[Q-ID0707] I fell asleep after Isha, can I pray Tahajjud after Tarawih prayer?

QUESTION:

What do the scholars of the Din and muftis of the Sacred Law state regarding the following issue: If I unexpectedly went to sleep after praying ‘Ishā, can I pray Tahajjud after Tarāwīh?

Questioner: Waheebah from India

ANSWER:

بسم اللہ الرحمن الرحیم
الجواب بعون الملک الوھاب اللھم ھدایۃ الحق والصواب

Yes. In this case, you may pray Tahajjud after Tarāwīh because one needs to sleep after ‘Ishā for Tahajjud. Just as ‘Allāmah Ibn ‘Ābidīn Shāmī states in Radd al-Muhtār,

“إنَّمَا التَّهَجُّدُ الْمَرْءُ يُصَلِّي الصَّلَاةَ بَعْدَ رَقْدَةٍ”

“Tahajjud is only the praying of salāh after sleeping.”

‘Allāmah Shāmī further states,

“أَقُولُ الظَّاهِرُ أَنَّ حَدِيثَ الطَّبَرَانِيِّ الْأَوَّلَ بَيَانٌ لِكَوْنِ وَقْتِهِ بَعْدَ صَلَاةِ الْعِشَاءِ”

“I say that it is clear that the starting of the Hadīth of Tabarānī is that the time of Tahajjud is after ‘Ishā salāh.”

[Radd al-Muhtār, vol 2, pg 24]

Moreover, it is stated in Bahār-e-Sharī’at that one type of the same Salāh al-Layl is Tahajjud. The method of performing Tahajjud salāh is to sleep at night, then awaken (at night) and perform (these) nafls; whatever is performed before sleep is not regarded as Tahajjud.

[Bahār-e-Sharī’at, vol 1, part 4, pg 677]

واللہ تعالی اعلم ورسولہ اعلم صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم
کتبہ ابو الحسن محمد قاسم ضیاء قادری

Answered by Mufti Qasim Zia al-Qadiri
Translated by Haider Ali

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