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How Can I Pray Tahajjud? Is It Similar to the 5 Prayers or Do I Need To Memorize Some Verses?

Answered by: Shaykh Ahmed bin Mohamed Umarji

Question:

How can I pray Tahajjud? Is it similar to the 5 prayers or do I need to memorize some verses?

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

 

Answer:

Tahajjud is performed in the same manner as other prayers.

Hereunder are some points about Tahajjud.

  • Tahajjud Salaat is Sunnat and carries great reward
  • In Salaat ut, Tahajjud Du’aa’s are accepted
  • The time for Tahajjud is after Esha’ until true dawn
  • It is better that Tahajjud is performed in the latter part of the night
  • If no one could wake up and Tahajjud was performed after Esha’, then one will get the reward of Tahajjud
  • One can perform 4 Rak’ats or 8 Rak’ats of Tahajjud
  • It is better to perform 8 Rak’ats. 1

Only Allah knows best

Written by Shaykh Ahmed bin Mohamed Umarji

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

1 Thamratul Fiqh, Page 101, Zam Zam Publishers

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