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What Is the Difference Between Tahajjud, Qiyamul Layl and Taraweeh?

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Muiz Bukhary

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Salam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatu So a question that we received often is whether tarawih camel lane and tahajjud are one of the same or are they three separate things

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Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa sallam. So let's try to unpack these three terms separately to establish some clarity in this regard. Let's start off with clear Akiyama. Lail. See the word stems from comma in the Arabic language which means to stand up so Claremont lay literally means standing up in the night. But if we were to get a more technical understanding in this regard, Claremont lay basically means spending the night or part of it, even if it be

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a short window of time, even if it just be, you know, 30 minutes or 60 minutes one hour in prayer or reading of the Quran studying the Quran remembering Allah subhanho wa Taala, or any other act of worship, this would be considered clear moonlight this would basically come under camera lane, staying up in the night in the worship of the remembrance of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So this is the understanding of Pamela so now that you have this understanding of family, I need you to picture this or put this right at the top, it's a very general term under which tarawih and tahajjud also come under. So basically, you have you have clam or Claremont Ale, which is understood as reviving

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the night in the worship of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So it's off the three it is the most general term under which tarawih and tahajjud come about now tarawih han tahajjud you know, you have

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somewhat granular or more specific definitions that are in place, and like with family law, as you can see, family is very general in its understanding and in its definition. Now as for tarawih, now, what is Salatu tarawih? Now tarawih here to understand because we need to go a little into the history of that are we have the Hadeeth that has been recorded in the book of Imam Al Bukhari and Mr. Muslim or hammer home Allah, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam after Surah arratia he led the Sahaba after Salah tarisha he led them in Salatu tarawih for a couple of nights. And perhaps on the third or the fourth night, he did not come out to lead them in Salah tarawih. And When morning

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came about he explained the stating that what prevented me and this is what he said along the lines of these words, what prevented me from coming out to you and leading all of you in prayer is the fact that I feared that this would become obligatory upon all of you salata tarawih would become obligatory upon all of you. So from that point onwards, what happened was basically the Sahaba read one light Allah, Allah and began to pray by themselves. So there was no official Gema or congregation that would take place with the Prophet because the Prophet had taught them how it was supposed to be done. So they would pray by themselves. They would pray, you know, in smaller

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congregations where each one would lead one another, and they went on to pray this now this was the practice until the time of Omar Omar bin Al Khattab, Allah Han. Now during the time of our own model de la one we have again another narration that has been recorded on the book of Imam Al Bukhari. Omar the loved one who he goes one night in Ramadan to the MST and he observes the people were scattered. You know, you had one group of individuals praying with one Imam, another group of individuals praying with another Imam and he sees everybody scattered and dispersed across the masajid. And at this juncture, being the halifa being the leader, he he decides he says, I think

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that if I gather them behind one reader that it will be better. So he decides to unite them behind obey even cab or the loved one who was known to be a very good reciter of the Koran. So perhaps after a night or a couple of nights or Amaro the loved one who witnesses them all praying behind obey even cabra the Allahu anhu and displeases our Omar or the loved one. So, from that point onwards, we have Salah to tarawih being conducted in the in the massages and people you know participating in the congregation and and tarawih the term tarawih was suited upon this particular this specific prayer and if you look at the the name Tara we do it stems from raha basically in the

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Arabic language which is to rest and it is a prayer that is supposed to be prayed, you know where you rest yourself and you pray allegedly basically you know, taking taking breaks in between it is not a prayer that is to be that is supposed to be prayed in haste and and and and you know rush, you're supposed to pray it very relaxed. So this is the understanding of Salatu tarawih. Now with regards to tahajjud, which is the last term or act of worship,

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Define at this juncture, the Hadoop is defined as specifically praying at night, when we want ring Bell the others to mean the same thing. No Remember when I said when we define the thermal line, I said that included includes any act of worship, reading of the Quran studying of the Quran, remembering Allah azza wa jal all of it is brought under keyamo laid in other words, reviving the night in the worship of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So tahajjud is also included in in it at tarawih is also included in it. But now as we discussed, Ravi we understand that tarawih is what is being offered after Salah toleration, and we discussed the history with regards to Torah Torah as well as

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for tahajjud now, it is specifically to pray at night and there are some opinions put forth by scholars that it is limited to the prayers offered at night after sleeping after you sleep and wake up and more specifically towards the last

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third of the night, Allah subhanho wa Taala he mentioned in sort of his raw wamena lay leaf at the head Jedi be he now feel at the la casa. And yeah, Bertha karabo cama cama moda and from part of the night for the head, J, the beginner philatelic. Play with it as an additional worship for you pray this optional nephrol prayer known as the head God as an additional worship for you or Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa alayhi wasallam. So as you can see now, my dear brothers and sisters in Islam, the definition is very granular and specific with regards to the hijab. And now like I mentioned, there are some scholars who opined that this is basically the prayer, you define the hijab as the

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prayer that you pray after sleeping, so you sleep and then wake up and pray tahajjud I hope it's clear and there are others who go on to say that you know, it's not restricted to sleeping it is to pray, to pray anytime during the night. So just to recap now play I'm only is very general. It includes every form of worship at night, it's basically to revive the night in the worship of Allah and we mentioned it includes Salah it includes includes a vicar it includes reading of the Quran, studying of the Koran, the double pondering and reflecting over the Quran. It includes all of that so by default, it includes the Hadith and it includes that as well. Now taraweeh is specific to the

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month of Ramadan outside of Ramadan, you don't have the practice of taraweeh as for camel lane, you have it across the year it used to be the practice of the prophets of Allah Islam. It's just that we tend to think that time is something restricted or exclusive for aroma but not necessarily if I am late, the Prophet used to basically revive every night in the worship of Allah subhanho wa Taala and as we discussed earlier on, it does not have to be the entire night, even reviving a short frame of time a short period of time during the night is considered the amulet. Now with regards to tahajjud two it is not restricted to the month of Ramadan. This is also applicable across the board

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throughout the year. But it is specific to Salah specific to praying optional prayers and there are some scholars who would go on to restrict it further that definition by saying that it is the prayer that you offer after sleeping so you sleep for a bit of part of the night to sleep you wake up during the last third of the night and then you go on to offer Salah this Salah is known as the Hajj. So I hope we have established clarity in regards to these three terms. They are malayala tahajjud and uttara. We pray that Allah subhanho wa Taala helps us to revive the night in his remembrance and in acts of worship. We also pray that Allah subhanho wa Taala helps us to make the

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most out of the last 10 nights of Ramadan and to attain Laila to codder I mean, I mean this akmola Hara was Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.