Desirability of offering Nawfil (Voluntary or Optional) Prayers at Home – Dawud Burbank [Audio|En]

Explanation of Riyadus-Saliheen - Hadeeth no. 1137 - 1138 Listen / Download Mp3 Here (Time 59:41) [audio https://salafiaudio.files.wordpress.com/2014/12/desirability-of-offering-nawfil-voluntary-or-optional-prayers-at-home-dawud-burbank.mp3] Audio Posted with Permission from Abu Talhah Dawud ibn Ronald Burbank rahimahullaah. http://ittibaa.com/riyaad-us-saaliheen.html

Benefits From al-Istikharah Prayer – Compiled & translated By Abbas Abu Yahya

Compiled & translated By Abbas Abu Yahya Jabir bin Abdullaah –RadhiAllaahu anhu- said the Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- used to teach us al-Istikharah (a prayer said for seeking blessings in carrying out a decision) for all matters, just like he used to teach us a chapter from the Qur’aan, he would say: …

Undesirability of offering optional Prayer after the announcement ofIqamah

Imam Al-Nawawi's Riyad-us-Saliheen Chapter 344 Undesirability of offering optional Prayer after the announcement of Iqamah 1759. Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) said: The Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, "When the Iqamah is called, no prayer should be performed except the obligatory prayer.'' [Muslim].

Time for the Duha (Forenoon Optional) Prayer

Imam Al-Nawawi's Riyad-us-Saliheen Chapter 207 Time for the Duha (Forenoon Optional) Prayer 1143. Zaid bin Arqam (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: I saw some people performing Duha (prayers) in the early forenoon and warned them (saying): These people must know that performing Salat a little later is better. The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu …

Sunnah of the ‘Asr Prayer

Imam Al-Nawawi's Riyad-us-Saliheen Chapter 200 Sunnah of the 'Asr Prayer 1119. `Ali bin Abu Talib (May Allah be pleased with him)reported: The Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) used to perform four Rak`ah before the `Asr prayer, separating them with Taslim (i.e., offering blessings) on the favourite angels who are near Allah's proximity and the Muslims …

Sunnah of Zuhr Prayer

Imam Al-Nawawi's Riyad-us-Saliheen Chapter 199 Sunnah of Zuhr Prayer 1113. Ibn `Umar (May Allah be pleased with them) reported: I performed with the Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) two Rak`ah before and two after Zuhr prayers. [Al-Bukhari and Muslim]. 1114. `Aishah (May Allah be pleased with her) reported: The Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa …

Sunnah of the Maghrib Prayer

Imam Al-Nawawi's Riyad-us-Saliheen Chapter 201 Sunnah of the Maghrib Prayer [In the previous chapter, the practice of the Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) has been reported by `Umar and `Aishah (May Allah be pleased with them) that he (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) used to perform two Rak`ah Sunnah after the obligatory Maghrib prayer]. 1122. `Abdullah …

The Excellence of Performing two Rak’ah of Voluntary Prayer afterAblution

Imam Al-Nawawi's Riyad-us-Saliheen Chapter 209 The Excellence of Performing two Rak'ah of Voluntary Prayer after Ablution 1146. Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said to Bilal (May Allah be pleased with him) "Tell me about the most hopeful act (i.e., one which you deem …

Desirability of offering Nawfil (Voluntary or Optional) Prayers at Home

Imam Al-Nawawi's Riyad-us-Saliheen Chapter 204 Desirability of offering Nawfil (Voluntary or Optional) Prayers at Home 1128. Zaid bin Thabit (May Allah be pleased with him)reported: The Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, "O people! perform your (voluntary) Salat (prayers) in your homes because the best Salat of a man is the one he performs at …

The Excellence of Optional Prayers (Sunnah Mu’akkadah) along with theObligatory Prayers

Imam Al-Nawawi's Riyad-us-Saliheen Chapter 195 The Excellence of Optional Prayers (Sunnah Mu'akkadah) along with the Obligatory Prayers 1097. Umm Habibah (May Allah be pleased with her) the Mother of the Believers reported: I heard the Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) saying, "A house will be built in Jannah for every Muslim who offers …

The Excellence of Optional (Tawawih) Prayer during Ramadan

Imam Al-Nawawi's Riyad-us-Saliheen Chapter 213 The Excellence of Optional (Tawawih) Prayer during Ramadan 1187.  Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, "He who observes optional prayer (Tarawih prayers) throughout Ramadan, out of sincerity of Faith and in the hope of earning reward will have …

Emphasis on Performing two Rak’ah Sunnah before Dawn (Fajr) Prayer

Imam Al-Nawawi's Riyad-us-Saliheen Chapter 196 Emphasis on Performing two Rak'ah Sunnah before Dawn (Fajr) Prayer 1100. `Aishah (May Allah be pleased with her) reported: The Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) never omitted four Rak`ah prayer before the Zuhr prayer and two Rak`ah prayers before dawn (Fajr) prayer. [Al-Bukhari]. 1101. `Aishah (May Allah be pleased with …

Desirability of Lying down on one’s right side after the Sunnah of FajrPrayer

Imam Al-Nawawi's Riyad-us-Saliheen Chapter 198 Desirability of Lying down on one's right side after the Sunnah of Fajr Prayer 1110.`Aishah (May Allah be pleased with her) reported: When the Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) had performed two Rak`ah before the Fajr prayer, he would lie down on his right side. [Al-Bukhari]. 1111. `Aishah (May Allah …

Excellence of Standing in Prayer at Night

Imam Al-Nawawi's Riyad-us-Saliheen Chapter 212 Excellence of Standing in Prayer at Night Allah, the Exalted, says: "And in some parts of the night (also) perform the Salat (prayer) with it (i.e., recite the Qur'an in the prayer) as an additional prayer (Tahajjud optional prayer - Nawafil) for you (O Muhammad (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam)). It …

Sunnah of the ‘Isha’ Prayer

Imam Al-Nawawi's Riyad-us-Saliheen Chapter 202 Sunnah of the 'Isha' Prayer [Ibn `Umar (May Allah be pleased with them) has narrated that he performed two Rak`ah after the Fard prayer of `Isha' with the Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam). `Abdullah bin Maghaffal has narrated that the Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) has said, "There …

Briefness to be Adopted in Performing the two Rak’ah Sunnah before FajrPrayer, their time and the Surah to recite in them

Imam Al-Nawawi's Riyad-us-Saliheen Chapter 197 Briefness to be Adopted in Performing the two Rak'ah Sunnah before Fajr Prayer, their time and the Surah to recite in them 1104. `Aishah (May Allah be pleased with her) reported: The Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) used to perform two Rak`ah short prayer between the Adhan (call to prayer) …

Inducement to Perform Tahiyyat-ul-Masjid (Upon Entering the Mosque)

Imam Al-Nawawi's Riyad-us-Saliheen Chapter 208 Inducement to Perform Tahiyyat-ul-Masjid (Upon Entering the Mosque) 1144. Abu Qatadah (May Allah be pleased with him)reported: The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, "When anyone of you enters the mosque, he should perform two Rak`ah (of voluntary prayer) before sitting.'' [Al-Bukhari and Muslim]. 1145. Jabir (May Allah …

Merit of the (Optional) Duha (Forenoon) Prayer

Imam Al-Nawawi's Riyad-us-Saliheen Chapter 206 Merit of the (Optional) Duha (Forenoon) Prayer 1139. Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: My Khalil (the Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam)) directed me to fast three days of each month, and to observe two Rak`ah Duha (optional prayer) at forenoon, and to perform the …

Sahih Bukhari : Book 21: Prayer at Night (Tahajjud)

Translation of Sahih Bukhari, Book 21: Prayer at Night (Tahajjud) Volume 2, Book 21, Number 221: Narrated Ibn Abbas: When the Prophet got up at night to offer the Tahajjud prayer, he used to say: Allahumma lakal-hamd. Anta qaiyimus-samawati wal-ard wa man fihinna. Walakal-hamd, Laka mulkus-samawati wal-ard wa man fihinna. Walakal-hamd, anta nurus-samawati wal-ard. Walakalhamd, …

Sahih Bukhari : Book 32: Praying at Night in Ramadaan (Taraweeh)

Translation of Sahih Bukhari, Book 32: Praying at Night in Ramadaan (Taraweeh) Volume 3, Book 32, Number 226: Narrated Abu Huraira: I heard Allah's Apostle saying regarding Ramadan, "Whoever prayed at night in it (the month of Ramadan) out of sincere Faith and hoping for a reward from Allah, then all his previous sins will …