|Authentic Supplications of the Prophet
About Eclipses (189)
said: In the lifetime of the Messenger of Allah
the sun eclipsed so the Messenger of Allah
stood up and led the people in prayer, and he prolonged the standing
[the recitation]; then, he bowed, and prolonged the bowing; then he
lifted his head, and prolonged the standing, and it was shorter than
the first; then he performed a prolonged bowing which was shorter
than the first; then he lifted his head; and then he performed two
prostrations. He, then, stood up and did the like in the second rak`ah.
Then he stood up and said, "The sun and the moon do not eclipse because
of someone's life or death but are two signs amongst the signs of
Allah which He shows to His worshippers so if you see them, then make
haste for prayer.
Reported in Saheeh Al-Bukhãri, #166 in the chapters
regarding eclipses in Volume 2 of Muhammad Muhsin Khãn's
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