A Sunnah rarely Performed- Read some verses audibly in Thur and Asr

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Sunnah rarely Performed- Read some verses audibly in Thur and Asr

عَبْدُ اللَّهِ بْنُ أَبِي قَتَادَةَ ‏ ‏قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا ‏ ‏أَبِي ‏
‏أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ ‏ ‏صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ ‏‏كَانَ ‏ ‏يَقْرَأُ ‏ ‏بِأُمِّ الْقُرْآنِ ‏ ‏وَسُورَتَيْنِ فِي الرَّكْعَتَيْنِالْأُولَيَيْنِ مِنْ صَلَاةِ الظُّهْرِ وَصَلَاةِ الْعَصْرِ وَيُسْمِعُنَا الْآيَةَأَحْيَانًا وَكَانَ يُطِيلُ فِي الرَّكْعَةِ الْأُولَى

Abdullah ibn Abu Qatada said” My father told us the Messenger of
Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) used to recite Umm Al-Quran and two chapters in the first two Rak’ah of Thur and Asr. Sometimes he would make us hear a verse and he used to make the first Rak’ah lengthy
.

Collected by Bukhari 759 and Muslim 451

الْبَرَاءِ ‏ ‏قَالَ ‏‏كُنَّا ‏ ‏نُصَلِّي خَلْفَالنَّبِيِّ ‏ ‏صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ ‏ ‏الظُّهْرَ فَنَسْمَعُ مِنْهُالْآيَةَ بَعْدَ الْآيَاتِ مِنْ سُورَةِ ‏ ‏لُقْمَانَ ‏ ‏وَالذَّارِيَاتِ

Al-Bara’ said: We used to pray Thur behind the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) and we heard some of the verses from Surah Luqman and Dhariyat.

Collected by An-Nasa’I 972 . Shaykh Muhammad Adam Al-Ethiopee (may Allah preserve him) graded this Hadeeth as being ” Saheeh Lee Ghayreehee” 

Benefits about this topic:

  1. Qadee ‘Iyaad (may Allah have mercy on him) said: ” This hadeeth proves there is no harm in reading some verses aloud in the silent prayers. [ sharh Saheeh Muslim for the above hadeeth]
  2. Ibn Hajr Al-Asqalanee (May Allah have mercy on him) said: ” Some ulema hold that if the Imam intentionally or unintentionally reads some verses audibly during Thur and Asr, he should make the prostration for forgetfulness. However we don’t hold this opinion. There is no harm in reciting some verses audibly during those prayers. In fact it’s Sunnah. [ Fathul Bari 3/217]
  3. Shaykh Muhammad ibn Salih Al-Uthaymeen (may Allah rest him in Jannah) said about the words “Sometimes he would make us hear a verse…” applies to Thur and Asr . Sometimes he would recite a verse or so aloud in the silent prayers. Perhaps he (peace and blessings be upon him) would do this to liven up the people behind him, himself, or inform them that he’s reading Quran and isn’t just standing silently.

Occasionally reading some verses audibly during Thur and Asr is Sunnah [ Sharh Saheeh Muslim ]

4.Shaykh Muhammad Ameen Al-Ethiopiee (may Allah preserve him) said about the words ” Sometimes he would make us hear a verse…” applies to  verses from  Fateehah, a surah, or two verses from any chapter.[ Sharh Saheeh Al-Muslim vol 7 page 288]

5. Shaykh Muhammad Adam Al-Ethiopee (may Allah preserve him) said: The hadeeth in this section proves its permissible to read some verses aloud during Thur and Asr ; and it isn’t disliked to read both silently and aloud now and again. Furthermore this hadeeth shows its recommended to read Luqman and Dhariyat in Thur prayer [ Sharh Sunnan An-Nisa’ vol 12 page 234]

Translated and prepared by Abu Aaliyah Abdullah ibn Dwight Lamont Battle

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