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What is the start time of Tahajjud prayer?

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When exactly tahajjud prayer time starts?Some where I read that divide night in three part and it start from 2nd or 3rd part?If it is so how to devide night should we start fro sun set till sun rise? For example if sun set at 7 o clock evening and fajar prayer start from 4 o clock in morning and sun rises at 6 o clock in morning what is starting time of tahjjaud?


(Fatwa: 1546/1550/M=1430)

The salah offered in the night after awakening is called Tahajjud. It is better to perform it in last night, however it may also be offered in midnight. And the person who is unable to wake up in last night or midnight, he may offer two or four raka?at with the intention of tahajjud after Isha prayer. Insha-Allah he shall get its reward. The night shall be divided into three parts from sunset to dawn (before the starting of fajar time) not the time of sunrise.

Allah (Subhana Wa Ta’ala) knows Best

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

This answer was collected from the official ifta website of Darul Uloom Deoband in India.

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