7 Benefits of Tahajud Prayer for the Good of the World and the Hereafter
The implementation of tahajud prayer is listed in Surat Al-Isra verse 79. There are many benefits of tahajud prayer obtained in the life of this world and the hereafter.
Prayer in Islam has an important role to get closer to Allah SWT. Prayer is a means of creating a spiritual or psychic bond to Allah SWT. In the teachings of Islam, Muslims are advised to pray sunnah tahajud as has been confirmed in the Qur’an surat Al-Isra verse 79 as follows. وَمِنَ الَّيْلِ فَتَهَجَّدْ بِهٖ نَافِلَةً لَّكَۖ عَسْى اَنْ يَّبْعَثَكَ رَبُّكَ مَقَامًا مَّحْمُagianُ tahajudًا (Q.S 17:79).
Siti Chodijah in “Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Innovative Pedagogy” explains, the word ‘tahajud’ comes from ‘tahajjada’ which means ‘wake up at night with the Quran’. Another surah explains that getting up in the middle of the night to pray tahajjud and reading the Qur’an fervently will be able to make faith strong and build yourself up. Allah SWT. said in the letter Al-Muzzammil verses 1-6: اَيُّهَا الْمُزَّمِّلُۙ (١) الَّيْلَ اِلَّا لِيْلًاۙ (٢) اَوِ انْقُصْ قَلِيْلًاۙ ( ٣) اَوْ لَيْهِ اٰنَ ( اٰنَ ( اۙ الَّيْلِ اَشَدُّ ا اَقْوَمُ لًاۗ ( ) “O people who are covered (Muhammad)! Get up (for prayer) at night, except for a small part, (ie) half or less of it, or more than (half) of it, and recite the Qur’an slowly. Verily, We will send down heavy words to you. Truly, waking up at night is stronger (filling the soul); and (the reading at that time) was more effective.” (Q.S 73:1-6).
Benefits of the Tahajud Prayer There are many benefits of the tahajjud prayer for Muslims who carry it out.
1. Makes the body healthier and is prevented from committing sins
In the book “The Conqueror of Fajr” by Muhammad Iqbal explained, the benefits of praying tahajjud can make the body healthier, prevented from committing sins, and erased mistakes, such as the words of the Prophet Muhammad. the following. “Do the night prayer because it is the tradition of the pious before you, a means of drawing closer to Allah, a prevention from sinful acts, an eraser of mistakes, and a prevention of all kinds of diseases from the body.” (HR. Tirmidhi).
2. Get a commendable place in the sight of Allah SWT.
Allah SWT. said in Surah Al-Isra that the benefits of praying tahajjud can elevate human status. He will get a commendable place and always be protected by Allah SWT. Getting a commendable place with Allah can also mean salvation in the life of this world and the hereafter.
3. Get the pleasure of Allah SWT.
The benefits of people who pray tahajjud will get the pleasure of Allah SWT. as stated in the following hadith. “Three people who are blessed by Allah SWT. namely a person who wakes up at midnight and prays, a people (congregation) who are in rows for prayer, and a people who line up for war in the way of Allah.” (HR. Abu Ya’la).
4. His prayers were answered and his sins were forgiven
It is narrated in a hadith that Allah SWT. descends to the heavens of the world in the last third and answers prayers and forgives sins. This is stated in the following hadith. “Every night, your Lord descends (to the heavens of the world) when the last third of the night remains. He says, “Whoever calls upon Me, I will accept his call. Whoever asks Me, I grant his request. And whoever asks Me for forgiveness, I forgive him.” (Narrated by Bukhari and Muslim).
5. Enter heaven in peace
In the book “4 Powerful Prayers (Fajr, Fajr, Subuh, Duha) by Puspa Swara and Ahmad Erkan, a hadith explains that people who pray tahajjud will enter heaven in peace. “Establish prayer at night while people are sleeping, and enter Paradise in peace.” (Narrated by Ahmad, Ibn Hibban, and Hakim).
6. Give peace of mind and heart
The benefits of praying tahajjud consistently can bring peace of heart and mind. The tahajjud prayer is a time to communicate with Allah, where Muslims can pour out their hearts and ask Allah for help. The closeness between Allah swt. and people who pray tahajjud can certainly make their hearts and minds calmer in the face of this dynamic life.
7. Boost immunity and relieve stress
The tahajjud prayer can increase the immune response of the body and reduce stress. In the book “Therapeutic Prayers Tahajud” by Dr. Moh. Sholeh explained, people who perform tahajjud prayer can reduce the response to the secretion of the hormone cortisol. Excessive responses can lead to stress so that tahajjud prayer is proven to reduce it. With tahajjud prayer, stress sufferers can overcome problems by increasing positive attitudes through tahajjud prayer.
From this discussion, it is concluded that Allah SWT. and Rasulullah saw. has explained so many benefits of tahajjud prayer obtained in this world and in the hereafter.