Saturday, 20 April 2019

What a Muslim Should Do Every Night Before Going to Sleep



Question

As-sallaamun Alaykum, my question is very straight, suggest for me prayers to do before going to bed at night?



Answer

Praise be to Allaah (swt)

What an intelligent question you asked.

There are certain things the prophet encourage every Muslim to do before going to seep at night. He prescribed prayers and acts of worship to be performed going to sleep. Below are a few things to do before going to bed at night according to the authentic narrations of The Prophet (pbuh).

1. The superiority of a person who sleeps with Ablution (Wudu).

Narrated Al-Bara 'bin `Azib (may Allaah be pleased with him) that the
Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings be upon him) said: "Whenever you go to bed perform ablution like that for the prayer, lie on your right side and say,
"Allaahumma aslamtu wajhi ilaika, wa fauwadtu `Amri ilaika, wa alja'tu Zahri ilaika raghbatan wa rahbatan ilaika. La Malja'a wa la manja minka illa ilaika. Allahumma amantu bikitabika-l-ladhi anzalta wa bina-biyika-l ladhi arsalta"

(O Allaah! I surrender to You and entrust all my affairs to You and depend upon You for Your Blessings both with hope and fear of You. There is no fleeing from You, and there is no place of protection and safety except with You O Allaah! I believe in Your Book (the Qur'an) which You have revealed and in Your Prophet (Muhammad) whom You have sent). Then if you die on that very night, you will die with faith (i.e. or the religion of Islam). Let the aforesaid words be your last utterance (before sleep)."

(Sahih al-Bukhari)

2. Dust of the bed before sleeping

Narrated by Abu Hurairah (may Allaah be pleased with him) that the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings be upon him) said: “When one of you goes to his bed, let him dust off his bed with the inside of his lower garment, for he does not know what came onto it after he left it.

(Sahih Bukhaari and Muslim)

3. Reciting Surat Al- Ikhlas

Narrated by Aa’ishah (may Allaah be pleased with her) that whenever the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings be upon him) went to bed, he would blow upon his hands and recite Surah Al-Ikhlas and the Mu‘awwithatayn and then he would pass his hands over his face and whatever he could reach of his body.

[Sahih Al-Bukhari]



4. Reading Al-Iklas, Al-Falaq, An-Naas before sleeping

Narrated by Abu Saeed al-Khudri (may Allaah be pleased with him) that the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings be upon him) used to seek refuge with Allaah from the jinn and from the evil eye until the Mu’wadaitain were revealed, and when they were revealed he started to recite them and not anything else”

(Al-Tirmidhi)

5. Recite the last two Ayats of Surat Al-Baqarah (Chapter 2 – The Cow)

Narrated by Abu Mas’ud Al-Badri (May Allaah be pleased with him) that the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings be upon him) said: “He who recites the two Ayat at the end of Surat Al-Baqarah at night, they will suffice him.”

[Sahih Bukhari and Muslim]

6. Do Dhikr before going to sleep

Narrated by Ali ibn Abi Taalib (may Allaah be pleased with him) that Faatimah (peace be upon her) came to the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings be upon him) and asked him for a servant. He said, “Shall I not tell you of something that is better for you than that? When you go to sleep, say ‘SubhaanAllaah’ thirty-three times, ‘Al-hamdu Lillah’ thirty-three times, ‘Allahu akbar’ thirty-four times.”

(Sahih Bukhaari)



7. The du’a of the Angels.

Narrated by Ibn Abbas (may Allaah be pleased with him) that the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings be upon him) said:

‘Purify these bodies and Allaah will purify you, for any slave who goes to sleep in a state of purity has an Angel that spends the night with him. Every time he turns over, [the Angel] says, ‘O Allaah! Forgive Your slave, for he went to bed in a state of purity.’

(Al-Mu’jamul Awsat of Tabarani)

8. The Bed will be regarded as a Masjid.

Narrated by Abu Murayah (may Allaah be pleased with him) that the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings be upon him) said:

‘Whoever retires to bed in the state of wudu and falls off to sleep while engaging in the dhikr of Allaah Most High, his bed will be regarded as a Masjid. He will receive the reward of being in salaah and dhikr until he awakens.’

(Fathul Bari)



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