Ways of The Prophet (S.A.W)

by Sheikh Muhammad Abdul Hai Arifi


If time is available, then with the niyyat (intention) of following a sunnah, one may take rest for a short while after mid-day, meal. This is termed as Qailulah. For this sunnah, it is not binding to sleep, only lying down is enough. [Zadul Ma’ad]

Hadrat Anas (Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrated, “The Companions of the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) used to observe Friday Salaah first and then had a siesta. [Bukhari]

Hadrat Khawat bin Jubair (Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrated that sleeping at day break is lack of wisdom, sleeping at mid-day, is a habit and sleeping at sunset is foolishness. [Bukhari]

This means that except at night if one is overtaken by sleep at any other time, then a siesta is all right but sleeping in the morning or evening is foolishness and indicates lack of wisdom or sleeping in these hours creates these characteristics. [Al-Adab-ul- Mufrid]

After performing Duha Salaah, one should get busy in other day to day matters but should be very careful about Asr Salaah, which has been specifically mentioned in the QURAAN:


Be guardians of your Salaah, and of the midmost prayer... [11/238] (By midmost Salaah is intended Asr Salaah which has been highly emphasized by the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam).

Performing four Rakaats before Asr Salaah is a sunnah which has a great virtue. [Tirmizi]

Just like Fajr Salaah, one should sit for some time after finishing Asr Salaah and keep on remembering ALLAH. [Bahishti Zewar]