What is the reference for this Hadith and can it be quoted?
Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:
“Make it a point to observe Tahajjud prayer, for it was the practice of the pious before you. It is a means of gaining closeness to Allah, an expiation for sins and prevention from evil.”
Imam Tirmidhi (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith on the authority of Sayyiduna Abu Umamah Al Bahili (radiyallahu ‘anhu). Imam Ibn Khuzaymah (rahimahullah) has declared the Hadith authentic.
(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 3549, Sahih Ibn Khuzaymah, Hadith: 1135)
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar