Litanies and Night Vigil: A Comprehensive SeekersHub Reader

09Litanies and night vigil form the 10th chapter of Imam Al-Ghazali’s seminal work, the Ihya, which is widely regarded as the greatest work on Islamic spirituality in the world. How Was the Tarawih Prayed During the Time of the Prophet and His Successors? The Ruling of the Tarawih Prayer: A Confirmed Sunna Is it Necessary […]

Can I Pray Tahajjud (Night Vigil) Before Going to Sleep?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum Can one pray Tahajjud before going to sleep (after Isha)? Does it include the same reward of praying it after one wakes up in the night? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, It is an established sunna to pray at night. The night vigil (tahajjud) is a […]

Is It Valid to Pray Tahajjud (Night Vigil) Just Before Fajr Time Enters?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Will it be acceptable pray Tahajjud at 03:30 am if Fajr time enters at 03:53 am? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, Yes, that would be acceptable. Technically, night prayer (qiyam al-layl) is that which is prayed after `Isha and before Fajr. It is known specifically as the night vigil […]

“Your Attempts to Reach Allah are His Attempts to Reach You”

All night, a man called “Allah” Until his lips were bleeding. Then the Devil said, “Hey! Mr Gullible! How come you’ve been calling all night And never once heard Allah say, “Here, I am”? You call out so earnestly and, in reply, what? I’ll tell you what. Nothing! The man suddenly felt empty and abandoned. […]

Can I Pray the Night Vigil (Tahajjud) Prayer Alone?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalamu aleykum, How to pray the tahajjud prayer alone? Can I follow a video of an imam performing tahajjud? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray that you are in the best of health and faith, insha’Allah. The night vigil (tahajjud) prayer is prayed alone, like […]

A Reader on Night Worship and the Night Vigil (tahajjud)

“… And my servant continues to draw closer to me by voluntary actions until I love him…”[Bukhari] Tahajjud Prayer: Description & Merits Abu Hurayra (Allah be pleased with him) reports that the Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace be upon him, his family, and companions) said, “The best prayer after the obligatory prayers is the […]