When offering supererogatory prayers or Tahajjud (optional late night Prayer) should a person say Iqamah (call to start the Prayer) or should they say Takbirat-ul-Ihram (saying: "Allahu Akbar [Allah is the Greatest]" upon starting Prayer) and start praying without Iqamah?
Should the recitation in Tahajjud be subvocal or loud? Which is the best in this regard?
It is not prescribed to say Iqamah for the Nafilah (supererogatory) Prayers as it has no legal evidence. (Part No. 7; Page No. 230)
The matter regarding reciting out loud in the (optional) night Prayer is flexible. It is better for a person offering Prayer individually or an Imam to recite out loud if this is more likely to increase their concentration. However, subvocal recitation is better in case it will increase their concentration or if it will prevent disturbing people surrounding them.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.