Pearl of Wisdom

'Verily these hearts rust like metal rusts when exposed to water.' He was asked, 'And what can polis h them?' He said, 'Remembering death much, and reciting the Qur'an.'

Prophet Muhammad al-Mustafa [sawa]
Kanz al-'Ummal, no. 42130

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Library » A Guide on Praying » Night Prayer
Night Prayer / Namaaz-e-Shab

 Conducting Night Prayers

This prayer is not Wajib, but it is highly recommended. It can be be prayed after midnight till true dawn (fajr).
There are a number of ayats of the Holy Qur'an referring to the Night Prayers.
'Truly the rising by the night is most potent for governing (this soul) and most suitable for (forming) the word (of prayer and praise) [73:6]
'Their limbs do forsake their beds of sleep while they call on their Lord in fear and hope. And they spend (in charity) cut of the sustenance which we have bestowed on them. [32:16]
'And pray in the small hours of the morning an additional prayer (of spiritual profit) for thee. Soon will thy Lord raise thee to a station of praise and glory. [17"79]

The Prayer consists of 3 parts and a total of 11 Rakats to be prayed as follows:
    a) Niyat: (Namaz-e-Shab) - 8 Rakats (4 Prayers of 2 Rakats each, to be prayed like the morning Prayer)
    b) Niyat: (Namaz-e-Shafa) - 2 Rakats (to be prayed like the morning Prayer)
    c) Niyat: (Namaz-e-Witr) - 1 Rakat as follows
        1. Recite Surah Al-Fatiha (once)
        2. Recite Surah Al-Tawhid (thrice)
        3. Recite Surah Al-Falaq (once)
        4. Recite Surah An-Nas (once)
        5. Qunoot - as in any 2nd Rakat.
            While hands in the Qunoot Position, recite:
                i: 70 Times - Astaghfir-Ullaha Rabbi wa Atoobo Ilaih
                ii: Recite 40 Names of Male or Females beliviers, each to be preceded by Allah-hom mughfirlil.
                If it's difficult to recite 40 names, then recite ''Allah-hoom mughfirlil momeneen wul momeenat''
                iii: Then recite 300 times "Al-Afv" (Please Forgive)
                iv: Then complete the prayer by Rukoo, Sajadah and Salam.

Namaz-e-Shab  
Position Instructions Recitation and Meaning
Niyyat (Intention) - Beginning of Prayer I OFFER NIGHT PRAYER, 2 RAKATS, QURBATAN ILAL LAH,

I offer Night Prayer, 2 Rakats, seeking nearness to God, in obedience to Him
Takbirat-ul-Ihram (The First Takbir - Allah hu Akbar)

Lift both hands up to the ears and say
ALLAH HU AKBAR

Allah is Great
First Rakaat - Qira-at (Recitation)

It is Wajib (essential) to recite Surah al Fatiha (al Hamd), followed by any other complete Surah in the first two rakaats.

First Surah (Surah al Hamd)
Please check the Quran section for both arabic and english text
Second Surah (Surah al Kausar or any other complete surah) Please check the Quran section for both arabic and english text
Rukuh (bend half-way down and keep both hands on your legs just above your knees) SUBHAN ALLAH (3 times)

Glory to Allah

SUBHANA RAB BI AL AZEE MI WA BI HAM DIH

Free from All Defects is my Lord, and with His praise I bow
Straighten up, saying SAMI ALLAH HU LIMAN HAMIDAH

God listens to one who praises Him

ALLAH HU AKBAR

Allah is Great
Sajdah (Go down to sajdah so that the forehead touches the place of sajdah directly - make sure that the material covering the head is not in the way.) SUBHAN ALLAH (3 times)

Glory to God

SUBHANA RAB BI AL A’LAA WA BI HAMDIH

Free from all defects is my All-Highest Lord, and with His praise I adore Him
Sit up and say AS TAGH FIR UL LAHA RABBI WA ATOOBU ILAIH

I ask Allah, my Lord, to cover up my sins and unto him I turn repentant
Second Sajdah SUBHAN ALLAH (3 times)

Glory to Allah

SUBHANA RAB BI AL A’LAA WA BI HAMDIH

Free from All defects is my All Highest Lord, and with His praise I adore Him.
Stand up saying BI HAWL LIL LAHI WA QUWAT TI HI AQOOMO WA AQ’UD.

