What is the literal translation of

عليكم بهذه الصلاة في البيوت



The literal translation is as follows:

‘Upon you is this Salah in the homes’ i.e. You should offer this Salah at home


Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) once offered Maghrib Salah at the Masjid of the Banu ‘Abdul Ash-hal. [After Salah], People started to perform the Sunnah/Nafl Salah. Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “You should offer this [optional] Salah at home.”

(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 604)


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Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala


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