During this Ramadan, besides fasting and Tarawih, Muslims are encouraged to do Qiyamullail especially in the last 10 nights of the Holy Month. These are the days and time where we should perform even more acts of righteousness and charity than any time of the year, with the aim of attaining the reward of Laylat Al Qadr (the night of destiny).\r\nAllah SWT said: "the Night of Decree is better than a thousand months." (Al-Qadr: 3)\r\nOne of the ways to attain Laylat Al Qadr is by performing Qiyamullail, which means to \u2018stand during the night'; where everyone is advised to spend the some part of the night to worship Allah SWT. It starts from isyak until Fajar. \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nYou can do sunnah prayers, recite the Qur\u2019an, dhikr to Allah SWT or any other acts of worship to purify your heart. The 'hukum' of performing qiyamullail is sunnah muaqqadah or highly encouraged, but it is statutory to Prophet Muhammad SAW.\r\nThe difference between Qiyamullail and Tahajjud\r\n\r\n \tTahajjud prayer is considered as part of the qiyamullail too, whereby doing the sunnah prayer after isyak and before fajr. \r\n \tQiyamullail on the other hand, is not limited to only prayers. Along with prayers, Qiyamullail includes other acts of worshiping Allah SWT, be it before and after sleeping. \r\n\r\nBenefits of performing Qiyamullail\r\n\r\n \t\r\nThe best prayer to perform after the obligatory prayers.\r\n\r\n\r\nRasulullah (\ufdfa) said, \u201cThe best of salah after the obligatory salah, is the salah of the night (Qiyamullail).\u201d (HR Muslim)\r\nDoing the qiyamullail is voluntarily. Do note that qiyamullail is considered as one the best of acts after the obligatory ones.\r\n\r\n\r\n \t\r\nIt brings the worshiper close to Allah.\r\n\r\n\r\nRasulullah (\ufdfa) said, \u201cUpon you is (to perform) Qiyamullail, for it is the habit of the righteous before you. And it will bring you closer to your Rabb, and expiate for bad deeds, and prevent sin.\u201d (HR Tirmidhi; Hassan)\r\n\r\n\r\n \t\r\nIncreases chances of accepted du\u2019a.\r\n\r\n\r\n\u201cVerily in the night there is an hour, no Muslim reaches it, asking Allah for goodness from matters of the Dunya or the Akhirah, except that Allah gives it to him, and that is in every night.\u201d (HR Muslim)\r\nAllah provides a bountiful of time for all of His creation. For Muslims, there are exclusive time period when du\u2019a is especially encouraged and granted. \r\n\r\nThe last third of the night, at around 3am until Fajar is one of the most encourage times to pray. That is the time for you to recharge, refresh, and reconnect with the Most Merciful.\r\n\r\nWhen do we perform the qiyamullail?\r\nUsually, it can be done at last third of the night. So, according to Malaysia time, it is about 3am to 4 am or until Fajar. It may sounds too early for some. But one tip on you can prepare for this is to sleep early so you can feel fresh when you wake up to do qiyamullail.\r\nHow to perform qiyamullail?\r\n\r\n \t\r\nArrangement to wake up for prayers\r\n\r\n\r\nEven though the prayers can be done right after the Isya' prayer, still the better reward mentioned in the Quran and Hadith refers to worship that is done after you slept for a few hours and wake up for qiyamullail.\r\n\r\nSet up your alarm clock. If this is new for you, starts with once a week - preferably on Thursday night. Before you go to sleep, set your intention to wake up for qiyamullail, set your alarm, and immediately get off the bed once you are awake. True strength lies in your willpower to lift up the blanket.\r\n\r\n \t\r\nWaking up\r\n\r\n\r\nChoose the time when you want to wake up during the night. It may a challenge for some of us, especially if you are a first timer.\u00a0 \r\n\r\nIf you have an honest effort to wake up and perform qiyamullail but accidentally overslept, do not beat yourself up. According to a hadith, Allah SWT records your genuine intention to perform the Tahajjud and grants you sleep as an act of mercy. \r\n\r\nYou will be rewarded as if your intention had been fulfilled because He is the Merciful, the Kind and Compassionate.\r\n\r\n \t\r\nPrayers\r\n\r\n\r\nYou can do all 'sunnah' prayers during qiyamullail. You can start with Taubah prayer, Tahajjud, hajat, istikharah and other 'sunnah' prayers. You can simply do 2 rakaats for each prayer, and repeat as many as you wish.\r\n\r\nOur beloved Prophet Muhammad SAW frequently prayed up to 13 rakaats. Lastly, end your qiyamullail with Witr prayers - three rakaats with two salams. You can also complete your qiamullail by reading the Quranic verses.\r\n\r\n\r\n \t\r\nDu'a\r\n\r\n\r\nQiyamullail is the perfect time to make as many du\u2019a as you wishes to Allah SWT. You can just ask for anything that you wish. Pour your heart to Him. He will listen and will grant the best of the best for you, inshaAllah. \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nThose are some of the benefits that you can get during the last 10 nights of Ramadan. During these Holy Nights are when you, as a Muslim, can cleanse your hearts and to come closer to one another.\r\n\r\nEven after the Ramadan has ended, try your best to perform Qiyamullail as part of your daily routine. Remember that Allah SWT appreciates regular acts of worship and makes you closer to Him.\r\n\r\nMoreover, Qiyamullail is related to Allah's gift of forgiveness and redemption - a great way to seek repentance from Him for each minor failures, sins, and imperfection. Let's work up together to make this Ramadan a memorable one compare to the previous year.