Reference
ID 28753
Collector Ibn Majah
Book Sunan Ibn Majah
Chapter Establishing the Prayer and the Sunnah Regarding Them
Reference (English Book) Vol. 1, Book 5, Hadith 1372
Reference (Arabic Book) Book 5, Hadith 1434
Hadith Type Atar
Grades
Darussalam Sahih
Matn (English)

It was narrated from Abu Hurairah that the Prophet (ﷺ) said: “When anyone of you gets up to pray at night, and his tongue stumbles over the words of the Qur’an, and he does not know what he is saying, let him lie down.”

Matn (Arabic)

حَدَّثَنَا يَعْقُوبُ بْنُ حُمَيْدِ بْنِ كَاسِبٍ، حَدَّثَنَا حَاتِمُ بْنُ إِسْمَاعِيلَ، عَنْ أَبِي بَكْرِ بْنِ يَحْيَى بْنِ النَّضْرِ، عَنْ أَبِيهِ، عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ، أَنَّ النَّبِيَّ ـ صلى الله عليه وسلم ـ قَالَ ‏ "‏ إِذَا قَامَ أَحَدُكُمْ مِنَ اللَّيْلِ فَاسْتَعْجَمَ الْقُرْآنُ عَلَى لِسَانِهِ فَلَمْ يَدْرِ مَا يَقُولُ اضْطَجَعَ ‏"‏ ‏.‏