Monday, October 29, 2012

Make Dua at dawn or last third of the night

1. When dawn or last third of the night

Allah Ta'ala loves His servants who pray in the last third of the night.

Allah Ta'ala says about the characteristics of the pious people, one of them:

وبالأسحار هم يستغفرون

"When meal time (late night), they prayed for forgiveness" (Surat adh Dzariyat: 18)

The last third of the night was a blessed time, because at that time our Rabb Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala down to the lowest heaven and hears every prayer of His servant who is praying at that.

Shallallahu'alaihi Rasulullah SAW:

ينزل ربنا تبارك وتعالى كل ليلة إلى السماء الدنيا, حين يبقى ثلث الليل الآخر, يقول: من يدعوني فأستجيب له, من يسألني فأعطيه, من يستغفرني فأغفر له

"Rabb us down to the lowest heaven in the final third of the night every night. Then said: 'The person who prays to Me will I grant, people who ask something to me I will give, the person seeking forgiveness from Me will I forgive' "(Narrated by Bukhari no.1145, Muslim no. 758)
Note however, the phrase 'down' in this hadith should not make us imagine Allah Ta'ala descend as man down from one place to another.

Because certainly different. The important thing is we believe that Allah Ta'ala descend into the sky world, because who say so are Shallallahu'alaihi Prophet SAW was given the nickname Ash shadiqul Mashduq (the honest truth authenticated by God), without the need to question and imagine how.

From this hadith it is clear that the final third of the night is the recommended time to multiply prayer. More so in the month of Ramadan, end up in the third of the night is not heavy anymore because it coincides with a meal.

Therefore, take advantage of the best time to pray.

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