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100 Reasons to Wake up for the Night prayer

1. Sincerely wanting to wake up and pray at night for the sake of Allaah.
2. Knowing that Allaah All Mighty is inviting you to Him.
3. The Prophet (sall-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa salaam) is also inviting you to pray at night.
4. Grasping the concept of how much the Salaf (pious predecessors) enjoyed the sweetness of night prayer.
5. Sleeping on your right side.
6. Comprehending the fact that it is a way to cure the hearts ghaflah (unawareness).
7. To know that Allaah sees and hears your night prayers.
8. Knowing how much the Prophet (sall-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa salaam) struggled to maintain this prayer in his life.
9. To ponder the characteristics of those who stand up at night and pray.
10. Supplicating to Allaah that He makes this easy upon you.
11. To sleep while on Tahaarah (ablution).
12. Knowing that Allaah is happy (smiles) at those who wake up for His sake.
13. Remembering that the Prophet (sall-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa salaam) didn’t forget the night prayers even when he was sick.
14. Remembering the perseverance of the Sahaabah (companions) with the night prayer.
15. Sleeping early after ‘Ishaa.
16. Realising that night prayer brings the reward of al-Hoor (women of paradise).
17. Sleeping with the intention to wake up and pray.
18. Bearing in mind that Allaah sends His angels to those who wake up.
19. Knowing that the Prophet (sall-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa salaam) didn’t leave the night prayers even in Jihaad.
20. Refraining from sins and disobedience.
21. Remembering Allaah before sleeping (the prescribed remembrance before sleep).
22. Contemplating the great reward for those who pray at night.
23. The Prophet (sall-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa salaam) didn’t leave night prayers even in travel.
24. Understanding the struggle of the righteous women in the past (Salaf) and their insistence with the nightly prayers.
25. Knowing that the ones who pray at night are but little and are strangers.
26. Night prayer is a cure for the diseased heart and causes the chest to be widened and relaxed.
27. Refraining from over eating or drinking.
28. The Prophet (sall-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa salaam) disciplined his wives to pray at night.
29. Understanding the way the previous governors and ruler’s were keep to pray at night.
30. Knowing that the Shaytaan tries to hinder and stop you from getting up.
31. Believing that the night prayers are a way we can gain victory over our enemies.
32. Not to cover up with too many blankets.
33. Knowing how keen the Prophet (sall-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa salaam) use to teach his daughters about night prayer.
34. Picturing the private devotion you can have with Allaah.
35. It is a way to save your self from hell fire.
36. Not to exaggerate with your sleep.
37. Knowing the advice of the Salaf about the virtues of night prayers.
38. To take the self into account for not praying.
39. Knowing that the Prophet (sall-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa salaam) invited us to compete against one another through night prayer (gaining the pleasure of Allaah).
40. It is a way to enter and be rewarded with Paradise.
41. To struggle against your self to pray.
42. To say the prescribed remembrance when waking up to pray at night.
43. The nightly prayer will relieve the pain of long stand/wait on the day of judgement.
44. To know the deep sadness the Salaf had if they missed a night’s prayer.
45. Realising that the Prophet (sall-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa salaam) used to wake up his companions for nightly prayers.
46. It is a way to expiate your sins.
47. To be sure to eat what is halaal.
48. To advice one another about the prayer.
49. Knowing how the Salaf used to encourage and advice on another to pray at night.
50. Night prayer is a true honour for the believer.
51. Knowing the struggle of the scholars to maintain their nightly prayers.
52. Disciplining the self to have a zeal and concern for the highest ranks.
53. It is a link between you and Allaah.
54. Picturing Paradise and its blessings.
55. Pouring water on your face when you wake up.
56. It a way to a good ending.
57. Knowing how the Salaf used to prefer praying at night then gathering with their wives and children.
58. Blaming the self for its shortcomings.
59. Thinking of hell fire and the severe punishment.
60. It is a way to have your supplication answered.
61. To use the siwak when waking up from sleep.
62. Knowing that the practice of praying at night is a way to leave behind yours sins.
63. Knowing how the women of the Salaf used to wake up their husbands for night prayer.
64. Punishing the self for leaving the night prayers.
65. It is a way to keep stead fast on the truth.
66. To leave behind the bounties of this world.
67. To pray in a group sometimes.
68. It is a way to gain the pleasure of Allaah.
69. Refraining from excessive laughter and baseless talk
70. The Salaf didn’t enjoy life except for night prayers.
71. To keep the heart attached with the hereafter.
72. It is a reason to purify the face and lighten it.
73. Keeping your hopes to a minimum (excessive hopes in life) and maximizing the remembrance of death.
74. It is a support against calamities and hardships.
75. Waking up your wife and kids.
76. It will come as an intercession for you on the Day of Judgment.
77. The Salaf used to regret not praying at night during their last moments before death.
78. Disciplining the self to compete for good/obedience.
79. Knowing that the person who wakes up for the night prayer gives up more than the average person.
80. Remembering the grave and its punishment.
81. Night prayer is a way to gain the mercy of Allaah.
82. Giving people the responsibility to wake you up.
83. The Salaf use to be happy when night came and were dismayed when it went by.
84. Continuity and persistence with the prayers.
85. Remembering the Day of Judgment and its terrifying occurrence.
86. Starting your night prayers with two rak’ah prayer.
87. Understanding the importance of the limited time you have at night.
88. It is a reason to alleviate sickness.
89. To gradually climb in extending the prayer.
90. The Salaf used to protect their nightly payer even when they were sick.
91. The angels witness the night prayer.
92. It is a way to discipline and teach your self.
93. The Salaf used to teach themselves and their mothers to wake up and pray.
94. Knowing that night prayer was prescribed even in previous religions and generations.
95. Using different ways to repel sleep while praying.
96. Knowing how the Salaf used to teach their children to wake up for night prayer.
97. Knowing that all creatures including the animals remember Allaah while you are resting in sleep.
98. It purifies the soul from its pollution and diseases.
99. Making up the prayers in the daytime if one missed it due to a legitimate excuse.
100. To sleep after dhuhr prayer (qayloola).

19.11.2015
 
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