Sheikh Salah Al-Badir, the imam and preacher of the Prophet’s Mosque, said that while it was reported from the Messenger of God – may God’s prayers and peace be upon him – that he forbade an act when sleeping, it may be desirable for people in the cold winter.And “Al-Badir” said during the Friday sermon today at the Holy Prophet’s Mosque in Al-Madinah Al-Munawwarah, that he – may God bless him and grant him peace – had warned the most careful warning of not leaving the fire burning when sleeping in the bitter cold of the winter, for fear of burning or suffocation, and that forbidding and warning came explicitly in more than Hadith of the Prophet, may God’s prayers and peace be upon him.
He cited what was reported on the authority of Ibn Omar – may God be pleased with them – on the authority of the Prophet – may God bless him and grant him peace – saying: “Do not leave the fire in your homes when you sleep.” And on the authority of Abu Musa, may God be pleased with him, he said, “A house in Madinah was burnt on his family from the night. On him, peace be upon them, he said: “This fire is an enemy for you. If you sleep then put it out for you.”
He continued: As it came about Omar, may God be pleased with him, that he said: “The winter has come and he is an enemy, so they prepared him for his donation of wool, pumice and socks, and they took wool as a slogan and a jacket. The cold is an enemy quickly entering into it after his departure.” And, it reminds the weak, the needy, the widows, orphans, the needy, and whoever sought refuge or displacement from his country, the Muslims of the winter cold hit his home.