Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The etiquette of going to sleep

1. Do not go to sleep without wudhu.

2. Clean the bed thrice before going to sleep.

3. Lie on the bed on your right side, place your right hand under your cheek, and read "Allahumma beismika amooto wa ahyaa". O Allah! In Your name do I die and live.

4. Read "AayatuI Kursi" and "Aamanar Rasoolu (up to the end of Surah) before going to sleep.

5. Read "Subhaanallah", "Alhamdulillaah" and "Allaahu-Akbar", thirty three times each, before going to sleep.

6. Read all the four Surahs, beginning with "Qul", then blow on your hands, and apply them to your whole  body; do this thrice.

7. Read Surah "Alif laam meem sajdah" and "Tabarakal-ladhi beyadihil mulk" (up to the end of Surah) before going to sleep.

8. When awakening read,

اَلْحَمّدُ لِلّٰهِ الَّذِیْۤ اَحْيَانَا بَعْدَ مَآ اَمَاتَنَا وَ اِلَيّهِ اَلنُّشُوْرُ

Afhamdu lillaahil lathee ahyaanaa ba'da maa amaata-naa wa ilayhin nushoor

"All praise to Allah. He who revived us to life after giving us death and to Him we shall have to return."

9. Apply collyrium (surmah) to your eyes thrice, before going to sleep.

10. If you want to get up for the Tahajjud prayer, read, "Inalladhina aamanu" (Up to the end of Surah Kahaf). All these etiquettes of sleeping have been quoted from the ahaadith.

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