reported: In the lifetime of the Messenger of Allah
, we used to perform two Rak`ah (optional prayer) after sunset before the Maghrib prayer. It was asked: "Did Messenger of Allah
perform them?'' He
replied: "He saw us performing it, but he neither ordered us to perform them nor did he forbid us from doing so.'' [Muslim].
This Hadith mentions the practice of the Companions (Radhi Allahu Anhum) of the Prophet
in respect of two Rak`ah performed before Maghrib prayer. They sometimes performed these Rak`ah in the presence of the Prophet
. Thus according to the narration of Anas
) their being in practice is proved. But this statement of Anas is according to his own knowledge, otherwise, we have already seen a Hadith in which the Prophet
stressed the need to perform them by way of inducement. Thus, it is proved by his speech as well.
For an explanation of this Hadith by Dr Muhammad Salah view the video included in Hadith No. 1119 of Chapter 200