Prayer of repentant people
Fatwa No: 84889

Question

What is prayer of the repentant people?

Answer

Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the World; and may His blessings and peace be upon our Prophet Muhammad and upon all his Family and Companions.

The prayer of Awwabeen (repentant people) is the prayer of Dhuha (forenoon). The evidence for this the Hadith reported by al-Hakim and Ibn Khuzaimah that the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) said: "It is only the Awwabeen (repentant people) who observe praying Dhuha" .
Muslim reported from Zaid Ibn Arqam that he said: "The Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) came to the people of Quba and found them praying he said: 'The prayer of Awwabeen is when the small camels get hot (because of the strong sun rays)" . Ibn Abi Shayba reported the same Hadith with the words: "The Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) came out to the people of Quba while they were praying the Dhuha, he said: 'The prayer of Awwabeen is when the small camels get hot (because of the strong sun rays)" .
Allah knows best.

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