Parents preventing their son from waking up for tahajjud

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Q: I am 19 years old (male), staying in hostel for my studies. I am planning to wake up at 3:00am for reading tahajjud and not to sleep until completing my isha prayer execpt <60 sec nap after my lunch. My parents said you are young boy waking up alone in hostel room at that time my cause some problems, so don’t wake up at that time, I think they are fearing of supernatural powers (jinns) etc… So plz give me suitable advice


A: If you have no health problems and you are getting sufficient sleep and you are eating and sleeping well you may continue.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)