Here we will know all what Muslims have to know aboutTahajjud.What is Tahajjud prayer?It is one kind of prayer that is done between Isha prayer(which is an obligatory prayer), and Fajr prayer (which isalso an obligatory prayer).This type of prayers is Sunnah as done by our belovedProphet Muhammad (SAW), which means it is not obligedto be prayed.By knowing how to pray Tahajjud it is important to knowthat this prayer is preferred to be done in the last third ofthe night.Some Muslims used to pray Tahajjud as a part of theirFard prayers, which is a way to get Allah’s satisfaction andhis reward.Our beloved Prophet Muhammad (SAW) taught his peoplehow to pray Tahajjud during his life and here we will know it.
How to pray Tahajjud prayer?
The Messenger of Allah Muhammad (SAW) said about
“The most virtuous prayer except the obligatory prayers isthe one offered by becoming awake after sleep at night.”This Hadith describes the greatness of this prayer afterFard prayer.It is not easy for one to wake up from his warm bed _inseverely cold days_ to perform ablution and pray, so Allahasks his angels “why my servant wakes up and caresabout praying at this late time in the night?”Their angels answer: “Oh Allah! Your servants are afraidof your punishment, and also want to get your Blessings.”Then Allah replies:“They will get what they want, and i will protect them fromwhat they are afraid of.”Before knowing how to pray Tahajjud we have to knowthat the first step is to put your intention by saying that youwill pray 2 Rakat of Tahajjud (there is an opinion sayingthat you can make your intention with your heart withoutspeaking).1. Stand up straight looking at the position of yourSujood and say Allahu Akbar (Takbir).2. After saying “Audhu billahi minashaitan nirajeembismillahir rahmanir raheem”, recite Surah Al Fatihahthen another Surah of the Holy Quran.3. After finishing the second Surah, there is the time ofRoku’ which is the bowing position, in which we say“Subhana rabia Al Azeem.”4. Then to the standing position, then to Sujood inwhich we say “Subhana rabia al A’la.”5. After first Sujood there is another one.In Sujood we ask what we wish from Allah as it is thenearest position to Allah.The first cycle or the first Rak’a is finished and there is asecond Rak’a.6. We stand up again to do what we did in the firstRak’a, then we sit for the complete Tashahhud.7. Finally, we say on the right hand “Assalamu Alaikumwarahmatullah” and also on the left.This will help you in How to pray Tahajjud.It is important to say that Tahajjud is prayed in the sets of2 (2, 4,6, or 8 Rakat), and 2 Rakat is the minimumnumber.Our beloved Prophet Muhammad (SAW) prayed up to 13Rakat (8 Tahajjud, 2 Shaf’ and 1 Witr).Tahajjud has a great reward from Allah so don’t miss it!Also Read : Sujood meaning and its great benefits