Written by Br. Y. Karmali & Br. S-R Rizvi,
Contributed by Mustafa Mawji,
To Enhance the Spiritual Excellence during The Months of Rajab, Sha’ba?n & Ramadhan
Namaz-e-Shab – Tahajjud prayerS
A great way to enhance the Spirituality during these great Months
Imam Jaffar Sadiq(as) quotes Imam Ali(as) as saying that the Prophet(saww) said that a person who prays Salat al-Layl gets the following twenty four kinds of benefits (& many more in addition):
The time for praying Salat al-Layl is from midnight to the time of Adhan for Fajr prayers. Some ulema consider it permissible to pray Salat al-Layl starting after Isha prayers.
For recitation details and other Duas to be recited in the Namaz, please refer to www.ziaraat.com
Short way of prayingSalaat al-Layl which is made up of eleven Rak’ats is as follows:1. The first eight Rak’ats are prayed as normal in pairs of two Rak’ats each with the Niyyah of Nawafilatul-Layl (like Namaze Subh).2. The next two Rak’ats are prayed with the Niyyah of Salaat al-Shaf’a (like Namaze Subh).3. The remaining one Rak’at is prayed with the Niyyah of Salaat al-Witr. Qu’noot is recited before Rukuu and the Salaat is completed as usual with Tashahhud and Salaam. You may recite any Dua in the Qu’noot. Also ask your Hajats. Then, raise hands and pray for forgiveness of forty  or more Mu’mineen/Mu’minaat who are either dead or living in the following manner.
|Allaahummagh Firli… (Name)||?????????? ??????? ?…|
|O Allah, forgive … giving the names of Mu’mineen/Mu’minaat.
(In each case saying, Allahummagh Firli …….)
The blessed season of Spiritual Enhancement is at our doorstep, (the month of Rajab probably starting on 9th of April, 2016). It offers a good opportunity and convenient time to pray Salatul Layl, especially when the time of commencing the fast & other Iba’dats of this Spiritual Season is favourable. Allah(swt) gives abundant reward for all our acts of worship during these blessed months, therefore, we need to make special efforts to pray the Salaat and keep it up for the rest of the year to raise our level of spirituality.