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Tahajjud Prayer-Salatul layl -Night Prayer
‫ويٍ انهَّيْم فَتَهَجد بِه ََافِهَةً نَّك عسى أٌَ يَبعثَك ربُّك يقَايا يحْ ًىدًا‬ َ ِ َ َ َ َ ِ ْ َّ ُ َّ ً َ َ َ َ َ ْ ِ
“And (during part) of the night, abandon sleep and keep vigil to pray Salat, in addition to the regular obligatory prayer. Your Rabb (the Sustainer) may (as a reward) elevate you to the position of High Distinction, Glory and Praise.”[THE HOLY QUR’AN: 17:79]

Salatul Layl (Short Article) by `Allamah Majlisi A short article that explains methods of reciting Salat al-Lail (the night prayer). Includes Arabic along with English translations. Tahajjud salat by Academy of learning islam pdf file with mp3 Audio of all duas Qur'anic verses and ahadith on the merits of reciting Salatul Layl. Includes method of recitation along with Arabic and English along with a rich collection of basic and additional supplications given to us by the Ahlul Bayt (a) that can be recited along with the prayer itself. Salatul Layl (The Night Prayer al-islam.org version) Merits | PDF (incl additional duas ) | PDF from al-mubin.org | Qaza of Tahajjud | Jpg file | Ppt file | Audio TIME (WAQT) The time for praying Salatul-Layl is from midnight (midnight is reckoned as the time which is exactly half the time between sunset and the actual dawn) to the time of Adhan for Fajr prayers. However, it can be prayed at anytime after Isha prayers but it is better to pray during the last part of the night near to the time of Fajr prayers. If it is not possible to pray after midnight or before Fajr, then it can be prayed in the morning or any part of the day with the niyyah (intention) of Qadha. It is better to pray with the niyyah of Qadha during the day time than to pray in the early part of the night.

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Note: According to Ayatullah Seestani, the time for Salatul-Layl is from midnight to the Adhan time for Fajr prayers. However, it is better to pray near the time of Fajr prayers. Anyone who finds it difficult to pray Salatul-Layl after midnight can pray before midnight.

METHOD
Salatul-Layl is made up of eleven Rak’ats.
Ø The first eight Rak’ats are prayed as normal in pairs of two Rak’ats each with the niyyah of Nawafilatul-Layl. The next two Rak’ats are prayed with the Niyyah of Salatul Shaf’a. The remaining one Rak’at is prayed with the Niyyah of Salatul Witr.

Ø Ø

In the last one Rak’at, Qunoot is recited before Rukuu and the Salat is completed as usual with Tashahud and Salaam. The last one Rak’at is prayed as follows: Hold Tasbih in the right hand if required ,for keeping count of the dhikr mentioned below to be recited. Make Niyyah and say Takbiratul Ihram. Recite: Surah Al-Hamd; Surah Qul Huwallahu Ahad - three times; Surah Qul-Audhubi Rabbil Falaq - once; Surah Qul-Audhubi Rabbin Naas - once.

Note:

If one does not know the last two Surahs mentioned above, then it is sufficient to recite Surah Qul Huwallahu Ahad, three times. .

Say Takbir and raise both hands for Qunoot.:Laa ilaaha illallaahul Halimul Karim Laa ilaaha illallaahul ‘Aliyyul ‘Azim Subhaanallaahi Rabbis Samaawaatis Sab'

You may recite any Dua. However, it is recommended to recite the following Dua

‫آل اِنَهَ اِالَّ ّللاُ انحهِيى انكزيى‬ ُِْ َ ْ ُْ َ ْ ّ ‫آل اِنَهَ اِالَّ ّللاُ انعهِي انعظيى‬ ُ ْ ِ َ ْ ُّ َ ْ ّ ‫سبحاٌ ّللاِ ربِّ انسًاوات انسبْع‬ َ ّ َ َ ُْ ِ َّ ِ َ َ َّ

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wa Rabbil ‘Arzinas Sab' wa maa fihinna wa maa baynahunna wa Rabbul 'Arshil ‘Azim Wal Hamdul lillaahi Rabbil 'Aalamin

‫و ربِّ االَرْ ضيٍْ انسبْع‬ َ َ ِ َّ َ ِ ‫و يا فِيهٍ و يا بَيَُهٍُ و‬ َ َّ ْ َ َ َّ ِ ْ َ َ ‫ربُّ انعزْ ش انعظيْى‬ ِ ِ َْ ِ َْ َ ٍْ‫و انحًد ِلِلِ ربِّ انعانًَي‬ َ ِ َْ َ ّ َُْ ْ َ

There is none worth worshipping but Allah Who is Forbearing and Generous There is none worth worshipping but Allah Who is Most High and Great Glory be to Allah, Who is the Sustainer of the seven heavens and of the seven earth And Who is the Sustainer of all the things in them, and between them, And Who is the Lord of the great ‘Arsh (Divine Center of Authority & Power) And all praise for Allah, the Sustainer of the worlds.

Then, while holding the Tasbih in the right hand, raise the left hand and pray for forgiveness of forty [40] or more Mu’mineen/Mu’minaat who are either dead or living in the following manner: Allaahummagh Firli… (Name) O Allah, forgive … giving the names of Mu’mineen/Mu’minaat.

ْ َّ ...‫اَنهّهُى اغفِزْ ل‬

(In each case saying, Allahummagh Firli …….) U may include Ulamaa names Continuing with the Qunoot, while still raising the left hand, recite the following Istighfar seventy [70] times:
Astaghfirullah Rabbi wa Atuubu Ilayh

ِ‫اَستَغفِز ّللاَ ربِّي و اَتُىبُ اِنَيْه‬ ْ َ ِ َ ّ ُ ْ ْ

I seek forgiveness of Allah my Lord and I turn to Him Still continuing further while raising the left hand, recite the following Dua seven [7] times: Haadhaa Maqaamul 'Aaidhi Bika Minannaar

This is the position of one who seeks refuge in You from the fire [of Hell]

‫هذا يقَاو انعآئِذ بِك يٍ انَُّار‬ َ ِ َ ِ َْ ُ َ َ ِ

Continuing yet further while still raising the left hand, recite three hundred [300] times: Al-'Afwa (I ask for) forgiveness

‫اْ عفو‬ ََْ ‫َل‬

Following this, the following should be said once:

" Rabbigfirli warhamni wa tubalaiyyi,Innaka tawwaburrahim" “Lord, please forgive me and have mercy upon me and turn back towards me. Verily You are the Oft-Turning back, Most Merciful”

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Another optional dua in witr from baqiyatus salehat
Finally, complete the Salat in the normal way by going to Rukuu’ followed by Sajdah, Tashahud and Salaam, ending Salatul-Layl. Audio Mp3 files for Tahajjud Salat duas from Academy of Islam : Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5

As a Ta’kibaat after the Salat, recite:
Ø Tasbih of Janabe Fatemah Zahra (a.s.), 34 times Allahu Akbar; 33 times Al-Hamdu Lillah: 33 times Subhanallah, Ø followed by Sajdah of Shukr. Ø Next, recite Ayatul Kursi. Ø Finally, for the second time, perform Sajdah of Shukr, completing the Salat.

The blessed month of Ramadhan offers a good opportunity and convenient time to pray Salatul Layl, especially when the time of commencing the fast is favorable. Allah [swt] gives abundant reward for all our acts of worship during this blessed month, therefore, we need to make special efforts to pray the Salaat and keep it up for the rest of the year to raise our level of spirituality. Please do not forget all of the believers throughout the world in your Salat al-Layl especially those downtrodden and oppressed Muslims of Palestine, Iraq, Afghanistan Kashmir, Chechniya, Bosnia, and all over the globe.

Imam Ali ibn Husain (Zainul Aabideen) (as) Supplication for himself in Confessing Sins after Finishing the Tahajud Prayer Sahifa Alavia duas His supplication in the middle of the night His supplication after completing the eight unit of mid-night prayers . His supplication recited in Namaz watr of mid night prayers

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MERITS
By praying Salatul-Layl one’s livelihood is increased, one passes easily through “Sakaraat” (great and grueling pain a dying person suffers at the time of death) and finds happiness in “Barzakh” (the Spiritual world where the departed souls stay either in happiness or misery, until the Day of Resurrection). Imam Jafar Sadiq (a.s.) quotes Imam Ali (as) as saying that the Prophet (saws) said that a person who prays Salatul-Layl gets the following twenty four kinds of benefits: 1. Secures Allah’s pleasure. 2. Makes friendship with Angels. 3. Is the Sunnat of the Prophets (a.s.) 4. Provides the means to pursue knowledge. 5. Constitutes the root of our faith. 6. Keeps one physically fit. 7. Drives Shaytan away. 8. Protects one from enemies. 9. Serves as a means of acceptance of one’s Duas and good deeds. 10. Increases one’s livelihood. 11. Intercedes with the Angel of Death. 12. Lights up the grave. 13. Provides comfortable bedding in the grave. 14. Helps answering with ease the questioning of Munkar and Nakir in the grave. 15. Gives companionship in the grave. 16. Provides shelter on the Day of Judgment. 17. Crowns one on the Day of Reckoning. 18. Clothes one on the Day of Resurrection. 19. Provides one with light on the Day of Judgment. 20. Forms a barrier against the fire of Hell. 21. Gets Allah’s pardon on the Day of Judgment. 22. Increases the weight of good deeds on the scale. 23. Helps one crossing the Bridge of “Siraat” without any difficulty. 24. Forms the key to the Paradise.

Fazilat (Merit) of reciting the Qaza of Namaz-eShab

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If one misses the Namaz-e-Shab one can perform its Qaza during the day. If one has missed Namaz-e-Shab there is great merit in performing its Qaza. Thus there is a tradition from Imam Ja'far as-Sadiq (a.s.) in Tafseer Ali Ibne Ibrahim Qummi that a person said to Imam (a.s.): May I be sacrificed on you, sometimes I miss Namaz-e-Shab for one, two or three months and I perform it during the day, is such a thing allowed? Imam (a.s.) said: By Allah! This action is the cause of the vision of your eyes. And he repeated this sentence thrice. Ishaq bin Ammar has related from Imam Sadiq (a.s.) that he quoted his father who quoted the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) that when a person performs the Qaza of Namaz-e-Shab the Almighty Allah expresses pride before the Angels and says; O Angels! See he is performing the Qaza of that which I have not made obligatory on him. Be witness that I have given him salvation. (Beharul Anwaar Vol. 87 Pg. 202) If while one is offering the Namaz-e-Shab and the dawn appears, for example the dawn has appeared after performing four rakats one should perform the rest of the prayer without recommended rituals. However if one has not prayed four rakats, one should complete the two rakats, then offer two rakats of the Nafila of the Morning Prayer, then two rakats obligatory Morning Prayer, and after this he should recite the Qaza of the rest of the Namaz-e-Shab. Or if he has not even begun reciting the Namaz-e-Shab and the dawn has arrived one should recite two rakats of Nafila of the Morning Prayer and then two rakats of Obligatory Morning Prayer. And after the Morning Prayer he should recite the Qaza of Namaz-e-Shab. If one offers the Namaz-e-Shab after the Morning Azan and before Sunrise one must neither recite it with the intention of Qaza nor the intention of Adaa (in time), rather one should recite it with the intention of 'whatever is applicable'.

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It means that one should make an intention that one is praying the Namaz-e-Shab for gaining the proximity to Allah. (Qurbatan Elallah).

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Night Prayer and Its Importance
Its importance in the Holy Quran And as for the night, keep! vigil a part of it, as a work of supererogation for you; it may be that your Lord will raise you up to a laudable station - The Night Journey #79 And men who are imploring God‟s pardon before the daybreak - The House of Imran #17 Little of the night would they slumber, and in the times before daybreak they would ask for forgiveness The Scatterer #18 Their sides shun their couches as they call on their Lord and hope, and they expend of what we have provided them. No soul knows what comfort is laid up for them secretly, as a recompense for that they were doing - Prostration #16,17 Or is he who is obedient in the watches of the night, bowing himself and standing, he being afraid of the world to come and hoping for the mercy of his Lord - The Companies #9 And proclaim the praise of your Lord in the night, and at the declining of the stars - The Mount #49 And proclaim the praise of your Lord in the night, and at the ends of the prostration - Qaf #40 And part of the night, bow down before Him and magnify Him through the long night. - Time (Man) #26 Surely the first part of the night is heavier in the tread, the more upright in speech - Enwrapped #6 And monasticism they invented-We did not prescribe it for them-only seeking the good pleasure of God Iron #27 Some of the People of the Book are a nation upstanding, that recite God‟s signs in the watches of the night, bowing themselves - The House of Imran #113 (A! nd those) who pass the night prostrate to their Lord and standing - Salvation #64

Its importance in the Sunna Imam al-Sadiq (a.s) said: “Among the commandments of the Prophet (s.a.w) to Ali (a.s) his saying, “O Ali! Remember to retain these qualities.” He then said: “O Allah! Help him.” He concluded by saying (three times): “You must perform the Night Prayer. - Reference: Al-Wasa‟il vol.5, Hadith #1, Ch.39 Imam al-Sadiq (a.s) said: “ Three things give pride to the believer and they are also an ornament in this world and the hereafter: Meditating before daybreak! , giving up hope in other people‟s wealth and following the Imam, who is a descendant of the Prophet (s.a.w).” - Reference: Rawdhat al-Kafi, Hadith #311 Imam al-Sadiq (a.s) said: “ Performing the Night‟s Prayer is the believer‟s honor. Refraining from harming others is his glory.” - Reference: Wasa‟il al-Shia, vol.5, Hadith #2, Ch.39 Imam al-Sadiq (a.s) was asked to explain the verse: “Their mark is on their faces, the trace of prostration.” He (a.s) said: “It is the effect of staying up late meditating.” - Reference: Wasa‟il al-Shia, vol.5, Hadith #2, Ch.39 Imam Ali (a.s) said: “Performing the Night‟s Prayer keeps the body healthy and the Lord pleased. It devotes man to the nature of the Prophet and exposes him to God‟s mercy.” - Reference: Wasa‟il al-Shia, vol.5, Hadith #14, Ch.39 Imam al-Sadiq (a.s) said: “He has told a lie he who claims that he performs the Night‟s Prayer and he is not having enough to eat; the Night‟s Prayer guarantees the day‟s nourishment.” Also: The Prophet (s.a.w) said: “Performing the Night‟s Prayer beautifies the face in daytime.” - Reference: Mahasin alBarqy, ch.61 Imam al-Sadiq (a.s) said: “ Archangel Gabriel came down to the Prophet-s.a.w- and said: “ O

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Mohammad! However long you live, you will eventually die, however strong you love something you will eventually leave it behind and however hard you work, you will be rewarded for it. And let it be known to you that performing the Night‟s Prayed is the man‟s honor and having no need for others‟ possessions is his glory.” - Reference: Wasa‟il al-Shia, vol.5, Hadith #25, Ch.37 Imam ar-Ridha (a.s) related the following through his father and grandfather (a.s): “Imam as-Sajjad (a.s) was asked about the reason why the performers of the Night‟s Prayer looked so pretty! He (a.s) said: Because they meditated in private therefore Allah covered them with His Light.” - Reference: Wasa‟il alShia, vol.5, Hadith #33, Ch.39 Imam al-Sadiq (a.s) said: “ He who says, „I ask God‟s forgiveness and repent to him‟ Seventy times at the conclusion of each witr (last three units of Night! ‟s Prayer) for a year, will be regarded as one of „those who are imploring God‟s Pardon before daybreak‟. - Reference: Mahasin al-Barqy, ch.62 Imam al-Sadiq (a.s) said: “The houses in which the Quran is recited during Night‟s Prayer shine to the inhabitants of heavens as the stars to the inhabitants of earth do.” - Reference: Wasa‟il al-Shia, vol.5, Hadith #38, Ch.39 Imam al-Sadiq (a.s) said: “ Three things are regarded as part of God‟s Mercy: The Night‟s Prayer, offering to break a man‟s fast and meeting with fellow Moslems.” - Reference: Wasa‟il al-Shia, vol.5, Hadith #21, Ch.39 Imam al-Sadiq (a.s) said: “ Performing the Night‟s Prayer beautifies the face, improves the manners, makes the smell pleasant, increases the income, pays the debt, takes away the worries and clears the vision.” - Reference: Wasa‟il al-Shia, vol.5, Hadith #17, Ch.39 Imam al-Sadiq (a.s) said: "Perform the night prayer, for its fact being the sunna of your Prophet (Peace Be upon Him and His Family), the habit of the previous good believers before you, and a protection for your bodies from sickness/illness." - Reference: Wasa‟il al-Shia, vol.5, Hadith #10, Ch.39 Either Imam Al-Baqir or Imam al-Sadiq (a.s) said: “Every man is wakened up once, twice or more during the night. If he does not get up, the Satan would come and urinate in his ears; don‟t you see that when one gets up in the morning and he hasn‟t done that (getting up during the night to pray) he would feel stiff, heavy and lazy. - Reference: Men-la Yahdorohu al-Faqeeh Imam Al-Baqir (a! .s) said: "Whomever believes in Allah and the Judgment Day should perform witr prayer before going to sleep." - Reference: Attahtheeb, vol.2, P.341 Imam al-Sadiq (a.s) said: “The Prophet -s.a.w- said: A man must never pass a night without performing the witr” - Reference: Ilul al-Sharayi‟ ch.26, H.3, vol.2 Imam al-Sadiq (a.s) said: "Don't leave the performing of the Night Prayer, and that's because who leaves it looses a lot." - Reference: Wasa‟il al-Shia, vol.5, Hadith #2, Ch.40 Imam al-Sadiq (a.s) said: “Telling a lie could deny man (the privilege of performing) the Night‟s Prayer and thus he will be denied his income”. - Reference: Wasa‟il al-Shia, vol.5, Hadith #3, Ch.40 A man came to Imam Ali (a.s) and asked him: "I have been discouraged to perform the Night Prayer", so Imam Ali (a.s) replied to him: "You are a man whom his sins have tied him down." - Reference: Wasa‟il al-Shia, vol.5, Hadith #5, Ch.40 Imam al-Sadiq (a.s) said: “ He does not belong to us he who does not perform the Night‟s Prayer.Reference: Wasa‟il al-Shia, vol.5, Hadith #8, Ch.40 Imam al-Sadiq (a.s) said: "Committing a sin could deny man (the privilege of performing) the Night‟s Prayer, and the bad deed (sin) is faster in harming its own owner (the person who committed it) than how fast a knife could harm a piece of meet when it cuts it.- Reference: Wasa‟il al-Shia, vol.11, Hadith #12, Ch.40 About the meaning of the Quranic verse: [Surely the good deeds will drive away the bad deeds, Imam alSadiq (a.s) said: “A believer‟s Night Prayer drives away whatever evil deeds he committed during the

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day.” - Reference: Wasa‟il al-Shia, vol.5, Hadith #4, Ch.39

The Timing of The Night's Prayer For Those Who Have A Choice Imam al-Baqir (a.s) said: “ When it is midnight, you should get up and perform the thirteen units of the Night‟s Prayer all at once. Afterwards, you have the choice of saying an invocation, sleeping or going wherever you want. - Reference: Wasa‟il al-Shia, vol.4, Hadith #2, Ch.35 According to Imam al-Baqir (a.s): “ Neither in Ramadan nor in any other month, after performing isha (the second evening prayer), the Prophet -s.a.w- would go to bed and not perform any supererogatory prayer until midnight.- Reference: Al-Istibsar, vol.1, p.279 Hadith #1013 According to Imam al-Baqir (a.s): “ The prophet -s.a.w- would not meditate until it is midnight when he would perform a thirteen-unit prayer among which is the witr (units: 11. 12 &13) and al-Fajr (a two unit supererogatory) before the Morning Prayer which he would perform after the day breaks.” - Reference: Al-Tahtheeb, vol.2, p.262

Its Best Timing According to Abu-Baseer: I asked Imam al-Sadiq (a.s) about the day‟s and the night‟s supererogatory prayers. He said: (among other things): “And in the time before daybreak an eight-unit prayer is performed. Thereafter, a three-unit prayer is done (the third one individually). After that – and before the Morning Prayer, a two-unit prayer is performed. The most favorable time of the Night‟s Prayer is at the end of nighttime. - Reference: Al-Tahtheeb, vol.2, p.262

The Timing For Those Who Have Excuses From Layth‟s Collection, this Hadith: “I asked Imam al-Sadiq (a.s): Could I perform the Night‟s Prayer at the beginning of nighttime in Summer time when the nights are short? He said: yes.” - Reference: AlTahtheeb, vol.2, p.168 From Layth‟s other collection, this Hadith: “ I asked Imam al-Sadiq (a.s) about performing the Night‟s Prayer (including the witr) at the beginning of the night in my travel which was in Summer time when the nights were short. He said: Yes, well done! I also asked him if the same applies to someone who fears going into junaba (a state of major ritual impurity) during travel or for fear of cold. He said: Yes.” Reference: Wasa‟il al-Shia, vol.3, Ch.44 Imam al-Sadiq (a.s) said: “ If you fear not being able to get up at the end of the night, you have an illness or you fear cold, then perform the Night‟s Prayer (including the witr) at the begging of the night.” Ref: Al-Tahtheeb, vol.2, p.168

Compensating For The Missed Night‟s Prayer During Daytime I asked Imam al-Sadiq (a.s): “ When do I perform the Night‟s Prayer? He said: At the end of the night. I said: I do not wake up! He said: Having to compensate for it the day after will motivate you to wake up and perform it on time.] - Reference: Wasa‟il al-Shia, vol.3, Ch.45 From Mohammed‟s Collection this Hadith by either Imam al-Sadiq or Imam al-Baqir (a.s): “ For someone who is used to performing the Night‟s Prayer- and stopped performing it for one, two or three nightswhich do you prefer, that he compensates for it later on or that he performs it at the beginning of every night? He (a.s) said: It is certainly better to perform it later on - even if it was thirty nights.” - Reference:

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Wasa‟il al-Shia, vol.3, Ch.45

The best time to compensate for the Night's Prayer is night time Imam al-Sadiq (a.s) was asked about the meaning of Allah's saying: {And it is He who made the night and the day a succession for him who desires to remember or desires thankfulness} and ! he said: "It regards compensating the night prayer at daylight and the daylight prayer at night." - Reference: Attahtheeb Vol.2, P.275 Imam al-Sadiq (a.s) said: " Do not compensate for the missed Witr in a Bairam's (Eid's) day until you have performed that day's Midday Prayer." - Reference: Wasa‟il al-Shia vol5, ch.7 According to Ismael al-Jo'fee, Imam al-Baqir (a.s) said: "The best way to compensate for a missed supererogatory prayer is to perform the night prayers at night time and day prayers at daytime. I said: Why then are you asking me to do it? He said: "One of the two is compensatory." - Reference: Wasa‟il alShia voj.12 p.163

Reciting Loudly Imam al-Sadiq (a.s) was asked about raising one's voice while reciting Quran in the Night's Prayer late in the night. He said: " A man should make his family hear him perform the Night' Prayer to stimulate them to get up (and do the same).] - Reference: Wasa‟il al-Shia vol.4 ch.22

Compensating for Witr as witr always According to Ali bin Yaqteen: I asked Imam abu-Alhasan (a.s) about compensating for the Witr when one misses it. He said: He should perform it the same way as it is normally performed (as a single-unit prayer) whenever he remembers, even in the afternoon.] - Reference: Wasail al-Shi‟a vol.5 ch.10 According to Imam al-Sadiq (a.s): "The Witr is compensated for as the Witr is normally performed." Reference: Wasa‟il al-Sh‟ia vol.5 ch.10

Not abandoning the Night Prayer even during travel Imam al-Baqir (a.s) said: The most favorable of man's work to Almighty Allah is what he does persistently, even if it was little." - Reference: Wasa?l al-Shi‟a vol.1 ch.21 Imam al-Baqir (a.s) said: “ In his travel and his stay, the Prophet (s.a.w) used to per! form all the thirteen units of the Night‟s Prayer including the Witr and the two-unit supererogatory Morning Prayer.” Reference: Wasa‟il al-Shi‟a vol.3 ch.25 According to Safwan al-Jammal, Imam Al-Sadiq (a.s) used to perform the Night‟s Prayer in daytime while he was riding his camel.” - Reference: Wasa‟il al-Shi‟a vol.3 ch.26 Starting with the Witr for fears of being very close to daybreak Mohammad bin Muslim said: I asked Imam al-Baqir [s]: Someone who wakes up at he end of the night thinking he is too close to daybreak; should he perform the whole thing? He said: He should start with the Witr; I would do that. - Reference: Al-Tahdheeb, vol.2, p.125 Abdullah bin Sinan said: I asked Imam al-Baqir [s] saying: I woke up at the end of the night fearing being too close to daybreak (what should I have done?) He said: Start reciting Sura al-Hamd and hurry up, hurry up! - Reference: Al-Tahdheeb, vol.2, 124

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Ali bin Abdul Aziz said: I asked Imam al-Sadiq [s]: (What do I do if) I wake up fearing (being too close to) daybreak? He said: Then perform the Witr. I said: What if I look back and see that it is still night? He said: Then perform the whole Night's Prayer. - Reference: Al-Tahdheeb, vol.2, 340

<a name="12">How many units is the Night's Prayer Imam al-Baqir (s) said: And when it is after midnight, is the time of the Night‟s Prayer Which is thirteen units including the witr and the two-unit supererogatory Morning Prayer. - Reference: Al-Tahthib vol.2 p.7 Abu Baseer asked Imam al-Sadiq (a.s) about the Night's Prayer. He (a.s) told him: Eight units followed by the three-unit witr and the two-unit supererogatory Morning Prayer. - Reference: Al-Tahthib vol.2 p.4 Zorara asked Imam al-Baqir (a.s): Should the two-unit supererogatory Morning Prayer be performed before or after daybreak? He answered: Before it. It is a part of the Night's Prayer, which is thirteen units. - Reference: Al-Tahtheeb vol.2 p.133!

Ways to wake you up for the Night's Prayer Imam al-Baqir (a.s) said: Reciting the last part of sura al-Kahf (The Cave) at bedtime guarantees waking up at the desired time Say: [I am only a mortal like you; it is revealed to me that your god is one Allah, therefore whoever hopes to meet his Lord, he should do good deeds, and not join any one in the service of his.Reference: Usool al-Kafi vol. 2, p 540 The Prophet [s] said: “ Whoever intends to get up for the Night's Prayer can say this when he is in bed: In the name of Allah. O Allah! Do not make me feel secure of your devise, and do not let me forget you, and do not make me one of the heedless. I intend to get up at so and so hour. This way Allah will commission an angel just to wake him up at that time.” - Reference: Usool al-Kafi vol. 2, p 40 Imam al-Baqir (a.s) said: “Anyone who sincerely intends to get up at a certain time, Allah will commission two angels just to shake him up at that time.” - Reference: Wasa‟il al-Shi‟a vol.5 ch.40' If YOU WANT A SUMMARY TELL ME BUT READ IT ITS VERY IMPORTANT Source: http://www.imamreza.net/eng/

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ُ َ THE NIGHT PRAYER ‫صالة اللَّيل‬

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------َ ‫فضل صالة اللَّيل‬ ِ َ ُ ِ The Virtue of the Night Prayer 1 ٍَ‫ـ سعٕل هللاِ (صهَّٙ هللا ػهَّٛ ٔ آنِِّ): يا صال جثشئٛم ٕٚصُِٛٙ تقٛاو انهَّٛم حرّٗ ظَُُد أٌَّ خِٛاس أيرٙ ن‬ ِ َ ِ َ ِ َ ُ َ َ ُ َ َّ ُ َ ُ ُ َ َ َ ُ ‫.َُٚايٕا يٍِ انهَّٛم إّل قهٛل ا‬ ّ ِ ُ 1– The Prophet (SAWA) said, „The archangel Gabriel continuously advises me about standing for prayer in the night such that I really thought the good people in my community will never sleep.‟[Amali al-Saduq, p. 349, no. 1] َ ِ 2 ‫ـ سعٕل هللاِ (صهَّٙ هللا ػهَّٛ ٔ آنِِّ): سحى انه ّّ سجل ا قاو يٍِ انهٛم فصه ّٗ ٔأٚقعَ ايشأذَّ فصهَّد، فئٌ أتَد‬ َ َ َ ُ َ َ َ َ ِ َ َ ِ َ ُ َ َ َ ُ ‫ا‬ َ ِ ٙ‫ََعح فٙ ٔجٓٓا انًاء . سحى انه ّّ ايشأج قايد يٍِ انهَّٛم فصهَّد ٔأٚقظَد صٔجٓا، فئٌ أتٗ ََعحد ف‬ َ َ ِ َ َ َ َ َ َ َ َ َ َ َ ِ َ ‫.ٔجّٓ انًاء‬ ِ ِ َ َ 2– The Prophet (SAWA) said, „Allah has mercy on the man who wakes up in the night to pray, and wakes his wife so she too prays, and sprinkles water on her face if she refuses to get up. And Allah has mercy on the woman who wakes up in the night to pray, and wakes her husband to pray too, and sprinkles water on his face if he refuses to get up.‟[Sunan Abi DawUd, p. 145] 3 ‫ـ سعٕل هللاِ (صهَّٙ هللا ػهَّٛ ٔ آنِِّ): إٌَّ انؼثذ إرا ذَخه ّٗ تِغٛ ّذِ فٙ جٕفِ انهَّٛم انًظهِى َٔاجاِ، أثثَد‬ ِ ِ ِ َ َ َ ِ َ َ َ َ ِ َ ُ َ َ ُ ُ ِ ُ َ َ ٙ‫انه ّّ انُٕس فٙ قهثّ ... ثى ٚقٕل جم جلنُّ نًِلئكرِِّ: ٚا يلئكرٙ، اَُظُشٔا إنٗ ػثذِ٘، فقذ ذَخه ّٗ تٙ ف‬ ُ ِ ِ َ َ َ ُ َّ َ ُ ّ َ ُ َّ‫. جٕفِ انهَّٛم انًظهِى ٔانثط ّانٌَٕ ّلٌَْٕ ، ٔانغافِهٌَٕ َِٛاو، اشٓذٔا أَّٙ قذ غفشخ ن‬ ِ َ َ َ ُ ُ ُ ُ َ ٌ ُ ِ 3– The Prophet (SAWA) said, „Verily when a servant withdraws to be alone with his Master in the middle of the dark night and intimately converses with Him, Allah places divine light into his heart…then He, Exalted be His Splendour, says to His angels, „O My angels, look at My servant how he seeks solitude to be with Me in the middle of the dark night while the worthless ones remain heedless and the negligent ones sleep. Witness that verily I have forgiven him.‟[Amali al-Saduq, p. 230, no. 9] َ َ 4 ‫ـ سعٕل هللاِ (صهَّٙ هللا ػهَّٛ ٔ آنِِّ): ػهَٛكُى تقٛاو انهَّٛم ؛ فئَّّ دأب انصانِحٍِٛ قثهَكُى، ٔإٌَّ قٛاو انهَّٛم‬ ِ َ َ ِ َ ُ َ َ ُ َْ ُ ُ ِ ِ ‫.قُشتَح إنٗ انه ّّ، ٔيُٓاج ػٍ اإلثى‬ ٌ ٌ ِ َ ِ

