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Ep. 1:  Why Tahajjud? | Tahajjud: Waking Soul & Society | Dr. Tamara Gray

Ep. 1: Why Tahajjud? | Tahajjud: Waking Soul & Society | Dr. Tamara Gray

Yaqeen Institute

DR. TAMARA GRAY

About an hour before fajr, my light, and my neighbor’s light would turn back on. I could see her window across the little garden that separated our buildings. And I would look at the other darkened windows, closed eyes, and grow sad for the Muslim ummah. I often though...

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WHAT IS QIYAM-AL-LAYL AND TAHAJJUD?

  • The prayer at night is termed in Arabic either qiyām al-layl (standing at night) OR
  • if occurring after any amount of sleep, tahajjud, and is the most important prayer after the farḍ (obligatory) prayers.
  • The prayer consists of any numb...

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WHY TAHAJJUD? And What Is NAFL/NAFILA?

Because Tahajjud is UNIQUE!

Nafl/Nafila: All prayers other than obligatory prayers is called Nafl.

Remember: Nafila Brings us to the love of Allah (God).

And this Ultimately is what we ALL need.

All...

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(QS. AL-ISRAA 17: VERSE 79)

Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala said:

وَمِنَ الَّيْلِ فَتَهَجَّدْ بِهٖ نَا فِلَةً لَّكَ ۖ عَسٰۤى اَنْ يَّبْعَـثَكَ رَبُّكَ مَقَا مًا مَّحْمُوْدًا

"And from [part of] the night, pray with it as addi...

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TAHAJJUD IS THE PLACE WHERE OUR HEART WAKES UP.

Remember: We are Created to be 'IbadAllah (The Worshippers of Allah SWT.)

The real rest is standing before Allah at night! In the last one third of the night. Not in slumber!

Sujood (prostration to God) is an action of the heart!

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