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Tahajjud is also called the “night prayer.” which is offered during the last third of the night. There are several hadith that focus on the importance and benefits of offering Tahajjud prayer in Islam.
Importance of Tahajjud
The importance of Tahajjud prayer is evident in numerous Hadith, but we have quoted the most persuasive one here.
Prophet Muhammad ﷺ said: Allah 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?
- Sahih al-Bukhari 1145.
Benefits of Tahajjud prayer
There are several benefits of offering Tahajjud prayer for this life and the life thereafter. We have explained them below.
Opening the doors of hope
The biggest benefit of offering Tahajjud prayer is that it creates hope for people to do anything they want to do and feeling that Allah is with them in this task.
As explained in the Hadith above when we discussed the importance of Tahajjud that Allah comes to the last heaven and fulfills the wishes of those praying Tahajjud, it creates hope in the mind of people.
Prevention from Sins
A great advantage of offering Tahajjud prayer is that it protects the worshiper from diseases and bestows health upon the sicks.
Scientifically speaking, it is the habit of the most healthy people walking on the planet earth to get up early in the morning even before the sunrise. When your body is fresh and healthy, sickness stays away.
There is no doubt about the fact that Tahajjud prayer allows you to be directly connected with Allah and provides peace of mind and heart which is a great benefit.
Once you achieve the peace of mind, it reflects on your face which starts glowing over time. You might have noticed that the face of some spiritual scholars glow like a tubelight just because of their closeness to Allah.
Achievement of Goals
When you want your hard work to pay-off, make sure you offer tahajud as it helps to achieve your goals. As Allah has kept tahajud for accepting prayers and desires.
There is a psychological reason for that, when you believe that you can do something, you actually achieve your goals. Offering Tahajjud prayer provides you that belief.
When you wake up at Tahajud and make it a habit, then you know well how to fight against your inner-self and thus you start becoming active and keep riping the benefits of this Salah.
Fear of Allah
Those who pray five times a day and offer tahajud, tend to become virtuous. They start fearing Allah Almighty and avoid sins. Also, those who pray and are in Wudhu, tend to avoid sins.
Prevention from Sins
Praying Tahajud will lend Allah’s support in keeping away from sins which is in itself a great benefit. Allah protects his beloved ones from sins and from the devil. So that they may not fall astray.
Protection from difficulties
By offering Tahajud, one gets close to Allah Almighty and thus, Allah protects them from difficulty and trouble.
Safeguard from Hell
Hell is the worst place one can imagine of. If one wants to be protected from the hardships of hell, then they should make an effort of offering Tahajud prayers.
Closeness to Allah
Offering 5 daily prayers makes one close to Allah. But those who make an effort of praying the non-mandatory prayers like tahajud, tend to become closer to Allah and thus their ranks are elevated.
Improved blood circulation
It has been scientifically proven that prayers tend to improve blood circulation. Thus, when one offers the prayers in the mid-night, the body which has been relaxed tend to circulate blood evenly and properly due to the mid-night prayer.
Time for Tajahhud
As explained, Tahajjud is offered during the last third of the night. The night starts at Isha time and ends at Fajr time. For example;
- Isha Time: 8:00 pm.
- Fajr Time: 5:00 am.
- Tahajjud Time: 2:00 am.
- What is qada time for Isha?