Zubayd used to divide the night into three parts

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Reference: Siyar A’laam an-Nubalaa. – Volume 5, Page 296

Ibn Shubrumah said:

Zubayd used to divide the night into three parts:

i) a part for himself;
ii) a part for his son;
iii) and a part for his other son ‘Abdur-Rahmaan.

So he would pray [his third of the night], and then say to one of them:

‘Wake up’, and if he was lazy, he would pray his [third] part [of the night]. Then he would say to the other one:

‘Wake up’, and if he too was lazy, he would pray his [third] part [of the night].

So he would [end up] standing the entire night in prayer.

Abu 'Abdullaah, Mohammed Akhtar Chaudhry

About Abu 'Abdullaah, Mohammed Akhtar Chaudhry

- from London, UK. He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 2004.