Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 2, Supererogatory Prayer, Fiqh 2.091.

Section : Fidgeting with one's clothing or one's body is disliked unless there is some need to do so.Ma'yaqib says: "I asked the Prophet about dusting [away] the pebbles during the salah, and the Prophet said: 'Do not dust [away] the pebbles while you are praying, but if you must do it, then do it … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 2, Supererogatory Prayer, Fiqh 2.091.

Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 2, Supererogatory Prayer, Fiqh 2.092.

Section : Looking at something which distracts attention.'Aishah reports that the Messenger of Allah prayed in a cloak which had some designs on it. He said: "These designs have distracted me. Take [this cloak] to Abu Jahm [i.e., the person who gave it to the Prophet] and bring me a plain cloak." This is related … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 2, Supererogatory Prayer, Fiqh 2.092.

Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 2, Supererogatory Prayer, Fiqh 2.092A.

Section : Closing one's eyes.Some say that this act is disliked while others hold that it is allowed, though disliked. Those hadith which state it is disliked are not authentic.Ibn al-Qayyim said: "The correct position is: if keeping one's eyes open does not affect one's attention, then it is preferred to keep them open; however, … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 2, Supererogatory Prayer, Fiqh 2.092A.

Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 2, Supererogatory Prayer, Fiqh 2.092B.

Section : Motioning with both hands while making the salutations [i.e., the taslim].Jabir ibn Samurah said: "We prayed behind the Prophet and he said: 'What is wrong with them that they make salutation with their hands as if they were the tails of horses? It is enough for you to place your hand on your … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 2, Supererogatory Prayer, Fiqh 2.092B.

Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 2, Supererogatory Prayer, Fiqh 2.092C.

Section : Covering the mouth and letting one's garment down until it touches the ground.Abu Hurairah said: "The Messenger of Allah prohibited assadl in the salah and prohibited a man to cover his mouth." This is related by the five and by al-Hakim who says that it is sahih according to Muslim's conditions. Al-Khattabi explains: … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 2, Supererogatory Prayer, Fiqh 2.092C.

Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 2, Supererogatory Prayer, Fiqh 2.092D.

Section : Performing the salah while the food has been served.'Aishah reports that the Prophet said: "If dinner is served and the prayer is ready, start with the dinner [first]." This is related by Ahmad and Muslim.Naf'i reports that the food would be served for Ibn 'Umar while the iqamah was being made, but he … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 2, Supererogatory Prayer, Fiqh 2.092D.

Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 2, Supererogatory Prayer, Fiqh 2.093.

Section : Praying when one needs to answer the call of nature and other things that may distract a person.Thauban reports that the Messenger of Allah said: "There are three acts which are not allowed: For a person to lead a people in prayer and then make supplications for himself without including them, for then … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 2, Supererogatory Prayer, Fiqh 2.093.

Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 2, Supererogatory Prayer, Fiqh 2.093A.

Section : Praying when one is overcome by sleep.'Aishah reports that the Messenger of Allah said: "When one of you becomes drowsy in salah, he should lie down until he is fresh again; otherwise, he will not know if he is asking forgiveness or vilifying himself." This is related by the group.Abu Hurairah reports that … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 2, Supererogatory Prayer, Fiqh 2.093A.

Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 2, Supererogatory Prayer, Fiqh 2.093B.

Section : Praying at a fixed place in the mosque [except in the case of the imam].'Abdurrahman ibn Shabl said: "The Prophet prohibited pecking like a crow [i.e., while prostrating], imitating a lion's manner of sitting, and a man to pick a special place in the mosque [to pray] like a camel has his own … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 2, Supererogatory Prayer, Fiqh 2.093B.