Special Offer


Monday, 17 July 2017 09:42

Special offers make most people very excited. If the saving on an item will be somewhat significant, people queue up for hours, or even camp overnight outside the store to grab the offer. Whether the saving is a few hundred rands or a few thousand dollars, it is not even dust when compared to the special offers that Allah Ta‘ala offers His servants in the last portion of the night — at the time of Tahajjud. Especially in the month of Ramadhaan, these special offers become super special.

Abu Umaamah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) narrates that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said, “Hold fast to salaah during the night (Tahajjud Salaah), for indeed it is the habit of the pious people before you, it is a means of gaining the proximity of your Lord, it expiates sins and prevents one from falling into wrongs.” (Sunan Tirmizi #3549)

In another narration, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) mentioned, “The closest that Allah Ta‘ala is to the servant is during the latter portion of the night. If you are able to be among those who remember Allah Ta‘ala at that time (by performing Tahajjud Salaah, engaging in du‘aa, reciting the Quraan Majeed, etc.) then do so.” (Sunan Tirmizi #3579)

The virtues and benefits of performing Tahajjud Salaah and engaging in du‘aa at the time of Tahajjud are such that every Muslim wishes that he could awake for Tahajjud. However, when the alarm rings, he is either in too deep a sleep or the blanket is simply too heavy to lift. The month of Ramadhaan is the perfect opportunity for each and every Muslim to make Tahajjud a precious part of his life.

We all wake up to partake of sehri. If we wake up a little early, we will have sufficient time to perform Tahajjud Salaah, recite the Quraan Majeed and place all our needs before Allah Ta‘ala in du‘aa.

May Allah Ta‘ala make it easy for us all to avail of this unique opportunity – Aameen.