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Time of Du'as being accepted: What is the last part of the night?

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Time for duas being accepted

Q:

1. What is the best authentic time for duas being accepted?

2. If fajar jamat is 5:35am then what is the last part of the night?

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A:

1. The Hadith explains that duas are accepted after the five daily fardh Salaah and at the latter portion of the night (i.e. the time of tahajjud).

2. The time before subah-saadiq enters. The word that appears in the Hadith for the last part of the night is Sahar i.e. the last sixth of the night. The Ulama explain that the night commences from after sunset till Subah Saadiq. If the entire time from sunset till subah saadiq is divided into six parts, then the last part is regarded as sahar.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

عن أبي أمامة قال : قيل لرسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم أي الدعاء أسمع ؟ قال جوف الليل الآخر ودبر الصلوات المكتوبات (جامع الترمذي #3499)

عن عائشة قالت كل الليل أوتر رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم وانتهى وتره إلى السحر (صحيح البخاري ‎996)

والسحر قبيل الصبح وحكى الماوردي أنه السدس الأخير (فتح الباري 2/565)

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

 

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