How to Pray Tahajjud and Seek Divine Blessings :
In Islam, the voluntary nighttime prayer known as tahajjud is a holy ritual that enables believers to get closer to Allah and ask for His blessings and direction. The Arabic term “hajada,” which means to stay awake at night, is the source of the phrase “Tahajjud“. We will explore the meaning of the Tahajjud prayer, its practice, the effectiveness of the Tahajjud dua (supplication), and the ideal time to carry out this spiritual act in this thorough tutorial.
The Significance of Tahajjud Prayer
A Muslim who prays this beautiful prayer experiences tranquility and brightness in their life as well as a stronger relationship with the Almighty. Still, there’s a lot of meaning and blessings connected to Tahajjud. The Qiyam-u-lail prayer is regarded as the most moral of the Nafl prayers and is included in the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
Tahajjud Prayer Time
The nightly prayer is the Tahujjud prayer. The Tahajjud prayer is typically said following the midnight required prayer of Isha and prior to the morning required prayer of Fajr. It is best served in the latter third of the night, right before Fajr. However, it can also be provided at any moment after Isha, throughout the night. The final section of the night is really fortunate. Allah SWT descends to the lowest sky during the final third of the night in order to respond to any believer who is worshiping Him.
How to Pray Tahajjud
Tahajjud prayer requires a set of actions and goals. This is a detailed how-to:
The Two Rak’ah Obligatory/Voluntary Prayer and the Tahajjud Prayer are performed in the same manner. The Prophet Muhammad PBUH stated that two raka’at are the minimum amount of prayer.
Two, four, six, eight, and twelve rak’ahs of tahajjud prayers can be said; however, you can say as many as you are able. There is no restriction on the quantity of rak’ahs, but there should be at least two, and one salutation (salam) for every two.
The final nighttime prayer should be Witr, How to read Tahajjud Namaz.
- Make Wudu (ablution) when you wake up in the middle of the night from sleep.
- Reciting the Niyyah (Intention) to pray is the first step in the Sunnah Tahajjud prayer:
أُصَلِّي سُنَّةَ التَهَجُّد رَكعَتَينِ لِلَّهِ تَعَالَى
Translation: I intend to pray the Sunnah prayer of Tahajjud two raka’at for Allah s.w.t.
- Say the Takbir (Allahu-akbar) and Offer the two raka’at prayers
- After two raka’at, say salam to conclude the prayer.
- Once you’ve completed the number of rakats you set out to recite, add your own prayers (dua). Ensure they are genuine, courteous, and performed with total devotion to Allah.
When the Tahajjud prayer is over, conclude by performing the Witr Salah. The final prayer of the evening is the Witr Prayer. If you are going to do Tahajjud, you will not pray your Witr prayer until after you have completed your Tahajjud prayer.
After performing the Tahajjud, we are free to ask Allah SWT for anything from sincere requests to deepest, most private prayers. Dua is a unique and private dialogue that takes place between ourselves and our Lord.
Nonetheless, there are several accounts of the Prophet saying this dua that we can refer to and gain knowledge from:
Narrated Ibn `Abbas:
When the Prophet (ﷺ) got up at night to offer the Tahajjud prayer, he used to say:
اللَّهُمَّ لَكَ الْحَمْدُ أَنْتَ نُورُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالأَرْضِ وَمَنْ فِيهِنَّ، وَلَكَ الْحَمْدُ أَنْتَ قَيِّمُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالأَرْضِ وَمَنْ فِيهِنَّ، وَلَكَ الْحَمْدُ أَنْتَ الْحَقُّ، وَوَعْدُكَ الْحَقُّ، وَقَوْلُكَ الْحَقُّ، وَلِقَاؤُكَ حَقٌّ، وَالْجَنَّةُ حَقٌّ، وَالنَّارُ حَقٌّ، وَالسَّاعَةُ حَقٌّ، وَالنَّبِيُّونَ حَقٌّ، وَمُحَمَّدٌ حَقٌّ، اللَّهُمَّ لَكَ أَسْلَمْتُ، وَعَلَيْكَ تَوَكَّلْتُ، وَبِكَ آمَنْتُ، وَإِلَيْكَ أَنَبْتُ، وَبِكَ خَاصَمْتُ، وَإِلَيْكَ حَاكَمْتُ، فَاغْفِرْ لِي مَا قَدَّمْتُ وَمَا أَخَّرْتُ، وَمَا أَسْرَرْتُ وَمَا أَعْلَنْتُ أَنْتَ الْمُقَدِّمُ وَأَنْتَ الْمُؤَخِّرُ لا إِلَهَ إِلا أَنْتَ وَلا إِلَهَ غَيْرُكَ
O Allah, to You be praise, You are the light of the heavens and the earth, and everyone therein. To You be praise; You are the holder of the heavens and the earth, and everyone therein. To You be praise; You are True; Your promise is true; Paradise is true; Hell is true; the Hour is true; the Prophets are true and Muhammad is true. To You have I submitted; in You I put my trust and in You I have believed. To You I turn in repentance; by Your help I argue; to You I refer my case; so, forgive me for my past and future sins, what I have done in secret and what I have done openly. You are the One Who brings forward and puts back. None has the right to be worshipped but You, and there is none who has the right to be worshipped other than You.”
(Sahih al-Bukhari 1120)
Tahajjud Prayer Benefits:
Muslims can establish a personal, confidential, and intimate connection with Allah through tahajjud. The calm, serene hours of the night present a special chance for introspection and dedication.
According to the Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him), Allah grants forgiveness to people who ask for it while He is in the lowest heavens at night. The perfect opportunity to turn from one’s sins and ask God for forgiveness is during Tahajjud.
It is said that Tahajjud is a fortunate season when requests are easily granted. This is the time to really pray to Allah for direction, support, and blessings.
Illuminating the Heart:
Frequent prayers for Tahajjud purify the heart, illuminate the soul, and give inner peace and power.
Islam’s tahajjud prayer is a profoundly spiritual and life-changing ceremony. It enables believers to make sincere requests, get closer to Allah, and ask for pardon. You can deepen your spiritual journey and fortify your relationship with God by comprehending the procedures of Tahajjud, the meaning of the supplications, and the best time to do it. A lovely way to show your devotion and thanks to Allah, as well as to ask for his guidance and blessings, is through tahajjud. Experience the enormous impact it can have on your life by including it into your spiritual regimen on a regular basis.
The Two Rak’ah Obligatory/Voluntary Prayer and the Tahajjud Prayer are performed in the same manner. The Prophet Muhammad PBUH stated that two raka’at are the minimum amount of prayer.Two, four, six, eight, and twelve rak’ahs of tahajjud prayers can be said; however, you can say as many as you are able. There is no restriction on the quantity of rak’ahs, but there should be at least two, and one salutation (salam) for every two.
Following the Fatiha in Tahajjud, you are free to recite any Surah or selected passages from the Quran.
Depending on your location and the season, the precise hour for Tahajjud prayer is in the latter part of the night, but it might change.
To go closer to Allah, ask for forgiveness, and make supplications during the silent hours of the night is the aim of the Tahajjud prayer.
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