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Ever Thought Of Ayat 16, Surat Sajdah?

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As-Salaam alaikum,

Ayat or verse 16 of Surat Sajdah of the Holy Qur'an (32:16) reads:--

    "THEIR SIDES FORSAKE THEIR BEDS."  This is in reference to those servants of Allah, Jallah-Jalalahu, who offer the voluntary night prayer, known as Tahajjud. It is the same Sallah about which the Noble Messenger of Allah, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam, said:--

           "Hold fast to night prayer, for it was the way of the righteous before you, a way of drawing

           closer to your Lord, an expiation for wrong deeds, and a shield from sin." [Tirmidhi].

'Qiyam' literally means standing up, particularly after sleeping, just as we say... 'YUOM AL-QIYAMAH' for Day of Judegement as we rise to stand before Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala, after much rest in our graves. That is why sleep is like a daily death, and Qiyam is to rise from it. Whoever stands in the night in prayer, Allah will make easy for him in standing on the Day of Judgement, as some of our 'Ulama observe.

Sayyadi Ibn Abbas, may Allah be pleased with him, also advised: "Whoever loves to find the long standing of the day of Resurrection less difficult should let him show himself to Allah in the darkness of the night prostrating ( in Sajdah) and standing, fearing the Hereafter and hoping for Mercy of his Lord.

In view of this, we should all make it a regular habit to be offering the Tahajjud every day..every night.. of our life.

Best Wishes.

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