Hadith on Tilawah: The Prophet recited Quran clearly, word by word

Ya’la ibn Mamlak reported: He asked Umm Salamah, the wife of the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, about his recitation and his prayer. Umm Salamah said, “Not as you can pray. The Prophet would pray, then sleep for the amount he prayed. Then he would pray the amount he slept, then he would sleep the amount he prayed until morning.” She further described his recitation, saying, “It was a distinct recitation, word for word.”

Source: Sunan al-Tirmidhī 2923

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Tirmidhi

عَنْ يَعْلَى بْنِ مَمْلَكٍ أَنَّهُ سَأَلَ أُمَّ سَلَمَةَ زَوْجَ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ عَنْ قِرَاءَةِ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ وَصَلَاتِهِ فَقَالَتْ مَا لَكُمْ وَصَلَاتَهُ كَانَ يُصَلِّي ثُمَّ يَنَامُ قَدْرَ مَا صَلَّى ثُمَّ يُصَلِّي قَدْرَ مَا نَامَ ثُمَّ يَنَامُ قَدْرَ مَا صَلَّى حَتَّى يُصْبِحَ ثُمَّ نَعَتَتْ قِرَاءَتَهُ فَإِذَا هِيَ تَنْعَتُ قِرَاءَةً مُفَسَّرَةً حَرْفًا حَرْفًا

2923 سنن الترمذي كتاب فضائل القرآن باب ما جاء كيف كانت قراءة النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم

2923 المحدث الترمذي خلاصة حكم المحدث حسن صحيح غريب في سنن الترمذي

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