making this dua.
I seek refuge in Your pleasure from Your anger, and I seek refuge in Your pardon from Your punishment and I seek refuge in You from You. I cannot praise You enough as much as You have praised Yourself.
What was the Prophet saw going to ask for his dunya?
Ibn Qudaamah said that the sahabah would wait for their sujud in their qiyam to ask Allah to have more salt in their dough and more food for their sheep. They’d ask for everything in their Qiyam.
Q & A
Can we make dua in English during our qiyam?
Yes, in any language you want.
Can we hold the mushaf while we’re in salah in qiyam?
Difference of opinion among schoalrs but the vast majority allow it in qiyam. Imam Ahmad allowed holding mushaf in fardh salah if a person doesn’t know how to read. Imam Shafie and Imam Malik allowed it in nawaafil and Abu Hanifah didn’t allow it. Aishah said that Bareerah used to hold the mushaf and lead them in Qiyam. But again, it’s a wide spectrum. According to majority yes it’s allowed in qiyam in particular.
When we wake up, do we need to wash our hands first before touching our eyes etc?
There is a hadith of Prophet saw washing his hands first before touching anything but wiping his face was something that he (saw) did.
During Qiyam, can we do thanaa and dua? I thought it’s only Quran.
Umm Salamah said, “I never heard Prophet saw recite Al Fatihah straight in Qiyam. He stopped at each and every single ayah and made dua and thanaa.
Is it better to say dua out loud or silently in sujud?
As long as it’s between you and Allah, whatever makes you feel better.Prophet saw did it out loud and silently both.
How did the Prophet saw read the 7 long surah in one rakaat and didn’t miss fajr?
They had barakah in their time. The ayat “wallazheena yabeetoona liraabihim sujjada waqiyaama..” a lot of mufassireen say this ayat is talking about Uthman r.a., because he was known for completing the entire recitation of Quran every single night. Time will shrink towards the end of time. Allah takes away His barakah from time.
This is my notes from the ILF class Stranger In the Night, taught by Sh. Omar Suleiman. I thought I’d share my notes this way (piece meal) on top of uploading them as 1 big file. It will also motivate me to actually finish cleaning it up in sha Allah! May it be of benefit. Ameen.