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Witr, A Salah better than red camels

Question

Could you mention the reference for this please?

Sayyiduna Kharijah Ibn Hudhafah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) narrates that one day Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) came to us and said:

“Allah has granted you an additional Salah, which is better for you than red camels; this Salah is Witr. Allah has appointed its time between ‘Isha Salah and the break of dawn.”

 

Answer

Imams Tirmidhi and Abu Dawud (rahimahumallah) have recorded this Hadith.

(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 452, Sunan Abi Dawud, Hadith: 1418)

 

Imam Hakim (rahimahullah) has declared the Hadith authentic and ‘Allamah Dhahabi concurs.

(Mustadrak Hakim, vol. 1 pg. 306. Also see: Footnotes of Shaykh Muhammad ‘Awwamah on Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaybah, Hadith: 6928)

 

The ‘Arabs considered red camels to be a very valuable commodity.

(Tuhfatul Ahwadhi, Hadith: 452)

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar