Solitude through the Night Prayer
May 23, 2012 § Leave a comment
Have you ever felt that you have not done enough in Ramadan? well the night prayer is a very good way to start making your next Ramadan even more fulfilling.
If you did grow closer to Allah (SWT) but you want an even better spiritual experience one of the keys to achieving this is through the Night prayers.
The Night prayer is a sign of sincerity and piety, patience and devotion. The Night prayer is a time of seclusion from everyone and everything around us so we can deeply reflect and immerse our entire soul in worshipping Allah (SWT)
“Only those believe in Our ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) who, when they are reminded by them, fall down in prostration and exalt [Allah] with praise of their Lord, and they are not arrogant. Their sides forsake [their] beds; they supplicate their Lord in fear and aspiration, and from what We have provided them, they spend. And no soul knows what has been hidden for them of comfort for eyes as reward for what they used to do.” [32:15-17]
A productive Muslim will ensure that they at least make the effort and intention to wake up for the Night prayer, if only we knew the great rewards that come from sacrificing time from our comfortable beds.
The Prophet (SAW) encouraged us to pray the Night prayer as he said: “The best prayer after the obligatory one is the prayer at night.” (Muslim)
The Night prayer is an opportunity to draw closer to Allah (SWT)
Another outstanding reason why the night prayer is a distinct mark of a strong believer is because of its lofty reward, the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said “In Paradise there are apartments the outside of which can be seen from the inside and the inside of which can be seen from the outside.” A Bedouin stood up and said: “Those apartments are for whom O Messenger of Allah?” He (peace be upon him) said: “They are for those who speak good words, feed others, fast regularly and pray to Allah at night when people are sleeping.” (At-Tirmidhi) –
The Prophet (peace be upon him) also said that Jibreel said: “Remember that the believer’s honour is his praying at night, and his pride is his being independent of people.” (Al-Jaami’) –