Reward for worshipping whole night

Dear Islamic brothers! To worship during the night is a privilege and a fortunate thing, but due to being busy the whole day only very few people gain benefit of the great worship Qiyam-ul-Layl [night worship]. The Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰەُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم has mentioned many such deeds in blessed Ahadees which if a person does, he will not be deprived of the excellence of night worship. In this regard, please read eight blessed sayings of Mustafa صَلَّى اللّٰەُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم:

1. To offer ‘Isha and Fajr Salah with Jama’at

The person who offers Isha Salah with Jama’at, it is as if he has worshipped half of the night and the person who offers both Isha and Fajr [Salah] with Jama’at, it is as if he has worshiped the whole night. (Abu Dawood, vol. 1, pp. 230, Hadees 555)

2. Sunnat-e-Qabliyyah of Zuhr

Four Rak’aat before Zuhr are equal to the Tahajjud Salah. (Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaybah, vol. 4, pp. 272, Hadees 5991)

3. Two Rak’aat of Tahajjud

If a person wakes his family members up in the night, and then they both or he alone offers two Rak’aat, then he will be written amongst those who do Zikr. (Abu Dawood, vol. 2, pp. 49, Hadees 1309)

Commenting on this blessed Hadees Mufti Ahmad Yar Khan Na’eemi رَحْمَةُ اللّٰەِ عَلَيْه has written: By virtue of the blessing of offering two Rak’aat Tahajjud one gets the reward for whole-night worship and by virtue of the blessing of doing a little Zikr at that time a person comes into the category of those who always do Zikr. (Mirat-ul-Manajih, vol. 2, pp. 262)

4. One who is accustomed to worshipping in the night

If every such person who is accustomed to worshipping in the night sleeps, then the reward for night worship is written in his Book of Deeds and sleep will be Sadaqah for him. (Abu Dawood, vol. 2, pp. 51, Hadees 1314)

5. Good manners

Undoubtedly, a believer attains the status of worshipping in the night and fasting during the day by virtue of his good manners. (Musnad Imam Ahmad, vol. 9, pp. 332, Hadees 24409)

6. Helping widows and the poor

The person who makes efforts to help widows and the poor is similar to the one who performs Jihad in the path of Allah Almighty or he is similar to the one who worships in the night and observes fasts during the day. (Sahih Bukhari, vol. 3, pp. 511, Hadees 5353)

7. Protection of borders

To guard the borders for a day and night is better than fasts and worship of one month. If the one who guards dies, the reward for this deed of his will continue and he will be given sustenance and he will also stay safe from the tribulations [Fitnah] of the grave. (Sahih Muslim, pp. 816, Hadees 4938)

8. Last Ayahs of Surah Al-Baqarah

The person who recites the last two Ayahs of Surah Al-Baqarah in the night, they will be sufficient for him (from the worship in the night). (Sahih Bukhari, vol. 3, pp. 405, Hadees 5009; ‘Umda-tul-Qaari, vol. 13, pp. 522, Taht-al-Hadees: 5009)

I make Du’a to Allah Almighty to enable us to fulfil the rights of His worship and to attain the excellence of ‘Qiyam-ul-Layl’ (night worship) as per the blessed sayings of the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰەُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم.

اٰمِيۡن   بِجَاهِ   النَّبِيِّ  الۡاَمِيۡن   صَلَّى  اللّٰهُ  عَلَيۡهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم

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