Tahajjud Prayer And Benefits

Muslims are obligated to pray 5 times a day. Besides these 5 prayers, Muslims can perform other prayers to attain the pleasure of ALLAH. Such prayers are called supererogatory prayers or nafl.

Nafl means to get something extra. There are many nafl prayers like ishraq, tahyat ul wudhu , Chasht, Awabeen, etc. But among all these Tahajjud is the most rewarding and miraculous prayer.

Tahajudd means “night prayer” and is also known as  “Qiyam-u-lail“. It is prayed in the last third of the night. Tahajjud is also the Sunnah of the Holy Prophet (PBUH). He (PBUH) regularly prayed Tahajjud and encouraged his companions to do the same. 

The Holy Prophet (PBUH) said:

“The two rakats of Tahajjud are better than this world and all that it contains.”

Tahajjud is a miraculous prayer. It is the prayer in which the person feels the closest to ALLAH (SWT). The reason is that it is prayed at the third last part of the night. The time of the night when there is silence all around and you are not occupied with any worldly task. The time you pray Thajjud is the peaceful time.

Those who perform Tahajjud feel inner peace. They are free from the worries of the world. It is the prayer where ALLAH blesses the person with unlimited rewards and bounties.

Tahajjud is the way of getting your prayers answered. Praying Tahajjud helps you get your work done. It fixes your life and provides your soul a spiritual therapy.


During the latter hours of the night, people can choose to offer the optional Tahajjud prayer. Tahajjud prayer is usually offered in even numbers. Two rakats being the minimum and eight rakats being the customary amount. However, there is no set number of rakats required.

It is performed just like the obligatory prayers. However, it is said that you should take a nap before performing it. But if you have not slept you can still perform it, sleeping is not mandatory to perform it.


Tahajjud even though is not an obligatory prayer has unlimited benefits for Muslims. . Those who offer this prayer feel connected with the ALLAH Almighty. They feel relaxed internally and externally. Allah’s Messenger (p.b.u.h) said:

“Our Lord, the Blessed, the Superior, comes every night down on the nearest Heaven to us when the last third of the night remains, saying: Is there anyone to invoke Me, so that I may respond to invocation? Is there anyone to ask Me, so that I may grant him his request? Is there anyone seeking My forgiveness, so that I may forgive him?”
(Sahih al-Bukhari 1145)

This is the power of Tahajudd prayer when the creator of the Universe opens the door of blessings and repentance. This prayer has the power to get your sins removed. This is the prayer when all the wishes get granted.

There are many other benefits this miraculous prayer holds. Let’s find out the benefits that come with the Tahajjud prayer:

  1. Closeness to Allah: Imagine having a quiet conversation with your best friend. Tahajjud is like that with Allah. It brings you closer to Him, and you can talk to Him about anything.
  2. Peaceful Heart: When you pray at night, it’s like charging your heart with peace. It helps you deal with the ups and downs of life. Your heart becomes strong with the goodness of Tahajjud.
  3. Forgiveness Power: Tahajjud erases your previous sins and mistakes. All human beings make mistakes but Tahajjud gives you the chance to undo those mistakes. It’s your chance to say sorry to Allah and start fresh.
  4. Wishes Granted: Every person has some wishes which they want to be fulfilled. Tahajjud is the time to ask Allah for what you want. It’s like having a direct line to make your dreams come true.
  5. Positive Energy Boost: Tahajjud is your spiritual energy boost. It helps you face challenges with a positive spirit.
  6. Guidance and Wisdom: Tahajjud gives you direction toward the right path. It protects you from all sorts of negative vibes around you. It helps you find the right path and gives you the wisdom to make good decisions.
  7. Protection From Diseases: This prayer protects you from all sorts of diseases. If you have a disease you should pray Tahajjud. In a few days with the grace of Almighty ALLAH, your diseases will be gone.
  8. Inner and Outer Beauty: Those who offer Thajjud get an instant glow on their face. It is the prayer that not only gives you outer beauty but also inner beauty. Your soul gets pure and clean when performing this prayer regularly.
    “Because they are alone with their Lord at night, then Allah gives them some of His light.” (Al-Maqrizi, Mukhtasar Qiyaamallail).


Tahajjud for Diseases

  1. Intention (Niyyah): Make a sincere intention in your heart to seek Allah’s healing for the specific disease.
  2. Recitation: Recite verses from the Quran that talk about healing and well-being. Surah Al-Fatihah and Surah Al-Shifa (Surah Al-Fussilat, 41:44) are good choices.
  3. Supplication (Dua): Ask Allah for healing, both physically and spiritually. Pour your heart out in prayer, seeking His mercy and recovery.
  4. Consistency: Be consistent in praying Tahajjud for healing. Maintaining regularity in your prayers shows your dedication and trust in Allah’s plan.

Tahajjud for Marriage

  1. Intention (Niyyah): Have a sincere intention to seek Allah’s guidance in finding a righteous life partner.
  2. Recitation: Choose verses from the Quran that relate to marriage and companionship. Surah An-Nur (24:32) is a good option.
  3. Supplication (Dua): In your Tahajjud prayer, ask Allah to bless you with a spouse who will be a source of happiness. Pray for the partner who will bring goodness in this world and the Hereafter.
  4. Specific Requests: Be specific in your prayers, mentioning the qualities you desire in a life partner. Trust that Allah knows what is best for you.

Tahajjud for Business/Job

  1. Intention (Niyyah): Intend to seek Allah’s guidance and success in your business or career endeavors.
  2. Recitation: Choose verses that speak about sustenance and success. Surah Al-Baqarah (2:261-262) is a good passage to recite.
  3. Supplication (Dua): Ask Allah for success and prosperity in your business or job.
  4. Hard Work and Trust: Alongside your prayers, put in sincere effort and trust in Allah’s wisdom. Tahajjud can be a source of motivation and guidance.

Tahajjud for Children

  1. Intention (Niyyah): Make a heartfelt intention to seek Allah’s blessings for the well-being and righteousness of your children.
  2. Recitation: Choose verses that talk about the blessings of children and family. Surah Al-Furqan (25:74) is an appropriate choice.
  3. Supplication (Dua): In your Tahajjud prayer, ask Allah to protect, guide, and bless your children.
  4. Parental Duties: Besides praying, fulfill your responsibilities as a parent. Tahajjud can be a time to reflect on your parenting and seek guidance on how to raise your children in the best way.


To sum up, Tahajjud is the prayer that has all the blessings a Muslim needs. This prayer has the power to turn the impossible into possible. It has the power to bring you closer to ALLAH (SWT). It gives you the chance to share your deep thoughts with the ALLAH (SWT).

So don’t be lazy, get up and pray and do adhkaar, Allah will hear your requests even if nobody else does.

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