The Prophet’s Late Morning Activities

Verse By Verse Qur'an Study Circle

By Sheikh Abd Al-Wahhab Al-Turayri

As the morning sun climbed high into the sky, Prophet Muhammad sallAllahu `alayhi wa sallam headed to the home of one of his wives, particularly the wife whose turn it was to spend the day with him.

He entered the house with the greeting of peace, brushed his teeth [with teeth cleaning twig (miswak)], and then offered the four-unit late morning prayer. It was an optional prayer, but one that he offered nearly every day.

Sometimes he offered six or eight units of prayer instead of the usual four. He looked to see if there was food ready. If there was, he would eat a little. This was especially true if he had not eaten anything earlier in the morning.

Sometimes, he was fasting, but if there was food at his wife’s home at that time of day, he would choose to break his fast…

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