Friday, 19 June 2009


Salatul-Layl of the things allah loved Prophet Ibrahim as. was he always used to pray tahajjud.
The following acts are recommended for one who wishes to perform the Tahajjud Prayer: Upon going to sleep, one should make the intention to perform the Prayers. Abu Ad-Darda' quoted Muhammad as saying:

“Whoever goes to his bed with the intention of getting up and praying during the night, but, being overcome by sleep, fails to do that, he will have recorded for him what he has intended, and his sleep will be reckoned as a charity (an act of mercy) for him from his Lord.” (An-Nasa'i and Ibn Majah)

On waking up, it is recommended that one wipes the face, use a toothbrush, and look to the sky and make the supplication which has been reported from Muhammad saw

Abu Hudhaifa reported:

And (during part) of the night, abandon sleep and keep vigil to pray Salat, in addition to the regular obligatory prayer. Your Rabb (the Sustainer) may (as a reward) elevate you to the position of High Distinction, Glory and Praise.”[THE HOLY QUR’AN: 17:79]
The time for praying Salatul-Layl is from midnight (midnight is reckoned as the time which is exactly half the time between sunset and the actual dawn) to the time of Adhan for Fajr prayers. However, it can be prayed at anytime after Isha prayers but it is better to pray during the last part of the night near to the time of Fajr prayers.

Note: , the time for Salatul-Layl is from midnight to the Adhan time for Fajr prayers. However, it is better to pray near the time of Fajr prayers. Anyone who finds it difficult to pray Salatul-Layl after midnight can pray before midnight.

As far as I know there are no requirements for Tahajjud.

Tahajjud prayer starts any time after 'Isha.

Dua is more likely to be accepted in the last third of the night.

Best position to make dua' is sujood (prostration).

Pray tahajjud out loud, or silently. Standing up or sitting down. (There's more reward for standing.)

You pray 2 rakat then salim (say salams).

There is no required amount of rakat for each dua' you make. You can pray 2 rakat and spend half an hour making all the dua' you want, it's okay.

You can say any surahs you want, as long as you say Al-Fatihah in the beginning, like normal salah. Prophet Muhammad (sallaAllahu 'alayhi wassalam) used to lengthen tahajjud prayer.

If you are going to be praying multiple rakat, make the first set (the first 2) short, and lenghten the others. This is sunnah.

When you're done, pray just 1 rakat with suratul-fatihah, then suratul-ikhlas. This is called the Witr prayer.

Abu Hurairah quoted that the Messenger of Allah (sallaAllahu 'alayhi wassalam), as saying: "Our Lord descends to the lowest heaven during the last third of the night, inquiring: 'Who will call on Me so that I may respond to him? Who is asking something of Me so I may give it to him? Who is asking for My forgiveness so I may forgive him?"'

`Amr ibn Abasah reported that he heard the Prophet (sallaAllahu 'alayhi wassalam) saying: "The closest that a slave comes to his Lord is during the middle of the latter portion of the night. If you can be among those who remember Allah, the Exalted One, at that time then do so."

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