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Is resting after afternoon meal is a Sunnah of Prophet(saw)?

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Is resting after afternoon meal is a Sunnah of Prophet(saw)?

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Is rest in afternoon sunnah?

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Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 2.63 Narrated by Sahl

We used to offer the Jumua prayer with the Prophet (saws) and then take the afternoon nap.


Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 8.298 Narrated by Thumama

Anas said, "Um Sulaim used to spread a leather sheet for the Prophet (saws) and he (saws) used to take a midday nap on that leather sheet at her home."


It is indeed reported in several authentic narrations that it was a customary practice of the Prophet (saws) and his noble companions to take the afternoon nap.


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