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Sunnats and Aadaab of Sleeping

Sunnats and Aadaab of Sleeping – Part 11

This entry is part 11 of 11 in the series Sunnats and Aadaab of Sleeping

sweet dreams1. a)  If one experiences a bad dream then one should spit on to the left side thrice, recite the following duaa thrice, and one should change one’s sleeping position

أَعُوذُ بِاللهِ مِنَ الشَّيطَانِ الرَّجِيم

عن جابر رضي الله عنه عن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم أنه قال إذا رأى أحدكم الرؤيا يكرهها فليبصق عن يساره ثلاثا وليستعذ بالله من الشيطان ثلاثا وليتحول عن جنبه الذي كان عليه (مسلم رقم 2262)

Hadhrat Jaabir (Radhiallahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “When you see a bad dream, then spit on your left thrice, and thereafter seek protection of Allah Ta’ala thrice from Shaytaan, and one should change one’s sleeping position.

b) One should recite the following duaa:

أَعُوذُ بِكَلِمَاتِ اللهِ التَّامَّاتِ مِن غَضَبِهِ وَعِقَابِه وَشَرِّ عِبَادِهِ وَمِن همَزَاتِ الشَّيَاطِين وَأَن يَحْضُرُون

I seek protection through the complete words of Allah Ta’ala from His anger, His punishment, the evil of His servants, the whispers of the Shayateen and of their evil presence. 

عن عمرو بن شعيب عن أبيه عن جده أن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم قال: إذا فزع أحدكم في النوم فليقل: أعوذ بكلمات الله التامات من غضبه وعقابه وشر عباده ومن همزات الشياطين وأن يحضرون فإنها لن تضره (ترمذي رقم 3528)

Hadhrat Abdullah bin Amr (Radhiallahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “When anyone of you experiences fear (due to bad dreams) while sleeping, then he should recite the following duaa:

أَعُوذُ بِكَلِمَاتِ اللهِ التَّامَّاتِ مِن غَضَبِهِ وَعِقَابِه وَشَرِّ عِبَادِهِ وَمِن همَزَاتِ الشَّيَاطِين وَأَن يَحْضُرُون

2. One should take a siesta (Qayloolah) in the afternoon.

عن ابن عباس عن النبي صلى الله عليه و سلم قال: استعينوا بطعام السحر على صيام النهار وبالقيلولة على قيام الليل (ابن ماجة رقم 1693)

Hadhrat ibn Abbaas (Radhiallahu Anhuma) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “Take assistance upon fasting during the day by partaking of Sehri, and take assistance upon standing up during the night for Tahajjud by making qayloolah (siesta). 

Sunnats and Aadaab of Sleeping – Part 10

This entry is part 10 of 11 in the series Sunnats and Aadaab of Sleeping

sweet dreams1. If one experiences a good dream, then recite Alhamdulillah and one may relate the dream to someone who is knowledgeable in the field of interpretation of dreams or to someone who is his well-wisher.

عن أبي سعيد الخدري رضي الله عنه أنه سمع النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم يقول إذا رأى أحدكم رؤيا يحبها فإنما هي من الله فليحمد الله عليها وليحدث بها وإذا رأى غير ذلك مما يكره فإنما هي من الشيطان فليستعذ من شرها ولا يذكرها لأحد فإنها لا تضره (بخارى رقم 6985 )

Hadhrat Abu Saeed Khudri (Radhiallahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “If anyone of you sees a good dream that pleases him, then one should regard such a dream to be from the side of Allah Ta’ala, therefore he should praise Allah Ta’ala and he may mention it (to someone who is knowledgeable in the science of dreams or to someone who is his well-wisher). However, if he sees a bad dream, then one should regard such a dream to be from the side of Shaytaan, and he should seek the protection of Allah Ta’ala from its evil and he should not mention such a dream to anyone, the evil of such a dream will not cause him any harm.

