Prophet Muhammad’s (SAWW) Sunnah before sleeping

Friday, January 17, 2020 / 0 Comment(s)

Hazrat Muhammad (SAWW) gave us his Sunnah and by following it, we can be successful in both this world and in the Hereafter. As in every matter of life, we try to take guidance from the Sunnah of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAWW). Likewise, in the matter of sleeping, we also take guidance from his life. There many Sunnahs of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAWW) before sleeping. Thus, in this blog, we will discuss about Hazrat Muhammad’s (SAWW) Sunnah before sleeping.

Muhammad’s (SAWW) Sunnah before sleeping:

Following are the Holy Prophet Muhammad’s (SAWW) Sunnah before sleeping;

  1. Doing wudu before sleeping:

    Doing wudu before sleeping is the Sunnah of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAWW). Thus, we should also do wudu before sleeping. In hadith it is stated, Whenever you go to bed, perform Wudu’ as you do for prayer…” (Al-Bukhari). There is always wisdom and benefit for us in what Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAWW). Hence, we should always follow him. Moreover, it is a way to gain pleasure of Allah so by following Hazrat Muhammad (SAWW), we gain the pleasure of Allah.

  1. Make sure you sleep on right side of bed and recite the dua that Holy Prophet (SAWW) used to recite:

    According to Al-Bara bin Azib (RA) whenever Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAWW) went to bed he would lie down on the right side and recite the following;
    [O Allah! I have submitted myself to You, I have turned my face to You, committed my affairs to You, and depend on You for protection out of your desire for You and out of fear of You (expecting Your reward and fearing Your punishment). There is no refuge and no place of safety from You but with You. I believed in the Book You have revealed, and in the Prophet, you have sent (i.e., Muhammad.]” (Bukhari) Thus, as Muslims we all should do the same before sleeping.

  1. Not to lie down on belly for sleeping:

    Holy Prophet (SAWW) also taught Muslims to not to lie down on belly as it is disapproved by Allah. Ya’ish bin Tikhfah Al-Ghifari (RA) stated, “My father said: I was lying down on my belly in the mosque when someone shook me with his foot and said, “Lying down this way is disapproved by Allah.” I looked up and saw that it was Messenger of Allah Prophet Muhammad (SAWW).” (Abu Dawood) We due to our habit lie down on our bellies for sleeping. Thus, after knowing this hadith, we shouldn’t lie down on our bellies.

The Sunnah of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAWW) is a great gift for us. With the help of his ahadith and Sunnah, we can follow the right path and seek the pleasure of Allah. In every small and big matter, we should take guidance from the Sunnah of Hazrat Muhammad (SAWW) with the intention of pleasing Allah (SWT). Thus, we discussed Prophet’s (SAWW) Sunnah before sleeping today so that you can apply these Sunnahs in your daily life before sleeping.

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