Studying Islam: Hi all readers! You must know that sleep is a brother of death. The point is, that people who are sleeping with people who have died. Why? Of course, because people who are sleeping do not realize what he was doing when he was sleeping. He also does not know what happened to him. That’s why a person is highly recommended to read prayers and Dhikr before he sleeps. And, in this article I will explain that; about best prayer and dhikr before sleep.
By the way, do you already know what prayer and dhikr are best before sleep? If you don’t know, then read this article to the end!
Before I explain best prayer and Dhikr before sleep, I will quote two hadiths that are specifically related to our discussion. The hadith I mean is as follows;
عَنْ أَبِي ذَرٍّ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ , أَنَّ رَسُوْلَ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ كَانَ إِذَا أَوَى إِلَى فِرَاشِهِ قَالَ : بِاسْمِكَ اللَّهُمَّ أَحْيَا وَأَمُوْتُ
From Abu Dhar radliyallahu ‘anhu, that if Allah’s Messenger (Prophet Muhammad) sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam wanted to move to his bed, then he said, “By saying Your name, O Lord, I live and I die.”
عَنْ عَلِيٍّ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ , أَنَّ رَسُوْلُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ لَهُ وَلِفَاطِمَةَ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُمَا : إِذَا أَوَيْتُمَا إِلَى فِرَاشِكُمَا , أَوْ إِذَا أَخَذْتُمَا مَضَاجِعَكُمَا , فَكَبِّرَا ثَلَاثاً وَثَلَاثِيْنَ , وَسَبِّحَا ثَلَاثاً وَثَلَاثِيْنَ , واحْمَدَا ثَلَاثاً وَثَلَاثِيْنَ
From Ali radliyallahu anhu, that the Messenger of Allah (Prophet Muhammad) sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam said to him and Fatimah radliyallahu anha, “If you both want to move to your bed two, or if you both have been lying down, then say takbir thirty-three times, tasbih thirty-three times, and tahmid thirty-three times.”
All Readers! The first hadith describes the best prayer before sleep. The prayer is as follows;
بِاسْمِكَ اللَّهُمَّ أَحْيَا وَأَمُوْتُ
By saying Your name, O Lord, I live and I die.
Whereas the second hadith explains about the best Dhikr before going to sleep. The Dhikr is to read takbir (Allahu Akbar) thirty-three times, tasbih (Subhanallahu) thirty-three times, and tahmid (al-Hamdulillah) thirty-three times.
All Readers! That is a brief explanation of the best prayer and Dhikr before going to sleep. We don’t need long to do that. So, that is an easy thing to do.
I think that’s all the explanation about best prayer and Dhikr before sleep. May be useful!
See you in the next article!