Rulings Concerning Winter
Omar (Radia Allaahu ‘anhu) said: “Winter is the booty of the worshipers.” narrated by Abu Na’ieem. [Sahih]
On the authority of Ibn Mas’oud (Radia Allaahu ‘anhu) said: “Welcome Winter! In which the blessings descend and the night is long for the night prayer and the day is short for fasting.”
Hasan Al Basri said: ” The best time for the believer is winter, it’s night is long for the night prayer and it’s days are short for fasting.”
The Prophet (Salla Allaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) said: “Fasting during winter is a cold booty” – Ahmad, Hasan Al Basri.
Al Khattabi said: “Cold booty means easy, because the heat of thirst does not get the fasting person.”
Ibn Rajab said: “Cold booty means it is attained without any fight nor tiresome or difficulty. the person gets this booty without difficulty.”
We have to take advantage of this booty!
Allah’s Messenger (Salla Allaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) said: “The fire of Hell complained to its lord saying: ‘O Lord! my parts are eating (destroying) one another.’ So Allah allowed it to take two breaths, one in the winter and the other in the summer. The breath in the summer is at the time when you feel the severest heat and the breath in the winter is at the time when you feel the severest cold.” [Agreed upon]