God takes the souls at the time of their death, and those that do not die during their sleep; then He withholds those on whom He has passed the decree of death and sends the others back till an appointed term; most surely there are signs in this for a people who reflect. Sura az-Zumar, 39:42. In this article we will provide you by dua for sleeping , dua before sleeping , what to do before sleeping , and sleeping azkar.
dua for sleeping
Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings upon him, had a night ritual before going to sleep every night. This was recorded and varies depending on the hadith, we will go over these in this article so that you can model your life to be in the likeliness of the prophet. dua for sleeping :
The First Dua Before Sleeping you can recite is the following:
بِاسْمِكَ رَبِّي وَضَعْتُ جَنْبِي، وَبِكَ أَرْفَعُهُ، فَإِنْ أَمْسَكْتَ نَفْسِي فَارْحَمْهَا، وَإِنْ أَرْسَلْتَهَا فَاحْفَظْهَا، بِمَا تَحْفَظُ بِهِ عِبَادَكَ الصَّالِحِينَ.
Transliteration: Bismika rabbee wadaAAtu janbee wabika arfaAAuh, fa-in amsakta nafsee farhamha, wa-in arsaltaha fahfathha bima tahfathu bihi AAibadakas-saliheen
Translation: In Your name my Lord, I lie down and in Your name I rise, so if You should take my soul then have mercy upon it, and if You should return my soul then protect it in the manner You do so with Your righteous servants.
Reference: Al Bukhari 11:126
Second Effective Dua For Sleeping:
اللَّهمَّ إِنَّكَ خَلَقْتَ نَفْسِي وَأَنْتَ تَوَفَّاهَا لَكَ مَمَاتُهَا وَمَحْيَاهَا، إِنْ أَحْيَيْتَهَا فَاحْفَظْهَا، وَإِنْ أَمَتَّهَا فَاغْفِرْ لَهَا. اللَّهمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ العَافِيَةَ.
Transliteration: Allahumma innaka khalaqta nafsee wa-anta tawaffaha, laka mamatuha wamahyaha in ahyaytaha fahfathha, wa-in amattaha faghfir laha. Allahumma innee as-alukal-AAafiyah.
Translation: O Allah, verily You have created my soul and You shall take its life, to You belongs its life and death. If You should keep my soul alive then protect it, and if You should take its life then forgive it. O Allah, I ask You to grant me good health.’
dua before sleeping
Before sleeping – 1
اللَّهُمَّ قِنِي عَذَابَكَ يَوْمَ تَبْعَثُ عِبَادَكَ.
Allahumma qinee AAathabaka yawma tabAAathu AAibadak.
O Allah, protect me from Your punishment on the day Your servants are resurrected.
Abu Dawud 4:311
Before sleeping – 2
اللَّهُمَّ بِاسْـمِكَ أَمُوتُ وَأَحْيَا
Bismikal-lahumma amootu wa-ahya.
In Your name O Allah, I live and die.
Al-Bukhari 11:113, Muslim 4:2083
Before sleeping – 3
اَلْحَمْدُ للهِ الَّذِي أَطْعَمَنَا وَسَقَانَا، وَكَفَانَا، وَآوَانَا، فَكَمْ مِمَّنْ لا كَافِيَ لَه ُُ وَلا مُؤْوِي.
Alhamdu lillahil-lathee atAAamana wasaqana, wakafana, wa-awana, fakam mimman la kafiya lahu wala mu/wee.
All praise is for Allah, Who fed us and gave us drink, and Who is sufficient for us and has sheltered us, for how many have none to suffice them or shelter them.
Muslim 4: 2083
Before sleeping – 4
اللَّهُمَّ أَسْلَمْتُ نَفْسِي إِلَيْكَ، وَفَوَّضْتُ أَمْرِي إِلَيْكَ، وَوَجَّهْتُ وَجْهِي إِلَيْكَ، وَأَلْجَأْتُ ظَهْرِي إِلَيْكَ، رَغْبَةً وَرَهْبَةً إِلَيْكَ، لَا مَلْجَأَ وَلّا مَنْجَا مِنْكَ إِلَّا إِلَيْكَ، آمَنْتُ بِكِتَابِكَ وَبِنَبِيِّكَ الَّذِي أَرْسَلْتَ.
Allahumma aslamtu nafsee ilayk, wafawwadtu amree ilayk, wawajjahtu wajhee ilayk, wa-alja/tu thahree ilayk, raghbatan warahbatan ilayk, la maljaa wala manja minka illa ilayk, amantu bikitabikal-lathee anzalt, wabinabiyyikal-lathee arsalt.
O Allah, I submit my soul unto You, and I entrust my affair unto You, and I turn my face towards You, and I totally rely on You, in hope and fear of You. Verily there is no refuge nor safe haven from You except with You. I believe in Your Book which You have revealed and in Your Prophet whom You have sent.
