Saturday, May 2, 2009

Duha Salah

Duha salah is know by some other names such as Ishraq (Shuruk) and Sibhat al-Duha. Sibha means a supererogatory prayer in general and Duha means morning, mid-morning, or late morning (forenoon).
Shuruk/Ishraq means sunrise; and this name for the prayer is cited in the Qur'an: 38:18
It is prayed soon after Fajr salah. After the sun has risen. It consists of two to eight (some scholars cite 12) rak'ats and may be offered any time after the Salat al lshraq (Shurook) till the Sun's declination. It is a Sunnah mu'akkada (an emphasised sunnah) and extends until the time of Duhr prayer (noon prayer).

The Prophet is reported to have said that whoever, after finishing Fajr salah, kept sitting at the place of prayer till the sun has completely arisen (length of a spear from the horizon, approx after 20 minutes of sunrise), and prayed the Ishraq (Duha) Salah before getting up from there, provided he did not engage in any worldly act or conversation during that time, and instead, remained in Allah's dikr (remembrance), then all his sins are forgiven, even if they are as much as the foam of an ocean.
[abu Dawud]

Related Hadith:

'Whoever prays the Fajr prayer then sits in his place of prayer remembering Allah until sunrise, then prays two rak`ats of Duha, Allah shall make him forbidden to the Fire, nor shall it touch him nor consume him'

'Whoever prays the dawn prayer in congregation then waits patiently until he offers the Duha prayer, there shall be for him the reward of a pilgrim for both the major and minor pilgrimages, complete and not missing anything.'
[at-Tabarani, abu Dawud]

'Whoever prays the Fajr prayer then sits in his place of prayer remembering Allah until sunrise, then prays two rak`ats of Duha, Allah shall make him forbidden to the Fire, nor shall it touch him nor consume him' [al-Bayhaqi] 'Whoever gets up when the sun is before his eyes, performs a thorough ablution then stands and prays two rak`ats, his sins are forgiven as when his mother gave birth to him.'
[abu Ya'la]

Narrated abu Huraira (radiAllahu anhu); 'Whoever regularly prays the two rak`ats of Duha, his sins are forgiven even if they are as numerous as the foam of the sea'
[at-Tirmidhi, ibn Majahm and Ahmad]

'The person who did his Salatul Fajr with Jama'ah and kept sitting till sunrise doing Dhikr of Allah and then performed two rak'ah of Salah will receive the thawab (reward) of 1 Hajj and 1 Umrah. The narrator Anas RA has mentioned that after this the Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) said: 'Thawab of one full Hajj and Umrah, full Hajj and Umrah, full Hajj and Umrah.
[at-Tirmidhi, Mishkat]

The Prophet Muhammad has said The person who after finishing his Salatul Fajr, continues sitting at his place till the sun rises and then performs 2 rak'ah of Salatul Ishraq and in-between does speak but good, has his sins forgiven though they are more than the foam of a river.
[abu Dawud, Mishkat]

Other related ahadith:
Narrated Anas bin Malik (radiAllahu anhu): The Prophet said,
'A single endeavor (of fighting) in Allah's Cause in the forenoon or in the afternoon is better than the world and whatever is in it.
[Sahih al-Bukhari; 4;52,50]

Ka'b b. Malik reported (radiAllahu anhu): The Messenger of Allah did not come back from the journey but by day in the forenoon, and when he arrived, he went first to the mosque, and having prayed two rakaah in it he sat down in it.
[Muslim; 4,1545]

Mu'adha (radiAllahu anhu) asked 'Aisha (radiAllahu anha) how many rakah Allah's Messenger prayed at the forenoon prayer. She replied: Four rakah, but sometimes more as he pleased
[Muslim; 4,1549]

'Urwa (radiAllahu anhu) reported 'Aisha to be saying: I have never seen the Messenger of Allah observing the supererogatory prayer of the forenoon, but I observed it. And if the Messenger of Allah abandoned any act which he in fact loved to do, it was out of fear that if the people practiced it constantly, it might become obligatory for them.
[Muslim 4, 1548]

Abu Murra (radiAllahu anhu) narrated on the authority of Umm Hani that the Messenger of Allah on the day of the Conquest of Makkah observed in her house eight rak'abs of prayer in one cloth, its opposite corners having been tied from the opposite sides.
[Muslim; 4, 1556]

Narrated Jabir bin 'Abdullah (radiAllahu anhu): I went to the Prophet in the mosque (the sub-narrator Mas'ar thought that Jabir had said, "In the forenoon.") He ordered me to pray two Rakat. He owed me some money and he repaid it to me and gave more than what was due to me.
[Sahih al-Bukhari 1:8, 434]

Narrated Ibn Abu Laila (radiAllahu anhu): Only Um Hani told us that she had seen the Prophet offering the Duha (forenoon prayer). She said, "On the day of the conquest of Mecca, the Prophet took a bath in my house and offered eight Rakat. I never saw him praying such a light prayer but he performed perfect prostration and bowing. Narrated 'Abdullah bin amir that his father had told him that he had seen the Prophet praying Nawafil at night on the back of his Mount on a journey, facing whatever direction it took.
[Sahih al-Bukhari; 2,20,207]

Abu Dharr (radiAllahu anhu) reported Allah's Apostle as saying: In the morning charity is due from every bone in the body of every one of you. Every utterance of Allah's glorification is an act of charity. Every utterance of praise of Him is an act of charity, every utterance of profession of His Oneness is an act of charity, every utterance of profession of His Greatness is an act of charity, enjoining good is an act of charity, forbidding what is disreputable is an act of charity, and two rak'ah which one prays in the forenoon will suffice.
[Muslim; 4,1557]

Narrated Buraydah ibn al-Hasib (radiAllahu anhu): I heard the Apostle of Allah say: A human being has three hundred and sixty joints for each of which he must give alms. The people asked him: Who is capable of doing this? He replied: It may be mucus in the mosque which you bury, and something which you remove from the road; but if you do not find such, two rak'ahs in the forenoon will be sufficient for you.
[abu Dawud; 41, 5222]

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