Virtues of Tahajjud (The Night Prayer)
Many people talk about Allah but very few talk to Allah. Bring Tahajjud and Du’a into your life and talk to Him.
”The Dua made at tahajjud is like an arrow that does not miss its target.” — Imaam Ash Shafi (ra)
Get up to pray in the dark when all are asleep and see how your path is lit and your life begins to shine.
If there is something you want to ask Allah, start praying tahajjud.
Tahajjud time is on even 15 mins before fajr so if you are a heavy sleeper you should try waking up at least 20 mins before fajr and offer tahajjud.
Raise your hands in dua in tahajjud and be consistent, Allah loves hearing our duas.
Abu Hurayra (Allah be pleased with him) reports that the Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace be upon him) said, “The best prayer after the obligatory prayers is the night prayer.” [Sahih Muslim]
Night prayer is superior to day prayer because:
It is more concealed and closer to sincerity. The righteous early Muslims (salaf) used to strive hard to hide their secrets [f: i.e. the actions between them and Allah].
Quran recitation in night prayer is closer to contemplation. Things that busy the heart are mostly absent at night, so the heart attentive and is with the tongue in understanding.
Allah Most High said, ‘O! The night vigil is (a time) when impression is more keen and speech more certain. [Lo! You have by day a chain of business. So remember the name of your Lord and devote yourself with a complete devotion.]’ (Qur’an, 73: 6-7)
That is why we have been commanded to recite the Qur’an in night prayer in a steady recital (tartil).
Virtues of Tahajjud (The Night Prayer):
1- Implementing the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah (Sallallahu alayhi was sallam) which he never use to miss
2- It helps you fight your desires
3- It softens the heart and humbles you in front of Allah
4- By performing it, it will bring light to your face and soul
5- A way of getting your Dua’s accepted
6- It makes you closer to Allah
7- It builds the love of the Hereafter in your heart
8- A way of getting your sins forgiven
9- It strengthens the Qur’an that you have memorised
10- Supplications in the depths of the night are answered