Starting the optional late night Prayer with two short Rak`ahs

A: As stated in the Prophetic Sunnah, it is desirable for a Muslim, if he offers the late night optional prayers on his own, to begin them with two short Rak`ahs, acting upon the Sunnah of our Prophet (peace be upon him).May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.