|Authentic Supplications of the Prophet
The Virtue of Worship at Night (47)
| Allah The Exalted said:
- <<O thou folded In garments! Stand [to prayer] by
night less some of it. Half of it, or a little less, or a little
more; And recite the Qur'an in slow, measured rhythmic tones.
Soon we shall launch down unto thee a heavy Statement. Truly the
rising by night is a time when impression is more keen and speech
more upright>> (68).
- <<And as for the night keep awake a part of it as
an additional prayer for thee: may thy Lord raise thee to a Praised
- <<And part of the night, prostrate thyself to Him;
And glorify Him a long night through>> (70).
It is reported of the Prophet
that he said: "Our Lord descends to the lowest sky [of the seven]
when the last third of the night remains, then he says: Who is calling
upon Me such that I may answer him, who is asking Me such that I
may grant him, who is requesting My forgiveness such that I may
(68) Surat Al-Muzammil (#73)
(69) Surat Al-lsrã' (#17)
(70) Surat Al-lnsãn (#76)
(71) See a book called "Sharh
Hadeeth Annuzool" which means "The Explanation of the Hadeeth of
Down-Coming" by Shaikh Al-lslam Ibn Taymiya, for he has excelled
in clarification of that which the Muslim is required to believe
with respect to the descent of The Divine.
This hadeeth is reported in both Saheeh 'Al-Bukhãri
and Saheeh Muslim. Al-Albãni included it in The
Authentic of Good Sayings as #41.
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