“Salatul Layl (Night Prayer , i.e. Tahajjud ) is offered as two rak’at followed by two rak’at and (so on) and if anyone is afraid of the approaching dawn (Fajr prayer ) he should pray one rak’at and this will be a Witr for all the rak’at which he has prayed before.”
The reason was the Command of Allah. Actually, all the Sunnah prayers are optional ( Nafl ). They were offered by Holy Prophet PBUH on regular basis so are called Sunnah . Tahajjud is also Nafl and offering it fetch reward.
1- Tahajjud Prayer is part of the Sunnah of the Prophet (peace be upon him) which Muslims should follow all the time; it’s not something confined to Ramadan. The cut-off point for praying Tahajjud is when the exact the time for Fajr begins. However, its preferred time ends 10 or 15 minutes earlier .
Tahajjud prayer is known as the Night Prayer that is offered after you have slept for some part of the night. But that does not mean you can ‘t offer Night Prayers without having slept . Ofcourse you can pray and you will have your rewards but that will be called as Qiyam al layl, not tahajjud .
Generally, two rakats is seen as the minimum necessary for a proper Tahajjud. However, it’s possible to repeat as many more as you wish. For instance, according to the Hadiths, the Prophet Muhammad frequently prayed up to thirteen rakats .
Q Asalam aleikumWe have been promised that whoever wakes up in the middle of the night and make dua ( tahajjud time) will be accepted and whoever catch that one hour on friday the dua will be accepted .
– the second half = 12:25 am to 4:25 am (Fajr adhan), Based on the previous discussion, you can pray Tahajjud anytime during the night on condition you pray it after waking up from sleep and before the adhan of Fajr.
The following steps are used to calculate the Tahajjud starting time : Calculate the exact time difference ( ) between Maghrib ( ) and next day Fajr ( ). Calculate the time interval ( ) for one-third by dividing by 3. Either add twice the to or subtract from . This result will be the Tahajjud starting time ( ).
Therefore, he or she who performs tahajjud (night prayer ) regularly should perform witr after tahajjud . Witr .
|Significance||A Muslim prayer offered to God after Isha prayer .|
|Observances||Sunnah prayers , Salah times|
|Ends||Fajr nafl prayer|
You should pray when the time begins and before it ends. However if you miss the time for whatever reason you still need to pray fajr as soon as you can it would just be considered late.
The term ‘ Qiyam – ul – layl ‘, in the most literal sense, means to ‘stand during the night’. It is a voluntary prayer which is offered between the time of Ishaa prayer and the Fajr prayer (before dawn). The night prayer and its blessings transcend and translate into our daily lives, without us even realizing it.
If you are not getting enough sleep, then it can be very difficult to interrupt your sleep to get up to pray. Try to get eight hours of sleep, for example by getting up four hours after sleeping, praying for 30 minutes or however long, then sleeping another four hours.
Early bedtime and early wake up time Additionally, Muslims are required to wake up for Fajr prayer , which is about one hour before sunrise. The Prophet did not sleep after Fajr prayer .  In addition, the Prophet (pbuh) told his companions that early morning work is blessed by Allāh.
The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “The time of ‘Isha’ is until midnight ” (narrated by Muslim, al-Masaajid wa Mawaadi’ al-Salaah, 964).