Night prayer; Reading Qur'an only or praying

24-5-2000 | IslamWeb


Can the Qiyaam al-Layl (Night prayer) be reading Quran only or does it have to be praying?


All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.


The night prayer (Qiyaam) can only be by praying.

Nonetheless, it is known that there is a reward in the recitation of the Quran and in the mention of Allah.

Allah knows best.