Tahajjud and Qiyam are the same thing, namely optional night prayer. However, the only difference appears when these two names are used during Ramadan. The prayer after Isha Prayer is referred to as Qiyam (or, more commonly, Tarawih), while spending the night in worship (after some sleep) is called Tahajjud .
Noun. qiyam (plural qiyams) ( Islam ) A form of optional prayer prayed during the night, preceding the ruku.
No, Tahajjud can be anytime between Ishaa and Fajr , but better it should be in last 1/3 of the night. But you can do it in the last minutes before Fajr . He used to pray two rakaat (Sunna) before the Fajr prayer and then used to lie down on his right side till the call-maker came and informed him about the prayer .
No, Qiyam ul Layl is the voluntary prayer which you pray during the night, before Fajr. This is prayed both during Ramadan and on other days as well. Taraweeh is the prayer especially prayed during Ramadan after Isha prayer but before Witr.
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 .
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). But the most preferred time is before sunrise, in the last third of the night.
Qiyām (Arabic: قيام, “orthostasis/ standing “) is an integral part of the Islamic salah. The prayer begins in the standing position and some prayers only require the qiyām, such as Salat al-Janazah.
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.
” 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.”
There is thus a long period of time within which this prayer can be offered, but people usually make their prayer within two hours after the Azan has been announced from Mosque. This prayer needs to be given in the middle of the work-day, and people normally make their prayers during their lunch break.
Though the Tahajjud can be prayed at any part of the night, if possible, it is best to pray it after midnight, especially during the last third of the night. The time two-thirds of the way between Isha and Fajr is a good time for Tahajjud .
No,you can ‘t. 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). It is best to pray isha before one sleeps, and in general disliked to sleep after maghrib prayers .
Tahajjud prayer is an optional/supererogatory prayer performed during the night after waking up from sleep , because the meaning of tahajjud is to give up hujud which means sleep , that is, to give up or leave off sleep . The time of Tahajjud prayer is after one wakes up from sleep and before the adhan of Fajr prayer .
From this we have evidence that the practice of the Prophet was to pray 11 and certainly no more than 13 rakahs in total, prayed in units of two with one witr in the prayer, the stronger opinion being 11 rakats in total.