عن أبي رزين العقيلي قال : قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم رؤيا جزء من أربعين جزءا من النبوة وهي على رجل طائر ما لم يتحدث بها فإذا تحدث بها سقطت قال واحسبه قال ولا يحدث بها إلا لبييا أو حبيبا (ترمذي رقم 2278)

Hadhrat Abu Razeen Al-Uqaili (Radhiallahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “A (good) dream is a portion of forty portions of nubuwwat (i.e. it resembles nubuwwat in the aspect of receiving some glad tidings from the side of Allah Ta’ala), and it remains upon the leg of a bird as long as it is not spoken about. (i.e. at times, till the dream is not interpreted, it does not materialize, hence it is resembled to something suspended and balancing on the leg of a bird. Or it being resembled to something balancing on the leg of a bird could be explained in this way that the bird flies away very quickly, hence the thing balancing on the leg will also fall very quickly, indicating towards this fact that the dream will materialize very soon. Generally the leg of a bird is unstable and anything placed on it also remains unstable and can fall at anytime with the bird moving or flying away.) No sooner does one mentions it, it falls (i.e. the glad tidings contained in the dream materialize). Abu Razeen then mentioned: “And I think that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) also mentioned that one who had seen a good dream should not mention the dream except to someone who is knowledgeable in the science of dreams or someone who is his well-wisher.

عن أبي هريرة قال : قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم :لم يبق من النبوة إلا المبشرات  قالوا : وما المبشرات ؟ قال : الرؤيا الصالحة  . رواه البخاري وزاد مالك برواية عطاء بن يسار : يراها الرجل المسلم أو ترى له (مشكوة المصابيح رقم 4607)

Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (Radhiallahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “Nothing will remain of nubuwwat (after it terminates) except glad tidings. The Sahaabah asked: “O Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), what does glad tidings refer to?” Nabi (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “A pious dream which one is shown.” (I.e. after I leave this world, the series of wahy will terminate and people will not receive any command directly from Allah Ta’ala in the form of revelation. However through good dreams Allah Ta’ala will still guide His servants.) In the report of Imaam Maalik (Rahmatullahi Alaihi), this addition appears that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “A pious dream that a believer will see regarding himself, or somebody else will see it regarding him (and thereafter inform him of it).”

Sunnats and Aadaab of Sleeping – Part 9

This entry is part 9 of 11 in the series Sunnats and Aadaab of Sleeping

sweet dreams1. At the time one wakes up for Tahajjud, one should recite the following:

1)

   اللَّهُمَّ لَكَ الْحَمْدُ أَنْتَ قَيِّمُ السَّمَوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ وَمَنْ فِيهِنَّ وَلَكَ الْحَمْدُ لَكَ مُلْكُ السَّمَوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ وَمَنْ فِيهِنَّ وَلَكَ الْحَمْدُ اَنْتَ نُورُ السَّمَوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ وَمَن فِيهِنَّ وَلَكَ الْحَمْدُ أَنْتَ الْحَقُّ وَوَعْدُكَ الْحَقُّ وَلِقَاؤُكَ حَقٌّ وَقَوْلُكَ حَقٌّ وَالْجَنَّةُ حَقٌّ وَالنَّارُ حَقٌّ وَالنَّبِيُّونَ حَقٌّ وَمُحَمَّدٌ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ حَقٌّ وَالسَّاعَةُ حَقٌّ اللَّهُمَّ لَكَ أَسْلَمْتُ وَبِكَ آمَنْتُ وَعَلَيْكَ تَوَكَّلْتُ وَإِلَيْكَ أَنَبْتُ وَبِكَ خَاصَمْتُ وَإِلَيْكَ حَاكَمْتُ فَاغْفِرْ لِي مَا قَدَّمْتُ وَمَا أَخَّرْتُ وَمَا أَسْرَرْتُ وَمَا أَعْلَنْتُ أَنْتَ الْمُقَدِّمُ وَأَنْتَ الْمُؤَخِّرُ لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا أَنْتَ وَلَا حَوْلَ وَلَا قُوَّةَ إِلَّا بِاللَّهِ

