30 Benefits of Tahajjud Prayer in Islam
Tahajud prayer or night prayer (qiyamul laili) is an additional worship that was never left by the Prophet. Whoever routinely prays tahajud prayer Allah will be eased all his affairs, his life, kept away from the misery, hardships, and difficulties of life and glorified his life. Tahajud prayer is carried out in the last third of the night that is when other humans sleep in silence. This prayer includes sunnah prayer considering the many benefits we can feel.
And from the night arise from sleep for prayer with it (as) additional for you; it may be that will raise you your Lord (to) a station praiseworthy. (Al-Isra 17:79)
Here are some benefits when we do tahajud prayer.
1. Take us to a praiseworthy and glorious place on His side
This is the promise of Allah SWT who will raise His people to a praised place, for those who perform the tahajud prayer diligently and sincerely expect the pleasure of the Divine. Getting a commendable place, a special place in the sight of Allah SWT is a dream worthy of being held close to the millions of faithful people.
“Indeed, the righteous (will be) in Gardens and springs, Taking what their Lord has given them. Indeed, they were before that good-doers. They used to little of the night [what] sleep. And in the hours before dawn, they would ask forgiveness.” (Adh-Dhariyat 51:15-18)
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2. Deliver prayer and hope
Tahajud prayer is one of the main Sunnah worship and is an effective medium to deliver our prayers to Allah. We can hope and prayers about the life, about the dream of building a sakinah family, and a plea for the presence of a continuing flow of guidance in the ritual of tahajud prayer.
“Every night Allah Tabaraka Wa Ta’ala descends (to the heavens of the world) when it is the third of the last night. He said: “Whoever calls me, I will allow his appeal. Whoever asks me, I allow his request. And whoever asks forgiveness of Me, I forgive him. “ (HR Bukhari and Muslim)
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3. Become humble
Allah SWT asserts that people who pray tahajud will always have a humble and friendly nature. The serenity that is a reflection of the tranquility of the soul in living everyday life in society will make us humble.
“And (the) slaves (of) the Most Gracious (are) those who walk on the earth (in) humbleness and when address them the ignorant ones, they say, “Peace.” And those who spend (the) night before their Lord, prostrating and standing.” (Al-Furqan 25:63-64)
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4. Maintain health
Undoubtedly, Tahajud prayer becomes the best treatment therapy of various diseases. Therefore, people who familiarize themselves for Tahajud will have the immune system so not susceptible to disease.
Rasulullah SAW said, “Do night prayer because it is a tradition of pious people before you, a means of getting closer Allah, prevention of sin, erasing wrongdoings, and preventing all kinds of diseases from the body.” (HR Tirmidhi)
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5. Keep the good looks or beauty
Every human must crave good looks or beauty in him/her. Through Tahajud prayer therapy, a person can achieve what he wants without spending even a penny. The guarantees of good looks or beauty resulting from the Tahajud prayer are not limited to the birth appearance. It also can produce inner beauty.
Rasulullah SAW said, “Whoever is doing a lot of night prayers, then the face will look handsome or beautiful in the daytime.” (HR Ibnu Majah)
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6. Accelerate the achievement of goals and sense of security
In addition to efforts (ikhtiar), we need to do Tahajud prayer because the prayer that accompanies Tahajud will be granted by Allah. Allah will give us the goals that we want and sense of security to make our life easier.
“I have given him what he expects (goals) and gives a sense of security from what he fears.” (HR Ahmad)
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7. Eliminate laziness and lust
Tahajud prayer is a powerful way to eliminate laziness and lust. Doing it at night will make us more ready to welcome tomorrow. The greatest enemy in man is lust. Implementing tahajud prayer may be a bit heavy for some people because it looks at the timing of the work on the hours where we usually fall asleep. The temptation to go to bed is certainly very big at that time. Therefore, the person who wakes from his sleep to perform tahajud prayer means he has managed to resist the temptation in him for the worship of Allah SWT.
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8. Gain relief in the afterlife
Another virtue of the tahajud prayer is the waivers of the final day. Every person must have a record of sins and rewards that will be accepted in the afterlife. If the record of his deed more, undoubtedly the paradise place. However, if on the contrary, of course, hell is the right place.
