Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 2, Supererogatory Prayer, Fiqh 2.020.

Section : The Late Night Prayer, tahajjud (qiyam al-Layil).Its excellence and merit from the Qur'an: Allah ordered his Messenger to perform salatul tahajjud:"And some part of the night awake for prayer, a largess for thee. It may be that thy Lord will raise thee to a praised position."This order, although it was specifically directed to … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 2, Supererogatory Prayer, Fiqh 2.020.

Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 2, Supererogatory Prayer, Fiqh 2.021.

Section : Hadith regarding Tahajjud.The preceding section was primarily concerned with what Allah says about those who perform salatul tahajjud. There also exist a number of ahadith that reinforce the importance of tahajjud.'Abdullah ibn as-Salam reports: "When the Prophet sallallahu alehi wasallam came to Medinah, the people gathered around him and I was one of … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 2, Supererogatory Prayer, Fiqh 2.021.

Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 2, Supererogatory Prayer, Fiqh 2.022.

Section : Etiquettes of Late Night Prayer.The following acts are sunnah for one who wishes to perform the tahajjud prayers. Upon going to sleep, one should make the intention to perform the tahajjud prayers. Abu ad-Darda' relates that the Prophet sallallahu alehi wasallam said: "Whoever goes to his bed with the intention of getting up … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 2, Supererogatory Prayer, Fiqh 2.022.

Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 2, Supererogatory Prayer, Fiqh 2.023.

Section : One should wake up one's family for tahajjud.Abu Hurairah reports that the Prophet said: "May Allah bless the man who gets up during the night to pray and wakes up his wife and who, if she refuses to get up, sprinkles water on her face. And may Allah bless the woman who gets … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 2, Supererogatory Prayer, Fiqh 2.023.

Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 2, Supererogatory Prayer, Fiqh 2.024.

Section : One should stop praying tahajjud and sleep if one becomes very sleepy.'Aishah reports that the Messenger of Allah said: "When one of you gets up during the night for prayer and his Qur'anic recital becomes confused to the extent that he does not know what he says, he should lie down." This is … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 2, Supererogatory Prayer, Fiqh 2.024.

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Section : The recommended time for tahajjud.Salatul Layil may be performed in the early part of the night, the middle part of the night, or the latter part of the night, but after the obligatory salatul 'isha.While describing the salah of the Prophet sallallahu alehi wasallam, Anas would say: "If we wanted to see him … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 2, Supererogatory Prayer, Fiqh 2.024A.

Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 2, Supererogatory Prayer, Fiqh 2.025.

Section : Best time for tahajjud.It is best to delay this prayer to the last third portion of the night. Abu Hurairah reports that the Messenger of Allah said: "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 … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 2, Supererogatory Prayer, Fiqh 2.025.

Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 2, Supererogatory Prayer, Fiqh 2.026.

Section : It is preferable to pray eleven or thirteen rak'at for tahajjud.One may choose between praying them all together or to separate them. 'Aishah says: "The Messenger of Allah never prayed more than eleven rak'at, during Ramadan or otherwise. He would pray four rak'at, and don't ask about how excellent they were or how … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 2, Supererogatory Prayer, Fiqh 2.026.

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Section : Making qada' for the missed tahajjud.Muslim records that 'Aishah said: "If the Prophet sallallahu alehi wasallam missed the late-night prayers due to pain or anything else, he would pray twelve rak'at during the day."'Umar reports that the Prophet sallallahu alehi wasallam said: "Whoever sleeps past his full portion [of the late-night prayers] or … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 2, Supererogatory Prayer, Fiqh 2.026A.