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 thought on these nights of the saying of Kaʿb al-Aḥbār who said, “The angels look down from heaven upon those who pray tahajjud as you look at the stars of the sky,” and thought how very dark the earth must look to the angels.
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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.
Allah describes Nafila as Tahajjud.
Remember: Night Time is for sleep AND Worship of Allah SWT.
NOT JUST SLEEP!
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!
Tahajjud is the place where our heart wakes up!
Tahajjud is the most important Nafila!
Tahajjud helps us to GROW individually and as a community.
Tahajjud elevates not only our personal status but also the status of our community!
This was the promise of our beloved Prophet (peace be upon him)
SubhanAllah [Glory be to Allah (God)]!
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 additional [worship] for you; it is expected that your Lord will resurrect you to a praised station."
It is a philosophical system that concentrates on separating the things you can control from the things you cannot control and then teaches you to introduce in your daily routine habits that help you focus most of your energy on the things that are under your control.
Without writing, it's pretty hard to capture and freeze your thinking, so that you can sharpen it: for example, observing when you're using words that are not well defined or when you're saying things that don't need to be said.
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+ ideal brewing time: 3 mins
+ sugar or a little bit sugar
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