Maliks Muwatta Book 1, Hadith Number 22.

Section : The Times of Prayer in General.

Yahya related to me from Malik from Yahya ibn Said that once Umar ibn al-Khattab left after doing the asr prayer and met a man who had not been there. Umar asked him what had kept him from the prayer and even though the man gave a good reason, Umar said, “You have given yourself short measure.”

Yahya added that Malik commented, “It is said that everything has a short measure and a full measure.”

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