Tahajjud Salaah Or Fardh Salaah?


Alhumdullilah for many years I have been praying Tahujjud Salaah, but recently I have felt it may be better to leave my Tahujjud and focus on perfecting my 5 times Salaah with Kushoo and concentration. What should I do and how do I gain the love of Allah in my heart?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

Rasulullah Sallallāhu Alayhi Wasallam said: ‘’the best action is that which is done continuously even though it may be little.’’

Allah gave you the taufeeq to perform Tahajjud Salah for many years. Thank Allah for that and continue with that noble act. Tahajjud was the daily practice of Rasulullah Sallallāhu Alayhi Wasallam and his Sahaba. Allah’s special mercy descends at that time and Dua’s are readily accepted during Tahajjud. Never give up your practice of Tahajjud. Once you leave it out, you may be permanently deprived of Tahajjud. Your concern for concentration in your fardh Salaah is good. However, that should not lead you to leave out your Tahajjud practice. Listen to the discourses of the Ulama Haqq to inculcate the love of Allah in your heart. Obtain literature of the Ulama Haqq and read some portions of that. You may also listen to the Islahi talk and Zikr majaalis on the website at the following link: http://idealwoman.org/category/multimedia/

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Mufti Ebrahim Desai.


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