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105 Bukhaari and Muslim.

106 i.e. voluntary prayer (night or forenoon), named so due to its content of tasbeeh (glorification).

107 Muslim and Ahmad.

108 Nasaa'i, Ibn Khuzaimah in his Saheeh (1/107/2), 'Abdul Ghani al-Maqdisi in his Sunan (80/1) & Haakim, who declared it saheeh and Dhahabi agreed.

109 Abu Daawood & Ibn Maajah. It is a mutawatir hadeeth as Tahaawi has mentioned.

110 Abu Daawood & Bazzaar (53, az-Zawa'id); Haakim declared it saheeh and Dhahabi agreed.

111 ibid.

112 Abu Daawood, Ibn Khuzaimah & Haakim, who declared it saheeh and Dhahabi and Nawawi agreed. The first one is given in Irwaa' (284)

113 ibid.

114 Abu Daawood, Nasaa'i & Ibn Khuzaimah (1/110/2) with a saheeh isnaad.

115 This is the sunnah about the pulpit: that it should have three steps, not more, To have more is an innovation, from the period of Bani Umayyah, which often causes an interruption in the row, and to get out of that by having it in the western corner of the mosque or in the mihrab is another innovation, as is the raising of it in the wall like a balcony to which one ascends by means of steps in the wall! Whereas the best guidance is the guidance of Muhammad (sallallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam). See Fath al-Baari (2/331).

116 Bukhaari , Muslim (who collected the other narration) & Ibn Sa'd (1/253). It is given in Irwaa' (545)

117 lit., "screen, cover"; in the context of prayer, it refers to an object just beyond the place of prostration, within which nothing should pass, as is detailed in this section.

118 Bukhaari & Ahmad.

119 Bukhaari & Muslim.

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