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  • Intended to Pray Qiyaam But Overslept Date: 2-8-2018

    As’salaamu Alaikum Shaykh, if I had the intention to pray on the night of laylatul-Qadr but then fell asleep because my 5 month old baby woke up in the middle of the night and I fell asleep trying to settle her. Have I missed out on the reward of laylatul-Qadr? .. More

  • Determining the Last-Third Part of the Night Date: 24-5-2018

    Assalam Alaykum,When exactly is the range of time regarded as the last/Third period of the night most prescribed and recommended for prayer answering? .. More

  • Stories about night prayer Date: 16-5-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum, Scholar. Since I have not been able to perform the voluntary night prayer for months, I would love to hear stories like the one of Sufyaan Ath-Thawri, which says that he could not pray night prayers because of one sin. So, please, if you can tell me stories of Tabi'een (generation following that of the Companions) or Companions or.. More

  • Finding difficulty in performing voluntary night prayer Date: 9-1-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum, Shaykh. A few days ago, I sent you a question regarding my inability to pray voluntary night prayers after sleeping. I told you that I still do not know why given that I checked all the ways that help one to pray at night. I think these are good. However, I was reading some quotes of righteous Imams in Islamqa.com of Muhammad Salih.. More

  • Reading last verses of Aal-'Imraan before Tahajjud Prayer Date: 20-12-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu, Shaykh. Is it true that Prophet Muhammad, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam,would look at the sky recite a verse of the Quran (3:190) (or another verse if I am mistaken) and then pray his Tahajjud prayer? May Allaah reward you, Shaykh. .. More

  • Tahajjud prayer prescribed for all Muslims Date: 20-12-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. Can an unmarried girl pray Tahajjud (voluntary night prayer)? Someone recently told me that it is not permissible for an unmarried girl to pray Tahajjud. May Allaah reward you. .. More

  • Special garment for night prayer Date: 28-7-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. I have read the following: Amr ibn Al-Aswad used to have an expensive garment of 200 dirhams that he wore exclusively for the night prayer. (Narrated by Ibn Kathir in Al-Bidayah wan-Nihayah) Is this permissible? I mean, for a man to buy a a special piece of clothing (like a Thawb or Jalabah) and only use it for night prayers. Or is.. More

  • Praying night prayer in masjid or in other person's home Date: 24-7-2016

    Is it better to pray the night prayer at someone else's house (if your staying the night) or at the masjid? .. More

  • Staying up all night to seek knowledge is better than voluntary night prayer Date: 11-11-2015

    Assalaamu alaykum. My question is the following: which of the two is better, praying at night or staying up late at night to seek knowledge? Also, when did the Salaf (pious predecessors) sleep when they remained awake all night? I do not think that they used to waste the blessings of the morning? .. More

  • Praying night prayer right after ‘Ishaa' Date: 28-9-2014

    Salamu aleikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh. I have heard that Abu Bakr (ra) started to pray qiyam al-layl right after isha prayer. The question is: did he not pray qiyam at the last 1/3 part of the night which the best time for qiyam? Is there any evidences about how he prayed qiyam? wa Jazak Allahu kheiran .. More

  • Apparent and hidden means for making Qiyaam easy Date: 13-1-2014

    What are the means which make it easy for Muslims performing the Qiyaam (night voluntary) prayer? How can we avoid Satan's control and urination in our ears during sleep? Would you please advise. May Allaah Reward you. .. More

  • Performing the Tahajjud prayer in congregation in the last ten days of Ramadan is permissible Date: 13-1-2014

    What is the religious ruling on performing the Tahajjud prayer in congregation in the last ten days of Ramadhaan? .. More

  • Place of Ishraaq prayer and time of Tahajjud prayer Date: 2-12-2012

    For Ishrak Prayer, is it a must to sit in mosque till the sun comes out or one can go home or Office and offer the two rakk'ah there also when the time is right. Also the first prayer call for fajar is for the Tahajud time starting or finishing. I mean can someone offer Tahajud Prayer after the first prayer call. .. More

  • The way to perform the night prayer on a daily basis Date: 29-9-2012

    Assalamu Alaykum. I use to do 20 Rakats + 3( Shafa & witr ) for Salatul Layl. So, the 20 Rakats are 10 Prayers of 2 Rakats, and the 1rst Rakat I use to recite FATIHA and IKHLAS, 2nd Rakat: FATIHA and KAFIRUNA The Shafa prayer: 2 Rakats; 1rst FATIHA and NASS, 2nd FATIHA and FALAKHI. The Witr prayer, one Rakat: FATIHA, plus 3 IKHLASS plus FALAKHI,.. More

  • She has continuous discharge and wants to perform the night prayer after midnight Date: 24-6-2010

    If a woman has a continuous discharge and performs aboution for'Ishaa' prayer, is it permissible for her to pray the night prayer after midnight with the same ablution that she performed for ‘Ishaa’ prayer?.. More