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Duas for Bedtime & Waking Up

God takes the souls at the time of their death, and those that do not die during their sleep; then He withholds those on whom He has passed the decree of death and sends the others back till an appointed term; most surely there are signs in this for a people who reflect. Sura az-Zumar, 39:42

We can convert the hours we sleep, into time spent in HIS 'Obedience & Worship', by being attentive to these matters.....

1: It is highly emphasized to do Ablutions /wudhoo before going to sleep.A person sleeping in the state of having performed Wudhoo gets the reward of having done worship for the whole night.

2: The Prophet (saws) informed his daughter Fatima (sa) that before going to bed she should do 4 things(i-iv)

i)Recite Sura Ikhlass 3 times.This is like Reciting full Quran

ii)Recite Salwaat 10 times This will get intercession from Prophets

اَللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ

Allahumma Salle Ala Muhammadin Wa Aale Muhammad"

O Allah send blessings on Muhammad & his family

iii)Seek Forgiveness for all believers This is equal to making all believers happy

اَللَّهُمَّ مغفرلى مؤمنين و مؤمنات

Allahuma maghfir le momineen wal moninaat "

O Allah Please forgive all the believing men & women

iv) Recite this which is equal to doing Haj & Umra

سُبْحَانَ اللهِ وَ الْحَمْدُ لِلهِ وَ لَا اِلٰهَ اِلَّا اللهُ وَ اللهُ اَكْبَر

"Subhaanallaahi wa’l hamdu lillaahi wa laa ilaaha illallaahu wallaahu Akbar ".

Glory be to God, and praise be to God; there is no god but Allah, and Allah is Greater

3: Imam Ali(as) recommends Recite 4 times Sura Al Hamd ' for sawab of giving 4000 dirhams sadqa & recite Astaghfirullah' 10 times to sawab of resolving disputes between momins

Recite the Tasbeeh e Fatima (sa)before going to bed.

Recite this 3 times equals to reciting 1000 rakat.Imam Ali(as) reports from the Prophet(saws)

يفْعَلُ اللهُ مَا يَشَاءُ بِقُدْرَتِهِ وَيَحْكُمُ مَا يُرِيدُ بِعِزَّتِهِ

"Yafalollaho Mashao be qudrati wa yahkomo ma yurido be izzate"

He does what HE wills and rule what HE wills by HIS power

Prophets (saws) dua

بِاسْمِكَ اَللّهُمَّ أَحْيا وبِاسْمِكَ أَمُوتُ

Bismeka Allhumma Ahyaa wa bismeka amooto

With Your name do I live and with Your name I die

4: Imam al-Sadiq (`a) is reported to have said: Whoever repeats the following three times before going to bed, will be released of his sins as a New Born:

الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ ٱلَّذِي عَلاَ فَقَهَرَ

alhamdu lillahi alladhi `ala faqahara

All praise be to Allah Who has exalted, thus dominated.

وَٱلْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ ٱلَّذِي بَطَنَ فَخَبَرَ

walhamdu lillahi alladhi batana fakhabara

All praise be to Allah Who has been immanent, thus known all things.

وَٱلْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ ٱلَّذِي مَلَكَ فَقَدَرَ

walhamdu lillahi alladhi malaka faqadara

All praise be to Allah Who has owned all things, thus had power over them all.

وَٱلْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ ٱلَّذِي يُحْيِي ٱلْمَوْتىٰ

walhamdu lillahi alladhi yuhyi almawta

All praise be to Allah Who gives life to the dead,

وَيُمِيتُ ٱلاحْيَاءَ

wa yumitu al-ahya'a

causes the living to die,

وَهُوَ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ

wa huwa `ala kulli shay'in qadirun

and He has power over all things.



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