In the name of Allah ,the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful


Sleeping and Dreams


Etiquette of Sleeping

            Mention the name of Allah "Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem" and lie on your right side in accordance with the Prophet's peace and blessing of Allah be upon him, words to Al-Baraa bin Azeb which meaning of is translated as: " If you want to go to bed, perform ablution as that for prayer, then lie down on your right side, and say: O Allah! I submit myself to You, and turn my face towards You, and confide my cause unto You, and take refuge in You, out of love and fear of You. There is no refuge or escape from You except in You. I believe in Your Book, which You have revealed and Your Prophet, whom You have sent as Messenger." (Bukhari & Muslim).

            "Do not sit late at night and do your best to sleep early unless there is some need or necessity. It is narrated that the Prophet, peace be upon him, disliked sleeping before Isha' (evening) Prayer and (sitting and) talking after it."  (Bukhari & Muslim).

            Do not sleep on your belly, as this was prohibited by the Prophet peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, said which meaning is translated as: "Such manner of lying down is disliked by Allah.""(Abu Dawood).

            Make sure there is nothing that hurts you at your bed, as recommended by the gracious Prophet peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, which meaning of is translated as: "When one of you goes to bed, he should clear his bed with part of his loincloth as he does not know what is lying inside after he has left it, and let him say. Allahumma bika wada'tu janbi, wabika arfauh. Allahumma in amsakta nafsi faghfir laha, wa in arsaltaha fahfazha bima tahfazu bihi ibadakas-Salihan. O Allah! With Your name I have laid on my side, and with Your name I raise it. O Allah! If You hold my soul (i.e. take my life), then have mercy on it, and if You return it, then protect it with what You protect Your pious servants)."    (Bukhari & Muslim).

            Take care and ward off the sources of danger. The Holy Prophet peace and Blessings of Allah be upon him, said which meaning of is translated as: "This fire is an enemy to you, so when you want to sleep put it off."     (Bukhari).