Al-Bukhari 11:113, Muslim 4:2081
Before sleeping – 5
اللَّهمَّ عَالِمَ الغَيْبِ وَالشَّهَادَةِ فَاطِرَ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالأَرْضِ رَبَّ كُلِّ شَيء ٍ وَمَلِيْكَهُ، أَشْهَدُ أَنْ لا إِلَهََ إِلاَّ أَنْتَ، أَعُوْذُ بِكَ مِنْ شَرِّ نَفْسِي، وَمِنْ شَرِّ الشَّيْطَانِ وَشِرْكِهِ، وَأَنْ أَقْتَرِفَ عَلَى نَفْسِي سُوْءاً أَوْ أَجُرَّهُ~ُ إِلَى مُسْلِم.
Allahumma AAalimal-ghaybi washshahadah, fatiras-samawati wal-ard, rabba kulli shayin wamaleekah, ashhadu an la ilaha illa ant, aAAoothu bika min sharri nafsee wamin sharrish-shaytani washirkih, wa-an aqtarifa AAala nafsee soo-an aw ajurrahu ila muslim.
O Allah, Knower of the seen and the unseen, Creator of the heavens and the earth, Lord and Sovereign of all things I bear witness that none has the right to be worshipped except You. I take refuge in You from the evil of my soul and from the evil and shirk of the devil, and from committing wrong against my soul or bringing such upon another Muslim.’ shirk: to associate others with Allah in those things which are specific to Him. This can occur in (1) belief, e.g. to believe that other than Allah has the power to benefit or harm, (2) speech, e.g. to swear by other than Allah and (3) action, e.g. to bow or prostrate to other than Allah.
Abu Dawud 4:317
Related: dua for eating
what to do before sleeping
Indeed Allah SWT has created the night and days to give us the time to rest our body. When are working so hard for our lives during the day, night has come for us to recharge the energy and working even harder the next day. But often we feel instead of feeling refreshed after sleep, we feel all of our body aching. It could be because we have the wrong position in sleep, or because we haven’t done several things that the Prophet (SAW) used to do in the past.
Here are the things to do before sleeping in Islam according to Sunnah:
1.Take Wudu‘ Before Sleeping
Prophet Muhammad (SAW) had never go to sleep without taking wudu.
“Purify these bodies and Allah will purify you, for any slave who goes to sleep in a state of purity has an Angel that spends the night with him. Every time he turns over, [the Angel] says, ‘O Allah! Forgive Your slave, for he went to bed in a state of purity.’” – Tabarani
2. Dust the Bed Three Times with the Blanket
After sleeping from the night before, we left many dead cells in the bed. However it accumulates as the days passed. Dusting the bed three times will get rid of that dead cells.
“Whoever goes to his bed, he should dust his bed three times, because he doesn’t know what was left behind….”.
3. Recite Certain Surah
There are many surah to be read before sleeping: last two verses of Al Baqara, Al Mulk, and Al Kafiroon.
Abu Mas’ud Al-Badri (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: I heard the Prophet (ﷺ) saying, “He who recites the two Ayat at the end of Surat Al-Baqarah at night, they will suffice him.” – Bukhari and Muslim
4. Reciting Three Quls
The three quls are the last three surah in the Quran.
It was narrated from Aa’ishah (may Allaah be pleased with her) that when the Prophet (ﷺ) went to bed every night, he would hold his hands together and blow into them, and recite into them Qul Huwa Allaahu Ahad, Qul a’oodhu bi rabb il-falaq and Qul a’oodhu bi rabb il-naas. Then he would wipe them over whatever he could of his body, starting with his head and face and the front of his body, and he would do that three times. – Bukhari
5. Recite Ayat Al Kursy
Even when we are sleeping, Shaytaan will still whispering evil to us and often causing us to have bad dreams. But if we read the Ayat al Kursy before sleeping, Allah will send 10 of His angels to come down to earth to protect us. They will not leave our side until the next morning when we wake up.
6. Do Dhikr Before Sleeping
Dhikr is a way for us to always remember Allah SWT. It’s how we stay connected to Him wherever and whenever. Do simple dhikr as following: 33 times Subhanallah, 33 times Alhamdulillah, 33 times Allahuakbar every night before going to sleep.
7. Facing the Qibla Before Sleeping
According to the Prophet (SAW) habit, he used to sleep on his right side while facing Qibla. It actually similar with the position of the deceased inside the grave. In islam, sleeping is similar to temporary death.
8. Have Intention to Wake Up in the Night
Every night before going to sleep, have the intention to wake up at the third half of the night to perform the night prayers. Even when later deep in sleep and unable to wake up, we still gain the rewards as if qe really did the night prayers.