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4– The Prophet (SAWA) said, „You must get up for the night prayer, for verily it was the devoted practice of all righteous people before you, and verily the night vigil is a means of proximity to Allah and a prevention from sin.‟[Kanz al-`Ummal, no. 21428] 5 ،ِ‫ـ اإلياو ػهٙ (ػهَّٛ ان ّغلو): قٛاو انهَّٛم يصحح نِهثَذٌِ ، ٔيـشظـاج نِهـشبِ ػض ٔجم، ٔذَؼـشض نهشحًح‬ ِ َ ٌّ ٌ ٌ َّ َ َ ِ َ َّ َ َ َّ َّ َ ّ َّ ٌ ُّ َ ُ ُ َ ُ ٍّٛ ٛ‫.ٔذًَغك تأخلق انُث‬ ُّ َ َ ِ ِ َّ ِ ٌ 5– Imam Ali said, „Standing to pray in the night is conducive to the health of the body, is a source of pleasure for the Lord, exposes one to [the descent of] divine mercy, and is adherence to the moral virtues of the prophets.‟[Bihar al-Anwar, v. 87, p. 143, no. 17] 6 :)ِِّ‫ـ ػٍ اإلياو ػهٙ (ػهَّٛ ان ّغلو): يا ذَشكد صلج انهَّٛم يُز عًِؼد قٕل انُثِٙ (صهَّٙ هللا ػهَّٛ ٔ آن‬ َ ِ َ ّ َ ِ َ ُ َ َ ّ َ َ ُ ُ ُ َ ُ َ ِ َ‫.صلج انهَّٛم َٕس . فقال اتٍ انك‬ ُ َ َ ُ ِ‫ّٕاءِ: ّٔل نٛهح انٓشٚش ؟ قال: ّٔل نٛهح انٓشٚش‬ ِ َ َ ِ َ َ ٌ ُ ِ 6– Imam Ali said, „I have never left the night prayer since I heard the Prophet (SAWA) say that the night prayer is a light.‟ Ibn al-Kawwa‟ asked, „Not even on the night of al-Harir?‟ [al-Harir: a celebrated battle between two tribes (ed.)] to which he replied, „Not even on the night of al-Harir.‟[Bihar al-Anwar, v. 41, p. 17, no. 10] 7‫.ـ اإلياو انصّادقُ (ػهَّٛ ان ّغلو): ششفُ انًؤيٍِ صلذّ تانهٛم، ٔػض انًؤيٍِ كفّ ػٍ أػشاضِ انُاط‬ ُّ ِ ِ َ ُ ُّ َ ِ ُ ُ َ َ ُ ُ َ ُ ِ ِ ِ 7– Imam al-Sadiq said, „A believer‟s dignity lies in his standing for the night prayer, and his honour lies in abstaining from [tarnishing] other people‟s good reputations.‟[al-Kafi, v. 3, p. 488, no. 9] 8‫.ـ اإلياو انصّادقُ (ػهَّٛ ان ّغلو): ّل ذَذع قِٛاو انهَّٛم، فئٌَّ انًغثٌَٕ يٍ غثٍ قِٛاو انهَّٛم‬ ِ َ ْ َ َ َ ِ ُ َ َ َ ُ َ ُ ِ ِ 8– Imam al-Sadiq said, „Do not leave the night prayer, for verily the one who is truly duped is the one who has lost out on the night prayer.‟[Ma`ani al-Akhbar, p. 342, no. 1] 9 ‫ـ اإلياو انصّادقُ (ػهَّٛ ان ّغلو): يا يٍِ ػًم حغٍ َٚؼًهُّ انؼثذ إّل ٔنَّ ثَٕاب فٙ انقشآٌِ إّل صلج‬ َ ّ ّ ُ َ ُ َ ِ َ ُ ٌ ُ َ ُ ٍ َ َ ٍ َ َ ‫انهَّٛم؛ فئٌَّ انه ّّ نَى ٚثَٛ ٍّ ثَٕاتَٓا نِؼظٛى خطَشْا ػُذِ، فقال: «ذَرجافٗ جُٕتٓى ػٍ انًعاجِغِ َٚذػٌَٕ ستَّٓى‬ َ َ ِ َ َ َ َ َ ْ ُ َ ُ ْ ُ ْ ِ ُ ُ ُ ُ ِ ِ ‫خٕفاا ٔ غًَؼاا ٔ يًا سصقُـٓى ُٚفقٌَٕ - فل ذَؼهَى ََفظ يا أخفٙ نَٓى يٍِ قُشج أػٍٛ جضاء تًِا كإَا‬ ‫َّ ِ ْ ُ ٍ َ ا‬ ُ ِ ُ ْ ُ َ ْ َ َ َّ ِ َ ْ َ ِ ْ ُ َ َ ْ َ ُ ٌ ُ ٌَٕ‫.»َٚؼًه‬ َ 9– Imam al-Sadiq said, „Every single good deed that the servant carries out has a reward mentioned for it in the Qur‟an except for the night prayer, for verily Allah has not

