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The time of Tahajjud

Nasihah (Advice): Waking up from sleep


Abu Hurairah Radhiallahu Anhu narrates that Rasoolullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam said: “When one of you goes to sleep, Shaytaan ties three knots behind a person’s head. He stamps the following words on each knot: ‘You have a long night, so continue sleeping.’ If he gets up and remembers Allah, one knot is opened. If he performs ablution, another knot is opened. If he offers Salaah, all the knots are opened. He is thus energetic and in a good mood in the morning. If not, he gets up in a bad mood, feeling lethargic. (Bukhari)




Question and Answer:


  1. What is the time of performing Tahajjud Salaah? Can I perform Tahajjud Salaah at Fajr time?


(Question published as received)



A. Tahajjud Salaah may be performed after the Esha Salaah until Subah Saadiq (the starting of Fajr Salaah time). However, the reward for Tahajjud Salaah increases if it is performed after half of the night has elapsed.


Tahajjud Salaah cannot be performed after Subah Saadiq or at Fajr Salaah time.


Allah Knows Best


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