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How To Sleep According To The Sunnah by MuslimHowto: 9:21am On Jan 24, 2019
After a long day at work, school or at a conference meeting, our body gets exhausted and needs time to rest in order to restore energy.

Sleeping plays an important role in helping an individual to stay healthy and maintain psychologically balance.

Sleep is undoubtedly a blessing from Allah (swt) as He stated in the Quran about the importance of sleep.

“And among His signs is the sleep that you take by night and by day, and your seeking of His bounty. Verily, in that are indeed signs for people who listen”. – (Suratul Ar-room vs 23)

Deprivation of sleep may cause the body distress that could lead to the following illness:

Psychological problems
Emotional distress; Anxiety and depression
Hypertension
Insomnia.
Sluggishness and other kinds of health-related issues.


Implementing the sleeping culture of the Prophet (peace be upon him) will require an optimal sleeping schedule – and adhering to it no matter what.

Below are the few things Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) does before going to bed:

Dua before going to bed
Dust off the bed
Perform ablution
Read Surah Ikhlas, Falaq, Nas (three times)
Switch off the light
Sleep on the right hand (facing right side)
Supplicate upon waking up



DUA BEFORE GOING TO BED

Supplicating before going to bed is very imperative, according to a popular saying that “sleep is assumed to be a temporary death that could lead to permanent death.”

When the prophet went to bed, he should say: "Bismika amutu wa ahya."
This means “In Your Name, O Allah, I die and I live.”

Uttering the above statement means you’ve to place Allah (swt) as the owner of your life, that you belong to Him and to Him is your final return.


DUSTING OFF BED BEFORE SLEEPING

The bed provides comfort for the body to rest and sleep well. Cleaning and dusting one’s bed would aid good night sleep, and limit amount of small harmful particles that could interrupt one’s sleep.

The Prophet said, "When anyone of you go to bed, he should shake out his bed with the inside of his waist sheet, for he does not know what has come on to it after him, and then he should say: 'Bis-mika Rabbi wada'tu Janbi wa bika arfa'uhu, In amsakta nafsi farhamha wa in arsaltaha fahfazha bima tahfazu bihi ibadakas-salihin." - Narrated Abu Huraira

The above dua means: “With Your Name my Lord, I lay myself down and with Your Name I rise. And if my soul You take, have mercy on it, and if You send it back then protect it as You protect Your righteous slaves.”


PERFORM ABLUTION

An ablution is an obligatory act before every salah.

Being in the state of ablution before going to bed is an act the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) performs every night before sleeping. Even though, some may prefer to shower to wash away dirt and stains on the surface of the body.

The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said, “when you want to go to bed, perform ablution as you do for prayer”.

Either showering or ablution helps the body to stay cool and refresh, but following the Sunnah of performing ablution will purify your body spiritually, and also earn you reward rather than just washing the whole body.

According to the National Sleep Foundation, washing your face before bed helps reduce breakouts, improves your moisturizer's efficacy, helps prevents wrinkles and lessens your chance of eye infections.


RECITE THE LAST THREE SURAH OF THE QURAN

It's sunnah of the prophet to recite the last three chapters of the Quran (Surat-al-Ikhlas, Surat-al-Falaq, and Suratan-Nas) three times before sleeping – blowing on his palms after reciting them and rub his palms all over his face and body.


Narrated 'Aisha: Whenever Allah's Apostle went to bed, he used to recite Surat-al-Ikhlas, Surat-al-Falaq and Suratan-Nas and then blow on his palms and pass them over his face and those parts of his body that his hands could reach. And when he fell ill, he used to order me to do like that for him. (Volume 7, Book 71, Number 644).


SWITCH OFF THE LIGHT

Allah’s Apostle (peace be upon him) is reported to encourage Muslims to put off lamps, shut the doors and cover food and drink containers.

Narrated Jabir: Allah's Apostle said, "Extinguish the lamps when you go to bed; close your doors; tie the mouths of your water skins, and cover the food and drinks." (Volume 7, Book 69, Number 528)

Sleeping with light off may be difficult for some people, whether they have a health issue or personal phobia which may tamper with their sleep – then, it’s not necessary for them to switch off the light.

Sleep researchers have found that maintaining darkness during sleep would boost the rhythm of one’s sleep, and also send a signal to the body that it’s time to rest.


SLEEP ON RIGHT SIDE

Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) has recommended every Muslim to sleep on their right side, by placing their right cheek on right hand.

According to an authentic narration by Hudhayfah (may Allaah be pleased with him) said, “When the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) went to bed at night, he would put his hand under his cheek…” (Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 6314).


