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Translation of a Hadith on offering the nafl salah at home

Question

What is the literal translation of

عليكم بهذه الصلاة في البيوت

 

Answer

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)

 

See other Hadiths on this topic here.

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar