One of the midnight prayers is Tahajjud performed by Muslims after sleeping. The period of this prayer is in between the Isha and Fajr prayer. It is considered as one of the most prestigious and possibly answered prayers because you leave your sleep to worship Allah.
Get up in the middle of the night and pray to Allah. Pray for all of the things, also asked Allah to forgive you for all of your mistakes which you did intentionally or unintentionally. The prayer you make in Tahajjud has a special appearance in Allah’s world. One of the most faithful servants of Allah offers this prayer because they know the benefit and ajar of this prayer. The Holy Book Quran contains many verses in which the benefit and status of Tahajjud prayer are written.
Allah (S.W.T) says, “The (loyal) servants of the Merciful are those who walk on the earth modestly, and when the foolish one addresses them, they answer Peace, and who spend the night before their Lord, prostrate and standing”. (25: 63-64)
Hazrat AbuUmama Al-Bahili (R.A) reports that our beloved Prophet (S.A.W) said, “Hold fast to night prayer, for it was the way of the righteous people before you, a way of getting closer to Allah (S.W.T), a redemption for bad deeds, and a cover from sin.”
Those worshippers who hardly get up for Tahajjud prayer should set an alarm, eat less before night’s sleep also be reminded of the rewards of this prayer. It has been said that this prayer cures depression and anxiety also it brings closer to Allah and Allah shows his mercy towards the one who offers Tahajjud prayer.
Beautiful Tahajjud Prayers Quotes
We have posted some motivational and inspirational quotes about the Tahajjud prayer below. You have to read all these Tahajjud quotes and see the reward of this voluntary mid-night Tahajjud prayer.
The Beautiful Aya’t to Recite in Tahajjud
- Ahmad ibn Harb said: “I am astonished at people who know that the delights of Paradise lie above them and the horrors of Hell lie beneath them. How can they sleep in between them?”
- Al-‘Allaamah Ibn ‘Abd al-Haadi said, describing the qiyaam of Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah: “At night he would keep away from people, and spend that time only with his Lord, beseeching Him continually and reciting Qur’an, repeating different kinds of acts of worship by night and by day. When he began to pray, his body would start to tremble, leaning to the left and right.”
- When Habeebah al-‘Adawiyyah prayed ‘Ishaa’, she would stand on the roof of her house, wearing her chemise and khimaar (i.e., covered in proper Islamic dress), then she would say, “O my God, the stars have come out, people have gone to sleep, and kings have closed their doors, but your door is open. Every lover is alone with his lover, but here I am standing before you.” Then she would start to pray and talk to her Lord until the time of suhoor. When the time of suhoor came, she would say, “O Allaah, this night is ending, the day is coming, and I wish I knew whether you have accepted this night (of worship) from me, so that I could congratulate myself, or if it has been rejected, so that I might console myself.”
- When you cannot sleep through worry you should get up, make wudu & pray Tahajjud. Allah is waiting to hear from you.
- When you find yourself wide awake in the middle of the night. Pray Tahajjud. Your sudden sleeplessness is a blessing from the creator (Allah).
- Praying Tahajjud is the best start you can give to your day because you start it off by remembering Allah. Your day will be full of Baraka. The serenity I feel in salātul Tahajjud is priceless. Nothing compares.
- ‘Amrah, the wife of Habeeb al-‘Ajami, prayed qiyaam al-lay one night whilst her husband was asleep. When the time for suhoor came, and her husband was still asleep, she woke him up and said to him, “Get up, my master, for the night has gone, the day has come, and ahead of you lies a long road with little provision, and a small group of righteous people who have gone before us, and we are still here.”
- A man asked Tameem ibn Aws al-Daari (may Allah be pleased with him), ‘How do you pray at night?’ He got very angry and said, ‘By Allah, one rak’ah that I pray in secret in the small hours of the night is more beloved to me than praying the whole night long and then telling people about it.
- A man said to al-Hasan al-Basri: “O Abu Sa’eed, I sleep in good health, and I love to pray qiyaam al-lay, and I prepare water with which to purify myself, so why can I not get up?” Al-Hasan said: “Your sins are restricting you.” He said, may Allaah have mercy on him, “The slave who sins will be denied the opportunity to pray qiyaam at night and to fast during the day.”
- Abu ‘Aasim al-Nabeel said: “Abu Haneefah used to be called al-Watad (pole or pillar) because he prayed so much.”
Tahajjud Prayer Quotes From the Quran
- Abu Bakr al-Marwadhi said: “I was with Imaam Ahmad for nearly four months in the army, and he never stopped praying qiyaam at night or reading the Qur’an during the day, and I never knew when he completed the Qur’an, because he kept that secret.”
- Abu’l-Darda’ (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: “Pray two rak’ahs in the darkness of the night for the darkness of the grave.”
- Spend quiet time before Salat al-Fajr with Tahajjud, reciting the Quran, Dhikr, and Salawat.
- Tahajjud is the prayer of those who seek success.
- Tahajjud is the time when Allah comes down to the lowest part of heaven by his knowledge and asks if someone is calling on Him and wants something.
- Thaabit al-Banaani said: “There is nothing I enjoy more than qiyaam al-layl.
- That the Messenger of Allah (saw) said: “There is no contractual obligation after four (days).”
- The best time to perform Tahajjud is the last third portion of the night.
- Whenever The Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon him) got up for Tahajjud prayer. He used to clean his mouth (and teeth) with miswaak.
- Whoever stands the night in prayer, Allah will make it easy for him to stand on the Day of Judgment.
- Al-Fudayl ibn ‘Ayaad said: “I met some people who feel ashamed before Allaah to sleep for too long in the depths of the night. Such a person may be resting on his side, and when he moves, he says to himself, ‘This is not your right. Get up and take your share of the Hereafter.’”
- Al-Fudayl ibn ‘Ayaad said: “If you cannot pray qiyaam al-lay, or fast during the day, know that you are indeed deprived and restricted, chained by your sins.”
- Al-Haafiz Ibn Hajar said, describing his shaykh al-Haafiz al-‘Iraaqi: “I stayed with him, and I never saw him forsake qiyaam al-lay: it was like a habit for him.”
- Al-Haakim narrated that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “Jibreel came to me and said: ‘O Muhammad, live as long as you want, for you will die. Love whomever you want, for you will leave him. Do whatever you want for you will be required for it. Remember that the believer’s honor is his praying at night, and his pride is his being independent of people.
- Allah’s Apostle used to offer eleven Rakat and that was his prayer. He used to prolong the prostration to such an extent that one could recite fifty verses (of the Quran) before he would lift his head. He used to pray two Rakat (Sunna) before the Fajr prayer and then used to lie down on his right side till the call-maker came and informed him about the prayer.
- Al-Qaasim ibn Ma’een said: “Abu Haneefah spent an entire night in qiyaam reciting this ayah (interpretation of the meaning): ‘Nay, but the Hour is their appointed time (for their full recompense), and the Hour will be more grievous and more bitter’ [al-Qamar 54:46], repeating it and weeping, beseeching Allah until morning came.”
Tahajjud Prayer Status
- Al-Tirmidhi (1984) narrated that ‘Ali said: The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “In Paradise, there are apartments the outside of which can be seen from the inside and the inside of which can be seen from the outside.” A Bedouin stood up and said: “Who are they for, O Messenger of Allah?” He said: “They are for those who speak good words, feed others, fast regularly, and pray to Allah at night when people are sleeping.
- Anas ibn Maalik (may Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “Jibreel said to me, ‘Go back to Hafsah, for she fasts a lot and prays a lot at night (qiyaam al-lay).’
- Ask Allah for what you want in the last third of every night. Allah is nearest at that time and responds to duas.
- Ayyoob al-Sakhtiyaani used to spend the entire night in prayer, then when dawn approached, he would go back to bed and lie down, and when dawn came, he would raise his voice as if he had just woken up.
- Did you realize that? Ramadan has already trained you for Thajjud? Just keep getting up at the same time you did for suhoor, make wudhu then … Pray Tahajjud.
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- Do you want to be a Scholar? Are you facing a financial crisis and want Money? Are you looking to seek forgiveness from Allah? Do you want Jannah? Do you want to pass your exams? Do you want Kids? Do you want to memorize the Quran? Do you want good health? Do you want an amazing spouse? If yes then raise your hands in Dua in Tahajjud, Allah loves hearing our duas.
- Don’t wait for the last 10 nights of Ramadan only to pray Tahajjud. Get into the practice of indulging in private conversations with Allah right away. There is nothing as peaceful as that.
- Gabriel did not come to the Prophet (for some time) and so one of the Quraish women said, “His Satan has deserted him.” So came the Divine Revelation: “By the forenoon and by the night when it is still! Your Lord (O Muhammad) has neither forsaken you Nor hated you.”
- Get up to pray Tahajjud in the dark when all are asleep and see how your path is lit and your life begins to shine.
- How many of us spend sleepless nights feeling hopeless about our problems? Remember what the Almighty says” Call on Me, and I will respond”
- Ibn Raafi’ said: “ ‘Umar ibn al-Khattaab (may Allaah be pleased with him) used to wave his stick at the people when darkness fell, and would say, ‘Get up and go, may Allaah help you to pray qiyaam at night!’”
- Ibn Rajab said concerning his shaykh Imaam Ibn al-Qayyim: “He was a man of worship, tahajjud and lengthy prayers. I have never seen his equal in worship and knowledge of the Qur’an, hadeeth, and principles of faith.”
- Al-Hasan said: “We do not know of any deed more difficult than the struggle to stay up at night or to spend money.” It was said to him, “Why do the mutahajjadeen (those who pray Tahajjud at night) have the most beautiful faces?” He said, “Because they spend time alone with the Most Merciful, so He adorns them with some of His light.”
- Ali ibn Bakkaar (may Allaah have mercy on him) used to have a slave woman who would spread out his bed for him, and he would touch it with his hand and say: “By Allaah, you are good, and by Allaah you are cool, but by Allaah, I will not rest on you tonight.” Then he would get up and pray qiyaam until Fajr.
- Allah says in the Quran: “ 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]
- Allah, I take refuge in you from anxiety and sorrow, weakness and laziness, miserliness and cowardice, the burden of debts, and from being overpowered by men.
- Allah’s Apostle used to give up a good deed, although he loved to do it, for fear that people might act on it and it might be made compulsory for them. The Prophet never prayed the Duha prayer, but I offer it.
- Ibraaheem ibn Shammaas said: “I used to see Ahmad Ibn Hanbal staying up at night to pray when he was a young man.”
Tahajjud Prayer Quotes in English
- If there is something you want in life and you are not praying Tahajjud for it you don’t want it.
- If there is something you want to ask Allah, start praying Tahajjud.
- If you want something from Allah, pray Tahajjud. It’s a truly blessed time to make duas.
- Imaam al-Bukhaari used to pray qiyaam and Tahajjud at night until the time of suhoor, and he would read between a half and a third of the Qur’an, and complete it at suhoor every third night.
- In the lifetime of the Prophet whosoever saw a dream would narrate it to Allah’s Apostle. I had a wish of seeing a dream to narrate it to Allah’s Apostle (p.b.u.h) I was a grown-up boy and used to sleep in the Mosque in the lifetime of the Prophet. I saw in the dream that two angels caught hold of me and took me to the Fire which was built all around like a built well and had two poles in it and the people in it were known to me. I started saying, “I seek refuge with Allah from the Fire.” Then I met another angel who told me not to be afraid. I narrated the dream to Hafsa who told it to Allah’s Apostle. The Prophet said, “Abdullah is a good man. I wish he prayed Tahajjud.” After that ‘Abdullah (i.e. Salim’s father) used to sleep but a little at night.
- Many people talk about Allah but very few people talk to Allah. Bring Tahajjud and Dua into your life and talk to Allah.
- Mu’aadhah al-‘Adawiyyah, one of the righteous Taabi’aat spent her wedding night, along with her husband Silah ibn Ashyam, praying until Fajr. When her husband and son were killed in the land of jihad, she would spend the whole night in prayer, worshipping and beseeching Allaah, and she would sleep during the day. If she felt sleepy whilst she was praying at night, she would tell herself: “O soul, there is plenty of sleep ahead of you.”
- Muhammad ibn al-Munkadir said: “There is nothing left of the joys of this life except three: qiyaam al-layl, meeting one’s brothers in faith and praying in congregation.
- Mukhallad ibn Husayn said: “I never woke up at night except I saw Ibraaheem ibn Adham remembering Allaah and praying, and this made me depressed, so I consoled myself with this ayah (interpretation of the meaning): ‘…That is the Grace of Allaahm which He bestows on whom He pleases. And Allaah is the Owner of Great Bounty’ [al-Hadeed 54:21].”
