Apr 29, 2009

A Quick Refresher - Sunnahs of Sleeping

Sunnahs of Sleeping of Our Beloved Prophet Muhammad [Peace be upon him]
  • To sleep in the state of Wudhu.
  • To make the bed yourself.
  • Dust the bed thrice before retiring to bed.
  • One should change into some other clothes (e.g.pyjamas ) before going to sleep.
  • It is Sunnah to sleep immediately after Isha Salaah.
  • To apply surmah in both the eyes.
  • To brush the teeth with a miswaak.
  • To sleep on the right hand side.
  • To sleep with the right palm under the right cheek.
  • To keep the knees slightly bent when sleeping.
  • To sleep on a bed or to sleep on the floor are both sunnah.
  • To face Qiblah, if possible.
  • To recite Surah Mulk, before sleeping.
  • To recite Ayatul Kursi.
  • To recite Surah Ikhlaas, Surah Falaq and Surah Naas before sleeping 3 times and thereafter blow over the entire body thrice.
  • Recite Tasbeeh-e-Fathima before sleeping.( i.e. 33 X Subhan Allah 33 X Alhamdulillah and 34 X Allahu Akbar).
  • To recite the dua before sleeping. ( i.e. Bi ismik allahumma amutu wa ahya )
  • To wake up for Tahajjud Salaah.

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