Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 40, Hadith Number 1 (272).

Mu'aadhah Radiyallahu 'Anha says: "I asked 'Aayeshah, 'Did Rasulullah Sallallahu'Alayhi Wasallam perform the salaatut duha (chaast prayers) ?" She replied: "Yes, he performed four rak'ahs (the least), and added to it the amount Allah Ta'aala willed".CommentarySalaatut duha is a nafl devotion, therefore at least two rak'ahs could be performed. More could be added to it, … Continue reading Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 40, Hadith Number 1 (272).

Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 40, Hadith Number 2 (273).

Anas Radiyallahu 'Anhu reports: "Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam performed six rak'ahs of the salaatut duha".CommentaryDue to different times, different number of rak'ahs have been narrated regarding the salaatut duha of Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam. Therefore there will be no contradiction between them. For this reason the 'ulama have written that at least two rak'ahs, … Continue reading Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 40, Hadith Number 2 (273).

Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 40, Hadith Number 3 (274).

'Abdurrahmaan bin Abi Layla RA. (a Taabi'ee) reports: "None had given me the news that they had observed Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam perform the salaatut duhah besides Ummi Haani. She said: Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam came to her house, the day Makkah was conquered. He performed ghusl (bath), then performed eight rak'ahs. I did not … Continue reading Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 40, Hadith Number 3 (274).

Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 40, Hadith Number 4 (275).

'Abdullah bin Shaqeeq Radiyallahu 'Anhu relates: "I enquired from 'Aayeshah, that did Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam perform the salaatut duha?". She replied: "No he did not regularly perform it, but when he returned from a journey he performed it".CommentaryIt was the noble habit of Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam that whenever he returned to Madinah … Continue reading Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 40, Hadith Number 4 (275).

Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 40, Hadith Number 5 (276).

'Abu Sa'eed Al-Khudari Radiyallahu 'Anhu relates: "Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam at times performed the salaatut duha with such regularity, that we thought, he would not leave it. At times he left it (fearing it might become fard or because of some advantage), till we thought he left it completely, and would not perform it again".Commentary"Sayyidina … Continue reading Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 40, Hadith Number 5 (276).

Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 40, Hadith Number 6 (277).

Abu Ayyub Ansaari Radiyallahu'Anhu says. "Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam always performed four rak'ahs after the time of za'waal. I said: 'O Messenger of Allah. You give much importance to these four rak'ahs after the zawaal of the sun?' Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam replied: 'The doors of the skies open from the zawaal of the sun … Continue reading Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 40, Hadith Number 6 (277).

Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 40, Hadith Number 7 (278).

'Abdullah bin Saa-ib Radiyallahu'Anhu reports: "Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam performed four rak'ahs after zawaal before the zuhr salaah, and used to say: 'The doors of the heavens open at this moment. I like that a good deed of mine ascend there at this moment'".CommentaryWhat deed can there be more pious and better than salaah, as … Continue reading Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 40, Hadith Number 7 (278).

Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 40, Hadith Number 8 (279).

'Ali Radiyallahu 'Anhu used to perform four rak'ahs before zuhr and used to say: "Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam also performed these four rak'ahs after zawaal, and recited long verses therein".CommentaryImaam Ghazaali has stated in his Ihya 'Ulumid Deen, that it is desirable to recite the Surah Baqarah in these four rak'ahs, or a similar surah … Continue reading Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 40, Hadith Number 8 (279).