Ahle Sunnat Ul Jamaat
Sunday, 12 March 2017
SUNNATS OF SLEEPING
It is sunnah to sleep immediately after the Esha Salaah.
Before going to sleep, discuss with one’s family members matters pertaining to Deen. (whether it is in the form of reading some Islamic
Books or narrating some incidents of Sahaabah etc.)
Sunnah of Sleeping
To sleep in the state of wudhu.
To brush the teeth with a miswaak.
One should change into some other clothes (e.g. pyjamas) before going to sleep.
To apply surmah in both the eyes.
Dust the bed thrice before retiring to bed.
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.
Refrain from sleeping on ones stomach.
To sleep on a bed or to sleep on the floor are both sunnah.
To face the 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 Faitimi before sleeping (i.e. 33 times Subhan Allah
times Alhamdulillah and 34 times
To recite the dua before sleeping.
Sunnats when Awakening
To wake up for Tahajjud Salaah.
On awakening rub the face and the eyes with the palms of the hands in order to remove the effects of sleep.
Say“Alhamdulillah” thrice and then recite “Kalima Tayyibah” on awakening.
Thereafter recite the dua on awakening.
To make the bed yourself.
On awakening cleanse the mouth with a Miswaak.
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