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As'Salaam'o'Aliekum,
Brother can you inform me of the starting and ending time of tahajjud prayer in my city as the time for fajar prayer starts at 5:31 am. I have searched the internet but have found no help with timings of tahajjud in my area. Please let me know if you require any other information to calculate the time for tahajjud. Thank you brother. Jazaka'llah kher.

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Bismillahir-Rahmanir-Rahim (In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful)

Assalmalaikum

Dear Brother,

Please consult a local masjid imam. Tahajjud ends once Fajr Azan Starts.

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Shahi Bukhari Volumn 002, Book 021, Hadith Number 221.
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Narated By Ibn Abbas : When the Prophet got up at night to offer the Tahajjud prayer, he used to say: Allahumma lakal-hamd. Anta qaiyimus-samawati wal-ard wa man fihinna. Walakal-hamd, Laka mulkus-samawati wal-ard wa man fihinna. Walakal-hamd, anta nurus-samawati wal-ard. Walakalhamd, anta-l-haq wa wa'duka-l-haq, wa liqa'uka Haq, wa qualuka Haq, wal-jannatu Han wan-naru Haq wannabiyuna Haq. Wa Muhammadun, sallal-lahu'alaihi wasallam, Haq, was-sa'atu Haq. Allahumma aslamtu Laka wabika amantu, wa 'Alaika tawakkaltu, wa ilaika anabtu wa bika khasamtu, wa ilaika hakamtu faghfir li ma qaddamtu wama akh-khartu wama as-rartu wama'a lantu, anta-l-muqaddim wa anta-l-mu akh-khir, la ilaha illa anta (or la ilaha ghairuka). (O Allah! All the praises are for you, You are the Holder of the Heavens and the Earth, And whatever is in them. All the praises are for You; You have the possession of the Heavens and the Earth And whatever is in them. All the praises are for You; You are the Light of the Heavens and the Earth And all the praises are for You; You are the King of the Heavens and the Earth; And all the praises are for You; You are the Truth and Your Promise is the truth, And to meet You is true, Your Word is the truth And Paradise is true And Hell is true And all the Prophets (Peace be upon them) are true; And Muhammad is true, And the Day of Resurrection is true. O Allah ! I surrender (my will) to You; I believe in You and depend on You. And repent to You, And with Your help I argue (with my opponents, the non-believers) And I take You as a judge (to judge between us). Please forgive me my previous And future sins; And whatever I concealed or revealed And You are the One who make (some people) forward And (some) backward. There is none to be worshipped but you. Sufyan said that 'Abdul Karim Abu Umaiya added to the above, 'Wala haula Wala quwata illa billah' (There is neither might nor power except with Allah).

Shahi Bukhari Volumn 002, Book 021, Hadith Number 237.
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Narated By Hudhaifa  : Whenever the Prophet got up for Tahajjud prayer he used to clean his mouth (and teeth) with Siwak.

Shahi Bukhari Volumn 002, Book 021, Hadith Number 246.
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Narated By Abu Huraira : Allah's Apostle (p.b.u.h) said, "Our Lord, the Blessed, the Superior, comes every night down on the nearest Heaven to us when the last third of the night remains, saying: "Is there anyone to invoke Me, so that I may respond to invocation? Is there anyone to ask Me, so that I may grant him his request? Is there anyone seeking My forgiveness, so that I may forgive him?"

Shahi Bukhari Volumn 002, Book 021, Hadith Number 247.
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Narated By Al-Aswad : I asked 'Aisha "How is the night prayer of the Prophet?" She replied, "He used to sleep early at night, and get up in its last part to pray, and then return to his bed. When the Muadh-dhin pronounced the Adhan, he would get up. If he was in need of a bath he would take it; otherwise he would perform ablution and then go out (for the prayer)."


Shahi Bukhari Volumn 002, Book 021, Hadith Number 251B.
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Narated By 'Aisha : A woman from the tribe of Bani Asad was sitting with me and Allah's Apostle (p.b.u.h) came to my house and said, "Who is this?" I said, "(She is) So and so. She does not sleep at night because she is engaged in prayer." The Prophet said disapprovingly: Do (good) deeds which is within your capacity as Allah never gets tired of giving rewards till you get tired of doing good deeds."

Bukhari Volumn 002, Book 021, Hadith Number 238.
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Narated By 'Abdullah bin 'Umar  : A man said, "O Allah's Apostle! How is the prayer of the night?" He said, "Two Rakat followed by two Rakat and so on, and when you apprehend the approaching dawn, offer one Raka as Witr."

Bukhari Volumn 002, Book 021, Hadith Number 248.
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Narated By Abu Salma bin 'Abdur Rahman : I asked 'Aisha, "How is the prayer of Allah's Apostle during the month of Ramadan." She said, "Allah's Apostle never exceeded eleven Rakat in Ramadan or in other months; he used to offer four Rakat... do not ask me about their beauty and length, then four Rakat, do not ask me about their beauty and length, and then three Rakat." 'Aisha further said, "I said, 'O Allah's Apostle! Do you sleep before offering the Witr prayer?' He replied, 'O 'Aisha! My eyes sleep but my heart remains awake!'"

Bukhari Volumn 002, Book 021, Hadith Number 240.
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Narated By Masruq : I asked 'Aisha about the night prayer of Allah's Apostle and she said, "It was seven, nine or eleven Rakat besides the two Rakat of the Fajr prayer (i.e. Sunna)."

Bukhari Volumn 002, Book 021, Hadith Number 239.
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Narated By Ibn Abbas : The prayer of the Prophet used to be of thirteen Rakat, i.e. of the night prayer.

Bukhari Volumn 002, Book 021, Hadith Number 223.
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Narated By 'Aisha : Allah's Apostle used to offer eleven Rakat and that was his prayer. He used to prolong the prostration to such an extent that one could recite fifty verses (of the Qur'an) before he would lift his head. He used to pray two Rakat (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.


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