Hadith on Witr: Allah loves what is odd in number

Abu Huraira reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, Allah is numerically odd, and He loves what is odd in number.

Source: Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 2677

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Muslim

Al-Nawawi said, “It means the right of Allah is one, who has no partner or equal. It means He loves the odd and favors it in deeds and many acts of obedience. He appointed the prayer as five, ablution as three, circumambulation as seven… It is said it applies to one who worships Allah with monotheism and sincerity for Him alone.”

Source: Sharḥ Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 17/6

عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ إِنَّ اللهَ وِتْرٌ يُحِبُّ الْوِتْرَ

2677 صحيح مسلم كتاب الذكر والدعاء والتوبة والاستغفار باب في أسماء الله تعالى

قال النووي وَمَعْنَاهُ فِي حَقِّ اللَّهِ تَعَالَى الْوَاحِدُ الَّذِي لَا شَرِيكَ لَهُ وَلَا نَظِيرٌ وَمَعْنَى يُحِبُّ الْوِتْرَ تَفْضِيلُ الْوِتْرِ فِي الْأَعْمَالِ وَكَثِيرٍ مِنَ الطَّاعَاتِ فَجَعَلَ الصَّلَاةَ خَمْسًا وَالطَّهَارَةَ ثَلَاثًا وَالطَّوَافَ سَبْعًا … وَقِيلَ إِنَّ مَعْنَاهُ مُنْصَرِفٌ إِلَى صِفَةِ مَنْ يَعْبُدِ اللَّهَ بِالْوَحْدَانِيَّةِ وَالتَّفَرُّدِ مُخْلِصًا لَهُ

17/6 شرح النووي على مسلم

Scroll to Top