[Q-ID0320] Do I have to sleep before I can pray Tahajjud?

QUESTION:

Is it necessary to have slept for a while in order to fulfil the prerequisite of Tahajjud or can Tahajjud be prayed without having slept? Also how many rakaats of Tahajjud should one pray?

Questioner: Irfan from UK

ANSWER:

بسم اللہ الرحمن الرحیم

الجواب بعون الملک الوھاب اللھم ھدایۃ الحق والصواب

No it cannot be prayed without having slept. It is necessary to have slept for a while to perform the Tahajjud prayer. Otherwise, it will be considered as Salat ul Layl. The least number of rakaat is two, whereas 12 is the most number of rakaat proven from Sunnah. However, you may offer as many as you want.

واللہ تعالی اعلم ورسولہ اعلم صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم

Answered by Muftī Syed Owais Ali

Also see:

[Q-ID0414] If I missed Fajr prayer due to sleep, do I make it up as soon as I wake up?

[Q-ID0359] What are the sunnah times of sleeping? Is it okay to sleep lying on the stomach?

[Q-ID0131] Is it Haram to sleep after having prayed Fajr?

RELATED Q&A's

Share this with your family & friends: