09_22_2017 Qiyam Al-Layl

Our beloved prophet (PBUH) encouraged on doing Qiyam al-Layl in many of his Hadith.

Our beloved prophet (PBUH) said: and the best Salat (prayer) after the prescribed Salat (prayer) is Salat at night. (Qiyam al-Layl)

Our beloved prophet (PBUH): Keep up qiyam al-layl (standing up for prayer at night). It was the way of the virtuous who came before you, it draws you nearer to your Lord, atones for your sins, forbids you from evil and protects the body from sickness.

The way of the virtuous people who came before us

It draws us closer to Allah (SWT)

It atones for our sins

It forbids you from making sins Allah (swt) said: prayer prohibits immorality and wrongdoing

Al-Tirmidhi also Narrated: our beloved prophet (PBUH) said:

Indeed in Paradise there are chambers, whose outside can be seen from their inside, and their inside can be seen from their outside.” A Bedouin stood and said: “Who are they for, O Messenger of Allah?” He said: “For those who speak well, feed others, fast regularly and perform prayer [for Allah] during the night while the people sleep.”

Al Hakam narrated: that our beloved prophet said (PBUH): Jibreel came to me and he said:

‘Oh Mohammed, live as long as you want, for surely you will ultimately die, and love whoever you want, for surely you will leave that person, and do whatever you want, for surely you will be taken into account for it, and know that the nobility of a believer comes from him praying at night, and know that his dignity comes from him not needing the charity of others

Our beloved prophet (PBUH) said: If anyone prays at night reciting regularly ten verses, he will not be recorded among the negligent; if anyone prays at night and recites a hundred verses, he will be recorded among those who are obedient to Allah; and if anyone prays at night reciting one thousand verses, he will be recorded among those who receive huge rewards.

Those who will receive a huge reward for their good deeds

Al Qentar is a huge amount of gold its known to be around four thousand Dinar  

Abdullah bin Abi Qays reported that Aisha said: “Do not leave the night prayer (Qiyam Al-Layl); verily our beloved prophet (PBUH) would not skip it; when he was sick or tired, he would perform it sitting down

'Abdullah bin 'Amr bin Al-'As reported:

Our beloved prophet (PBUH) said to me, "Do not be like so-and-so O 'Abdullah! He used to pray during the night, then stopped the practice."

Hamid bin Abdul Rahman narrated that our beloved prophet (PBUH) said: the best Salat after the prescribed Salat is Salat at night (Qiyam Al-Layl), and The best month for observing Saum (fasting) after Ramadan is Muharram.

Al Hassan reported that our beloved prophet (PBUH) said:

May Allah show mercy to a man who gets up during the night and performs prayer, awakens his family to pray. May Allah show mercy to a woman who gets up during the night and performs prayer, and awakens her husband for the same purpose.

Ibn `Abbas reported that when our beloved prophet (PBUH) got up during the night to pray, he used to say:

O Allah, to Thee be the praise Thou art the light of the heavens and the earth. To Thee be the praise; Thou art the Supporter of the heavens and the earth. To Thee be the praise; Thou art the Lord of the heavens and the earth and whatever is therein. Thou art the Truth; Thy promise is True, the meeting with Thee is True. Paradise is true, Hell is true, the Hour is true. O Allah, I submit to Thee; affirm my faith in Thee; repose my trust in Thee, and I return to Thee for repentance; by Thy help I have disputed; and to Thee I have come for decision, so forgive me my earlier and later sins, the sins that I committed in secret and openly. Thou art my God. There is no god but Thee.

Abu Umamah reported:

Our beloved prophet (PBUH) was asked: "At what time does the supplication find the greatest response?" He (PBUH) replied, "A supplication made during the middle of the last part of the night and after the conclusion of the obligatory prayers."

Jabir reported:

Our beloved prophet (PBUH)

If anyone is afraid that he may not get up in the latter part of the night, he should observe Witr in the first part of it; and if anyone is eager to get up in the last part of it, he should observe Witr at the end of the night, for prayer at the end of the night is witnessed (by the angels) and that is preferable.

The Virtues of Qiyam Al-Layl:

1-    Allah (SWT) praised those who perform the night prayer (Qiyam Al-Layl)

Allah (SWT) said: (( Their limbs do forsake their beds of sleep, the while they call on their Lord, in Fear and Hope: and they spend (in charity) out of the sustenance which We have bestowed on them** Now no person knows what delights of the eye are kept hidden (in reserve) for them - as a reward for their (good) deeds.))

2-    One of the signs of the pious Al-Motakeen

Allah (SWT) said: (( As to the Righteous, they will be in the midst of Gardens and Springs ** Taking joy in the things which their Lord gives them, because, before then, they lived a good life ** They were in the habit of sleeping but little by night ** And in the hour of early dawn, they (were found) praying for Forgiveness))

3-    Allah (SWT) honor and blessings  to them is unlimited and a proem of it is Knowledge:

Allah (SWT) said: ((Is one who worships devoutly during the hour of the night prostrating himself or standing (in adoration), who takes heed of the Hereafter, and who places his hope in the Mercy of his Lord - (like one who does not)? Say: "Are those equal, those who know and those who do not know?((

4-    They earn the satisfaction of Allah (SWT):

Allah (SWT) said: ((So be patient over what they say and exalt [ Allah ] with praise of your Lord before the rising of the sun and before its setting; and during periods of the night [exalt Him] and at the ends of the day, that you may be satisfied))

5-    The highest and praised rank :

Allah (SWT) said: ((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 (rank).))

6-    Allah (SWT) described them as the righteous, and that their work will be rewarded greatly by Allah (SWT) directly

Allah (SWT) said: ((They are not [all] the same; among the People of the Scripture is a community standing [in obedience], reciting the verses of Allah during periods of the night and prostrating [in prayer].** They believe in Allah and the Last Day, and they enjoin what is right and forbid what is wrong and hasten to good deeds. And those are among the righteous.** And whatever good they do - never will it be removed from them. And Allah is Knowing of the righteous.))

7-    The night prayer (Qiyam Al-Layl) is witnessed by the angels:

Allah (SWT) said: (( Establish prayer from the decline of the sun till the darkness of the night) and recite at Fajr (dawn); for the reciting at Fajr is witnessed (by the angels )).

They are the servant of Allah (the most merciful) (SWT)

Allah (SWT) said: (( And the servants of the Most Merciful are those who walk upon the earth easily, and when the ignorant address them [harshly], they say [words of] peace** And those who spend [part of] the night to their Lord prostrating and standing [in prayer] ))












09_22_2017 Qiyam Al-Layl