Due to the Vigour given by Allah, and because of the vitality from Him I rise and stand
Second Rakaat

First Surah (Surah al Hamd)
Please check the Quran section for both arabic and english texts
Second Surah (Surah Tawheed - Qul Hu) Please checl the Quran section for both arabic and english texts
Qunoot (after Second Surah in 2nd Rakat - While still standing)

Raise your hands and bring them together in front of your face, with the palms of your hands raised up, inclined towards you. Say
RABBANA AATINA FIDDOONYA HASANATAWN

O our Lord! Bestow upon us good in this world

WA FIL AAKHERA-TI HASANATAWN WA QINA AZABAN NAR

And good in the Hereafter, and protect us from the torment of the Fire.

ALLAH HU AKBAR

Allah is Great
Rukuh SUBHAN ALLAH (3 times)

Glory to Allah

SUBHANA RAB BI AL AZEE MI WA BI HAM DIH

Free from All defects is my All Highest Lord,and with His praise I bow
Straighten up, saying SAMI ALLAH HU LIMAN HAMIDAH

God listens to one who praises Him

ALLAH HU AKBAR

Allah is Great
Sajdah SUBHAN ALLAH (3 times)

Glory to God

SUBHANA RAB BI AL A’LAA WA BI HAMDIH

Free from all defects is my All-Highest Lord, and with His praise I adore Him
Sit up and say AS TAGH FIR UL LAHA RABBI WA ATOOBU ILAIH

I ask Allah, my Lord, to cover up my sins and unto him I turn repentant
Second Sajdah SUBHAN ALLAH (3 times)

Glory to Allah

SUBHANA RAB BI AL A’LAA WA BI HAMDIH

Free from All defects is my All Highest Lord, and with His praise I adore Him.
Tashahud

Then say the Tashahud and then the salaam (while still sitting)
ASH HADU AN LAA ILAHA IL LAL LAH

I bear witness that there is no God except Allah

WAHDAHU LA SHARIKA LAHU

He is One, without any partner

WA ASH HADU AN NA MUHAMMAD AN ABDUHU WA RASOOLUH

And I bear witness that Muhammad is His slave and Messenger

ALLA HUMMA SAL LI ALA MUHAMMADIN WA ALI MUHAMMAD.

O our God, bless Muhammad and the Progeny of Muhammad.
Salaam ASSALAM MU ALAIKA AYYUHAN NABIYYU WA RAHMAT UL LAHI WA BARAKATUH

Peace be unto thee, O Apostle and the mercy of God and His bounties

ASSALAM MU ALAINA WA ALA IBAD DIL LAHIS SUALIHEEN

Peace be unto us and unto the virtuous servants of God

ASSALAM MU ALAIKUM WA RAHMATUL LAHI WABARAKATUH.

Peace be unto ye all, and the mercy of God and his bounties.

ALLAH HU AKBAR(Three times)

God is Great.

LA ILAHA IL LAL LAH

There is no God but Allah

ALLA HUMMA SALLI ALA MUHAMMADIN WA ALI MUHAMMAD

O our God, bless Muhammad, and the Progeny of Muhammad.
Complete This 4 times in order to satisfy the 8 Rakat Namaz-e-Shab

Namaz-e-Shafa

Position Instructions Recitation and Meaning
Niyyat (Intention) - Beginning of Prayer I OFFER PRAYER of SHAFA, 2 RAKATS, QURBATAN ILAL LAH,

I offer Namaz-e-Shafa, 2 Rakats, seeking nearness to God, in obedience to Him
Takbirat-ul-Ihram (The First Takbir - Allah hu Akbar)

Lift both hands up to the ears and say
ALLAH HU AKBAR

Allah is Great
First Rakaat - Qira-at (Recitation)

It is Wajib (essential) to recite Surah al Fatiha (al Hamd), followed by any other complete Surah in the first two rakaats.

