Abandoned Sunnah During the Last Ten Days


Aisha (may Allah be pleased with her) said, ”That during Ramadan Allah’s messenger would sleep , wake up and pray. However when the last ten days came he would burn the midnight oil, avoid relations with his wives, perform a Ghusl between Maghrib and Isha and have dinner at the time of Sahur.”

Collected by Ibn Abee ‘Asim. Ibn Rajab Al-Hanbali (795 H ) graded the isnad for this hadeeth as being Hasan.

Points of benefit:

  • Performing Ghusl between Maghrib and Isha is a Sunnah to be performed during the last ten days of Ramadan [Ibn Rajab Al-Hanbali mentioned his book “Taif Al-Muarif”]

  • The Salaf used to considered it Sunnah to take Ghusl every night during the last ten days of Ramadan. An-Nakhaee used to wash every night [Ibn Jarir]

  • [And] used to wash and dab cologne o­n their bodies o­n the night they hoped was Laylutul Qadr [Ibn Jarir]

  • Anas ibn Malik (may Allah be pleased with him) o­n the 24th night of Ramadan took a bath, put o­n some nice fragrance, and wore his best izar. The next morning he took it off, folded it up and didn’t wear it again until next Ramadan o­n the same occasion [Ibn Jarir]

  • Ayyub As-Sakhtayanni (may Allah be pleased with him) used to bathe o­n the 23rd and 24th night, wear new clothes and burn incense to perfume his clothes

  • Thabit Bananee and Humayd At-Tawheel used to wear their best clothes, best fragrance and burn incense and spray aroma in the masjid during the night in which the hoped to be Laylutul Qadr [Hamad ibn Salamah (may Allah be pleased with him)]

  • Tameem Ad-Daree (may Allah be pleased with him) bought an Izar for 1,000 Dirhams. He used to wear it o­n the night in which he anticipated was Laylutul Qadr.

Ibn Jarir-said,” Therefore based o­n these acts from the Salaf, it establishes that it is recommended for the night in which a person thinks is Layultul Qadr to dress up, wear nice fragrance, and take a bath. This is similar to the Sunnah for Jumu’ah and both Eed.

Translated by Abu Aaliyah Abdullah ibn Dwight Lamont Battle

Taken from Taif Al-Muarif by Ibn Rajbn Al-Hanbali (may Allah rest him in Jannah)

Doha, Qatar 19-9-1429 ©
Submitted by Haneef Davis



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