7 Practical Tips for Praying Qiyaam al-Layl {Intro B} The Excellence of Qiyaam al-Layl


Masjid-Nabvi @ nightIntroduction B: The Excellence of Qiyaam al-Layl

Numerous Ahaadeeth and Qur’aanic verses mention the excellence of Qiyaam al-Layl and the merit of those who perform it regularly.

Umm al-Mumineen, Aa’ishah (radhi allahu anha) reported that the Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wa-sallam) said: The most beloved deeds to Allah are the most constant, even if they were little.  [Saheeh al-Bukharee and Saheeh Muslim] and she said in another narration: “Do not ever stop praying Qiyaam. The Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wa-sallam) never ceased praying it. When he was sick or weak, he prayed sitting.” [Saheeh al-Bukharee and Saheeh Muslims] He (sallallahu alaihi wa-sallam) said: You should pray Qiyaam al-Layl, for it is the habit of the righteous people who came before you, and it will bring you closer to your Lord, expiate for bad deeds, prevent sin, and expel disease from the body. [At-Tirmidhee and Musnad Ahmad]

Narrated Mu’adh Ibn Jabal (radhi allahu anhu): ‘The Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wa-sallam) said to him: May I show you the gates of goodness?’ (they are), “(a) Fasting is screen from Hell, (b) As-Sadaqah extinguishes the sins, as water extinguishes fire, (c) Standing in Salaat (prayer) by a slave of Allah during the last third part of a night. Then the Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wa-sallam) recited the verse: Their (believer’s) sides forsake their beds, to invoke their Lord in fear and hope; and they spend out of what We have bestowed on them. [Abu Dawood and at-Tirmidhee]

Abu Hurayrah (radhi allahu anhu) reported that Allah’s Messenger (sallallahu alaihi wa-sallam) said: The best of prayer after those prescribed (i.e. obligatory prayer) is that in the depth of night. [Saheeh Muslims]

Abu Hurayrah (radhi allahu anhu) reported that Allah’s Messenger (sallallahu alaihi wa-sallam) said: May Allah have mercy on a man who wakes up at night, prays, and wakes his wife to pray; and if she refuses, he sprinkles water on her face. And may Allah have mercy on a woman who wakes up at night, prays, and wakes her husband to pray; and if he refuses, she sprinkles water on his face. [(Hasan) Abu Dawood ]

Abdullah Ibn Bashr (radhi allahu anhu) reported Allah’s Messenger (sallallahu alaihi wa-sallam) saying: Whoever prays Qiyaam reciting ten verses, he will not be recorded among the negligent. Whoever prays Qiyaam reciting one hundred verses, he will be recorded among the devout. And whoever prays Qiyaam reciting one thousand verses, he will be recorded among those with a multitude of good deeds. [(Hasan) Abu Dawood]

Abdullah Ibn Bashr (radhi allahu anhu) reported Allah’s Messenger (sallallahu alaihi wa-sallam) saying: Whoever prays Qiyaam reciting ten verses, he will not be recorded among the negligent. Whoever prays Qiyaam reciting one hundred verses, he will be recorded among the devout. And whoever prays Qiyaam reciting one thousand verses, he will be recorded among those with a multitude of good deeds.” [(Hasan) Abu Dawood]

Source7 Practical Tips for praying Qiyaam al-Layl

Up Next– bi’ithnillah, 7 Practical Tips for praying Qiyaam al-Layl: #1 Sincerity
Previously, Intro A — What is Qiyaam al-Layl?

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