O Allah, all praise belongs to You and You are the sustainer of the heavens and the Earth and whatever is contained within them. All praise belongs to You and to You belongs the kingdom of the heavens and the Earth and whatever is contained within them. All praise belongs to You and You are the noor (i.e. light) of the heavens and the Earth and whatever is contained within them. You are Haqq, Your promises are true and Your meeting is true. Your speech is true, Paradise is true and Hell is true. The messengers are true and Hadhrat Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) is true. The last hour is true. O Allah, I have surrendered to You alone. I have Imaan upon You alone. I have placed my trust and reliance upon You alone. It is only towards You that I turn. It is only on account of You (i.e. with Your help) do I dispute (with the kuffaar in proving the truth). It is only towards You do I turn for judgement. Thus forgive my sins, my past sins and my future sins, those sins done in secret and those sins committed openly. You are the first and You are the last. There is none worthy of worship besides You, and there is no power (to do good) nor any ability (to abstain from evil) except with the help of Allah Ta’ala.

 

2) The last ten verses of Surah Aal-e-Imraan (i.e. starting from the verse:

إِنَّ فِي خَلْقِ السَّموتِ وَالْأَرْضِ وَاخْتِلَافِ اللَّيْلِ وَالنَّهَارِ لَآيتٍ لِأُولِي الْأَلْبَابِ

عن ابن عباس رضي الله عنهما قال كان النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم إذا قام من الليل يتهجد قال: اللهم لك الحمد أنت قيم السموات والأرض ومن فيهن، ولك الحمد لك ملك السموات والأرض ومن فيهن ولك الحمد أنت نور السموات والأرض ومن فيهن ولك الحمد أنت ملك السموات والأرض ولك الحمد أنت الحق ووعدك الحق ولقاؤك حق وقولك حق والجنة حق والنار حق والنبيون حق ومحمد صلى الله عليه وسلم حق والساعة حق اللهم لك أسلمت وبك آمنت وعليك توكلت وإليك أنبت وبك خاصمت وإليك حاكمت فاغفر لي ما قدمت وما أخرت وما أسررت وما أعلنت أنت المقدم وأنت المؤخر لا إله إلا أنت ( أو: لا إله غيرك) قال سفيان: وزاد عبد الكريم أبو أمية "ولا حول ولا قوة إلا بالله" (بخاري رقم 1120)

Hadhrat ibn Abbaas (Radhiallahu Anhuma) reports that when Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) would stand up to perform tahajjud at night, he would recite the following duaa:

اللَّهُمَّ لَكَ الْحَمْدُ أَنْتَ قَيِّمُ السَّمَوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ وَمَنْ فِيهِنَّ وَلَكَ الْحَمْدُ لَكَ مُلْكُ السَّمَوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ وَمَنْ فِيهِنَّ وَلَكَ الْحَمْدُ اَنْتَ نُورُ السَّمَوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ وَلَكَ الْحَمْدُ أَنْتَ الْحَقُّ وَوَعْدُكَ الْحَقُّ وَلِقَاؤُكَ حَقٌّ وَقَوْلُكَ حَقٌّ وَالْجَنَّةُ حَقٌّ وَالنَّارُ حَقٌّ وَالنَّبِيُّونَ حَقٌّ وَمُحَمَّدٌ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ حَقٌّ وَالسَّاعَةُ حَقٌّ اللَّهُمَّ لَكَ أَسْلَمْتُ وَبِكَ آمَنْتُ وَعَلَيْكَ تَوَكَّلْتُ وَإِلَيْكَ أَنَبْتُ وَبِكَ خَاصَمْتُ وَإِلَيْكَ حَاكَمْتُ فَاغْفِرْ لِي مَا قَدَّمْتُ وَمَا أَخَّرْتُ وَمَا أَسْرَرْتُ وَمَا أَعْلَنْتُ أَنْتَ الْمُقَدِّمُ وَأَنْتَ الْمُؤَخِّرُ لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا أَنْتَ وَلَا حَوْلَ وَلَا قُوَّةَ إِلَّا بِاللَّهِ

عن ابن عباس رضي الله عنهما أنه رقد عند النبى صلى الله عليه وسلم فرآه استيقظ فتسوك وتوضأ وهو يقول إن فى خلق السموات والأرض حتى ختم السورة  (ابو داود رقم 1355)

Hadhrat ibn Abbaas (Radhiallahu Anhuma) reports that on one occasion he spent the night by Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam). He saw that when he woke up at night (to perform tahajjud), he would use the miswaak and perform wudhu, and he would recite the following Aayat (of Surah Aal-e-Imraan) till the end of the surah:

إِنَّ فِي خَلْقِ السَّموتِ وَالْأَرْضِ وَاخْتِلَافِ اللَّيْلِ وَالنَّهَارِ لَآيتٍ لِأُولِي الْأَلْبَابِ

Sunnats and Aadaab of Sleeping – Part 8

This entry is part 8 of 11 in the series Sunnats and Aadaab of Sleeping

sweet dreams1. Upon awakening, one should recite the masnoon du`aa:

الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ الَّذِي أَحْيَانَا بَعْدَ مَا أَمَاتَنَا وَإِلَيْهِ النُّشُورُ

“All praise is due to Allah Ta’ala who granted us life after death and to Him is our return.”

عن حذيفة رضي الله عنه قال كان النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم إذا أخذ مضجعه من الليل وضع يده تحت خده ثم يقول اللهم باسمك أموت وأحيا وإذا استيقظ قال الحمد لله الذي أحيانا بعد ما أماتنا وإليه النشور. (بخارى رقم 6314 )

Hadrat Huzaifa (Radiallahu anhu) reports that when retiring to bed at night, Rasulullah (Salallahu alaihi wasallam) would place his (right) hand under his (right) cheek and would recite the duaa  اللهم باسمك اموت و احيى , and upon awakening would recite الحمد لله الذى احيانا بعد ما اماتنا واليه النشور

Sunnats and Aadaab of Sleeping – Part 7

This entry is part 7 of 11 in the series Sunnats and Aadaab of Sleeping

sweet dreams1. Do not sleep unnecessarily after Maghrib.

عن أبي برزة رضي الله عنه أن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم كان يكره النوم قبل العشاء والحديث بعدها (البخاري رقم 568)

Hadhrat Abu Barzah (Radhiallahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) disliked one to sleep before Esha (i.e. after Maghrib), and to engage in discussions after Esha (in the case where there is no need).

2. Do not sleep in areas which people use as a walkway as you would cause inconvenience to them and this may become a means of injury being caused to oneself.

عن أبي هريرة رضي الله عنه قال قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم إذا سافرتم في الخصب فأعطوا الإبل حظها من الأرض وإذا سافرتم في السنة فأسرعوا عليها السير وإذا عرستم بالليل فاجتنبوا الطريق فإنها مأوى الهوام بالليل (و في رواية وإذا عرستم فاجتنبوا الطريق فإنها طرق الدواب ومأوى الهوام بالليل) (مسلم رقم 1926)

Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (Radhiallahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “When travelling through green pastures, then give the animal its due right (through stopping at different places in order to allow the animal to graze). When travelling through dry land at the time of drought, then complete the journey quickly (i.e. do not delay your journey by stopping at different places so it does not become difficult upon the animal). During the journey, if you have to stop over to spend the night at a certain place, then ensure that you do not camp in the middle of the road as the road is the right of the animals (of the travellers travelling on the road), and the residing place of insects and poisonous creatures at night (which can cause you harm).