It is beautiful to make Dua when you need to ask Allah SWT for blessings or help, but sometimes your needs must be addressed or are more urgent. ALLAH always listens to our prayer but ALLAH like when you offer special prayer to ask dua. Salatul Hajat and Tajajjud are two prayers you can offer. Salatul hajat is the prayer you can offer to fulfill your needs “hajats” and Tajajjud is a special prayer you can offer during the night. ALLAH like those people who pray Tahajjud prayer and fulfill their all needs.
What is Salat ul Hajat?
The prayer of need is known as Salat Hajat or Salat-ul Hajat. A special prayer called salatul hajat (the prayer of need) can help in such circumstances. You can ask Allah for what you want with Salaatul Haja, a simple yet powerful prayer. Allah SWT has blessed us with the ability to request extra help through the nawafil prayers.
The prayer is usually recited when someone has some pressing need and asks Allah for help. This prayer aims to improve a person’s spiritual, mental, and physical well-being.
When one recites this prayer on time, Allah guides and prevents him from committing sins, it’s considered a good deed.
What is Tahajjud
In Islam, Tahajjud is considered a voluntary prayer or Nafl. The purpose of this night prayer is to attain mental strength and peace. Tahajjud, also known as Qiyam-u-lail, belongs to the fourth category of prayers, Nafl, indicating that it is optional and is not considered sinful. Tahajjud prayer is usually offered after Isha Salah (the compulsory nightly prayer) and before Fajr (the mandatory Morning Prayer). This prayer is generally performed at the end of the night because Tahajjud means to give up sleep. In Islam, Allah descends to the lowest heaven during this time of night to see who is faithfully worshipping and waking up in the middle of the night to worship.
Rakats of Tahajjud
There is generally a bare minimum of two Rakats for a proper Tahajjud. You can repeat it as many times as you like.
According to Hadiths, the Prophet Muhammad regularly prayed thirteen rakats. A pair of rakats is performed during Tahajjud, and many Muslims consider eight rakats sufficient. Most scholars recommend two, four, six, or eight rakats, although more are not prohibited.
Rakats of Salatul-Hajat
Here’s a quick guide on how to pray salatul-hajat.
- Making a Wudhu is mandatory before performing Salat-ul-Hajat. In Islam, wudhu is a cleansing ritual to ensure purity and cleanliness.
- Next, two rakats are performed to offer a Nafl Salaat.
- Once the salat is complete, the prayer to Allah SWT and Durood Shareef begins.
- The final step is to make a keen Dua e Hajat. It helps fulfill one’s requirement or obscurity.
Hadiths’ Related to Tahajjud and salat ul hajat
“Abdullah said, “One night, I offered the Tahajjud prayer with the Prophet (ﷺ), and he kept on standing till an ill thought came to me.” We said, “What was the ill thought?” He said, “It was to sit down and leave the Prophet (standing).” Sahih al-Bukhari 1135 Book 19, Hadith 16 Vol. 2, Book 21, Hadith 236
“Whenever the Prophet (ﷺ) got up for Tahajjud prayer he used to clean his mouth (and teeth) with Siwak.” Sahih al-Bukhari 1136 Book 19, Hadith 17 Vol. 2, Book 21, Hadith 237
Narrated `Abdullah bin `Umar:
A man said, “O Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ)! How is the prayer of the night?” He said, “Two rak’at followed by two rak’at and so on, and when you apprehend the approaching dawn, offer one rak’a as witr.” Sahih al-Bukhari 1137 Book 19, Hadith 18 Vol. 2, Book 21, Hadith 238
Regarding Salat-Hajat dua, Abdullah ibn Abi Awfa narrates:
The Messenger of Allah said, “Whoever has a need with Allah, or with any human being, then let them perform ritual ablutions and then pray two rakats. After that, let them praise Allah and send blessings (Durood) on the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him).”
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