Daily Lesson 103

A dua to read in the middle of the night if our eyes open

Listen to “A dua to read in the middle of the night if our eyes open” by Mawlana Junayd Makda Sahib

We all experience times when suddenly our eyes open in the middle of the night. Some of us may even experience this every night, while some maybe once in a while. What do we normally do when this happens? We may check the time, or have a sip of water or just turn sides and fall back asleep… Some of us may even take a glance at our mobile phones for any messages etc!

What if there was a way that in these few moments we could make a dua and Allah Ta’ala would accept that dua from us?

There is a hadeeth in Saheeh Bukhari in which our beloved Nabi ﷺ has told us that if a person wakes up during the night and recites the following du’a

لاَ إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللَّهُ وَحْدَهُ لاَ شَرِيكَ لَهُ، لَهُ المُلْكُ وَلَهُ الحَمْدُ، وَهُوَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ، الحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ، وَسُبْحَانَ اللَّهِ، وَلاَ إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللَّهُ، وَاللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ، وَلاَ حَوْلَ وَلاَ قُوَّةَ إِلَّا بِاللَّهِ

La ilaha illallahu wahdahu la sharika lahu lahul mulku wa lahul hamdu wa huwa ‘ala kulli shay-in qadir, Alhamdulillahi wa subhanallah wa la ilaha illallahu wallahu akbar wa la hawla wa quwwata illa billah

(in some narrations it is سُبْحَانَ اللَّهِ and thereafter والحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ . This is correct too) 

Then whatever he asks for, will be granted to him. For example, if he says, ‘O Allah, forgive me’, then Allah Ta’ala will forgive him. Like this, anything he asks for, Allah Ta’ala will grant him.

Amazing and easy right? So let us quickly learn this dua and remember to read it whenever our eyes open during the night.

Quick Thought:

If by reading this short Du’a while still in bed, Allah Ta’ala will accept our duas, imagine what would happen if we got up, made wudhu and read 2 Rakat optional night prayer/salah and then asked Allah Ta’ala. Imagine the power of that dua?!