In regards to the long Sajdah, generally it is a very good act as it has narrated from Imam Jafar Sadiq (peace be upon him) that he has said: Sajdah is the nearest shape of the human to Allah, So it could be so good for us to have long Sajdah in the Sajdah.
According to a narration from the apostle of Allah (blessing of Allah be upon him and his family):
It is not mandatory to sleep after isha if you want to pray tahajjud.
According to the this fatwa it is not obligatory to do tahajjud after sleep.
According to this fatwa,
"It was the noble habit of Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) to sleep and then wake up for tahajjud. If one is unable to wake up for tahajjud, then one may perform tahajjud ...
There's a little conflict between two hadiths in the actual practice of some Imams!
One of these ahadith is telling us, that we should perform a longer sujjud (prostration) during Nafl (hadith #1 in the list below) prayers (by extending the dua'/supplication) the other is telling the Imams to shorten the prayer (#2 and #3)!
The preferred sunnah as far as I ...
I don't know anything that claims that it is makruh to pray after midnight in general; to the best of my knowledge, the ruling you're referring to is specifically for the Isha prayer itself, and that it is makruh to delay that until after midnight.
Both Tahajjud and Witr are separate prayers for which that would not apply.
My answer on Can we recite two or more surahs in one rakat when praying? is more general but you can recite what you want. You even can repeat in each rak'a the same verse or surah, it is up to you and what is easier for you. Of course there are some limitation for example in the fatwa I linked as a reference at the bottom of this answer somebody asked ...
You pray tahajjud prayer as any other prayer. It's an optional prayer, done between isha and fajr, and is of two rakat. You can recite as much quran as you like, there's no stipulation of it being long or short. It's up to you to pray however length you desire. Easy and simple.
You have 3 options:
Sayyid's answer above.
See NRaf's answer
Pray Taraweeh and Witr with congregation then go somewhere else and pray more alone. However, after you finish praying then you are not allowed to pray Witr again.
Qais bin Talq bin Ali narrated that :
his father said: I heard Allah's Messenger saying: "There are no two Witr in one night." At-...
If you want to pray more after tarawih, you shouldn't pray witr with the congregation.
Actually the witr prayer was never done in congregation by the Prophet. It's an individual prayer.
A man came to the Prophet and asked him how to pray the night prayer. The Prophet replied =
Pray two rakat at a time and then two and then two and so on, and if
Tahajjud (Night prayer)
It is a voluntary prayer and a best way to purify the soul.
Tahajjud Prayer does not entail a specific number of rak`ahs that must be performed.
Moreover, performing Tahajjud prayers regularly qualifies one as one of the righteous and helps one earn God's bounty and mercy.
God says :
And from [part of] the night, pray with it ...
Depends on your personal scenario.
I am assuming the following, may be i am wrong:
You are a male,
You pray Isha and Fajr at home,
You are a working person who need to earn his bread. You need to go to work at ~10:00
Put your best emphasize on praying Isha, and Fajr at masjid / jamaat, if possible. That is way more important.
That being said, in your ...
When you pray in the mosque you have two -good- options:
1) pray witr with the Imam and if you can do the tahajjud later you do it without repeating the witr because it is narrated (there are no 2 witrs in one nights لا وتران في ليلة). And according to the comment in Sunan at-Tirmidhi (see the long Arabic text in the posted hadith below) this is the opinion ...
When it comes to Allah we must always think of verse (42:11)
... There is nothing like unto Him, and He is the Hearing, the Seeing. (Sahih International)
... There is not anything like Him (whatsoever), and He is The Ever-Hearing, The Ever-Beholding. (Dr. Ghali)
... nothing like a likeness of Him; and He is the Hearing, the Seeing. (Shakir)
I don't know if that hadith is really said by our prophet, or what it really means, I will talk about how I understand Allah and time, based on Quran and try to provide an opinion, rather than a solid answer to your question, as noone can provide it because noone knows what Allah is doing at a given time, other than always seeing and hearing us and being ...
