The virtue of performing four rak’ahs after ‘Isha

Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) and other Sahabah (radiyallahu ‘anhum) reported that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

‘Whoever offers four rak’ahs after ‘Isha before leaving the Masjid, will receive the reward of [these rak’ahs being offered] on Laylatul Qadr.’

(Musnad Imam Abu Hanifah, Hadith: 178-179, Sunan Sa’id ibn Mansur, Al-Mu’jamul Awsat, Hadith: 5239 and 6332, Al-Mu’jamul Kabir, Hadith: 12240 and 13800 and As-Sunanul Kubra of Bayhaqi, vol.2 pg.477. Also see Targhib, vol.1 pg.401)

 

In addition to this, several Sahabah (radiyallahu ‘anhum) have also said the same:

“Whoever offers four rak’ahs (nafl) after ‘Isha, will get the reward of offering these rak’ahs on Laylatul Qadr”

(Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaybah, Hadith: 7351-7357 and As-Sunanul Kubra of Bayhaqi, vol.2 pg.477)

 

Fortunate are those who can secure such a privilege every night!

Shaykhul Hadith, Moulana Fadlur Rahman ‘Azami (hafizahullah) would mention the following Urdu poem in his Hadith lesson:

قدر دانوں کیلئے ہر رات شب قدر ہے

For those who have real value, every night can be Laylatul Qadr!

 

Note: One may merely add two rak’ahs to the usual two sunnah muakkadah after ‘Isha, and make the intention of practicing on this Hadith.

(Fathul Qadir)

 

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