Dua before sleeping and awakening
After a long day, we all need to sleep and after a good night’s sleep we wake up ready for another day ahead. We do this every night, without ever really realising how great both these blessings are. Yes! Both are amazing and very special blessings of Allah Ta’ala which contain many blessings within them.
Let us look at sleep first; falling asleep is a natural process and does not come to everyone. Many who suffer from sleep-related issues know how difficult it can be to fall asleep.
Then while we are asleep; we are unaware of our surroundings and helpless. We are indeed at the mercy of Allah Ta’ala more than ever.
Then waking up; when the time comes to wake up, we again are not in control. It is only Allah Ta’ala who allows us to wake up and live another day.
It is for these and many other reasons vital that we read the dua as taught to us by our amazing Nabi ﷺ.
Dua before sleeping
اللَّهُمَّ بِاسْـمِكَ أَمُوتُ وَأَحْيَا
Allahumma bismika amootu wa-ahya
Translation: In Your name O Allah, I live and die.
Dua after awakening
اَلْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ الَّذي أَحْيَانَا بَعْدَ مَا أَمَاتَنَا وَإِلَيْهِ النُّشُورُ
Alhamdu lillahil-lathee ahyana ba’da ma amatana wa-ilayhin-nushoor.
Translation: All praise is for Allah who gave us life after having taken it from us and unto Him is the resurrection. (Bukhari,Muslim)
Insha’Allah by doing the above we will:
- Sleep and wake up with the remembrance of Allah Ta’ala
- Attract the mercy of Allah Ta’ala
- Gain the reward of following a sunnah
- We will be showing our gratitude for the great blessing of Allah Ta’ala.
Another amazing dua which will guarantee death upon Iman if read before sleeping. Download on your phones and read every night before sleeping:
اَللّٰھُمَّ اَسْلَمْتُ نَفْسِیْ اِلَیْکَ وَوَجَّھْتُ وَجْھِیْ اِلَیْکَ وَفَوَّضْتُ اَمْرِیْ اِلَیْکَ وَاَلْجَأْتُ ظَھْرِیْ اِلَیْکَ رَغْبَۃً وَّرَھْبَۃً اِلَیْکَ، لاَ مَلْجَأ وَلاَ مَنْجَاَ مِنْکَ اِلاَّ اِلَیْکَ، اٰمَنْتُ بِکِتَابِکَ الَّذِیْ اَنْزَلْتَ وَبِنَبِیِّکَ الَّذِیْ اَرْسَلْتَ
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