“Whoever is happy when he stands on the Day of Resurrection is alleviated by God, let him show himself to God at night by prostrating and standing on the last day.” (Ibn Jarir Ath-Thabari)
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9. Become closer to Allah
The benefit of tahajud prayer is a medium to get closer to Allah SWT. This is confirmed by the statement of the hadith Rasulullah SAW:
“You should perform night prayer because the night prayer is a habit of the pious before you, the worship that draws closer to your God, and the covering of the guilt and the erasing.” (Tirmidhi, Al-Hakim, Baihaqi)
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10. Obtain a variety of glory
The five virtues in that world are to be nourished by Allah from all kinds of disasters, the sign of his obedience will appear to his face, will be loved by the servants of Allah who are pious and beloved by all humans, his tongue will be able to utter words that contain wisdom and will be a wise man, given the understanding of religion. These are promised by Allah for glory in the world.
“Whoever performs tahajud prayer well, and with an orderly manner, then Allah will give 9 kinds of glory: 5 kinds in the world and 4 kinds in the afterlife.”
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11. Recognized as Special Person
Whoever does tahajud prayer will be look as special person in Allah SWT ‘s Eyes. It is because this prayer is done at night and it is the special and solemn time with Allah.
“So be patient, for (the) Command (of) your Lord, for indeed, you (are) in Our Eyes. And glorify (the) praise (of) your Lord when you arise, And of the night, glorify Him, and after the stars.” (At-Tur 52:48-49)
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12. Prevent doing sin and remove evil
Tahajud prayer can prevent us from committing sin and wipe out evil. This is because it is performed during the night where many acts of sin and evil can occur at night, such as the desire to steal, kill, and have sex.
“You should do qiyaamullail, in fact, it is a habit of the righteous before you, approach yourself to Allah Ta’ala, prevent sin, remove evil and ward off disease from the body.” (Narrated At-Turmudzi, Al-Hakim)
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13. Cast out Satan
Satan always tries to disturb us in many ways. One of them is to give a whisper/temptation so that we do not pray tahajud such as the desire to sleep, tired, and so on.
“Satan is binding with three ties. Each of them says, ‘You still have a long night, go to sleep!’ If he wakes up in the name of God, then a bond is released. If he performs ablution, then loose the next bond. And if he does the prayer, then let one more bond, so that the next day he becomes diligent, as well as with his soul. Otherwise, the next day his soul becomes dirty and his soul becomes lazy. ” (H.R Muslim)
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14. Lead to husnul khotimah
Every living thing will die. Husnul Khotimah will determine we are still in a state of Islam when our lives are lifted. Husnul khotimah is coveted by all who believe. Husnul khotimah is dead in good condition and guaranteed to enter heaven. Praying tahajud prayer will remind ourselves to Allah because death will surely pick us up without us knowing. Hopefully, by continuing to perform tahajud prayer can lead us to husnul khotimah.
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15. Face looks shining and glowing
People who always perform tahajjud prayer will look shining in his face. This is a sign that someone is cautious to Allah SWT. The signs of cautious are always seen by the people around them.
“Because they are alone with their Lord at night, then Allah gives them some of His light.” (Al-Maqrizi, Mukhtasar Qiyaamallail).
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More Tahajjud Prayer Benefits (16-30)
Here are more tahajjud prayer benefits :
- Accelerate blood circulation
- Improve immunity of the body
- Gain Allah’s love
- Improve the brain work and mind is fresher
- Increase the productivity of work based on spirituality
- The path for earning Allah’s grace
- Avoided from difficulty
- Increase morale and spirit
- Great in overcoming all issues
- Savior from hell’s punishment
- Raise the lung cavity
- Increase our iman and faith to Allah
- Will be raised his level/degree by Allah
- Have a sharp intuition or hunch
- Sufficient all the necessities and get unlimited sustenance
That’s all benefits of tahajud prayer. Hope this article encourages us to do tahajud prayer every day to increase our iman and get closer to Allah.