The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “When you go to bed, do wudoo’ as if for prayer, then lie down on your right side…” (Narrated by al-Bukhaari, al-Wudoo’, 239).

Even though sleeping on your stomach can stop snoring, health practitioners have described it worst position to sleep.


SUPPLICATE UPON WAKING UP

When the Prophet (peace be upon him) woke up from sleep, he’ll make dua (supplication) to glorify Allah for waking him up to see another day.

Then when he woke up he would say, ‘Al-hamdu Lillaah alladhi ahyaanaa ba’da ma amaatanaa wa ilayhi al-nushoor (Praise be to Allaah who has brought us back to life after causing us to die, and to Him is the resurrection).’” (Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 6314).


Additional

HAVING NIGHTMARE

Dream or nightmare is an involuntary and uncontrollable imaginary event that occurs while sleeping. When you have a bad or frightening dream, it’s Sunnah to do the following acts:

Spit to your left (three times)
Seek refuge in Allah from the devil and the evil of what you have seen
Perform salaah if you’re able to.

SLEEPING BEFORE NIGHT PRAYER

Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) urges Muslim not sleep before the night prayer most especially the Isha prayer. He also encourages Muslims to avoid any activity after the night prayer.

The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “One should not sleep before the night prayer, nor have discussions after it”.

CONCLUSION

Sleeping according to Sunnah by following Muhammad (peace be upon him) guidelines will bring you great health benefits as well as reward in this world and the after.

Allah says in the glorious Quran: “He who obeys the Messenger has indeed obeyed Allaah . . .” [al-Nisaa’ 4:80]

May Allah grant us good health. Ameen.

Source: https://www.muslimhowto.com/2019/01/how-to-sleep-according-to-the-sunnah.html

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Re: How To Sleep According To The Sunnah by Rashduct4luv(m): 8:40am On Mar 01, 2019
sarahade:
Smh. Awon werey

See the person wey get life as s/he dey curse!

I wonder which kind spouse you are living with. It must be hell putting up with you!

Abdullah ibn Mas’ud reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The believer does not insult others, he does not curse others, he is not vulgar, and he is not shameless.”

Source: Sunan al-Tirmidhī 1977

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani



Anyways! OP Jazaak Allaahu khayran for the reminder!

Aamin to all the du'a.

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Re: How To Sleep According To The Sunnah by Nobody: 9:10am On Mar 01, 2019
sarahade:
Smh. Awon werey
were you not the married woman in need of a serious guy in US for extramarital relationship, you told me your husband is your king. Now you are calling your family members werey. you need a psychologist, stargurl20

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Re: How To Sleep According To The Sunnah by slyxavi(m): 9:11am On Mar 01, 2019
LMAO.......

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Re: How To Sleep According To The Sunnah by sarahade(f): 9:11am On Mar 01, 2019
Nurrex:
were you not the married woman in need of a serious guy in US for extramarital relationship, you told me your husband is your king. Now you are calling your family members werey. you need a psychologist, stargurl20

Hahaha werey spotted.

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Re: How To Sleep According To The Sunnah by OLUWAFUNMISE(f): 9:13am On Mar 01, 2019
embarassed

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Re: How To Sleep According To The Sunnah by Earthquake2: 9:18am On Mar 01, 2019
I need an Islamic way to bomb

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Re: How To Sleep According To The Sunnah by Juliet11111(f): 9:24am On Mar 01, 2019
islam is bondage. I swear to God. Imagine you guys calling yourselves slaves of God. I spit on you all.

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Re: How To Sleep According To The Sunnah by Nobody: 9:26am On Mar 01, 2019
Juliet11111:
islam is bondage. I swear to God. Imagine you guys calling yourselves slaves of God. I spit on you all.
so, what are you to God?

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Re: How To Sleep According To The Sunnah by Juliet11111(f): 9:32am On Mar 01, 2019
Nurrex:
so, what are you to God?
You muslims are slaves to God while we Christians are CHILDREN of God. That means Muslims are slaves to Christians since you are slaves to our father.

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Re: How To Sleep According To The Sunnah by alexola20(m): 9:33am On Mar 01, 2019

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Re: How To Sleep According To The Sunnah by JohnFrankling(m): 9:35am On Mar 01, 2019
The next one should be how to eat or how to walk.

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Re: How To Sleep According To The Sunnah by adedehinbo(m): 9:38am On Mar 01, 2019
Why are u Igbo's just crazy like this?
Re: How To Sleep According To The Sunnah by Nobody: 9:42am On Mar 01, 2019
Juliet11111:

You muslims are slaves to God while we Christians are CHILDREN of God. That means Muslims are slaves to Christians since you are slaves to our father.
your father indeed, 'Abdul' the closest translation of the word in English is slave. It is the best word to define the relationship between we and God, seriously. Our master, God, sent us to earth to worship him, no father will do that, our master will put us in hell fire for ETERNITY if we offend him, or disobey him, no father will do that, masters love obedient slaves, masters provides the needs of his slaves, but not all needs, just like God. You might be thinking slavery is all about intense punishment, there isn't just one definition for slavery, though most masters are wicked to their slaves but not all. All I want you to know, is the best word to use. The best word that explains the relationship between us and God is 'slave'. God is a good master, but if we disobey him, we are going to hell fire for eternity, my parents can't do that to me, even though I disrespect them.

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Re: How To Sleep According To The Sunnah by sherif4owo(m): 9:52am On Mar 01, 2019
Nurrex:
were you not the married woman in need of a serious guy in US for extramarital relationship, you told me your husband is your king. Now you are calling your family members werey. you need a psychologist, stargurl20

Bro, why not just ignore instead of insulting back
Re: How To Sleep According To The Sunnah by SheikhMuniru(m): 9:54am On Mar 01, 2019
But I Sighted Fake Hadeth Up There
Re: How To Sleep According To The Sunnah by ngadaAwo: 9:59am On Mar 01, 2019
Nurrex:
your father indeed, 'Abdul' the closest translation of the word in English is slave. It is the best word to define the relationship between we and God, seriously. Our master, God, sent us to earth to worship him, no father will do that, our master will put us in hell fire for ETERNITY if we offend him, or disobey him, no father will do that, masters love obedient slaves, masters provides the needs of his slaves, but not all needs, just like God. You might be thinking slavery is all about intense punishment, there isn't just one definition for slavery, though most masters are wicked to their slaves but not all. All I want you to know, is the best word to use. The best word that explains the relationship between us and God is 'slave'. God is a good master, but if we disobey him, we are going to hell fire for eternity, my parents can't do that to me, even though I disrespect them.

mehhn I'm a Christian but this explanation is correct
but this your name sounds like durrex condom

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Re: How To Sleep According To The Sunnah by zhayyd039(m): 10:14am On Mar 01, 2019
sarahade:
Smh. Awon werey
don't get this the wrong way, but it's for muslims. I really don't get why it concerns you.

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Re: How To Sleep According To The Sunnah by zhayyd039(m): 10:14am On Mar 01, 2019
thanks for the write-up...

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Re: How To Sleep According To The Sunnah by ItzBIM(m): 10:25am On Mar 01, 2019
Nah wa for ur religion oo

You also have a guideline to sleep

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Re: How To Sleep According To The Sunnah by elhbb: 10:27am On Mar 01, 2019
SouthEastFacts:
What about the islamic way to shitt?

Before entering the toilet, say "Allahumma inni auzu bika minal khubthi wal khabaith".
Islam teaches us everything in our daily lives.
that's Islam for you.
religion of peace.

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Re: How To Sleep According To The Sunnah by Nobody: 10:30am On Mar 01, 2019
ngadaAwo:


mehhn I'm a Christian but this explanation is correct
but this your name sounds like durrex condom
LOL, durrex, this is the first time I'm hearing that.
Re: How To Sleep According To The Sunnah by ItzBIM(m): 10:30am On Mar 01, 2019
elhbb:

Before entering the toilet, say "Allahumma inni auzu bika minal khubthi wal khabaith".
Islam teaches us everything in our daily lives.
that's Islam for you.
religion of peace.

All terrorist are Muslims

But not all Muslims are Muslim


Religion of peace indeed

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Re: How To Sleep According To The Sunnah by SouthEastFacts: 10:34am On Mar 01, 2019
elhbb:

Before entering the toilet, say "Allahumma inni auzu bika minal khubthi wal khabaith".
Islam teaches us everything in our daily lives.
that's Islam for you.
religion of peace.
What about the islamic way to bomb?

Allahu Akbar!!!

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Re: How To Sleep According To The Sunnah by Earthquake2: 10:40am On Mar 01, 2019
Nurrex:
LOL, durrex, this is the first time I'm hearing that.

Swear you have not heard of durex in your entire life

Bad guy grin
Re: How To Sleep According To The Sunnah by baby124: 10:40am On Mar 01, 2019
Hmmm... being a slave to either a good or bad master still makes you a slave. Which means all your rights and human decency are stripped from you. It’s never a good way to describe your relationship with Allah... so if the good way to sleep is on the right, what about the wife who sleeps on the left. Is she sleeping correctly ?

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