- Tahajjud is the Arabic word for the prayers Muslims observe at night, starting from 9-11 pm till 3-5am
- It should be known that the above time durations are just hypothetical ones, because there are certain time durations at night when it is best to observe Tahajjud, as the Glorious Qur’an and Hadeeth highlighted
- Muslims observing the Ramadan fasting can start their Tahajjud as early as 1am and end it by 4:30am, especially in the last 10 nights of Ramadan. However, a Muslim is not compelled to stand long hours for Tahajjud if he knows he is not physically fit to do so
The best time to rise and observe Tahajjud is in the last one third of the night. That is like from 3-5am here in Nigeria.
Almighty spoke about Tahajjud in Suuratul Israa’il (chapter 17) as well as in Muzzammil (chapter 73); Muddaththir (chapter 74), and in some other chapters of the Glorious Qur’an.
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In the last Ayah (verse) of Suuratul Muzzammil, Almighty Allaah told Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon his noble soul) that He, Allaah knows he observes Tahajjud at different time durations at night.
Furthermore, one main thing about Tahajjud is that Muslims recite so many portions of the Glorious Qur’an.
Prophet Muhammad was known to have appreciated Allaah with Tahajjud, when Suuratul Fat’h (chapter 48) of the Glorious Qur’an was revealed, when all his past and present sins were wiped away by Allaah, despite the fact that Prophet Muhammad distanced himself from all forms of sins and crimes.
In one of the sayings of Prophet Muhammad in a Saheeh Hadeeth, he made it known that anyone who does Tahajjud in Ramadan with faith and hope in Allaah, all his previous one year sins would be forgiven by Allaah.
All Muslims should reignite their desire to observe Tahajjud in the last 10 nights of Ramadan, as well as after Ramadan and ensure they do not miss any Tahajjud, because Tahajjud is a weapon against all forces of darkness.