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Allah almighty ordered us to pray in night (the last third period of night) as it is considered to be the most important kind of worshiping Allah the only creator, what is the new about the importance of waking up in the night?…
Allah says in the holly Qur’an about this life:”O my people! Truly, this life of the world is nothing but a (quick passing) enjoyment, and verily, the Hereafter that is the home that will remain forever.”[Sûrat Ghâfir (The Forgiving)- verse 39].so, every work for not the sake of Allah is indeed worth nothing in the day of resurrection when no work will benefit human except done works for the sake of Allah. One of the great works in Islam is the prayer in night because the believer don’t sleep a lot of time as he or she is concerning about the hereafter and the day when he or she will stand in frontof Allah the creator.
But couple of years ago some studies had been published to confirm that sleeping for a long time is good and can be a reason for a long life. Here, some kind of contradiction did occur between science and Qur’an. How can we understand the science facts while Allah orders us a reverse order to that science?
Always, we have to understand a golden rule that the Qur’an is always right even there is a contradiction between science and Qur’an because one day the rightness of the Qur’an will be clear to all people.
That calls us to claim that this scientific fact is wrong, and that what exactly happened! The new studies had confirmed that sleeping many hours may limit the life of people. According to the latest researches some American researchers did confirm that women who sleeps many hours are exposed tocardiovasculardiseases more than others who don’t sleep that much. Also another research did confirm that waking up in night Prolong life.
According to stoke medical magazine, the researchers found that there is a high probability for infecting by Ischemic Stroke which is up to 70 % between women who sleeps nine hours or more in the night.
The study was done on about 93000 women between 50 and 79 years and after seven years of researching, the researchers found that 1166 of them was subject to Ischemic Stroke which prevents the oxygen from the brain which leads to death.
Also they found that the probability of infecting by that stroke is 14% in the women who sleeps 6 hours or less and it’s 24%in women who sleeps 8 hours or more and 70% in women who sleeps 9 hours.
A photo for an ill heart as doctors say that long sleep helps in the disorder of heart’s muscle and there are many studies which links between the long sleep and the sudden death , also the researchers believe that waking up for half an hour at night is very useful to activate the heart and feeds it with oxygen because heart and brain may be affected by a deficit in oxygen so human may die because of that, so they advise people to wake up for a little time at night to activate brain and heart
Here we only say, glory to Allah! Isn’t an Islamic order which was mentioned by the prophet 1400 years ago!!! The prophet was a perfect guide for Muslim as he used to wake up at night to pray to Allah. Today, doctors and researchers advise us to follow these activities. What a great religion.
But the difference between what they do and what we do is that they do it for this life but we Muslims do it for Allah.
So, my brothers and sisters you have to follow the guidance of our prophet as it is a great worship to Allah almighty as the prophet peace be upon him told us that a one prayer at the end of the night is better than the whole world.
At the end I want to add my personal experience as I used for the last 15 years to be awake till the “Fajr” to understand the Qur’an and to figure out its meanings and I found that this increases my creation and happiness.Glory to Allah as He almighty gives me my provision from where I don’t expect because I believe in what Allah almighty tells us in the Qur’an: (And whosoever fears Allah and keeps his duty to Him, He will make a way for him to get out (from every difficulty* And He will provide him from (sources) he never could imagine)
[Sûrat At-Talâq (The Divorce)verse 2-3].
So, don’t worry for anything and don’t say if I pray at night how can I get my provision because He almighty promised us to deliver the livelihood of all creatures even the ant as He Almighty says: (And no (moving) living creature is there on earth but its provision is due from Allah. And He knows its dwelling place and its deposit (in the uterous, grave, etc.). All is in a Clear Book (Al-Lauh Al-Mahfuz – the Book of Decrees with Allah)[Sûrat Hûd(Prophet) Hûd- verse 6].
By: Abduldaem Al-Kaheel