Whoever prolongs the night prayer, Allaah will make easy for him his standing on the Day of Ressurection.
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.
Every day, my father would read a seventh [of the Qur.aan], and he would take a very light sleep after ‘Ishaa. He would then [awake and] stand [the night] in prayer and supplicate until the morning.
His set portion [of worship] every night was [to pray] twenty rak’ahs whilst at home and [also when on] travels. And when he would be done with them, he would write thirty five pages of his book.
Whoever prolongs the night prayer, Allaah will facilitate for him his standing on the Day of Resurrection.
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.