The darkness of the night is illumination for the heart…
The last third of the night
Is standing [during] the last third [of the night in prayer] best? [Please advise] with clarity of the time when the last third of the night is.
Sleeping a little at night
al-Haafith ‘Abdul-Ghanee visited me in Asbahaan, and [whilst here] he would only sleep a little at night; instead [spending most of his time] praying and reciting [the Qur.aan] or weeping.
Shackled by your sins
If you are unable to establish the [voluntary] night prayer, nor [voluntarily] fast during the day, then know that you have been prevented [from doing these great acts of worship], because you have been shackled by your sins.
The time for the night prayer
Regarding the night prayer, is it to be estimated in hours, or should one just assume it to be after the ‘ishaa prayer, and [if he then] prays the night prayer will it suffice him?