Prayer of the Last Third of the Night
If you are from the people who pray during the last third of night,
who used to wake up close to the end of the night, you are at the best time of night
And then you will have a strong weapon in your hands
It is the time of Divine Descendance where supplications are answered
Some people take advantage of this time, by complaining to Allah about those who oppressed them
which is their right to do.
Allah the Almighty guaranteed this right for them.
It was narrated that a minister oppressed an old woman
He took away her wealth and possessions
So, she went to him crying and complaining of his injustice, yet he didn’t give back her right
She then said: I will pray against you
He started laughing and mocking her
and said mockingly: Then you should do so at the last third of night
How come you mock supplication, and despise it, when you don’t even realize what supplication can do.
The arrows of night “supplications” never miss, rather they have a timing that will surely come.
The old woman went away, and kept praying at the last third of night
to Allah against him. Then after a short period, the ruler removed this unjust minister from his position
Then, his properties and possessions were taken from him and was sentenced to be whipped in the market as a punishment for what he had done with people.
The old woman passed by him while he was being whipped, and said: You have advised me to supplicate at the last third of night, and indeed it was good advice
Do not ever oppress people if you were powerful, as the consequence of oppression is regret.
Your sleep to your full, while the one whom you abused are full awake, praying Allah for revenge, and Allah never goes in sleep.
Glory be to him; indeed, the last third of night is such a dangerous time for the oppressors
Let them be aware!
There are people who used to wake up every night, even in other times than Ramadan before the call to Fajr prayer, to take advantage of this great time
They might remember those who oppressed them, and supplicate to Allah against them, and this is such a crisis
That’s why you should be aware not to harm the people who pray at the last third of night
Don’t hurt them, as they own a weapon that is not to despised
Imam Ali Ibn abi Talib (May Allah bless him) was asked: How far is earth from Allah’s Throne?
Subhana Allah, he didn’t give them the answer in a number of kilometres, or miles
Do you know what he said?
He said: Only a supplication from an oppressed person is between us and the Throne
Indeed, by Allah
So, imagine if it was at the last time of night
Whoever used to wake up at the last third of night and tastes its sweetness will never abandon it
Saeed ibn Jubair was a man of an answered supplication
If he calls Allah for something, Allah fulfills his call
And he had a rooster that awakes him every night to pray
To taste the sweetness of the last third of night
Once upon a night, the rooster didn’t crow
So, Saeed missed that night, and felt sad for missing that night
And when his sadness grew, he said: What is wrong with this rooster? May Allah cut off its voice!
People said this rooster never crowed till it died
It was hit by one of Saeed’s supplications
Saeed’s mother asked him not to supplicate against any person, even against a rooster
I remember, by Allah, that we used to record some TV programs at that time
We used to record at the last third of night
And we found blessings and divine support that we wouldn’t find at other times
Even when we faced a an issue with recording, each one of the teamwork would supplicate to Allah at that time
It was just minutes and the problems were resolved
In short, the last third of night is a blessing
Few servants take advantage of this time, while others are either asleep or busy, so try to be one of such few people!
As you don’t know at which night Allah will accept your supplication and admit you into heaven
Not only in Ramadan, but all year round
I ask Allah the Almighty to make it this night
Sooner and not later
And All Praise be to Allah, Lord of the Worlds