Prayer is the pillar of Islaam and the refuge place for the repentant and the scared. It is the light of the devoted slaves of Allaah. It removes the impurities of the hearts and enlightens them. Whoever is stronger in faith is better in prayer, longer in standing for Allaah in prayer and greater in certainty. The Messenger of Allaah said, “Prayer is the best matter- and let him who can pray as much as possible do that.”
Brothers in faith! Night prayers strengthen the bond between man and his Lord. The messenger of Allaah said, “The best prayer after the obligatory ones is the night prayer.” (Muslim)
The Prophet did not only recommend the night prayer to his nation, but laid an excellent example for that. Al-Bukhaarie and Muslim reported that the Prophet used to stand in prayer in the night so long so that his feet would become swollen.”
In Ramadaan, the Messenger of Allaah used to pray more, when the last ten days came, he would pass the night in prayer, wake his household for prayer and exert himself for greater acts of worship. He said, “The time when man becomes nearest to his Lord is in the middle of the last part of the night and if you can be among those who remember Allaah in this time, do that.” In fact, there is an hour in the night, which if any Muslim is fortunate to meet this hour and ask Allaah of anything, Allaah will give it to him and the hour is in every night.
It is by night prayers that dead hearts enlivened, spurred towards good deeds and prevented from evil acts. Ibn ‘Abbaas said, “Whoever loves to find the long standing of the day of Resurrection less difficult should let him show himself to Allaah in the darkness of the night prostrating and standing, fearing the Hereafter and hoping for the mercy of his Lord.”,,,,, read more