On the recommendation to come to one's family during the day and the dislike of arriving at night when that is not necessary

Riyad as-Salihin (The Meadows of the Righteous)

by Imam Nawawi

176. Chapter: On the recommendation to come to one's family during the day and the dislike of arriving at night when that is not necessary

985. Jabir stated that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, "When one of you is absent for a long time, he should not return to his family at night." [Agreed upon]

One variant states that the Messenger of Allah forbade a man to return to his family at night.

986. Anas said, "The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, used to not return to his family at night. He would only arrive in the morning or the afternoon." [Agreed upon]