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Like the special moment in Jumu`ah, the time when this special moment occurs every night is not
determined. But it is generally in the late hours of the night because that is the best time for worship. As in the case
of Lailat-ul-Qadr the wisdom of keeping it secret lies in the inducement to search it by means of worship and prayer,
praise and remembrance of Allah.
َلﺎَﻗ ﻢﱠﻠَﺳو ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ ُﷲا ﻰّﻠَﺻ ﱠﻲِﺒﱠﻨﻟا ﱠنَأ ، ُﻪْﻨَﻋ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا ﻲِﺿَر َةَﺮﻳﺮُه ﻲﺑَأ ْﻦَﻋَو
ِﻞْﻴﱠﻠﻟا َﻦِﻣ ِﻢُآُﺪَﺣَأ َمﺎَﻗ اذِإ
ِﻦْﻴﺘﻔﻴﻔَﺧ ﻦْﻴَﺘَﻌآﺮِﺑ َةﻼﱠﺼﻟا ِﺢﺘَﺘﻔَﻴﻠَﻓ
ﻢِﻠﺴﻣ ُﻩاور
ﻆﻔﻠﻟا اﺬﻬﺑ ذﺎﺷ
] (
ﻲﻧﺎﺒﻟﻷا ﺦﻴﺸﻟا لﺎﻗ
ﺴﻣ ﺮﻴﻏ ﺪﻨﻋ ﻮهو
ﷲا ﻰﻠﺻ ﻪﻠﻌﻓ ﻦﻣ ﺎﻋﻮﻓﺮﻣ ةﺮﻳﺮه ﻲﺑأ ﻦﻋ ﻢﻠ
ﻲﻓ ﻪﺘﻘﻘﺣ ﺎﻤآ ذﺎﺸﻓ ﻪﻟﻮﻗ ﻦﻣ ﺎﻣأو باﻮﺼﻟا ﻮهو ﻢﻠﺳو ﻪﻴﻠﻋ
دواد ﻲﺑأ ﻒﻴﻌﺿ
. [ "
Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Prophet (PBUH) said, "
When one of you gets
up at night to perform (Tahajjud) prayer, let him start Salat with two short Rak`ah
ﺖﻟﺎﻗ ، ﺎﻬْﻨَﻋ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا َﻲِﺿَر ، َﺔَﺸِﺋﺎَﻋ ْﻦَﻋَو
َﺢَﺘَﺘﻓا ِﻞْﻴﱠﻠﻟا ﻦِﻣ مﺎﻗ اذِإ ﻢﱠﻠَﺳو ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ ُﷲا ﻰّﻠَﺻ ِﻪﱠﻠﻟا ُلﻮُﺳَر َنﺎآ
، ِﻦْﻴَﺘَﻔﻴﻔَﺧ ﻦْﻴَﺘَﻌْآَﺮِﺑ ُﻪَﺗﻼَﺻ
ﻢﻠﺴﻣ ﻩاور
`Aishah (May Allah be pleased with her) reported:
Whenever the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) stood for Salat
at night, he would start his prayer with two brief Rak`ah
These two Ahadith point out the desirability of performing two brief Rak`ah before one embarks on
Tahajjud prayers, as this was the practice of the Prophet (PBUH). The wisdom behind this is to drive away laziness
and pave the way for the nocturnal prayers in a proper manner. Allah knows better.
