Why Pray at Night? (Ahadith 925 – 926)
Narrated Um Salama:
One night the Prophet got up and said, “Subhan Allah! How many afflictions Allah has revealed tonight and how many treasures have been sent down (disclosed). Go and wake the sleeping lady occupants of these dwellings up (for prayers), perhaps a well-dressed in this world may be naked in the Hereafter.”
Sleeping lady occupants of these dwellings = Prophet (SAW)’s wives.
- Want to seek Allah’s protection from afflictions and benefit from the treasures that Allah send down? Pray Tahajjud!
- Wake your spouse up for Tahajjud.
Narrated ‘Ali bin Abi Talib
One night Allah’s Apostle came to me and Fatima, the daughter of the Prophet, and asked, “Won’t you pray (at night)?” I said, “O Allah’s Apostle! Our souls are in the hands of Allah and if He wants us to get up He will make us get up.” When I said that, he left us without saying anything and I heard that he was hitting his thigh and saying, “But man is more quarrelsome than anything.” (18.54)
- Motivate others to pray Tahajjud.
- Don’t argue much.