Good Deed:#117 Sleep

30:23 (Y. Ali) And among His Signs is the sleep that ye take by night and by day, and the quest that ye (make for livelihood) out of His Bounty: verily in that are signs for those who hearken.

39:42 (Y. Ali) It is Allah that takes the souls (of men) at death; and those that die not (He takes) during their sleep: those on whom He has passed the decree of death, He keeps back (from returning to life), but the rest He sends (to their bodies) for a term appointed verily in this are Signs for those who reflect.

51:17 (Y. Ali) They were in the habit of sleeping but little by night,

78:9 (Y. Ali) And made your sleep for rest,

Narrated Jabir bin ‘Abdullah: Allah’s Apostle said, “(At bedtime) cover the utensils, close the doors, and put out the lights, lest the evil creature (the rat) should pull away the wick and thus burn the people of the house.” Bukhari 8:74:310

Narrated Jabir bin ‘Abdullah: Allah’s Apostle said, “When night falls (or when it is evening), stop your children from going out, for the devils spread out at that time. But when an hour of the night has passed, release them and close the doors and mention Allah’s Name, for Satan does not open a closed door. Tie the mouth of your water-skin and mention Allah’s Name; cover your containers and utensils and mention Allah’s Name. Cover them even by placing something across it, and extinguish your lamps.
Bukhari :: Book 7 :: Volume 69 :: Hadith 527

Jabir reported Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying:
Cover vessels, waterskins, close the doors and extinguish the lamps, for the Satan does not loosen the waterskin, does not open the door and does not uncover the vessels. And if one amongst you fails to find (something) to cover it well, he should cover it by placing (a piece of) wood across it. Qutaiba did not mention the closing of the doors in the hadith transmitted by him. Muslim :: Book 23 : Hadith 4991

Abu Huraira reported Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) as say- ing: When any one of you goes to bed, he should take hold of the hem of his lower garment and then should clean (his bed) with the help of that and then should recite the name of Allah for he himself does not know what he left behind him on his bed, and when he intends to lie on bed, he should lie on his right side and utter these words:” Hallowed be Allah, my Lord. It is with Thine (grace) that I place my side (upon the bed) and it is with Thee that I take it up (after sleep), and in case Thou withholdst my being (if thou causest me to die), then grant pardon to my being, and if Thou keepst (this process of breathing on), then protect it with that with which Thou protected Thine pious servants.” Muslim :: Book 35 : Hadith 6554

Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet said, “When anyone of you goes to bed, he should dust it off thrice with the edge of his garment, and say: Bismika Rabbi wada’tu janbi, wa bika arfa’hu. In amsakta nafsi faghfir laha, wa in arsaltaha fahfazha bima tahfaz bihi ‘ibadaka-s-salihin.”
Bukhari :: Book 9 :: Volume 93 :: Hadith 490

Narrated Al-Bara bin ‘Azib: Allah’s Apostle said to me, “When you want to go to bed, perform ablution as you do for prayer, then lie down on your right side and say: ‘Allahumma aslamtu wajhi ilaika, wa fauwadtu Amri ilaika wa aljatu zahri ilaika, raghbatan wa rahbatan ilaika, lamalja’a wa la manja mink a ill a ilaika. Amantu bikitabi kalladhi anzalta wa bi nabiyyikal-ladhi arsalta’. If you should die then (after reciting this) you will die on the religion of Islam (i.e., as a Muslim); so let these words be the last you say (before going to bed)” While I was memorizing it, I said, “Wa birasiulikal-ladhi arsalta (in Your Apostle whom You have sent).’ The Prophet said, “No, but say: Wa binabiyyi-kalladhi arsalta (in Your Prophet whom You have sent). Bukhari :: Book 8 :: Volume 75 :: Hadith 323

Narrated Hudhaifa: When the Prophet went to bed at night, he would put his hand under his cheek and then say, “Allahumma bismika amutu wa ahya,” and when he got up, he would say, “Al-Hamdu lil-lahi al-ladhi ahyana ba’da ma amatana, wa ilaihi an-nushu Bukhari :: Book 8 :: Volume 75 :: Hadith 326

Hadhrat Abu Hurairah (RA) narrates:”The Messenger of Allah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) would use the Miswaak (regularly) prior to sleeping and after rising from sleep.”

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Action Plan

1. Miswaak or brush your teeth before sleeping
2. Be in a state of wudhu
3. Lock all doors
4. Cover all utensils and food stuff
5. Dust the bed before lying down
6. To sleep on our right side

7. To place our right cheek on our right hand.
source: Manners of Sleeping

Remembrance before sleeping – Hisnul Muslim

    ‘The Prophet (S) never used to sleep until he had recited Suurah As-Sajdah and Surah Al-Mulk.’

  • When retiring to his bed every night, the Prophet (S) would hold his palms together, spit in them, recite the last three chapters of the Qur’aan and then wipe over his entire body as much as possible with his hands, beginning with his head and face and then all parts of the body, he would do this three times.’
  • The Prophet (S) also said: ‘When you are about to sleep recite aayat-ul-kursi till the end of the verse for there will remain over you a protection from Allaah and no devil will draw near to you until morning
  • Dua in Arabic

  • The Prophet (S) also said: ‘Whoever recites the last two verses of Surah Al-Baqarah at night, those two verses shall be sufficient for him.’
    [Al-Baqarah (2): 285-286]

Dua in Arabic

  • If one of you rises from his bed and then returns to it he should dust it with the edge of his garment three times for he does not know what has occurred in his absence and when he lies down he should supplicate:
    ‘In Your name my Lord, I lie down and I in Your name I rise, so if You should take my soul then have mercy upon it, and if You should return my soul then protect it in the manner You do so with Your righteous servants.’

Dua in Arabic

  • ‘O Allaah, verily You have created my soul and You shall take it’s life, to You belongs it’s life and death. If You should keep my soul alive then protect it, and if You should take its life then forgive it. O Allaah, I ask You to grant me good health.’

Dua in Arabic

  • The Prophet (S) would place his right hand under his cheek when about to sleep and supplicate:
    ‘O Allaah, protect me from Your punishment on the day Your servants are resurrected.’ (three times)

Dua in Arabic

  • ‘In Your name O Allaah, I live and die.’

Dua in Arabic

  • Shall I not direct you both to something better than a servant? When you go to bed say:
  • (i) ‘How Perfect Allaah is.’ (thirty-three times)

    (ii) ‘All praise is for Allaah.’ (thirty-three times)

    (iii) ‘Allaah is the greatest.’ (thirty-four times)

    …for that is indeed better for you both than a servant.’

    Dua in Arabic

  • ‘O Allaah, Lord of the seven heavens and the exalted throne, our Lord and Lord of all things, Splitter of the seed and the date stone, Revealer of the Towraah, the Injeel and the Furqaan, I take refuge in You from the evil of all things You shall seize by the forelock. O Allaah, You are The First so there is nothing before You and You are The Last so there is nothing after You. You are Ath-Thaahir so there is nothing above You and You are Al-Baatin so there is nothing closer than You. Settle our debt for us and spare us from poverty.’

Dua in Arabic

  • All praise is for Allaah, Who fed us and gave us drink, and Who is sufficient for us and has sheltered us, for how many have none to suffice them or shelter them.’
  • Dua in Arabic

  • O Allaah, Knower of the seen and the unseen, Creator of the heavens and the earth, Lord and Sovereign of all things I bear witness that none has the right to be worshipped except You. I take refuge in You from the evil of my soul and from the evil and shirk of the devil, and from committing wrong against my soul or bringing such upon another Muslim.’

Dua in Arabic

  • ‘If you take to your bed, then perform ablution, lie on your right side and then supplicate:
  • ‘O Allaah, I submit my soul unto You, and I entrust my affair unto You, and I turn my face towards You, and I totally rely on You, in hope and fear of You. Verily there is no refuge nor safe haven from You except with You. I believe in Your Book which You have revealed and in Your Prophet whom You have sent.’
    …If you then die, you will die upon the fitrah.’

Upon experiencing unrest, fear, apprehensiveness and the like during sleep
Dua in Arabic
  • ‘I take refuge in the perfect words of Allaah from His anger and punishment and from the evil of His servants, and from the madness and appearance of devils.

Supplication when turning over during the night

Dua in Arabic

  • Aaishah narrated that the Messenger of Allaah (S) used to say at night if he turned during sleep: ‘None has the right to be worshipped except Allaah, The One, Al-Qahhaar. Lord of the heavens and the Earth and all between them, The Exalted in Might, The Of-Forgiving.’

Source: Hisnul Muslim

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