Bismillaah ar-Rahman ar-Raheem
Be ever mindful of prayers,
and of praying in the most excellent way;
and stand before God in devout obedience.
Truly, to a happy state shall attain the believers:
those who humble themselves in their prayer,
and who turn away from all that is frivolous,
and who are intent on inner purity.
Extol, then, God’s limitless glory
when you enter upon the evening hours, and when you rise at morn;
and seeing that unto Him is due all praise in the heavens and earth,
glorify Him in the afternoon as well,
and when you enter upon the hour of noon.
And before God prostrate themselves,
willingly or unwillingly,
all things and beings that are in the heavens and the earth,
as do their shadows in the mornings and the evenings.
Our Lord (glorified and exalted be He)
descends each night to the earth’s sky
when there remains the final third of the night, and He says:
“Who is saying a prayer to Me that I may answer it?
Who is asking something of Me that I may give it him?
Who is asking forgiveness of Me that I may forgive him?”
Hadith Qudsi 35