Hi all readers! Are you looking for an explanation of “what dua to read in Tahajjud?”? If your answer is “Yes”, congratulations! Now you are reading the right article. Why? Because of those two things that I will explain in this article. As Muslims, we must understand these two things. That’s why I wrote this article. So, you should read it to the end!
Specifically, there are two important things about “what dua to read in Tahajjud?” which I will explain in this article. Two important things I mean are as follows:
Why Should You Read Dua After Tahajjud?
The first important thing about “what dua to read in Tahajjud?” which I will explain now is “why should you read dua after Tahajjud?”. I want you to understand that first before you read any further explanations in this article because that is one of the basic things in this discussion that should be well understood.
Before I explain “why should you read dua after Tahajjud?”, I will quote a hadith related to this discussion. The hadith I mean is as follows:
عَنْ أَبِيْ هُرَيْرَةَ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ : أَنَّ رَسُوْلَ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ : يَنْزِلُ رَبُّنَا تَبَارَكَ وَتَعَالَى كُلَّ لَيْلَةٍ إِلَى السَّمَاءِ الدُّنْيَا ، حِيْنَ يَبْقَى ثُلُثُ اللَّيْلِ الآخِرِ يَقُوْلُ : مَنْ يَدْعُوْنِيْ فَأَسْتَجِيْبُ لَهُ , مَنْ يَسْأَلُنِيْ فَأُعْطِيْهِ , مَنْ يَسْتَغْفِرُنِيْ فَأَغْفِرُ لَهُ
From Abu Hurairah radiyallahu anhu, that the Messenger of Allah (Prophet Muhammad) sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said, “Our Lord (Allah) the Most Holy and Exalted descends into the world’s sky every night, when the last third of the night remains. He said, “Whoever prays to Me, I will surely answer. Whoever asks of me, I will surely give. Whoever begs me for forgiveness, I will surely forgive him.”
All readers! If we understand the hadith above, we can conclude several things as follows:
One: the hadith explains the virtue of timing in the last third of the night.
Two: the hadith explains that Allah the Exalted descends to the heavens of the world at last third of the night.
Three: the hadith explains the virtue of worshiping at last third of the night (including the Tahajjud prayer).
Four: the Tahajjud prayer dua at last third of the night will be answered (this is why should you read dua after Tahajjud).
Five: Muslims are encouraged to worship at last three nights, pray to Allah, and ask Him for forgiveness.
That is a brief explanation of “why should you read dua after Tahajjud?”. As Muslims, we must understand that.
What Dua to Read in Tahajjud?
The second important thing about “what dua to read in Tahajjud?” which I will explain now is “what to read in Tahajjud?”. That is the main topic in this discussion. So, I really hope you guys read the explanation below very well.
Before I explain more about “what to read in Tahajjud?”, I will quote a hadith that is specifically related to it. The hadith I mean is as follows:
عَنِ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ رَضِىَ اللهُ عَنْهُمَا قَالَ : كَانَ النَّبِيُّ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ إِذَا قَامَ مِنَ اللَّيْلِ يَتَهَجَّدُ قَالَ : اللَّهُمَّ لَكَ الْحَمْدُ أَنْتَ قَيِّمُ السَّمَوَاتِ وَالأَرْضِ وَمَنْ فِيْهِنَّ , وَلَكَ الْحَمْدُ ، لَكَ مُلْكُ السَّمَوَاتِ وَالأَرْضِ وَمَنْ فِيْهِنَّ ، وَلَكَ الْحَمْدُ , أَنْتَ نُورُ السَّمَوَاتِ وَالأَرْضِ ، وَلَكَ الْحَمْدُ , أَنْتَ الْحَقُّ ، وَوَعْدُكَ الْحَقُّ ، وَلِقَاؤُكَ حَقٌّ ، وَقَوْلُكَ حَقٌّ ، وَالْجَنَّةُ حَقٌّ ، وَالنَّارُ حَقٌّ ، وَالنَّبِيُّونَ حَقٌّ ، وَمُحَمَّدٌ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ حَقٌّ ، وَالسَّاعَةُ حَقٌّ ، اللَّهُمَّ لَكَ أَسْلَمْتُ ، وَبِكَ آمَنْتُ وَعَلَيْكَ تَوَكَّلْتُ ، وَإِلَيْكَ أَنَبْتُ ، وَبِكَ خَاصَمْتُ ، وَإِلَيْكَ حَاكَمْتُ ، فَاغْفِرْ لِي مَا قَدَّمْتُ وَمَا أَخَّرْتُ ، وَمَا أَسْرَرْتُ وَمَا أَعْلَنْتُ ، أَنْتَ الْمُقَدِّمُ وَأَنْتَ الْمُؤَخِّرُ ، لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ أَنْتَ ـ ( أَوْ لاَ إِلَهَ غَيْرُكَ )
From Ibn Abbas radliyallahu anhuma, he said, “When the Prophet (Muhammad) sallallahu alaihi wa sallam wakes up at night, he performs the Tahajjud prayer and prays, “O Allah, all praise be to You. You are the ruler of all the heavens and the earth and all the creatures in them. All praise to You. All the kingdoms of heaven and earth and everything in them are yours. All praise to You. You are the light of all heaven and earth. All praise to You. You are the True God. Your promise is true. Meeting You is true. Your word is true. Heaven is true. Hell is True. On the Prophet is true. Muhammad sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam is true. Doomsday is true. O Allah, only to You I surrender. Only in You I have faith. Only to You I put my trust. Only to You I represent. It’s only because of you that I fight. And only to You I ask for justice. Forgive the sins I have committed and have not committed, the sins that I have committed secretly and openly. You are God who puts first and ends. There is no god but You.”
All readers! I want you to pay attention to the hadith above. There are several sentences that I bolded in the hadith above. The sentences that I bolded are one of the Tahajjud prayer duas read by Prophet Muhammad after Tahajjud prayer. We can read the dua after Tahajjud prayer. That’s dua we must read in Tahajjud!
That is a brief explanation of Tahajjud prayer dua and hadith about it. As Muslims, we must understand that.
All readers! That is a brief explanation of “what dua to read in Tahajjud?” and some important things about it all. Do you understand? If you want to ask, please ask!
I think that’s enough for this article. May be useful. Amen.
See you again in the next article!