Category: Hadith
Fatwa#: 39200
Asked Country: India

Answered Date: Oct 18,2017

Title: Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) Praying with His Grandson Sitting on Him

Question

The incident of huzur s.a.w performing juhr namaz with his grand children

Sitting on his shoulder?i want to know the details of this incident.

Answer

 

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

Hereunder is the narration that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) performed salah while one of his grandsons was on his back.

عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ شَدَّادٍ، عَنْ أَبِيهِ، قَالَ خَرَجَ عَلَيْنَا رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم فِي إِحْدَى صَلاَتَىِ الْعِشَاءِ وَهُوَ حَامِلٌ حَسَنًا أَوْ حُسَيْنًا فَتَقَدَّمَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم فَوَضَعَهُ ثُمَّ كَبَّرَ لِلصَّلاَةِ فَصَلَّى فَسَجَدَ بَيْنَ ظَهْرَانَىْ صَلاَتِهِ سَجْدَةً أَطَالَهَا‏.‏ قَالَ أَبِي فَرَفَعْتُ رَأْسِي وَإِذَا الصَّبِيُّ عَلَى ظَهْرِ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم وَهُوَ سَاجِدٌ فَرَجَعْتُ إِلَى سُجُودِي فَلَمَّا قَضَى رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم الصَّلاَةَ قَالَ النَّاسُ يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ إِنَّكَ سَجَدْتَ بَيْنَ ظَهْرَانَىْ صَلاَتِكَ سَجْدَةً أَطَلْتَهَا حَتَّى ظَنَنَّا أَنَّهُ قَدْ حَدَثَ أَمْرٌ أَوْ أَنَّهُ يُوحَى إِلَيْكَ.‏ قَالَ ‏ ‏ كُلُّ ذَلِكَ لَمْ يَكُنْ وَلَكِنَّ ابْنِي ارْتَحَلَنِي فَكَرِهْتُ أَنْ أُعَجِّلَهُ حَتَّى يَقْضِيَ حَاجَتَهُ‏.‏

Translation: It is narrated from ‘Abdullah ibn Shaddad that his father said, “The Messenger of Allah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) came out to us for one of the night prayers while carrying Hasan or Husayn. The Messenger of Allah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) came forward and put him down. Then he said the takbir and started to pray. He prostrated during his prayer, and made the prostration lengthy.”

My father said, “I raised my head and saw the child on the back of the Messenger of Allah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) while he was prostrating so I went back to my prostration. When the Messenger of Allah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) finished praying, the people said, ‘O Messenger of Allah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam), you prostrated during the prayer for so long that we thought that something had happened or that you were receiving a revelation.’ He said, “No such thing happened. My son was riding on my back and I did not like to disturb him until he had enough.’” (Sunan al-Nasa’i, 1141; Mustadrak al-Hakim, 4775; Sunan al-Bayhaqi, 3423)

And Allah Ta‘ālā Knows Best.

Lutfi Alam

Student, Darul Iftaa

New York, USA

Checked and Approved by:
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

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المستدرك على الصحيحين للحاكم (٣/١٨١)

٤٤٧٥ ... عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ شَدَّادِ بْنِ الْهَادِ، عَنْ أَبِيهِ، قَالَ: خَرَجَ عَلَيْنَا رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ فِي إِحْدَى صَلَاتِيِ الْعَشِيِّ الظُّهْرِ أَوِ الْعَصْرِ وَهُوَ حَامِلٌ أَحَدِ ابْنَيْهِ الْحَسَنِ أَوِ الْحُسَيْنِ، فَتَقَدَّمَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ فَوَضَعَهُ عِنْدَ قَدَمِهِ الْيُمْنَى، فَسَجَدَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ سَجْدَةً أَطَالَهَا، قَالَ أَبِي: فَرَفَعْتُ رَأْسِي مِنْ بَيْنِ النَّاسِ، فَإِذَا رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ سَاجِدٌ، وَإِذَا الْغُلَامُ رَاكِبٌ عَلَى ظَهْرِهِ فَعُدْتُ فَسَجَدْتُ، فَلَمَّا انْصَرَفَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ، قَالَ النَّاسُ: يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ، لَقَدْ سَجَدْتَ فِي صَلَاتِكَ هَذِهِ سَجْدَةً مَا كُنْتَ تَسْجُدُهَا أَفَشَيْءٌ أُمِرْتَ بِهِ؟ أَوْ كَانَ يُوحَى إِلَيْكَ؟ قَالَ: «كُلُّ ذَلِكَ لَمْ يَكُنْ وَلَكِنِ ابْنِي ارْتَحَلَنِي، فَكَرِهْتُ أَنْ أَعْجَلَهُ حَتَّى يَقْضِيَ حَاجَتَهُ» هَذَا حَدِيثٌ صَحِيحٌ عَلَى شَرْطِ الشَّيْخَيْنِ، وَلَمْ يُخَرِّجَاهُ "

السنن الكبرى للبيهقي (٢/٣٧٢)

٣٤٢٣ ... عَنْ عَبْدِ اللهِ بْنِ شَدَّادِ بْنِ الْهَادِ، عَنْ أَبِيهِ قَالَ: خَرَجَ عَلَيْنَا رَسُولُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ وَهُوَ حَامِلٌ أَحَدَ ابْنَيْهِ الْحَسَنَ أَوِ الْحُسَيْنَ، فَتَقَدَّمَ رَسُولُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ ثُمَّ وَضَعَهُ عِنْدَ قَدَمِهِ الْيُمْنَى فَسَجَدَ رَسُولُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ سَجْدَةٍ أَطَالَهَا قَالَ أَبِي: فَرَفَعْتُ رَأْسِي مِنْ بَيْنَ النَّاسِ فَإِذَا رَسُولُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ سَاجِدٌ وَإِذَا الْغُلَامُ رَاكِبٌ عَلَى ظَهْرِهِ فَعُدْتُ فَسَجَدْتُ فَلَمَّا انْصَرَفَ رَسُولُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ النَّاسُ: يَا رَسُولَ اللهِ، لَقَدْ سَجَدْتَ فِي صَلَاتِكَ هَذِهِ سَجْدَةً مَا كُنْتَ تَسْجُدُهَا، أَفَشَيْءٌ أُمِرْتَ بِهِ أَوْ كَانَ يُوحَى إِلَيْكَ؟ قَالَ: " كُلُّ ذَلِكَ لَمْ يَكُنْ، إِنَّ ابْنِي ارْتَحَلَنِي فَكَرِهْتُ أَنْ أَعْجَلَهُ حَتَّى يَقْضِيَ حَاجَتَهُ "



 

 

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