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expressed its reward because of the great significance it holds with Him. Thus, He says, “Their sides vacate their beds to supplicate their Lord in fear and hope …No one knows what has been kept hidden for them of comfort as a reward for what they used to do”[ Qur‟an 32:16].[ Bihar al-Anwar, v. 8, p. 126, no. 27] 10 ‫ـ اإلياو انصّادقُ (ػهَّٛ ان ّغلو): صلج انهَّٛم ذثَٛ ّط انٕجّ، ٔصلج انهَّٛم ذطَٛ ّة انشّٚح، ٔصلج انهَّٛم‬ ِ َ ُ َ ِ ُ ِ ُ ِ ُ َ َ ُ ِ ُ ِ ُ ُ َ ُ ِ َ ِ ُ ‫. ذَجهِة انشّصق‬ 10– Imam al-Sadiq said, „The night prayer brightens one‟s face, the night prayer fragrances one‟s breath, and the night prayer attracts sustenance.‟[`AIlal al-Shara‟i`a , p. 363, no. 1] ‫ما يوجِب الحرمانَ من صالة الليل‬ ِ ِ ُ ُ ِ That Which Causes One to be Deprived of the Opportunity to Perform the Night Prayer 11‫ـ اإلياو ػهٙ (ػهَّٛ ان ّغلو) ـ نِشجم قال نَّ: إَّٙ حشيد انصلج تانهٛم ـ: أَد سجم قذ قَّٛذذك رَٕتك‬ َ َّ ِ َ ٌّ َ ُ ُ َ َ َ ُ ِ ُ ُ َ ٌ ُ َ َ ُ َ ُ ِ ٍ ُ َ . 11– Imam Ali was asked by a man, „I have been deprived of [the opportunity to] pray in the night‟, to which Im?m replied, „You are one whose sins have imprisoned you.‟[al-Kafi, v. 3, p. 450, no. 34] 12‫. ـ اإلياو ػهٙ (ػهَّٛ ان ّغلو): إٌ انشجم نََٛكزِب انكِزتَح فٛحشو تٓا صلج انهَّٛم‬ َ ِ َ ٌّ ّ َ ُ ُ َ ُ َ ُ ُ َ ُ ِ 12– Imam al-Sadiq said, „Verily a man tells a lie and he is deprived of the nigh prayer as a result.‟[`AIlal al-Shara‟i`a, p. 362, no. 2] َ َ ‫أجر من نَوى صالة اللَّيل و نام‬ َ َ ِ َ ُ The Recompense of One Who Intends to Perform the Night Prayer, but Stays Asleep َ ِ 13 ‫ـ سعٕل هللاِ (صهَّٙ هللا ػهَّٛ ٔ آنِِّ): يا يٍِ ػثذ ٚحذِز َفغّ تقٛاو عاػح يٍِ انهَّٛم فَُٛاو ػُٓا إّل‬ ّ ٍ َ ُ ّ َ ُ ٍ َ ِ َ َ ِ َ ُ َ َ ُ َ ُ ُ َ َّ َ ‫ُ ُ َ َ َ ا‬ ََٖٕ‫.كاٌَ ََٕيّ صذقح ذَصذق انه ّّ تٓا ػهَّٛ ٔكرِة نَّ أجش يا‬ ُ َ ُ ِ ُ 13– The Prophet (SAWA) said, „Every single servant who makes up his mind to wake up at a particular time in the night [to pray] but stays asleep, his sleep is considered charity that

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Allah accepts on his behalf, and the same reward for that which he intended is written down for him.‟[Kanz al-`Ummal, no. 21475]
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