Tips to Maintain A Tahajjud Routine

by 22 August 202128 comments

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِيْمِ

In the name of God, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

.Tahajjud, a voluntary prayer performed during the later part of the night, holds immense spiritual significance in Islam. As narrated in Sahih Bukhari and Muslim, it is a time when Allah descends to the lowest heaven, offering His blessings and forgiveness to those who seek it.

The Lord descends every night to the lowest heaven when one-third of the night remains and says: ‘Who will call upon Me, that I may answer Him? Who will ask of Me, that I may give him? Who will seek My forgiveness that I may forgive him?’


(Bukhari, Muslim)

”The Dua made at tahajjud is like an arrow that does not miss its target.” – Imam Ash Shafi (RA)

Here are some practical tips to help you establish and maintain a steadfast Tahajjud routine:

1. Sleep Early

The first step in maintaining a Tahajjud routine is ensuring you get adequate rest beforehand. Prophet Muhammad ﷺ emphasized the importance of sleeping early, as Tahajjud is a prayer performed after sleep.

This necessitates cultivating a healthy sleep schedule, which involves going to bed at a reasonable hour. By prioritizing sufficient rest, you’ll wake up refreshed and energized, ready to engage in this special act of worship during the latter part of the night.

2. Take a Nap at Noon

In addition to sleeping early at night, incorporating a short nap during the day can help replenish your energy reserves and prepare you for the Tahajjud prayer. The Prophet Muhammad ﷺ encouraged afternoon naps, highlighting their significance in rejuvenating the body and mind.

By taking a brief respite during the day, you’ll enhance your ability to stay awake and attentive during the predawn hours, facilitating a more meaningful Tahajjud experience.

3. Set an Alarm or Get Someone to Wake You Up

To ensure you wake up for Tahajjud on time, consider setting an alarm or enlisting the help of a family member or friend. By scheduling a gentle reminder or relying on the assistance of a loved one, you’ll minimize the risk of oversleeping and missing this precious opportunity for spiritual growth. Leverage the support available to you in maintaining your Tahajjud routine.

4. Build a Routine during Ramadan

The blessed month of Ramadan presents an opportune time to establish and fortify your Tahajjud habit. With the pre-dawn Suhoor meal and the Night of Qadr among its highlights, Ramadan naturally predisposes believers to awaken during the night for worship. Seize this auspicious period to cultivate a consistent Tahajjud routine, leveraging the spiritual momentum of Ramadan to sustain your devotion throughout the year.

During Ramadan, waking up around 3am to 4am becomes more manageable due to the pre-dawn preparations for fasting, making it an ideal time to engage in Tahajjud prayers. Utilize this blessed month to ingrain the habit of waking up for Tahajjud, setting a foundation for continued spiritual growth beyond Ramadan’s conclusion.

5. Find a Quiet Place

Creating a conducive environment for Tahajjud is essential for concentration and spiritual elevation. Designate a clean, quiet space in your home where you can retreat for prayer without distractions.

Whether it’s a corner of your bedroom or a secluded area in your living space, ensure that it’s free from noise, clutter, and worldly distractions. Decorating this space with Islamic art, Quranic verses, or soothing colors can further enhance its ambiance, fostering a sense of tranquility and reverence conducive to Tahajjud.

6. Make Dhikr and Dua

Engage in remembrance of Allah (Dhikr) and heartfelt supplications (Dua) during Tahajjud, maximizing the spiritual benefits of this blessed time. As Imam Ash Shafi (RA) eloquently stated, the supplications made during Tahajjud are akin to arrows that unfailingly reach their targets.

Seize this opportunity to pour out your heart to Allah, expressing gratitude, seeking forgiveness, and beseeching His guidance and mercy. Embrace the intimate connection fostered by the darkness of the night, knowing that Allah is near and responsive to the sincere cries of His servants.

In conclusion, establishing and maintaining a consistent Tahajjud routine requires intentionality, discipline, and reliance on Allah’s guidance and mercy. By incorporating these practical tips into your daily life, you can cultivate a steadfast commitment to waking up for Tahajjud, reaping its manifold spiritual rewards.

May Allah grant us the strength and sincerity to persevere in our pursuit of closeness to Him through Tahajjud, and may this blessed act of worship become a source of spiritual nourishment and enlightenment for us all. Ameen.

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  1. Ruby

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  2. Muhammad Shaikh

    Mashaallah beautiful tips. I will try to follow in sha Alah.

    • Siddic Nagdee

      ٱلْحَمْدُ لِلّٰهِ
      Once you get into it. It’s hard not to resist.

      • Shabana


      • Nojimdeen Inaobatan

        God help me to follows it’s part and practices your wishes.

      • Kabiruddin Bachchoo

        Alhamdulillah! I am trying to pray Tahajjhud very often. The tips also inspire me well.

      • Yasmeen.


    • Md Abdullah

      Mashaallah i shal do definitely.


      Thank.jazakalla for the tips

    • Abubakar Bakari Manu

      Alhamdulillah I really enjoyed the tips

    • Musa sowe

      Massallah very educative

  3. Muhammad M. Abdurrauuf

    I have it to be an essential part of awakening to perform Tahajjah and I find myself struggling with time and recitation.

  4. Abdulhadi Babankaji Lau

    Alhamdulillah Alhamdulillah

    • Kamilat Bello

      May Allah make it easy for us

      • Tausi mohamed


  5. Arifa Sultana

    Like the tips for Tahjud prayer..given the estimate time for Tahjud is good to know n one can be accurate to the prayers..I always use the pro to see the prayers timings n dua .it’s exactly the right way to go…JazakAllah

    • LUQMAN

      Amazing tips. May Almighty Allah grant ease & goodness.

      • Nenita bangajo

        Alhamdulillah .May Allah always be guided and protect Us.Barakallahu feekum.

    • Hanif Beyah

      Al Humdullilah these are excellent tips may Allah reward the believer or believers who documented these tips for us Muslims!

  6. Sultan abdurahaman

    Asalam aleikum warahmatullahi wabarakatu useful tips alhamdulillah.more updates

  7. Norsheah

    Alhamdulillah… i have been seeking feom Allah to grant me the strngth to perfom Tahajjud . Alhamdulillah Allah makes it easy for me to wake up and perform Tahajjud just like how i have prayed. Wake up with any issues no matter how tired, the thought of Allah descends to the lowest heaven…. I wouldn’t want to lose this opportunity. Let us all doa and seek Allah’s helo in everything. Inshaa Allah it will be an easy task with the helo of Allah.

  8. quaiser

    I go to bed at 10pm, wake up 30 minutes before Fajar prayer and pray Tahajjud prayer, do Zikr, then pray Fajr. This is my routine. It was little difficult at the beginning. Now I am used to it. Alhamdullilah.

  9. Karim Bakayoko

    Alhamdulillah Allah has facilited it for me and pray the Almighty to make it easy for those who really want to do it not only when they are in dire need but a routine for walahi there is nothing more fulfilling than it.
    May Allah be pleased and satisfied with us and grant us sabr, understanding and ease in worshipping Him ya Allah ameen

  10. Nojimdeen Inaobatan

    God help me to follows it’s part and practices your wishes.

  11. Yakubu Mohammed

    Alhamdulillah, jazza kalla.I enjoyed reading this .May Allaah (SWT) guide us. Aaameen.

  12. Hassan Ramadhan

    Jazakallau kheir useful tips

  13. Issac Knighten

    Ya, Allah may you receive and grant us all relief as we strive to be the best Muslims. Cover us in your protection as we journey thru the ways of this world. Ameen


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