On the meaning of witr and the amount of raka'a's and how it should be performed
First of all witr in Arabic means odd, which reefers to the amount of raka'a's of this prayer.
You basically could pray witr in:
one raka'a, three raka'a, five raka'a all this can be covered and evidenced by ahadith (there are even ahadith for more raka'a's, but they might ...
According to this Arabic fatwa on islamweb #36821 it is permissible to continue praying the night prayer (salat al-Lail) after the adhan of fajr (the first adhan if performed at your place or the call on the sixth أذان السدس) and go on praying until the adhan of sobh (true fajr: which is referred to as the redness of the dawn or when the white shades moves ...
From a fiqh perspective what you quoted is something permissible. But it has no exact backup in the sunnah of the Prophet (pbuh).
Witr is an odd prayer one prays as the last prayer in the night, it might follow a set of two raka'ah prayers (at least this is the view of the majority of scholars) which is either called shaf'a during all months of the year or ...
From Chapter Tawhid/Ikhlas: الله الصمد
Allah, the Eternal, Absolute.
If Allah is at some place, then he is bound to that place and not elsewhere. He becomes limited.
So that and many other examples from Qur'an are in a manner of honoring/glorifying Allah. It means he's at the pinnacle and were categorically (not physically) beneath him.
Otherwise we ...
Tahajjud is the wake up after sleeping, and so is called the prayer of a person slept then woke up, and whoever mentioned it has to be after sleeping did not mention a deep or light sleep.
Then Tahajjud is part of "Qeyam Al-Lail" and the best part of Qeiam is at the last one-third, qeyam does not require sleeping.
So If you can sleep early and wake up ...
It is the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah (saws) and best if one sleeps after Isha and wakes up again to offer the Tahajjud or late night prayers, but it is not obligatory. If one finds it difficult to wake up again for Tahajjud, then there is no harm if one offers these voluntary prayers after the Isha prayers or before one goes to sleep.
The actual time for Tahajjud Salah is after one wakes up from his/her sleep and the most virtuous time is towards the latter portion of the night.  However if one is not able to awaken for the performance of Tahajjud Salah, then he/she should perform Nafl Salah before sleeping.
Allah's Apostle said to me, "The most beloved fasting to Allah was the fasting of (the Prophet) David who used to fast on alternate days. And the most beloved prayer to Allah was the prayer of David who used to sleep for (the first) half of the night and pray for 1/3 of it and (again) sleep for a sixth of it." (Source #631 here)
The essence of rising/...
O you wrapped in garments (i.e. Prophet Muhammad SAW)!
Stand (to pray) all night, except a little.
Half of it, or a little less than that,
Or a little more; and recite the Quran (aloud) in a slow, (pleasant tone and) style...
..Verily, the rising by night (for Tahajjud prayer) is very hard and most potent and good for governing (the ...
Tahajjud is very important prayer from islamic point of view. one of best ways to ask forgiveness and ask for blessing of Allah.
Allah says in Quran about tahajjud prayer:
Establish prayer at the decline of the sun [from its meridian] until
the darkness of the night and [also] the Qur’an of dawn. Indeed, the
recitation of dawn is ...
Isha prayer is one of the Fard prayers and you have to pray witr with isha only. Tahajjud has no direct connection with Witr prayer. So if you prayed Witr with isha, thats all you need to do. you dont need to pray witr with tahajjud prayer again.
But in case you're sure that you would pray Tahajjud prayer, you can pray witr at the end of ...
Tarwiha, the singular of Tarawih, refers to the period of rest between every four rakat of the prayer. Salat at-Tarawih was so-named because of these rests, which differentiated it from the normal Salat at-Tahajjud.
As far as I know, Salat at-Tarawih is the same as Salat at-Tahajjud, only performed earlier and with frequent rests to make it easier on the ...