Saturday, 10 November 2012

Returning home at night (63)

Bismihi Ta’ala

Ahaadeeth and Sunnats of Traveling

Prohibition of returning home at night

63.)  Nabi (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi waSallam) would never return to his home (late at) night, after returning from a journey.

[Hazrat Anas Ibn Maalik (RA)- Mishkaat / Sahih Bukhari]

Sayyidina Jaabir (RA) says : ‘If anyone of you went and returned from a long journey, he should not return to his family members at night.”

[Mishkaat / Sahih Bukhari]

On one occasion, the Sahabah (RA) returned at night from a journey with Rasulullah (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi waSallam). Some of them wanted to go home immediately, but Rasulullah (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi waSallam) discouraged them for the above reasons.

Note : This would apply when they have no information of one’s arrival, or the arrival is unexpected. However, if they are expecting one’s return, it is a different matter altogether. The inconvenience and discomfort that could be caused by a sudden, unexpected arrival is obvious.

          Extracted from Ash-Shamaa`il al Kubra
          [The Sublime Conduct of Nabi  (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi waSallam)  Volume 3]