First Surah (Surah al Hamd)
Please check the Quran section for both arabic and english text
Second Surah (Surah al Kausar or any other complete surah) Please check the Quran section for both arabic and english text
Rukuh (bend half-way down and keep both hands on your legs just above your knees) SUBHAN ALLAH (3 times)

Glory to Allah

SUBHANA RAB BI AL AZEE MI WA BI HAM DIH

Free from All Defects is my Lord, and with His praise I bow
Straighten up, saying SAMI ALLAH HU LIMAN HAMIDAH

God listens to one who praises Him

ALLAH HU AKBAR

Allah is Great
Sajdah (Go down to sajdah so that the forehead touches the place of sajdah directly - make sure that the material covering the head is not in the way.) SUBHAN ALLAH (3 times)

Glory to God

SUBHANA RAB BI AL A’LAA WA BI HAMDIH

Free from all defects is my All-Highest Lord, and with His praise I adore Him
Sit up and say AS TAGH FIR UL LAHA RABBI WA ATOOBU ILAIH

I ask Allah, my Lord, to cover up my sins and unto him I turn repentant
Second Sajdah SUBHAN ALLAH (3 times)

Glory to Allah

SUBHANA RAB BI AL A’LAA WA BI HAMDIH

Free from All defects is my All Highest Lord, and with His praise I adore Him.
Stand up saying BI HAWL LIL LAHI WA QUWAT TI HI AQOOMO WA AQ’UD.

Due to the Vigour given by Allah, and because of the vitality from Him I rise and stand
Second Rakaat

First Surah (Surah al Hamd)
Please check the Quran section for both arabic and english texts
Second Surah (Surah Tawheed - Qul Hu) Please checl the Quran section for both arabic and english texts
Qunoot (after Second Surah in 2nd Rakat - While still standing)

Raise your hands and bring them together in front of your face, with the palms of your hands raised up, inclined towards you. Say
RABBANA AATINA FIDDOONYA HASANATAWN

O our Lord! Bestow upon us good in this world

WA FIL AAKHERA-TI HASANATAWN WA QINA AZABAN NAR

And good in the Hereafter, and protect us from the torment of the Fire.

ALLAH HU AKBAR

Allah is Great
Rukuh SUBHAN ALLAH (3 times)

Glory to Allah

SUBHANA RAB BI AL AZEE MI WA BI HAM DIH

Free from All defects is my All Highest Lord,and with His praise I bow
Straighten up, saying SAMI ALLAH HU LIMAN HAMIDAH

God listens to one who praises Him

ALLAH HU AKBAR

Allah is Great
Sajdah SUBHAN ALLAH (3 times)

Glory to God

SUBHANA RAB BI AL A’LAA WA BI HAMDIH

Free from all defects is my All-Highest Lord, and with His praise I adore Him
Sit up and say AS TAGH FIR UL LAHA RABBI WA ATOOBU ILAIH

I ask Allah, my Lord, to cover up my sins and unto him I turn repentant
Second Sajdah SUBHAN ALLAH (3 times)

Glory to Allah

SUBHANA RAB BI AL A’LAA WA BI HAMDIH

Free from All defects is my All Highest Lord, and with His praise I adore Him.
Tashahud

Then say the Tashahud and then the salaam (while still sitting)
ASH HADU AN LAA ILAHA IL LAL LAH

I bear witness that there is no God except Allah

WAHDAHU LA SHARIKA LAHU

He is One, without any partner

WA ASH HADU AN NA MUHAMMAD AN ABDUHU WA RASOOLUH

And I bear witness that Muhammad is His slave and Messenger

ALLA HUMMA SAL LI ALA MUHAMMADIN WA ALI MUHAMMAD.

O our God, bless Muhammad and the Progeny of Muhammad.
Salaam ASSALAM MU ALAIKA AYYUHAN NABIYYU WA RAHMAT UL LAHI WA BARAKATUH

Peace be unto thee, O Apostle and the mercy of God and His bounties

ASSALAM MU ALAINA WA ALA IBAD DIL LAHIS SUALIHEEN

Peace be unto us and unto the virtuous servants of God

ASSALAM MU ALAIKUM WA RAHMATUL LAHI WABARAKATUH.

Peace be unto ye all, and the mercy of God and his bounties.

ALLAH HU AKBAR(Three times)

God is Great.