- Narrated Abu Huraira (Radiallahu anhu): Allah’s Apostle (Peace be upon him) said, “Our Lord, the Blessed, the Superior, comes every night down on the nearest Heaven to us when the last third of the night remains, saying: “Is there anyone to invoke Me, so that I may respond to invocation? Is there anyone to ask Me, so that I may grant him his request? Is there anyone seeking My forgiveness, so that I may forgive him?” [Bukhari: Book 2: Volume 21: Hadith 246]
- One night Allah’s Apostle came to me and Fatima, the daughter of the Prophet, and asked, “Won’t you pray (at night)?” I said, “O Allah’s Apostle! Our souls are in the hands of Allah and if He wants us to get up He will make us get up.” When I said that, he left us without saying anything and I heard that he was hitting his thigh and saying, “But man is more quarrelsome than anything.”
- One night Allah’s Apostle offered the prayer in the Mosque and the people followed him. The next night he also offered the prayer and too many people gathered. On the third and the fourth nights more people gathered, but Allah’s Apostle did not come out to them. In the morning he said, “I saw what you were doing and nothing but the fear that it (i.e. the prayer) might be enjoined on you, stopped me from coming to you.” And that happened in the month of Ramadan.
- One night the Prophet got up and said, “Subhan Allah! How many afflictions Allah has revealed tonight and how many treasures have been sent down (disclosed)? Go and wake the sleeping lady occupants of these dwellings up (for prayers), perhaps a well-dressed in this world may be naked in the Hereafter.”
- Pray Tahajjud to pour your heart out and don’t forget to include your loved ones including Muslim ummah in your dua because that is the least you can do for all those who are affected… Pray for everyone… Allah listens, Allah, cares; Allah knows your all intentions.
- Pray Tahajjud, tell your wishes to Allah, and get everything.
- The Dua made at Tahajjud is like an arrow that does not miss its target.
The enjoyment of walking up for Tahajjud is much more then sleeping, yet we only know the enjoyment of Sleeping.
Late Night Prayer Quotes
- The key to sincerity is Tahajjud because only the sincere wake and stand when others are lying asleep.
- Urwah ibn al-Zubayr said: “I came to ‘Aa’ishah (may Allaah be pleased with her) one day to greet her, and I found her praying and reciting the ayah (interpretation of the meaning), ‘But Allaah has been gracious to us, and has saved us from the torment of the Fire’ [al-Toor 52:27], repeating it and weeping. I waited for her, but I got bored of waiting, so I went to the market for some things I needed, then I came back to ‘Aa’ishah, and she was still praying and reciting this ayah and weeping.”
- When ‘Umar ibn Dharr saw that night had come, he would say: “Night has come, and night has dignity, and Allaah is most deserving of reverence.”
- Wish to have a private conversation with Allah? Wake up an hour before Fajr and lower your head to the ground in Tahajjud.
- Ya Allah grant me the strength to battle laziness and sleep, so that I may wake up for Tahajjud and Fajr prayer every day.
- Yahyaa ibn Mu’aadh said: “The medicine of the heart is five things: reading the Qur’an and pondering the meaning, having an empty stomach, praying at night (qiyaam al-layl), beseeching Allah at the time of suhoor, and keeping company with righteous people.
- The Prophet said, “Do not become angry and furious.” The man asked (the same) again and again, and the Prophet said in each case, “Do not become angry and furious.”
- The Prophet used to stand (in the prayer) or pray till both his feet or legs swelled. He was asked why (he offered such an unbearable prayer) and he said, “Should I not be a thankful slave?
- Try to pray . Tahajjud (Night Prayer) as your inability to sleep may just be your soul craving to speak with the Lord (Allah).
- Try to pray Tahajjud [Voluntary night prayer] at least once a week and you will find very big differences in your life.
- Yazeed al-Riqaashi said: “A lot of Tahajjud brings delight to the worshippers, and a lot of thirst (i.e., fasting), brings joy when they meet Allah.
- You cannot claim you tried everything if you never got up in the last third of the night to ask Allah for it.
- The most beloved Salah after the Fardh prayers is Tahajjud.
- The only real rest comes when you are alone with God.
- The Prophet became sick and did not get up (for Tahajjud prayer) for a night or two.
- Try to pray Tahajjud at least once a week and see the difference in your life…