Fatwa ID: 03488
Answered by: Imam Abdul-Malik Sheikh
Can you pray Salah at midnight?
بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم
In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful
There is no harm in praying Salāh during or after midnight. In fact, praying Tahajjud is the best prayer after the obligatory prayers.
Abū Hurayrah (May Allah be please with him) narrates that the Messenger of Allah (Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said:
“The best prayer after the obligatory prayers is the night prayer." (Muslim)
Only Allah knows best
Written by Imam Abdul-Malik Sheikh
Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah
Darul Ifta Birmingham
- Tuhfah al-Ahwadhi bi Sharh Jami al-Tirmidhi, Dar al-Kutub al-‘Ilmiyyah, Vol. 9 p.248, Beirut