Tahajud Prayer: Understanding, Intention, Procedure, Primacy and Prayer

Worship prayer is one of the prayers that includes the sunnah prayer. The Sunnah itself means that the law of the prayer is that when done it is rewarded and if it is not done it is fine or it is not a sin.

Worship prayers also have several priorities. In addition, In QS Al-Isra Verse 79 Allah Almighty also commanded us to perform the prayer of superstition.

Well, then how are the procedures for carrying out the midnight prayer and a more detailed explanation?

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Tahajud prayer or also commonly called Qiyamul Lail is a sunnah prayer that is done at night after waking up. For example, when we sleep and then wake up, then after that it is permissible to perform the midnight prayer, even if the sleep is only a few minutes.

However, if the prayer is done without sleep it cannot be called the midnight prayer. Tahajud prayer can be done after the evening prayer until before dawn.

Intent and Implementation Procedures

Worship prayers amount to 2 rak’ahs. However, some perform 4 rakaat and 2 rakaat successively. The procedure of performing the prayer of worship cannot be directly 4 rak’ah like the prayer of prayer ‘. However, the implementation is 2 rakaat plus 2 rakaat. For the execution time itself is divided into 3 parts:

  1. The first third: (the main) takes place around 19:00 to 22:00
  2. Second half: (the main one) at approximately 22:00 until 1:00
  3. Third third: (most important) is done approximately at 01.00 until before dawn

The procedure for performing the prayer of worship is the same as compulsory prayer or other sunnah prayers, which distinguishes the intention and the rakaat. And to make it clearer here is the procedure for performing prayer prayers:

  1. Recite the intention of praying prayer

Memorize the intention of prayer:

أُصَلِّيْ سُنَّةَ التَّهَجُّدِ رَكْعَتَيْنِ لِلَّهِ تَعَالَى

Ushollii sunnatat tajjudi rak’ataini in the future

Meaning: I intend to pray sunnah tahajjud 2 rakaat because of Allah Ta’ala.

  1. Takbiratul Ihram followed by the recitation of the prayer prayer

Can use 2 prayers that are commonly used, namely:

Allahuakbaru kabiiraw walhamdulillahi katsiran, wa subhaanallahi bukrataw wa’ashiila, innii wajjahtu wajhiya lilladzii fatharas samaawaati wal ardha haniifam muslimaw wamaa anaa minal musyrikiina. Inna shalaati wa nusukii wa mahyaaya wa mamaatii lillaahi Rabbil’aalamiina. La syariikalahu wa bidzaalika umirtu wa anaa minal muslimiin.

Meaning: ” Allah is great with equal-besarny a . All praise is due to Allah. Glory to God in the morning and in the evening. I set my face to the Lord who created heaven and earth with all obedience and devotion, and I am not one of those who associate with Him. Verily my prayer, my worship, my life and my death belong to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds, with whom He has no allies. With that I was ordered and I was among those who surrendered themselves. “


Allahumma baa’id bainii wabaina khathaayaaya kamaa baa’adta bainal masyriqi wa maghribi, allahumma naqinii min khathaayaaya kamaa yunaqats tsaubul abyadhu minad dana. Allahumaghsilnii min khathaayaaya bil maa’i wats tsalji wal barad

That is to say: “O God, keep me from my error, as thou hast removed east and west. Oh God, cleanse me and my sins, just as white clothes are cleansed from dirt. O God, purify all my sins with water, snow, and clean water. “

  1. Read the Surat al-Fatihah and other letters contained in the Qur’an

The other letters that the Prophet used to read after reading the Fatihah were long letters. However, reading long letters while performing prayer prayers is not a requirement so we can also read short letters.

  1. Ruku ‘while reading prayer’ ruku ‘

Subhaana robbiyal adhiimi 3x

Meaning: My Most Holy God is the Most Great

  1. I’tidal while reading i’tidal prayer

Robbanaa lakal hamdu mil ‘ussamaawaati wa mil’ul ardhi wa mil’u maa syi’ta min syai’in ba’du

Meaning: “oh my god! Praise be to you, all heaven and earth, and all that you desire afterward. “

  1. Praying while praying the prayer

Subhaana robbiyal ‘a’la wabihamdih 3x

It means: “Glory be to my Lord, the Most High and praise be to Him.”

  1. Sit between the two kneeling and read the prayer


It means: “oh god forgive me my sins, have mercy on me and alleviate my weaknesses and lift my degrees and give me sustenance, and give me guidance and give me health and forgive me.”

