Tahajjud Prayer - Salatul Layl - Night Prayer - Namaz e Shab
To be offered from Midnight till Dawn
Salatul-Layl is made up of 11 (eleven) Rak’ats
The first 8(eight) Rak’ats are prayed as normal (like morning prayer) in pairs of two Rak’ats each with the niyyah of Nawafilatul-Layl.
The next 2(two) Rak’ats
are prayed (like morning prayer) with the Niyyah of 'Salatul Shaf’a'
The remaining 1(one) Rak’at is prayed (as below) with the Niyyah of 'Salatul Witr.' as follows..
After Niyyah and say Takbiratul Ihram Recite the following surah:-
- Surah Al-Hamd - Once
- Surah Ikhlas (Qul Huwallahu Ahad) - three times
- Surah Qul-Audhubi Rabbil Falaq - once
- Surah Qul-Audhubi Rabbin Naas - once
Say Takbir and raise hands for Qunoot and You may recite any Dua or Rabbana or the following:
لآ اِلَهَ اِلاَّ اللّهُ الْحَلِيْمُ الْكَرِيْمُ
Laa ilaaha illallaahul Halimul Karim
لآ اِلَهَ اِلاَّ اللّهُ الْعَلِيُّ الْعَظِيْمُ
There is none worth worshipping but Allah Who is Forbearing and Generous
Laa ilaaha illallaahul ‘Aliyyul ‘Azim
سُبْحَانَ اللّهِ رَبِّ السَّمَاوَاتِ السَّبْعِ
There is none worth worshipping but Allah Who is Most High and Great
Subhaanallaahi Rabbis Samaawaatis Sab'
وَ رَبِّ الاَرْضِيْنَ السَّبْعِ
Glory be to Allah, Who is the Sustainer of the seven heavens and of the seven earth
wa Rabbil ‘Arzinas Sab'
وَ مَا فِيْهِنَّ وَ مَا بَيْنَهُنَّ وَ
And Who is the Sustainer of all the things
wa maa fihinna wa maa baynahunna
رَبُّ الْعَرْشِ الْعَظِيْمِ
in them, and between them,
wa Rabbul 'Arshil ‘Azim
وَ الْحَمْدُ لِلّهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِيْنَ
And Who is the Lord of the great ‘Arsh (Divine Center of Authority & Power)
Wal Hamdul lillaahi Rabbil 'Aalamin
And all praise for Allah, the Sustainer of the worlds.
Then, pray for forgiveness of forty  people who are either dead or living in the following manner:
...اَللّهُمَّ اغْفِرْ ل
Allaahummagh Firli… (Name)
O Allah, forgive (Name)…
Continuing with the Qunoot, while still raising the left hand, recite the following Istighfar seventy  times:
اَسْتَغْفِرُ اللّهَ رَبِّي وَ اَتُوْبُ اِلَيْهِ
Astaghfirullah Rabbi wa Atuubu Ilayh
I seek forgiveness of Allah my Lord and I turn to Him
Still continuing further while raising the left hand, recite the following Dua seven  times:
هذَا مَقَامُ الْعَآئِذِ بِكَ مِنَ النَّارِ
Haadhaa Maqaamul 'Aaidhi Bika Minannaar
This is the position of one who seeks refuge in You from the fire [of Hell]
Continuing yet further while still raising the left hand, recite three hundred  times: -
(I ask for) forgiveness
Finally, the following should be said once:
Rabbigfirli warhamni wa tubalaiyyi,Innaka tawwaburrahim"
Lord, please forgive me and have mercy upon me and turn back towards me. Verily You are the Oft-Turning back, Most Merciful
Complete the Rukuh and Sujood and end the prayer with Salaam