LA ILAHA IL LAL LAH

There is no God but Allah

ALLA HUMMA SALLI ALA MUHAMMADIN WA ALI MUHAMMAD

O our God, bless Muhammad, and the Progeny of Muhammad.

Namaz-e-Witr

Position Instructions Recitation and Meaning
Niyyat (Intention) - Beginning of Prayer I OFFER PRAYER of WITR, 1 RAKATS, QURBATAN ILAL LAH,

I offer Namaz-e-Witr, 1 Rakats, seeking nearness to God, in obedience to Him
Takbirat-ul-Ihram (The First Takbir - Allah hu Akbar)

Lift both hands up to the ears and say
ALLAH HU AKBAR

Allah is Great
First Rakaat - Qira-at (Recitation)

It is Wajib (essential) to recite Surah al Fatiha (al Hamd), followed by any other complete Surah in the first two rakaats.

First Surah (Surah al Hamd)
Please check the Quran section for both arabic and english text
Second Surah (Surah al Tawhid) three times Please check the Quran section for both arabic and english text
Third Surah (Surah al Falaq) one time Please check the Quran section for both arabic and english text
Fourth Surah (Surah an Nas ) one time Please check the Quran section for both arabic and english text
Qunoot (While still standing)

Raise your hands and bring them together in front of your face, with the palms of your hands raised up, inclined towards you. Say
70 Times - Astaghfir-Ullah Rabbi wa Atoob Ilaih<
I seek forgiveness of Allah my Lord and I turn to Him

40 Times - Ask for the forgiveness of forty believers, men and women, who have died or are living, following it say Allah-hoom mughfirlil

Else, say

Allah-hoom mughfirlil momeenee wul momeenat
O Allah, Forgive all believers, male and female

300 Times - Recite "Al-Afv"
Please Forgive
Rukuh SUBHAN ALLAH (3 times)

Glory to Allah

SUBHANA RAB BI AL AZEE MI WA BI HAM DIH

Free from All defects is my All Highest Lord,and with His praise I bow
Straighten up, saying SAMI ALLAH HU LIMAN HAMIDAH

God listens to one who praises Him

ALLAH HU AKBAR

Allah is Great
Sajdah SUBHAN ALLAH (3 times)

Glory to God

SUBHANA RAB BI AL A’LAA WA BI HAMDIH

Free from all defects is my All-Highest Lord, and with His praise I adore Him
Sit up and say AS TAGH FIR UL LAHA RABBI WA ATOOBU ILAIH

I ask Allah, my Lord, to cover up my sins and unto him I turn repentant
Second Sajdah SUBHAN ALLAH (3 times)

Glory to Allah

SUBHANA RAB BI AL A’LAA WA BI HAMDIH

Free from All defects is my All Highest Lord, and with His praise I adore Him.
Tashahud

Then say the Tashahud and then the salaam (while still sitting)
ASH HADU AN LAA ILAHA IL LAL LAH

I bear witness that there is no God except Allah

WAHDAHU LA SHARIKA LAHU

He is One, without any partner

WA ASH HADU AN NA MUHAMMAD AN ABDUHU WA RASOOLUH

And I bear witness that Muhammad is His slave and Messenger

ALLA HUMMA SAL LI ALA MUHAMMADIN WA ALI MUHAMMAD.

O our God, bless Muhammad and the Progeny of Muhammad.
Salaam ASSALAM MU ALAIKA AYYUHAN NABIYYU WA RAHMAT UL LAHI WA BARAKATUH

Peace be unto thee, O Apostle and the mercy of God and His bounties

ASSALAM MU ALAINA WA ALA IBAD DIL LAHIS SUALIHEEN

Peace be unto us and unto the virtuous servants of God

ASSALAM MU ALAIKUM WA RAHMATUL LAHI WABARAKATUH.

Peace be unto ye all, and the mercy of God and his bounties.

ALLAH HU AKBAR(Three times)

God is Great.

LA ILAHA IL LAL LAH

There is no God but Allah

ALLA HUMMA SALLI ALA MUHAMMADIN WA ALI MUHAMMAD

O our God, bless Muhammad, and the Progeny of Muhammad.

 
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