Most of the Ummah thinks that this particular worship is only a specialty of Ramadan. However, this Ibadah is so important that will tell you whether you truly love Allah (swt) and whether He (swt) loves you.

It is the school of the richest people – Tahajjud. Allah (swt) says in the Quran: “Is one who is obedient to Allah, prostrating himself or standing (in prayer) during the hours of the night, fearing the Hereafter and hoping for the Mercy of his Lord (like one who disbelieves)? Say: ‘Are those who know equal to those who know not?’” (Az-Zumar 39:9)

Basically, Allah (swt) is saying: don’t you ever compare the one who makes Tahajjud and Qiyam with the one who doesn’t. The night time has the golden moments for those who long to be close to Allah (swt) and want to spend their time in privacy with Him. Prophet Muhammad (sa) said: “The best prayer after the obligatory prayers is the night prayer.” (Muslim)

Prophet Muhammad (sa) said: “May Allah (swt) be pleased with a man who gets up at night and prays and then wakes up his wife. But if she refuses to wake up, he sprinkles water on her face. May Allah (swt) bless a woman who wakes up at night and prays and wakes up her husband, and if he refuses, she sprinkles water on his face.” (Abu Dawud) Spouses who do this consistently for the sake of Allah (swt) will have the happiest marriage ever!

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