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Can you Pray Salah at Midnight?

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Answered by:  Imam Abdul-Malik Sheikh​


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Can you pray Salah at midnight?


 


بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم


In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful


 


There is no harm in praying Salāh during or after midnight. In fact, praying Tahajjud is the best prayer after the obligatory prayers.


Abū Hurayrah (May Allah be please with him) narrates that the Messenger of Allah (Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said:


“The best prayer after the obligatory prayers is the night prayer.” (Muslim)


 


 


Only Allah knows best


Written by Imam Abdul-Malik Sheikh


Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah


Darul Ifta Birmingham


 


 


  1. Tuhfah al-Ahwadhi bi Sharh Jami al-Tirmidhi, Dar al-Kutub al-‘Ilmiyyah, Vol. 9 p.248, Beirut


 


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