Salah is the center part of the philosophy of Islam as a religion. A supplication is, for the most part, a method for recognition of Allah Almighty and attaining the benevolence and favors of Allah.
The salah comes in two sorts: there is the required Namaz that is a must for everyone that one has to offer each day for five times at particular circumstances and you don’t have any right to skip it no matter what the conditions are, and on the other hand there is the Nafl (that is supererogatory supplication) that is discretionary and you are not liable to Allah in the case you don’t offer it.
What is a Nafl?
Nafl as a word is derived from the Arabic language, and it means to have something more. In Islam, there is a great concept of the nafl prayers that you can offer in order to have an extra reward. Tahajjud is one of those many nawafil prayers that you can offer and get the best of the best reward.
Rewards of offering Tahajjud
You know that it is very hard to stir from your sleep in particularly after a boring day and frenzied schedule, and then there you have tahajjud that brings about accomplishing the best measure of prizes and awesome status from Allah Almighty.
It is said in the Quran: “And those who spend [part of] the night to their Lord prostrating and standing (in prayer)”
This verse implies that praying Tahajjud is a preeminent indication of the genuine pupils of this religion this is the reason Allah has announced these people as His dedicated slaves. And you cannot even imagine the reward Allah keeps for his loyal servants. They will not just get the reward in this world but will get a much greater reward in the world hereafter.
Following the Sunnah
Following the sunnah is an important aspect of our religion and offering Tahajjud is a sunnah and brings amazing rewards.
Hazrat Muhammad (SAW) used to offer this namaz on a regular basis and he loved praying at the time of Tahajjud when everybody else slept.
He (SAW) once said, “The best of prayers after the prescribed prayers is prayer in the depths of the night, and the best of fasting after the month of Ramadan is fasting the month of Allah, Muharram.”
This shows how important Tahajjud is and how great of a reward it accompanies. It will become a guiding light for your life and will become a path to paradise in the world hereafter.
The time of Tahajjud is the best time to pray as Allah provides mercy for everyone at that time of the night and people believe that he listens to whatever you ask at the time of Tahajjud and the wishes that you wish in your Tahajjud prayer never go unanswered.
Prophet Muhammad (SAW) has viewed Tahajjud as an incredible wellspring of disposing of sinister impact and fulfillment of a wide range of just yearnings and goals.
You start getting the reward of Tahajjud from the time of ablution followed by greater rewards of Surah Fatiha. Make this your routine and have lots and lots of rewards in this world and the life after death.
About the Author
Maham Rizwan is a writer and copywriter who has worked with New York Times bestselling authors and personal development organizations such as Productive Muslim and Mindvalley. She regularly blogs at QuranAcademy.io.