Sufficing With One Tasleem In The Prayer, By Shaykh Al-Albaani

Sufficing With One Tasleem In The Prayer

By Shaykh Al-Albaani

Translated By Abbas Abu Yahya

316 – “He used to give one Tasleem.”

Summarizing the statement: That this hadeeth is authentic, and it is the most authentic of the Ahadeeth that mention giving oneTasleem in the prayer. Bayhaqi quotes a portion of these ahaadeeth, but none of those asaneed are without a weakness. However, in general they support this hadeeth. Bayhaqi said at the end: ‘It has been narrated on a group of the Companions – radiAllaahu anhum – that they gave one Tasleem, and this is from the differences that are permissible, and that can be limited to being allowed.’

And at-Tirmidhee mentions something similar about the Companions, then he says: ‘Ash-Shafiee said: If you wish you can give one Tasleem, and if you wish you can give two Tasleems.’

I say: The giving of one Tasleem is obligatory, which must be done, due to his sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam saying: “….exiting oneself from the prayer is by giving Tasleem.” And giving two Tasleems is Sunnah, and it is permissible to leave the second Tasleem, sometimes due to this hadeeth.

And from the guidance of the Messenger sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam the method of exiting from the prayer thus follows:

1 – Limiting to one Tasleem, as was previously mentioned.

2 – To say on his right hand side: ‘assalamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi’, and to say on his left side: ‘assalamu alaykum.’

3 – Like the Tasleem before, except that you also add ‘wa rahmatullaahi’in the second Tasleem.

4 – Just like the Tasleem before, except that you add ‘wa barakatuhu’ in the first Tasleem.

All of these are established in the ahaadeeth and I have mentioned their sources in ‘sifaat as-salaat an-Nabi –sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam’ so whoever wishes can refer back to it.

[Taken from Silsilat Al-Ahadeeth As-Saheehah]

3 Responses to “Sufficing With One Tasleem In The Prayer, By Shaykh Al-Albaani”

  1. I know an Imam who adds “wa barakatuhu to his right and left when salaaming out. He gets upset because those behind him do not agree due to there being no proof that this act is permitted. Are those being led in salat correct, or is he?

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