Special days and nights which the Prophet celebrated
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Special days and nights which the Prophet celebrated
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Your Question: Please i want to know which are the special day and nights, our prophet (rsaw) prayed & fasting and what are the special dhuas he (saw) made.
Other than the fasts, prayers, and supplications the Messenger of Allah (saws) performed on special occasions like Ramadan, or while on Hajj, or while in battle, or while something specific happened like an eclipse, supplication for rains, funeral prayers, etc.; the Messenger of Allah (saws) did the following as non-obligatory or voluntary deeds, which became his Sunnah for us:
Ref: the voluntary prayers of the Prophet (saws):
He used to pray 2 rakah before the obligatory Fajr prayers, 4 rakahs before Dhuhr, 2 rakahs after Dhuhr, 2 rakahs after Magrib, and 2 rakahs after Isha prayers; these voluntary prayers of the Prophet (saws) are known as the Sunnah Muakkedah prayers for us.
The Messenger of Allah (saws) used to pray the late-night prayers which Allah Subhanah has made fard for him, but nafl or voluntary for the believers.
The Messenger of Allah (saws) always made the last prayers of his night as the witr prayers.
At times, the Messenger of Allah (saws) used to pray the Salaat-ud-Duhaa, which is a two rakah prayer about half an hour after the rising of the sun in the morning.
Ref: the voluntary fasts of the Prophet (saws):
The Prophet (saws) used to fast two days of the weeks: on Mondays and Thursdays.
The Prophet (saws) used to fast the 13th, 14th, and 15th of every month.
The Messenger of Allah (saws) used to fast on the 10th of Muharram every year, and said in the last year of his life, that if Allah gave him life, he would fast two days (9th and 10th of Muharram or 10th and 11th) the following year; but he died before the following Muharram.
The Messenger of Allah (saws) increased his voluntary fasts in the first half of the month of Shabaan, and fasted more in the month of Shabaan than in any other month of the year (other than the obligatory fasts of Ramadan).
The Messenger of Allah (saws) guided the believers who were not performing the Hajj pilgrimage to fast on the 9th of Dhil-Hujja or the Day of Arafah.
Ref: The duas of Prophet Mohamed (saws).
Nu'man b. Bashir reported that the Prophet (saws) said, "Verily, dua (supplication) is worship."
Related by Ahmad and Abu Dawood.
It would be practically impossible to list all the duas or supplications of the Messenger of Allah (saws) in this short article, for the lips of the Messenger of Allah (saws) were constantly moist with the Praise of, and supplications to Allah Subhanah all his life.
The Messenger of Allah (saws) supplicated Allah Subhanah when he got up from his sleep, when he wore any new clothes, when he went to the bathroom, when he ate or drank anything, when he finished eating, when he met his family, friends, loved ones, or those who opposed him, when he retired to bed, etc. Whatever deed or act he did, he first sought the help and guidance of Allah Subhanah; such was the life of the noble Messenger of Allah (saws).
If you require a particular supplication of the Prophet (saws) related to particular deed, we would be more than honored to send you his particular supplication; for to document all his supplications would indeed require a full book!
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