Sunday, February 1, 2009

Sunnahs of Sleeping/Awakening

Sunnahs of our beloved prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him)

Sunnahs of Sleeping:

To sleep in the state of Wudu'(Ablution).
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 refrain from sleeping on ones stomach.
To sleep on a bed or to sleep on the floor are both sunnah.
To face Qiblah.
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 AllahuAkbar).
To recite the dua before sleeping.
To wake up for Tahajjud Salaah


Sunnahs on Awakening:

On awakening rub the face and the eyes with the palms of the hands in order to remove the effects of sleep.

When the eyes open in the morning say "Alhamdulillah" thrice and then recite Kalimah-e-Tayyibah

Thereafter recite the dua on awakening.

On awakening cleanse the mouth with a miswaak.

1 comment:

brag said...

Hi, thanks for reminding me the daily rituals as sunnah. Nice blog you have!



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