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#1 [Permalink] Posted on 13th November 2014 06:02
I want to perform Salatul layl mean night prayer. but I want to know know the proper rules and procedures. Please share our thoughts.
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#2 [Permalink] Posted on 13th November 2014 08:42
How to perform Salatul Tahajjud

THE CORRECT TIME FOR TAHAJJUD

The time of Tahajjud extends from the time of Isha until SUBHE SADIQ [true
dawn]. Ahadith related from Hadhrat Aa'isha [radhiyallahu anha] state that
Nabie [salallahu alaihi wasallam] sometimes performed Tahajjud in the early
portion of the night and on occasions when half the night had passed.
However, towards the latter part of his life he frequently performed it in
the last portion of the night. As the night progresses, Allah Ta'ala's Mercy
and Blessings increase. Hence, the last sixth of the night is most
preferred. [Maktoobat Shaikh ul Islaam 77 p 202 - Fatawa Rahimiya vol 2 p
376]

DUA TO ASSIST ONE IN AWAKENING FOR TAHAJJUD

A person remarked to Abdullah bin Abbas [radhiyallahu anhu], "I always
intend awakening in the last portion of the night to perform Salaat but
sleep overpowers me." Ibne Abbas [radhiyallahu anhu] replied, "Before
sleeping recite from "QUL LAW KAANAL BAHRU MIDADAL..." to the end of Surah
Kahf. Allah Ta'ala will waken you at whatever time you intend rising."
[Tha'labi-Ma'ariful Quraan vol 5]

NUMBER OF RAKAATS IN TAHAJJUD

The number of rakaats performed by Nabie [salailahu alaihi wasallam] varied
according to the prevailing circumstances. Although on certain occasions
sufficient time was available, Nabie [salailahu alaihi wasallam] would
perform less rakaats reciting lengthy Qiraat.[Khasa'ile Nabawee p 156]

Deducing from the various narrations four to twelve rakaats in units of two
or four have been recommended. [Imdaadul Fatawa vol 1 -Baab finnawaafil /
Maraqiyul Falah], However if two rakaats are performed in the prescribed
time it will be regarded as Tahajjud.[Raddul Mukhtaar vol 1 p 715]

OCCASIONS WHEN ONE IS UNABLE TO AWAKEN FOR TAHAJJUD

Hadhrat Aa'isha [radhiyallahu anhal relates, "If for some reason Rasulullah
[salallahu alaihi wasallam] was unable to perform Tahajjud, he would perform
twelve rakaats during the day [at the time of Chaast - before midday".
[Shamail Baab fi Ibadah]

Note: Hadhrat Umar [radhiyallahu anhu] relates that Rasulullah [salallahu
alaihi wasallam] said, "Whoever was unable to complete his devotions at
night should complete it in the morning before noon. It will be regarded as
though he had completed it at night." [Muslim]. One should not overlook it
because of the time passing by, otherwise the nafs will become accustomed to
omitting it. [Khasail p 156]

by Moulana AS Chohan

Was salam

Mufti Ebrahim Desai

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