Book Name:Karamaat e Farooq e Azam
Sayyiduna Sulayman Bin Abi Hasmah رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ in Fajr Salah. Sayyiduna ‘Umar رَضِىَ الـلّٰـهُ تَـعَـالٰی عَـنْـهُ headed toward the market. The home of Sayyiduna Sulayman رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ was on the way. He رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ visited his mother Sayyidatuna Shifa رَضِیَ الـلّٰـهُ تَـعَالٰی عَـنْـهَا and said that Sulayman was not present during Salat-ul-Fajr. She رَضِیَ الـلّٰـهُ تَـعَالٰی عَـنْـهَا said, ‘He kept offering Nafl Salah all the night and then he fell asleep.’ Sayyiduna ‘Umar رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ said, ‘To me, offering Salat-ul-Fajr in congregation values more than offering Nafl Salah all the night.’
(Muwatta Imam Maalik, vol. 1, pp. 134, Hadees 300)
Dear Islamic brothers! Did you notice that Sayyiduna ‘Umar Farooq-e-A’zam رَضِىَ الـلّٰـهُ تَـعَـالٰی عَـنْـهُ went to his house to get the information! It was also learnt that if Salat-ul-Fajr is at risk due to offering Nawafil entire night or participating in the gathering of Zikr-o-Na’at or a Sunnah-inspiring Ijtima’, it is mandatory that, in order to perform Salat-ul-Fajr in congregation, one should avoid such Mustahab acts.
Beloved of Farooq-e-A’zam رَضِىَ اللّٰهُ عَنۡهُ
A saying of Sayyiduna Farooq-e-A’zam رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ: The person who discloses my faults to me is dearer to me.
(At-Tabqat-ul-Kubra li Ibn Sa’d, vol. 3, pp. 222)