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A narration regarding a person who habitually performs Tahajjud but oversleeps

Question

Can you confirm the source of this Hadith?

ما من امرئ تكون له صلاة بليل فيغلبه عليها نوم إلا كتب له أجر صلاته وكان نومه عليه صدقة

 

Answer

Imams Nasai and Abu Dawud (rahimahumallah) have recorded this Hadith on the authority of Sayyidah ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu ‘anha).

(Sunan Nasai; Al Mujtaba, Hadith: 1784, Sunan Abi Dawud, Hadith: 1308)

 

Translation

Sayyidah ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu ‘anha) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Any person who [usually] offers Salah at night [tahajjud], [but on a certain night] is overpowered by sleep, will certainly will receive the reward of [the tahajjud] Salah [for that night] and his sleep will be a sadaqah [from Allah].”

 

Also see here.

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar