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May i have the pleasure to invite and/or remind us all of the need to be offering the voluntary Night Prayers as Nawafil duty, besides the 5 Daily Obligatory Prayers imposed upon us in Islam. This Voluntary night prayer(s) can be a minimum of 2 Raka'ats and 1 as Witr or 4, 6, 8, or 10... nay any number of Raka'ats one is opportuned to offer... is such a commendable act.
On this, Jabir Ibn Abdullah, may Allah be pleased with him, narrated that the Messenger of Allah, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam, said (relating what Jibril, alaih-Salaam, said when he came to him):--
"...AND KNOW THAT SHARAF (honor and nobility) OF THE BELIEVER LIES IN HIS QIYAMUL-LAYL (standing in Tahajjud), AND
HIS 'IZZAH (dignified greatness) LIES IN BEING NEEDLESS (and independent) FROM THE PEOPLE." [Al-Hakim, Tabarani]
So, the more you stand before Allah, Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala, in the silent deppths of the nights... seeking His Help and relying upon Him alone... the more you/we feel content and certain of being granted provision; and the less we rely on people around us or worry about what they possess.
In yet another Noble Hadith, the Messenger of Allah, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam, said:--
"STICK TO THE LATE-NIGHT PRAYER FOR IT (their performance) WAS THE CUSTOM OF THE PIOUS PEOPLE BEFORE
YOU; IT IS ALSO A MEANS OF GETTING CLOSER TO YOUR LORD; IT WIPES AWAY YOUR EVIL DEEDS, AND KEEPS ONE
FROM COMMITTING SINS." [Ahmad, Tirmidhi, Al-Hakim and others -- al-Jami-as-Saghir, vol. 2 Hadith No. 4079]
So, continue with that good action of Night Prayer... and if you have not started it yet, you better START NOW in view of the above from the Leader of Mankind and Jinn, Sayyadina Muhammad, the Messenger of Allah, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam.
Accept my Best Wishes.
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