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  Chapter no: 22, Book of Actions while Praying

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Hadith no: 289
Narrated / Authority of: Kuraib Maula Ibn Abbas
Abdullah bin Abbas said that he had passed a night in the house of Maimuna the mother of the faithful believers , who was his aunt. He said, “I slept across the bed, and Allah`s Apostle along with his wife slept lengthwise. Allah`s Apostle slept till mid-night or slightly before or after it. Then Allah`s Apostle woke up, sat, and removed the traces of sleep by rubbing his hands over his face. Then he recited the last ten verses of Surat-Al Imran (2). Then he went towards a hanging leather water-container and performed a perfect ablution and then stood up for prayer.” `Abdullah bin Abbas added, “I got up and did the same as Allah`s Apostle had done and then went and stood by his side. Allah`s Apostle then put his right hand over my head and caught my right ear and twisted it. He offered two Rakat, then two Rakat, then two Rakat, then two Rakat, then two Rakat, then two Rakat and then offered one Raka Witr. Then he lay down till the Muadh-dhin came and then he prayed two light Rakat and went out and offered the early morning (Fajr) prayer.”

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Hadith no: 290
Narrated / Authority of: Abdullah
We used to greet the Prophet while he was praying and he used to answer our greetings. When we returned from An-Najashi (the ruler of Ethiopia), we greeted him, but he did not answer us (during the prayer) and (after finishing the prayer) he said, “In the prayer one is occupied (with a more serious matter).”

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Hadith no: 291
Narrated / Authority of: Abdullah
the same as No. 290. from the Prophet

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Hadith no: 292
Narrated / Authority of: Zaid bin Arqam
In the life-time of the Prophet we used to speak while praying, and one of us would tell his needs to his companions, till the verse, `Guard strictly your prayers (2.238) was revealed. After that we were ordered to remain silent while praying.

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Hadith no: 293
Narrated / Authority of: Sahl bin Sad
The Prophet went out to affect a reconciliation between the tribes of Bani `Amr bin `Auf and the time of the prayer became due; Bilal went to Abu Bakr and said, “The Prophet is detained. Will you lead the people in the prayer?” Abu Bakr replied, “Yes, if you wish.” So Bilal pronounced the Iqama and Abu Bakr led the prayer. In the meantime the Prophet came crossing the rows (of the praying people) till he stood in the first row and the people started clapping. Abu Bakr never looked hither and thither during the prayer but when the people clapped too much, he looked back and saw the Prophet in the (first) row. The Prophet waved him to remain at his place, but Abu Bakr raised both his hands and sent praises to Allah and then retreated and the Prophet went forward and led the prayer. (See Hadith No. 295 & 296)

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Hadith no: 294
Narrated / Authority of: Abdullah bin Masud
We used to say the greeting, name and greet each other in the prayer. Allah`s Apostle heard it and said:–“Say, `At-tahiyyatu lil-lahi was-salawatu wat-taiyibatu . Assalamu `Alaika aiyuha-n-Nabiyu wa-rahmatu-l-lahi wa-barakatuhu. Assalamu alaina wa-`ala `ibadi-l-lahi as-salihin.. Ashhadu an la ilaha illa-l-lah wa ashhadu anna Muhammadan `abdu hu wa Rasuluh. (All the compliments are for Allah and all the prayers and all the good things (are for Allah). Peace be on you, O Prophet, and Allah`s mercy and blessings (are on you). And peace be on us and on the good (pious) worshipers of Allah. I testify that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah and that Muhammad is His slave and Apostle.) So, when you have said this, then you have surely sent the greetings to every good (pious) worship per of Allah, whether he be in the Heaven or on the Earth.”

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Hadith no: 295
Narrated / Authority of: Abu Huraira
The Prophet said, “The saying `Sub Han Allah` is for men and clapping is for women.” (If something happens in the prayer, the men can invite the attention of the Imam by saying “Sub Han Allah”. And women, by clapping their hands).

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Hadith no: 296
Narrated / Authority of: Sahl bin Sad
The Prophet said, “The saying `Sub Han Allah` is for men and clapping is for women.

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Hadith no: 297
Narrated / Authority of: Abu Huraira
Allah`s Apostle said, “A woman called her son while he was in his hermitage and said, `O Juraij` He said, `O Allah, my mother (is calling me) and (I am offering) my prayer (what shall I do)?` She again said, `O Juraij!` He said again, `O Allah ! My mother (is calling me) and (I am offering) my prayer (what shall I do)?` She again said, `O Juraij` He again said, `O Allah! My mother (is calling me) and (I am offering) my prayer. (What shall I do?)` She said, `O Allah! Do not let Juraij die till he sees the faces of prostitutes.` A shepherdess used to come by his hermitage for grazing her sheep and she gave birth to a child. She was asked whose child that was, and she replied that it was from Juraij and that he had come out from his hermitage. Juraij said, `Where is that woman who claims that her child is from me?` (When she was brought to him along with the child), Juraij asked the child, `O Babus, who is your father?` The child replied, `The shepherd.` ” (See Hadith No 662. Vol 3).

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Hadith no: 298
Narrated / Authority of: Muaiqib
The Prophet talked about a man leveling the earth on prostrating, and said, “If you have to do so, then do it once.”

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