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Prayers Before Going To Sleep

Updated on August 7, 2013
Prayers Before Going To Sleep
Prayers Before Going To Sleep

I recently came across a document which provided details of some prayers which can be recited daily before going to bed. These prayers are easy and provide immense rewards for the person who regularly carries out these prayers before going to sleep each night.

It is narrated that Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) stated the following:

(1) Pay the Sadaqah for 4000 days before going to sleep.

(2) Complete 1 Katham of the Holy Quran before going to sleep.

(3) Pay the value for Heaven.

(4) Resolve the dispute between to parties or people before going to sleep.

(5) Complete a Hajj before going to sleep.

Upon hearing this Hazrat Ali (ra) said “Oh Messenger of Allah Sallalahu Alihi’Wassallam, this will be very difficult for me to complete, what can I do to carry out these actions?”

To which the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said:

(1) Read Surah Fatiha 4 times before going to sleep, this will be equivalent to 4000 days Sadaqah being written in your deeds.

Surah Fatiha (Points to ponder)

(1) Read 3 times Surah Ikhlas after the above and before going to sleep, this will be recorded as though you have completed 1 katham of the Holy Quran in your deeds.

(1) Read Durood Sharif 3 times after Surah Ikhlas, this will be recorded as though you have paid the value for heaven.

(1) Read Astaghfirullaha 10 times before sleeping, doing so will be recorded as though you have resolved a dispute between two people or parties.

(1) Read 4 times kalima Tamjeed, this will be recorded in your deeds equivalent to one complete Hajj.

O Allah there is no deity but you. You are the divine light (The Noor). From your Noor, You show the light (path) to those that you choose. Muhammad (PBUH) is the Messenger of Allah, the leader of the prophets and he is the seal of prophet hood.

After reading the above complete the dua by reading:

Subhanallahi, Walhamdulillahi, Wala-Ilaha Illallah Wallahu Akbar, Wala Hawla Wala Quwwata Illa-Billahil Aliyil Azim

Glory be to Allah, All praise is to Allah, and there is no god but Allah. There is no power and no strength except in Allah.

Thereafter Hazrat Ali (ra) said: “Oh Messenger of Allah Sallalahu Alihi’Wassallam, this I will make routine and daily complete” (This was written in a document by Maulana Muhammad Abdul Hoque Numani – Yatim School Road - Bangladesh)

I have translated it to the best of my ability so that we can benefit from it. I now practice the above myself and would recommend that you do the same. Inshu’Allah, our efforts no matter how small will not be neglected by The Magnificent Lord of the world.

The 5 Prayers I have detailed above should be recited before going to sleep; you should try to make this a routine. It is said that Allah likes those prayers which are done with regularity and determination no matter how small that prayer is.

I also read and hear people saying if God is so kind then why does He allow so much suffering, always remember that God does not inflict this hurt and turmoil on us but it is our actions or inaction in some cases that result in this painful state.

We need to be patient in the face of adversity, consider it as an expiation of our sins and another opportunity to rectify our bad deeds for that which is good for ourselves and the society.

How To Pray To Allah – I am too busy

No one is too busy to pray to Allah or God. You do not have to take time out to remember The One who Created you. Apart from the 5 Daily prayers, at all other times you could remember God through Zikr or by simply repeating Allah’s names.

How To Pray To God – I’m not a Muslim

That’s fine you could start by reading the above 5 prayers every night, making sure that you are clean from any form of impurity. As you read and learn more about God, He will guide you to the truth and enlighten your heart to One and Only God.

I know a number of people who started of life without any religion, but as they grew-up and life’s ups and downs taught them a lesson or two, they started searching for more meaning to life. My advice to them whenever we spoke was just read the books of religion and study them with an open mind. Just open your heart and ask God to guide you to the right path and he will.

I hope you enjoyed reading this hub; here is a list of some of my other hubs, which you may also like to read. Do keep me in your prayers and may Allah protect us.

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Authors Note:

As Hubpages does not allow any other language other than English (not that I agree, but its their platform so they can dictate what you are allowed to do). I have had to remove the images of Arabic text for each of the verses (Dua's) mentioned above - otherwise this hb would not have been approved.

If you require copies of these verses then please drop me an email and i'd be happy to forward them to you.


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      Zubair Ahmed 4 years ago

      Hi DDE,

      Many Thanks for reading and the nice comment. Always appreciated, praying is something that some people are neglecting these days which is why there is a huge increase in mental illness other associated problems.

      If only people realised the power of prayers.

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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Interesting about how to pray before going to sleep and you wrote an excellent hub on this view of a prayer

    • DDE profile image

      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Great and a meaningful hub, interesting and useful