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[Sharh Muwatta Imam Malik – Shaikh Zubair Ali Zai] – Hadith No.111 –:– The Dua Of The Night Prayer

Itihaf ul-Basim Fi Tahqiq Muwatta al-Imam Malik [Talkhis al-Qabisi] Riwayah Abdur Rahman ibn al-Qasim

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Muhadith Zubair Ali Zai

Translated Abu Ubaydah
Translated, Checked & Additional Notes
Abu Hibban & Abu Khuzaimah Ansaari

The Dua Of The Night Prayer

[111] From Malik from Abu az-Zubair from Ta’us al-Yamani from Abdullah Ibn Abbas (Radi Allahu Anhu) who reported that when the Messenger of Allah (Sallalahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) got up during the last part of the night to pray, he used to say:
“O Allah, to You is all the complete praise, You are the light of the heavens and the earth. To You is all the complete praise; You are the Supporter of the heavens and the earth. To You is all the complete praise; You are the Nourisher, Guide, Administrator and Creator of the heavens and the earth and whatever is therein. You are the Truth; Your promise is True, the meeting with You is True. Paradise is true, the fire (of Hell) is true, the Hour (day of Judgement) is true. O Allah, I submit to You; affirm my faith in You; repose my trust in You, and I return to You for repentance; by Your help I fight against enemies; and to You I have come for decision, so forgive me my earlier and later sins, the sins that I committed in secret and openly. You are my Allah and there is no one who is worthy of being worshiped in truth except You.”

al-Hamdullilah with the aid of Allah all the hadith from Abu az-Zubair have been completed. This is the last hadith which is from those who are named Muhamad.  


Al-Muwatta (Yahya’s narration (1/215, 216 hadith no.503, book 15, chapter 8, hadith no.34), at-Tamhid (12/189) and al-Istidhkar (no.477) 

Transmitted by Muslim (no.769) from the hadith of Malik and narrated by Sulaiman al-Ahwal from Ta’us in Muslim and this is a complete following narration – wal-Hamdullilah 

1) Qayam, Qayum and Qayim has one meaning. It means the one who maintains things i.e. the Earth and Sky is maintained through His command.    

2) One should make dua to Allah by mentioning His complete praise with the utmost humility and submission. 

3) Making dua during the last portion of the night is an very good action and is from the excellent examples of the Messenger of Allah (Sallalahu Alayhi Wa Sallam’s) life. 

4) Some duas are to be read during the night prayer (Tahajud). The above mentioned dua is also from those which can be read during the night prayer (Tahajud).  

5) The above mentioned dua will be read in place of the opening dua, for example Allahuma Ba’idni or Subhank Allahuma or after them. and Allah knows best

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