Answered by Sayyidi Habib Umar bin Hafiz (may Allah protect him and benefit us by him)
I keep trying to wake up for tahajjud but I can’t seem to wake up. What should I do?
Pray witr before you sleep and make a firm intention to pray tahajjud. Do not despair or lose aspiration even if it takes a long time to establish a habit of tahajjud. Your intention and your resolve will be rewarded regardless of whether the action is performed or not. Furthermore, when Allah witnesses a person’s sincerity, He makes it possible for the action to be performed.