Dr. Saleh As-Saleh (rahimahullaah) relays a story about his shaykh, rahimahullaah; the video follows to play the actual audio of this event. MashaAllaah tabarrakAllaah.
Archive for February, 2009
Q. If a person prayed before the time out of ignorance, what is the ruling?
A. The prayer of a person before the stated time does not suffice him as the obligatory prayer, because Allah, the Most High says:
إِنَّ الصَّلاَةَ كَانَتْ عَلَى الْمُؤْمِنِينَ كِتَابًا مَّوْقُوتًا
Verily, the prayer is enjoined on the believers at fixed hours. (An-Nisa 4:103)
The Prophet salAllahu ‘alayhi wasallam made these times clear in his words:
“The time of Dhuhr is when the sun begins to decline from its zenith” (Reported by Al Bukhari)
-up to the end of the hadeeth.
Accordingly, whoever performed a prayer before its stated time, it will not suffice him as the obligatory prayer. Instead it will be considered a supererogatory prayer, meaning that it will be rewarded with the reward of a supererogatory prayer for that prayer, and he must repeat the prayer once the time for it has begun. And Allah knows best.
Transcribed from: Fatawa Arkan-ul-Islam | Islamic Verdicts on the Pillars of Islam | Volume 2 | Shaykh Uthaymeen
The saying of the Messenger – صَلَّى اللَّه عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ:
“Indeed there is a tree that does not shed its leaves, it resembles a Muslim. So tell me, which is it?”
So people started discussing the trees of the country side. ‘Abdullaah ibn ‘Umar said:
“I thought to myself that it was the date palm tree, but I was shy [and did not speak up].”
I mentioned this to ‘Umar who said:
“It would have been more beloved to me than such and such had you said it was the date palm tree.”
There are a number of benefits in this Hadeeth: