Duaa before Sleeping – 7

This entry is part of 37 in the series Etiquettes and Duaas for Sleeping

sweet dreamsOne should recite the following duaa before going to sleep:

اللهُمَّ خَلَقْتَ نَفْسِي وَأَنْتَ تَوَفَّاهَا، لَكَ مَمَاتُهَا وَمَحْيَاهَا، إِنْ أَحْيَيْتَهَا فَاحْفَظْهَا، وَإِنْ أَمَتَّهَا فَاغْفِرْ لَهَا، اللهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ الْعَافِيَةَ

O Allah, You are the One who has created my soul and You are the One who will give it death. Its death and its life is solely in Your control. If You allow it to live, then I ask You to protect it, and if You grant it death, then I beg of You to forgive it. O Allah, I beg of You to grant me Aafiyah.

عن عبد الله بن عمر رضي الله عنه أنه أمر رجلا إذا أخذ مضجعه قال اللهم خلقت نفسي وأنت توفاها لك مماتها ومحياها إن أحييتها فاحفظها وإن أمتها فاغفر لها اللهم إني أسألك العافية فقال له رجل أسمعت هذا من عمر فقال من خير من عمر من رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم (مسلم رقم 2712)

Hadhrat Abdullah bin Umar (Radhiyallahu Anhuma) once instructed a person to recite the following duaa upon retiring to bed. The person asked (after hearing the duaa), “Did you hear this from Hadhrat Umar (Radhiyallahu Anhu)?” He replied: “Rather from someone greater than Hadhrat Umar (Radhiyallahu Anhu), I heard it directly from Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam).”

Duaa before Sleeping – 6

This entry is part 1 of 37 in the series Etiquettes and Duaas for Sleeping

sweet dreamsOne should recite the following duaa before going to sleep

الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ الَّذِى كَفَانِى وَآوَانِى وَأَطْعَمَنِى وَسَقَانِى وَالَّذِى مَنَّ عَلَىَّ فَأَفْضَلَ وَالَّذِى أَعْطَانِى فَأَجْزَلَ الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ عَلَى كُلِّ حَالٍ اللَّهُمَّ رَبَّ كُلِّ شَىْءٍ وَمَلِيكَهُ وَإِلَهَ كُلِّ شَىْءٍ أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنَ النَّارِ

All praise is due to Allah Ta’ala, who fulfilled my needs, gave me shelter, gave me food and drink, the One who favoured me and bestowed upon me great favours, and the One who provided for me bounties and granted me in abundance. Al praise is due to Allah Ta’ala in all conditions. O Allah, the Lord of everything and its Master, and the Lord of all things, I seek Your divine protection from the fire.

عن ابن عمر أنه حدثه أن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم كان يقول إذا أخذ مضجعه  الحمد لله الذى كفانى وآوانى وأطعمنى وسقانى والذى من على فأفضل والذى أعطانى فأجزل الحمد لله على كل حال اللهم رب كل شىء ومليكه وإله كل شىء أعوذ بك من النار (ابو داود رقم 5060)

Hadhrat Abdullah ibn Umar (Radhiyallahu Anhuma) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) would recite the following Duaa when retiring to bed:

الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ الَّذِى كَفَانِى وَآوَانِى وَأَطْعَمَنِى وَسَقَانِى وَالَّذِى مَنَّ عَلَىَّ فَأَفْضَلَ وَالَّذِى أَعْطَانِى فَأَجْزَلَ الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ عَلَى كُلِّ حَالٍ اللَّهُمَّ رَبَّ كُلِّ شَىْءٍ وَمَلِيكَهُ وَإِلَهَ كُلِّ شَىْءٍ أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنَ النَّارِ

Duaa before Sleeping – 5

This entry is part 2 of 37 in the series Etiquettes and Duaas for Sleeping

sweet dreamsOne should recite the following duaa before going to sleep

اَلْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ الَّذِي أَطْعَمَنَا وَسَقَانَا وَكَفَانَا وَآوَانَا فَكَمْ مِمَّنْ لَا كَافِيَ لَهُ وَلَا مُؤْوِيَ

All praise is due to Allah Ta’ala, who gave us food, drink, fulfilled our needs and gave us shelter. How many people are such that they do not have anyone to support them, nor anyone to provide them with shelter.

 عن أنس رضي الله عنه أن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم كان إذا أوى إلى فراشه قال: الحمد لله الذي أطعمنا وسقانا وكفانا وآوانا فكم ممن لا كافي له ولا مؤوي. (مسلم رقم 2715)

Hadhrat Anas (Radhiyallahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) would recite the following Duaa when retiring to bed:

اَلْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ الَّذِي أَطْعَمَنَا وَسَقَانَا وَكَفَانَا وَآوَانَا فَكَمْ مِمَّنْ لَا كَافِيَ لَهُ وَلَا مُؤْوِيَ

Reciting Aayatul Kursi after Salaah and before Sleeping

This entry is part 3 of 37 in the series Etiquettes and Duaas for Sleeping

sweet dreamsعن أبي أمامة رضي الله عنه قال قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم من قرأ آية الكرسي دبر كل صلاة لم يمنعه من دخول الجنة إلا أن يموت  رواه النسائي والطبراني بأسانيد أحدها صحيح  وقال شيخنا أبو الحسن هو على شرط البخاري وابن حبان في كتاب الصلاة وصححه (الترغيب رقم 2468)  و في رواية ضعيفة عن علي رضي الله عنه قال : سمعت رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم على أعواد المنبر يقول : من قرأ آية الكرسي في دبر كل صلاة لم يمنعه من دخول الجنة إلا الموت ومن قرأها حين يأخذ مضجعه آمنه الله على داره ودار جاره وأهل دويرات حوله. )رواه البيهقي في شعب الإيمان رقم 2395)

Hadhrat Abu Umaamah (Radhiallahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “Whoever recites Aayatul Kursi after every Fardh salaah, nothing prevents him from entering Paradise except death. In another Hadith reported by Hadhrat Ali (Radhiallahu Anhu)) The one who recites Aayatul kursi at night when retiring to bed, Allah Ta’ala will protect his home, the homes of his neighbours, and the homes of the people around him.

Aayatul Kursi – A Protection from Shaytaan

This entry is part 4 of 37 in the series Etiquettes and Duaas for Sleeping

sweet dreamsعن عبد الله بن مسعود رضي الله عنه قال : لقي رجل من أصحاب النبي صلى الله عليه و سلم رجلا من الجن فصارعه فصرعه الانسي فقال له الجني : عاودني فعادوه فصرعه فقال له الانسي : إني لأراك ضئيلا شحيبا كأن ذريعتك ذريعتا كلب فكذلك انتم معشر الجن أو أنت منهم كذلك ؟ قال : لا والله إني منهم لضليع ولكن عاودني الثالثة فإن صرعتني علمتك شيئا ينفعك فعاوده فصرعه قال : هات علمني قال : هل تقرأ آية الكرسي ؟ قال : نعم قال : إنك لن تقرأها في بيت إلا خرج منه الشيطان له خبج كخبج الحمار لا يدخله حتى يصبح قال رجل من القوم : يا أبا عبد الرحمن من ذاك الرجل من أصحاب محمد صلى الله عليه و سلم ؟(و في رواية  فقيل لابن مسعود: أهو عمر؟) قال : فعبس عبد الله وأقبل عليه وقال : من يكون هو إلا عمر رضي الله عنه (المعجم الكبير رقم 8826)

Hadhrat Abdullah bin Mas’ood (Radhiyallahu Anhu) narrates: "A Sahaabi once met a person from the jinn species. He challenged the Sahaabi to a wrestling match. After commencing the wrestle, the Sahaabi defeated the jinn. The jinn then challenged him again, and the Sahaabi overpowered him for the second time. The Sahaabi then told the jinn: “I see that you are weak and thin and your forearms are like the forelegs of a dog. Are all the jinn like this, or only you?” He (the jinn) replied: “No by the qasm of Allah Ta’ala, I am a strong individual amongst them. Let us wrestle again for the third time. If you defeat me, I will teach you something that will benefit you.” They thus wrestled once more and this time also the Sahaabi triumphed. Thereupon the Sahaabi told the jinn: “Now (as per your promise) you will have to teach me.” So the jinn asked him:”Do you recite Aayatul Kursi?” The Sahaabi replied in the affirmitive. The jinn then continued saying: “(Recite Aayatul Kursi), for no one recites it in his home except that Shaytaan leaves, passing wind like a donkey, and he will not enter again until the next morning.” 

One of the students of Hadhrat Abdullah ibn Mas‘ood (Radhiyallahu Anhu) asked him: “Who was that Sahaabi who wrestled with the jinn, was it Hadhrat Umar (Radhiallahu Anhu)?” Hadhrat Abdullah ibn Mas‘ood (Radhiyallahu Anhu) replied: “Besides Hadhrat ‘Umar (Radhiyallahu Anhu), who else could it have been? (i.e. certainly, it was Hadhrat Umar (Radhiyallahu Anhu). ”