Morning Routine (Ahadith 955 - 961)


Assalamu`alaykum,
Bismillah.

What do you know about the morning routine of the Prophet (SAW)?

Volume 2, Book 21, Number 256:
Narrated 'Aisha;
Allah's Apostle offered the 'Isha' prayer (and then got up at the Tahajjud time) and offered eight Rakat and then offered two Rakat while sitting. He then offered two Rakat in between the Adhan and Iqama (of the Fajr prayer) and he never missed them.

Volume 2, Book 21, Number 257:
Narrated 'Aisha:
The Prophet used to lie down on his right side, after offering two Rakat (Sunna) of the Fajr prayer.

Volume 2, Book 21, Number 258:
Narrated 'Aisha:
After offering the Sunna of the Fajr prayer, the Prophet used to talk to me, if I happen to be awake; otherwise he would lie down till the Iqama call was proclaimed (for the Fajr prayer).

Volume 2, Book 21, Number 259:
Narrated 'Aisha:
After offering the two Rakat (Sunna) the Prophet (p.b.u.h) used to talk to me, if I happen to be awake; otherwise he would lie down.


Volume 2, Book 21, Number 260:
Narrated 'Aisha:
The Prophet was never more regular and particular in offering any Nawafil than the two Rakat (Sunna) of the Fajr prayer.

Volume 2, Book 21, Number 261:
Narrated 'Aisha:
Allah's Apostle used to offer thirteen Rakat in the night prayer and on hearing the Adhan for the morning prayer, he used to offer two light Rakat.

Volume 2, Book 21, Number 262:
Narrated 'Aisha:
The Prophet (p.b.u.h) used to make the two Rakat before the Fajr prayer so light that I would wonder whether he recited Al-Fatiha (or not).
  1. He would never miss the two rak`aat (Sunnah) before Fajr prayer.
  2. He would make them very light. (Surah al-Kafiroon in first rak`ah and Surah al-Ikhlaas in the second).
  3. He would chit chat with his wife (Aisha) if she was awake, otherwise he'd lie down to wait for iqamah.
This is up till the Fajr prayer. Who knows what he (SAW) used to do after that? #acceptchallengeandanswer ;)

Wassalam.