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وحدثني عن مالك عن زيد بن أسلم عن أبيه أن عمر بن الخطاب كان يصلي من الليل ما شاء الله حتى إذا كان من آخر الليل أيقظ أهله للصلاة يقول لهم الصلاة الصلاة ثم يتلو هذه الآية وأمر أهلك بالصلاة واصطبر عليها لا نسألك رزقا نحن نرزقك والعاقبة للتقوى

Zayd Ibn Aslam narrated from his father that ‘Umar Ibn Al-Khattab رضي الله عنه used to pray the night prayer for as long as Allah had decreed for him. When the last part of the night arrived he would wake his family saying: ‘The Prayer! The Prayer! And he would recite the verse:

“And enjoin Salah on your family, and be patient in offering them. We ask not of you a provision: We provide for you. And the good end is for those who have Taqwa” [Taha: 132]
Muwatta Malik

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March 23, 2012 at 3:12 pm

Posted in 'Umar Ibn Khattab

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