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Hijab_
04-03-2011 @ 12:26 AM    Notify Admin about this post
Umm Salmah (Uk-Lancashire)
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Asalaamu'alaykum.

Does anyone know how to work out the last third of the night. When Tahujuud kicks in?

Jazak'Allaah Khair.



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04-04-2011 @ 5:48 PM    Notify Admin about this post
Abu Maryam Shehzad ibn Ghazanfar Ali (UK)
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Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem

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The answer can be found from http://www.alifta.net/Default.aspx

The first question of Fatwa no. 19886  

Q 1: is the hour that precedes the Fajr (Dawn) Prayer considered as part of the last third of the night?  

(Part No. 6; Page No. 108)

  A: The hour that precedes the second Fajr (true dawn), which consists of 60 minutes, is part of the last third of the night and is considered to be the last hour of the last third of the night. This is because the night begins from the sunset and lasts until the emergence of the second Fajr. It is authentically reported that Allah (Glorified and Exalted be He) descends to the worldly heaven in the last third of the night. It was related by Al-Bukhari in his "Sahih (Book of Authentic Hadith)", vol. 2, p. 47, on the authority of Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said, Our Lord, Blessed and Exalted is He, descends every night to the heaven of the world, when only the last third of the night remains and says, Who will supplicate Me that I may respond to him; who will ask Me that I may give him; who will beg My forgiveness that I may forgive him? Every Muslim and Muslimah is free to benefit from the blessed times and the times when supplications are answered, to supply themselves with good righteous deeds and supplicate for whatever they like from the matters of the Din (religion) or the Duniya (this world).

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Dardan
04-19-2011 @ 2:33 PM    Notify Admin about this post
Abu Maryam Dardan bin Saadri al-Albanee (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia)
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My understanding is as follows:

You calculate how many hours are from Maghrib until Fajr then you divide those hours into three.  So if sun sets at 5pm and fajr (true dawn) appears at 5am then the total hours is 12.  

first Part of the night = 5pm-9pm
Second part of the night = 9pm - 1am
Third part of the night = 1am - 5am

Is my understanding correct or not?

Abu Maryam Al-Albanee






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