Islam is an absolute way of life, where it consists of 5 essential pillars which have to be followed by all Muslims in spite of of their caste, faith or color. Among these pillars is Salah (Salat prayer), sanctioned by Almighty Allah.

In addition to the obligatory 5 prayers in a day, there is another Salah, which accompanies superior meaning but itís not compulsory. Salat al lail (tahajjud prayer) comes in the category of Nafl (supererogatory prayer) which is optional, yet holds huge rewards.