Thursday, 12 June 2014

Tahajjud : The Strenght of Mukmin.



Fuhhhh. Life has been soooo busy, -_- as I need to face my final for more 2 weeks. But still life is getting better. **Take some break to update my dearest blog. kihkih. Salam Nisfu Syaaban to all muslimin and muslimat. May Allah accepted all of our ibadah. Allahumma amin. So, tonight I think I just want to share with all about, tahajjud as the strenght of mukmin.

Pin drop silence lingers all around. Hustle and bustle has faded out. In the tranquility of twilight, all have curled up under their blankets, slipped into deep sleep.

Getting quietly out of his cozy blanket, a believer makes ablution and silently engrosses himself into a conversation with his Lord. Sun is still down, may be hours left to rise. Under the veil of night, he is immersed in prayers, long prostration, murmurings of sincere penitence. He opens up to His Merciful Lord. Imagine how delighted that heart would be at dawn, seeing his new daybreak as a purified soul!

Tahajjud is a highly favoured tradition of a Prophet SAW. It's the golden opportunity to strenghten one's faith, to meditate down your mind, and to clear off your sins. The supplications and the Quran we recite during Tahajjud help us keep our faith and grow roots of belief deeper and stay strong.

Prophet SAW use to recommend Tahajjud highly. He used to elaborate on its benefit in the life here and hereafter. In early periods of prophethood, Tahajjud was given prime importance. "and during a part of the night, pray Tahajjud beyond what is incumbent on you; maybe your Lord will raise you to a position of great glory" [17:79]. This and many Quranic verses were instructions to the Prophet SAW regarding Tahajjud.

Nothing beats Tahajjud when it comes to inner strenght to a believer. The power and potential it provides unimaginable and ineffable. Quran says that waking up from sleep in the midst of night helps to attain self control and to better recite al-Quran.

Look at this hadeeth from our Prophet SAW, "be vigilant in standing up in prayer at night for it was the practice of the pious before you. it is a means of gaining proximity to Allah Taala, an expiation for transgressions and a barrier from sins" (Tirdmizi).

For a caller to Islam, the moments of Tahajjud are a respite, and a strong rope to hold fast to. During Tahajjud, he gives his words and deeds a retrospect, shares his worries, and concerns with Allah, eases the burden on his shoulders.

Only strong willed can wake up at a moment when mind and body refuses to leave cozy cushions of comfort, wandering in the dreamland of desires. In another reporting from Thabraani, Prophet SAW says, "If one intents to offer Tahajjud, an Angel approaches him and tells: " its time up to wake up. Pray and remeber your Lord. and the satan comes and tells him, "Night is still young sleep over for some more time. If you get up now for prayer, your eyes will turn red, you will grow weak, sleeplessness will eat up your vitality. If this person follow satan he sleeps off without praying and the satan urinates in his ears."

My dear, for all this while, who were you following?

Qusyaimah Rosman

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