Tuesday, August 11, 2015

The amazing power of offering Prayers during the Night.


The amazing power of waking up for Thahajjud for the sake of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala. Subhanallah! Truly powerful. May Allah make us among those who wake up during the nigh to offer this blessed prayer which is one of the best times that we get close to Allah. Allhamdulillah! Read the below Hadeeth that states the value of Thahajjudh.

Abu Hurairah (رضي الله عنه) narrates that Rasulullah (ﷺ) said: "When any one of you goes to sleep, Shaytaan ties three knots at the back of his neck, sealing every knot with the words: "You have a long night, so sleep". So if one awakens and remembers Allah, a knot will be loosened. If he performs ablution, a knot will be loosened. And if he offers Salah, a knot will be loosened and in the morning he will be active and in a pleasant mood, having received a great blessing. If he does not offer Thahajjudh, he will be in a sluggish and undisturbed mood, also being deprived of a great blessing". (Abu Dawud, Ibn Majaah)

Uqba ibn Amir(رضي الله عنه) narrates : I heard Nabi (ﷺ) saying: "One, out of two persons if my Ummah gets up at night and motivates himself for Wudhu despite not feeling to do so since, Shaytaan had tied knots on him. When he washes his two hands in Wudhu, one knot is loosened, when he washes his face, another knot is loosened when he wipes his head with wet hands another knot is loosened, when he washes his feet yet another knot is loosened. Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala says to those behind the veil- His angels: "Look at My slaves! How much hardship he is enduring in dealing with his Nafs (innerself), so now whatever this slave asks of Me, it will be granted to him" (Musnad Ahmad, Fath-ur Rabbani) 

Abu Umaamah Baahili (رضي الله عنه) narrates that Nabi (ﷺ) said: " Make it a practice offering Thahajjud, for undoubtedly it was the tradition of the righteous before you. It is a means of bringing you near to your Rabb and at atonement of evil deeds, and a prevention against sin" (Mustadrak Haakim) 

Abu Maalik Al- Ashaari (رضي الله عنه) narrated that Nabi (ﷺ) said: "There are rooms in Paradise, the out side of which can be seen from inside and the inside from the outside, Allah has prepared for those who feed others, spread Salaam (greetings) abundantly and offer Salah at night when people are sleeping (Thahajjud)." (Ibne- Hibbab)

Abdullah ibne-Amr ibnil As (رضي الله عنه) narrates that Nabi (ﷺ) said to me: "O' Abdullah! Do bot be like so and so, who used to offer Thahajjud at night and then stopped offering it." (Bukhaari)

Abu Darda (رضي الله عنه) narrates that Nabi (ﷺ) said: "Whoever goes to bed with an intention to offer Thahajjud Salah at night, but is overpowered by sleep till dawn breaks (and he is unable to offer it), a complete reward for Thahajjud Salaah is written for him on what he had intended and his sleep is an added gift from Allah." (Nasai)
Subhanallah! The little sacrifice we make for Allah holds such astounding rewards! Its worth all the hardship to wake up for Thahajjudh to earn the pleasure of Allah! Let us strive hard to practice this act also keeping in mind that to offer the Thahajjud prayer was also a well practiced Sunnah of our Nabi (ﷺ)
Assalamu Alaykum Warhmathullahi Wabarakathuhu! Peace.