Your question: Do you need to sleep to pray tahajjud?

Tahajjud Salaah begins after half the night has passed; whether one sleeps or not, Tahajjud Salaah can be performed. Sleeping is not a condition for the validity of Tahajjud. This is the accepted opinion. However, it is better to sleep and thereafter to rise and perform the Tahajjud Salaah.

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