Intention and Timings: Salat al-Haja and Salat al-Istikhara — Prayer of Need and Prayer of Seeking Guidance

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I would like to know what niyat should one do for praying salat-al-tasbeeh and salat-al-hajah ? are they both nafl namaz ? and can we pray them anytime we want to, or is there any specific time we can pray them and earn more rewards from allah ? also, can we pray them at tahajjud time ?

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Wa alaikum assalam warahmatullah

Please see the following related SunniPath  Answers (
The Fiqh of Intention – in prayer and elsewhere
Intentions in Voluntary Prayers
The Tasbih Prayer
The Prayer of Need (Salat al-Hajah)

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