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10 Things You Should Know About Taraweeh

10 Things You Should Know About Taraweeh

Taraweeh prayer is one of the remarkable specialties of Ramadan nights; for the whole month, Muslims line up at night to observe a number of optional rak`at and listen to and reflect on the recitation of the Qur’an. It is a very blessed and highly spiritual experience. Below, Sheikh Sharif Faizullah highlights, in 10 points, valuable information about …

15+ Hadiths on Optional Night Prayer (Qiyam)

15 Hadiths on Optional Night Prayer (Qiyam)

As the month of Ramadan are approaching, it is smart to plan to maximize your gains in the blessed month. Qiyam-ul-Layl or optional night prayer, also known as taraweeh and tahjjud, is one of the best ways to achieve this goal. The merits of this special worship are numerous. It is praised in various Quranic verses and …

What Is the Importance of Qiyam-ul-Layl

What Is the Importance of Qiyam-ul-Layl?

Short Answer: Qiyam Al-Layl is an act of worship that connects the heart to Allah and enables it to overcome the temptations of life and to strive against one’s own self, at the time when voices are stilled, eyes are closed in sleep, and sleepers are tossing and turning in their beds. _____________________________________ Salam Kareema, Thank you for …

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Can't Pray Tahajjud: How Else Can I Draw Near to God?

Short Answer: Basically, tahajjud is voluntary, so it’s not required of you. Moreover, if your doctor has advised you against it, know that harming your body for the sake of worship robs you of the benefits of that extra worship. We must care for our body, and this is also an act of worship. Maybe try one of …

How Many Rakaahs Is the Tahajjud Prayer

How Many Rakaahs Is the Tahajjud Prayer?

Salam Sister,   Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. Short answer: Tahajjud does not entail a specific number of rakaahs, and there is no maximum limit. Just one witr is enough. Tahajjud (Arabic for: optional late night prayer) does not entail a specific number of rakaahs (units of prayer) that must be performed. Nor is there any maximum limit …

What Prophet Said When He Arrived in Madinah

What Prophet Said When He Arrived in Madinah

In an inspiring connection between our spiritual life and physical life, the Prophet lists praying at night along with feeding the hungry, greeting each other and maintaining family ties.

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Ramadan's Night Prayers, Why Two Times?

Assalamu Alaikum Dear Muhammad, Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. Tahajjud (the optional late-night prayers) is derived from the Arabic root “hajada” meaning: he was wakeful in the night. In the silent, dark, and tranquil hours of the night; we seek liberation from the burdens of daily hectic life and focus …

Lead People in Prayer

Can a Disabled Lead People in Prayer?

Wa `alaykum as-salamu wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. Dear brother, thank you for your question that shows your interest in knowing more about Islam and your zeal to correctly perform your …



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