*The Night Prayers:*
Qiyam & Tarawih
*Chapter 2: Qiyam*
*SIGN OF GOODNESS*
Consistency within the evening prayers is a vital trait of goodnesss and righteousness for a believer. ‘Abdullah Bin ‘Umar رضي الله عنهreported that Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) mentioned:
تم الرجل عبد الله، لو كان يصلي من الليل. «نعم
Abdullah (Bin Umar) would certainly be a wonderful man if he prayed at evening.>
*’Abdullah’s son, Sālim, reported that after the Prophet (ﷺ) mentioned this. his father wouldn’t sleep at evening however little or no.*
Recorded by al-Bukhari and Muslim.
*MEANS OF ENTERING JANNAH*
Praying at evening is one of the easy and efficient means of coming into Jannah. ‘Abdullah Bin Salām (رضي الله عنه) reported that the very first thing that he heard from the Prophet when he ﷺ entered al-Madinah was:
«أيها الناس أفشوا السلام وأطعموا الطعام وصلوا بالليل والناس نيام، تدخلوا الجنة بسلام. »
*O folks! Spread (the greeting of) salam, present meals (to the needy), and pray at evening whereas the persons are asleep you’ll then enter Jannah with peace.*
Recorded by at-Tirmithi. Verified to be genuine by al-Albani (Sahih ut-Targhib wat-Tarkib no. 610&937).
*ACCEPTANCE OF SUPPLICATIONS*
When a Muslim will get up late at evening for prayer and supplication, hist supplications stand an incredible likelihood of being accepted. Abū Hurayrah (رضي الله عنه) reported that the Prophet (ﷺ) mentioned:
« ينزل ربنا تبارك وتعالى كل ليلة إلى السماء الدنيا حين يبقى ثلث الليل الآخر، يقول: “من يدعوني فأستجيب له؟
من يسألني فأعطيه، من يستغفرني فأغفر له؟”»
*Our Lord (ﷻ) descends each evening to the bottom heaven, when just one third of the evening has remained. He savs. “Who would invoke Me, so that with I would answer him? Who would ask Me, so that I would give him? Who would seek My forgiveness, so that I would forgive him?>*
Recorded by al-Bukhärf and Muslim.
In one of the reports, he adds:
«ثم يبسط يديه ويقول: “من يقرض غير عدوم ولا ظلوم؟”
حتى ينفجر الفجر »
*Then Allah extends His hand and says, “Who desires to speculate (good deeds) with the One who will not be wasteful or unjust?” He continues to say this till the daybreak arrives.>*
Recorded by Muslim.
To be Continued…