[Sunnah Series] Before going to Sleep (Part 1)

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February 6, 2016 by Verse By Verse Quran Study Circle

From the Sunan of going to sleep is:

1.Say the supplication for going to sleep:

sleep dua 1

 

2. Recite the Mu’awwidhaat and wipe the body:

The Prophet salAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam cupped his hands together and *Yanfuth in them and then read: Surah Al-Ikhlas, Surah Al-Falaq, and Surah An-Nas. And then he would wipe whatever he was able to of his body with his hands, beginning with the head and face and then the remaining parts of the body.

He would do this three times.

3. The last two ayaat of Surah Al-Baqarah:

The last two ayaat of Surah al-Baqarah

 This is taken from the hadeeth:

Whoever reads them (i.e. the last two ayaat) at night they will be kafata for him.

Imam An-Nawawi said: The scholars have differed as to the meaning of kafata. It is said that it means they are sufficient for him regarding the Night Prayer and it was also said it means they are sufficient in protection from every evil, misfortune and harm. I say that both of these meanings are acceptable.  

4. Recite Ayah Al-Kursi:

From the benefits of reciting this, is that: Whoever reads it, for him there would remain a protection over him from Allah and Shaytan would not come close to him.

Ayat ul Kursi

There are many supplications and athkaar that can be said at the time of going to sleep, such as:

5. In Saheeh Al-Bukhari and Muslim, it appears:

sleep dua 2

 

6. In Saheeh Al-Kalimat At-Tayyib, it appears:

sleep dua 3

7. In Saheeh Al-Bukhari and Muslim, it appears:

sleep dua 4

[Whoever recites this du’a upon lying on their bed then if they die in their sleep, they will die upon the Fitrah meaning the religion of Islam – the way of Prophet Ibraheem ‘alayhi salaam]

[Book: More than 1000 Sunan Every Day and Night (Adhkar Min Alf Sunnah Fee Al-Yawm Wa Al-Laylah, Dar-us-Salaam Publications)]

 

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