ْﺖَﻟﺎﻗ ، ﺎَﻬْﻨﻋ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا ﻲِﺿر ، ﺎﻬْﻨَﻋو
ﻞﻴﱠﻠﻟا ﻦﻣ ُةﻼﱠﺼﻟا ُﻪْﺘﺗﺎﻓ اذِإ ﻢﱠﻠَﺳو ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ ُﷲا ﻰّﻠَﺻ ِﻪﱠﻠﻟا ُلﻮﺳر نﺎآ
ﺔَﻌْآر ةﺮَﺸﻋ ﻲﺘَﻨِﺛ ِرﺎﻬﱠﻨﻟا َﻦِﻣ ﻰﱠﻠَﺻ ، ِﻩِﺮﻴﻏ ْوَأ ٍﻊﺟو ْﻦِﻣ
ﻢِﻠﺴﻣ ﻩاور
`Aishah (May Allah be pleased with her) reported:
If the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) missed his night
(Tahajjud) Salat because of indisposition or the like, he would perform twelve Rak`ah during the day
لﺎَﻗ ، ُﻪْﻨﻋ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا ﻲِﺿَر ِبﺎﱠﻄَﺨﻟا ِﻦﺑ َﺮَﻤُﻋ ْﻦﻋو
َﺻ ِﻪﱠﻠﻟا ُلﻮُﺳر َلﺎَﻗ
ﻢﱠﻠَﺳو ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ ُﷲا ﻰّﻠ
ﻦﻋ مﺎَﻧ ْﻦَﻣ
ﱠﻠﻟا َﻦﻣ ُﻩَأَﺮَﻗ ﺎﻤﱠﻧَﺄآ ُﻪﻟ ﺐِﺘُآ ، ِﺮْﻬﱡﻈﻟا ِةﻼَﺻو ِﺮْﺠَﻔﻟا َةِﻼَﺻ َﻦﻴﺑ ﺎﻤﻴِﻓ ُﻩأﺮَﻘَﻓ ، ُﻪﻨِﻣ ٍءﻲْﺷ ْﻦَﻋ وأ ، ِﻪِﺑْﺰِﺣ
ﻢﻠﺴﻣ .
`Umar bin Al-Khattab (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said: "
anyone falls asleep and therefore fails to observe his Hizb (share) or part of it, if he observes it between the Fajr and
the Zuhr prayers, it will be recorded for him as though he had observed it during the night
This Hadith has already been mentioned. The word "
'' literally means "
'' and "
''. Here it
means that (
daily round of recitation
) which a person determines for himself, such as prayer or recitation of the
Qur'an. For instance, if a person decides that he will perform eight Rak`ah in Tahajjud, recite one Juz` (
) of the
Qur'an everyday, remember Allah in such and such form for so many times etc., etc. And then he makes every
possible effort to put into practice his decision, but if casually he is unable to fulfill his routine, he should do it
afterwards. This action of his will be credited to his account by Allah as if he completed it at the appointed time.
This Hadith furnishes justification for the performance of optional righteous acts even after their due time.
لﺎﻗ ، ُﻪْﻨﻋ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا َﻲِﺿَر ةﺮﻳﺮُه ﻲﺑَأ ْﻦَﻋو
ﻢﱠﻠَﺳو ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ ُﷲا ﻰّﻠَﺻ ِﻪﱠﻠﻟا ُلﻮُﺳر َلﺎﻗ
َمﺎَﻗ ﻼُﺟَر ﻪﱠﻠﻟا َﻢِﺣر
َﻬِﻬْﺟو ﻲﻓ َﺢﻀَﻧ ْﺖَﺑَأ ْنﺈﻓ ، ُﻪﺗَأﺮﻣا َﻆَﻘْﻳأو ﱠﻰﻠﺼﻓ ، ِﻞْﻴﱠﻠﻟا َﻦِﻣ
، ْﺖﱠﻠﺼَﻓ ِﻞْﻴﱠﻠﻟا ﻦِﻣ ﺖﻣﺎَﻗ ًةَأَﺮَﻣا ُﻪﱠﻠﻟا َﻢِﺣَر ، َءﺎﻤﻟا ﺎ
َءﺎﻤﻟا ِﻪِﻬْﺟو ﻲﻓ ْﺖَﺤَﻀَﻧ ﻲﺑَأ نِﺈﻓ ﺎَﻬَﺟْوَز ْﺖَﻈَﻘْﻳَأو
دواد ﻮﺑأ ُﻩاور
ٍﺢﻴﺤﺻ ِدﺎﻨﺳِﺈﺑ
Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, "
May Allah
show mercy to a man who gets up during the night and performs Salat, awakens his wife to pray and if she refuses,
he sprinkles water on her face (to make her get up). May Allah show mercy to a woman who gets up during the
night and performs Salat, awakens her husband for the same purpose; and if he refuses, she sprinkles water on his