The night prayer [Qiyam Al-Layl or Tahajjud] includes the following:
- Those who perform Isha prayer and do not go to sleep until they perform it.
- Those who wake up in the middle of the night to perform it
- Those who perform it any time after Isha and before Fajr
- Those who wake up for Fajr prayer
These 4 types of people are guaranteed and promised blessings in the Hereafter where there are unpredictable and unimaginable rewards.
“Those who remember Allah (always, and in prayers) standing, sitting and lying down on their sides, and think deeply about the creations of the heavens and the earth (saying): ‘Our Lord! You have not created (all) this without purpose. Glory to You! Give us salvation from the torment of the Fire.” [Ali Ímran 3:191]
You are lucky if you belong to two of those types, even luckier if you do one more…. and indeed, the LUCKIEST if you answered “YES” to all of them. Those who stay awake throughout the night in entertainment are indeed wasting time and missing these blessed deeds.
ARE YOU STILL AWAKE?