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  • Sun Rising Between Two Horns Of Satan

    Posted by Abu on January 22, 2024 at 5:32 am

    صحیح مسلم رقم 1388 میں درج ہے کہ سورج شیطان کے دو سینگوں میں سے طلوع ہوتا ہے، اس سے کیا مراد ہے؟

    Umer replied 4 months, 3 weeks ago 3 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Sun Rising Between Two Horns Of Satan

    Umer updated 4 months, 3 weeks ago 3 Members · 2 Replies
  • Hassan Izhar

    Member January 22, 2024 at 10:41 pm

    The last part of this purported Hadith is discussing the timings of morning prayer, where this phrase is reported. This meaningless phrase shows that the Hadith is obviously not authentic.

    The timings of prayers of morning (and evening) are clearly mentioned in Quran. Please see verse 11:114:

    [11:114] You shall hold the contact prayer at both ends of the day, that is, section of the night. The good deeds take away the bad. This is a reminder for those who remember.

    In the Quranic Arabic, the word layl denotes the period from sunset to sunrise (2:187). The times of the evening and dawn prayers extend from the proximate edges of night to both ends of the day.

    The phrase طرفی النہار (both ends of the day) is further explained by the subsequent phrase which comes after عطف, i.e, زلف من اللیل (near the night).

    The first phrase raises the question, which ends of the day, before or after the sunset and sunrise? The second phrase (زلف من اللیل) makes it clear that those ends which are towards the night or near the night. This means the timings of morning and evening prayers are before the sunrise and after the sunset, respectively.

  • Umer

    Moderator January 23, 2024 at 2:27 am

    The statement “فإنها تطلع بين قرني شيطان” (for it rises between the horns of the devil) is a unique statmement which is found in only one variant of this hadith (https://sunnah.com/muslim:612d) mentioned in Sahih Muslim. All other variants mentioned in Sahih Muslim do not mention this part of Hadith (From 612a through 612f).

    However this specific style of linking some specific positions of a sun with horns of devil has been used in many other hadith narrations (e.g. https://sunnah.com/bukhari:3272). And all such ahadith prohibit from praying in those times because of their association with polytheism. Therefore, it is clear that linking such positions of sun with horns of the devil is a metaphorically apt and apporopriate reference in order to convey extreme dislike of polytheism and prohibition of Salah during sunrise and sunset (the timings associated with polytheistic rituals).

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