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How to Offer Tahajjud Prayer

How to Offer Tahajjud Prayer

Muslims have been given the duty to perform the prayers five times a day. These prayers are considered an obligation for the Muslims and they have to perform it at any cost, as there is no compensation for leaving those prayers. They are among the five pillars of Islam and holds a great significance in the life of Muslims. Apart from these five prayers, there are other prayers too, which also have a great reward from Allah Almighty. These prayers are not obligatory and the Muslims have been given a choice to perform them or not. But they are quite important and their importance can be seen through various hadith. One of these prayers include Tahajjud. Tahajjud is known as “The Night Vigil Prayer” and the significance of this prayer is quite high as compared to other prayers. Allah Almighty has also said something quite significant about Tahajjud prayers. Allah Almighty has stated that: “And from (part of) the night, pray with it as additional (worship) for you; it is expected that your Lord will resurrect you to a praised station.”(Quran: 17: 79). Performing Tahajjud gives such a high benefit and washes away the sins of a person just the way you perform Hajj which also washes away the sins of the person and make him feel like he has been born again in this world. The repentance of the person surely gets heard by Allah Almighty.

There are important things which should be carried out in order to perform Tahajjud. These include the first and most important thing related to your intentions. One should have pure intentions by heart and mind that you are about to perform Tahajjud only for the sake of Allah Almighty. There should not be any showoff or boasting related to prayers. This conditions should be implied to all cases. Even if you are about to perform Umrah you should not do it to show off it to others people that how pious you are. Allah doesn’t need that showoff and boasting. He sees the intention of the person and provide him rewards according to his deeds. Maintain cleanliness when you are going to perform Tahajjud. That cleanliness means that you should do ablution and should wear neat and clean clothes. Find a quiet and peaceful portion of the house where you can perform that prayer peacefully so that no one disturb you during your prayer. Try to remove all the issues related to the world that may come in your heart. You should have a focus in your heart that you are having a meeting with Allah Almighty when you are offering the significant Tahajjud prayer. At first, try to offer two Rakahs and then go up to twelve Rakahs. You can always recommend other people in your family to perform the Tahajjud prayer and this will create an amazing atmosphere of peace and serenity in your whole house.

It is the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) to offer the prayers of Tahajjud. The purpose of offering Tahajjud is to seek for Allah’s mercy and forgiveness. Whenever a person stands on the praying mat, he has an intention in his heart that he is going to do repentance of his sins with a pure heart and mind. When a person wakes up in the middle of the night from a deep sleep, only for the love of Allah, then Allah Subhana Wattalah raises that person’s rank quite high among all other people. It is that time of the night in which all the prayers of the person gets heard. According to the Hadith, those who want to get closer to Allah Almighty should continue to perform the Tahajjud prayer as Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said that “The night prayer is a root of getting rid of devil’s effect and achieving all kinds of fair ambitions and wishes”. Although it is a non-obligatory prayer but the reward that you get is no less than an obligatory prayer. Therefore, Muslims should try their best to take out time and perform the sacred Tahajjud prayer at the appropriate time of the night so that they can gather the blessings of Allah Almighty.