A SUNNAH OF IMMENSE REWARD: 4 RAK‘ĀT AFTER THE FARḌ OF ‘ISHĀ’

Muḥammad ibn al-Faḍl al-Saqaṭī narrated to us: He said: Mahdī ibn Ḥafṣ narrated to us: He said: Isḥāq al-Azraq narrated to us from Abū Ḥanīfah from Muḥārib ibn Dithār from Ibn ‘Umar: He said: The Messenger of Allāh ﷺ said:

“Whoever prays ‘Ishā’ in congregation, and prays four rak‘āt before leaving the masjid, it will be equal to [praying them on] Laylat al-Qadr.”

● [المعجم الأوسط للطبراني ٥:٢٥٤]

Abdullāh ibn ‘Amr رضي الله عنه said:

من صلى أربعا بعد العشاء كن كقدرهن من ليلة القدر

“Whoever prays four [rak‘āt] after ‘Ishā’, they will be like the equivalent of them on Laylat al-Qadr.”

● [المصنف لابن أبي شيبة ٥:١٠٠]

Ā’ishah رضي الله عنها said:

أربعة بعد العشاء يعدلن بمثلهن من ليلة القدر

“Four [rak‘āt] after ‘Ishā’ equate to the like of them on Laylat al-Qadr.”

● [المصنف لابن أبي شيبة ٥:١٠٠]

‘Abdullāh ibn Mas‘ūd رضي الله عنه said:

من صلى أربعا بعد العشاء لم يفصل بينهن بتسليم عدلن بمثلهن من ليلة القدر

“Whoever prays four [rak‘āt] after ‘Ishā’, not separating them by salām, they will equate to the like of them on Laylat al-Qadr.”

● [المصنف لابن أبي شيبة ٥:١٠٠]

⚠️ Note: The condition “before leaving the masjid” is not a precluding condition. It is mentioned only to describe one common way these rak‘āt may be performed. The same reward will therefore be received for praying them at home. ⚠️