  1. Then prostrate again and read the prostration prayer
  2. Repeat the movements and readings of the first rakaat
  3. The final prayer while reading the final prayer

Attahiyaatul mubarokaatush sholawatut toyyibatulillah Assalamu’alaika ayyuhan nabiyyu warohmatullohi wabarokaatuh Assalamualaina wa ‘alaa’ ibaadil laahish shoolihin Asyhadu anlaa ilaaha il llaoh wa asyhadu anna muhammadar rosullullah Allahumma sholli ‘alaa sayyidina muhammadin wa’ alaa aali sayyidina muhammad kammaa shallaita alaa sayyidinaa ibroohim wa alaa sayyidinaa ibroohim Wa barik ‘alaa sayyidina Muhammad wa’ alaa aali sayyidina Muhammad kamaa baarokta ‘ala sayyidina ibroohim wa a’alaa aali sayyidina ibroohim fil’ aalamiina innaka hamiidunmajid.

It means: “All honor, fortune, happiness and goodness belong to God. Salvation is upon you, O prophet Muhammad, so is his mercy and blessing, salvation is poured out on us and on the praise of the worshipers of the deities. I testify that there is no god but god. And I testify that the prophet Muhammad is a messenger of god. Ya Allah! Mercy be upon the prophet Muhammad. As You have given mercy to the Prophet Abraham and his family. And bestow blessings on the prophet muhammaad and his family. Just as you bless the prophet and his family. How fortunate are you, a most praised and glorious god in all the world. ”

  1. Greetings
  2. Read the prayer of prayer

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Allaahumma lakal hamdu anta qayyimus samaa waati wal ardhi wa man fiihinna. wa lakal hamdu anta malikus samaa waati wal ardhi wa man fiihinna. wa lakal hamdu anta nuurus samaawaati wal ardhi wa man fiihinna. wa lakal hamdu antal haqqu, wa wa’dukal haqqu, wa liqaa’uka haqqun, wa qauluka haqqun, wal jannatu haqqun, wannaaru haqqun, wannabiyyuuna haqqun, wa muhammadun shallallaahu ‘alaihi wasallama haqqun wassaa Allaahumma laka aslamtu, wa bika aamantu, wa ‘alaika tawakkaltu, wa ilaika anabtu, wa bika khaashamtu, wa ilaika haakamtu, faghfirlii maa qaddamtu, wa maa akh-khartu, wa maa asrtau, wa maa asrartu, wa maa asrartu, lamu bihiminnii. antal muqaddimu, wa antal mu’akhkhiru, laa ilaaha illaa anta, wa laa haula wa laa quwwata illaa billaah.

It means: “O Allah! Yours is all praise. Thou art the ruler and ruler of the heavens and the earth, and all things that are in it. Yours is all praise. Thou art the sovereign (king) of the heavens and the earth and the creatures therein. Yours is all praise. You are the light of the heavens and the earth and the creatures in it. Yours is all praise. You are right, Your promises are true, Your encounters are true, Your words are true, Heaven is true (there is), Hell is true (there are), Prophets are true, Prophet Muhammad was right , and the end of the day is true (there is). O Allah! Only in you do I surrender, only in you do I believe, only in you do I trust in you only in return, only in your face do I face my enemies, and only in you do I condemn. Therefore forgive all my sins, which I have done and which I may (may) commit, which I have confessed and have done openly, and of other sins which thou knowest more than I do. You are the First and You are the Last. there is no God but You, and there is no power and strength except by God’s help. “


Every prayer we perform must have priority whether it is obligatory prayer or sunnah prayer, as is the prayer of prayer. Worship prayers have several priorities, including:

  • Raising human degrees, as Allah Almighty says in QS.Al-Isra ‘verse 79, which means: “And at night, perform an extra prayer of prayer (as a worship) for you: may your god lift you to a place of praise.”
  • Get the love of Allah SWT, this is because compared to other servants who choose to sleep we actually prefer to perform the midnight prayer
  • Prayer is easier to be answered by Allah Almighty, by regularly performing prayer prayers for 40 days then the good prayers of Allah will be fulfilled. Because God loves his servant who pleads with him only
  • Good for health, as Allah created something always has benefits so also the command to perform the midnight prayer also has health benefits. For example, to improve the immune system, we can also avoid respiratory infections, blood flow and get peace.

Well, friends, this is an explanation of the understanding, intentions, procedures for implementation and the virtues of the midnight prayer. Hope it can be useful for friends.

And remember that Allah always loves practices that are routine even though they are small, just like prayer prayers we should do regularly so that we can also receive intercession from Allah Almighty. Aamiin…

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