Things To Do and Duas Before Sleeping to Earn Great Rewards (Part one)

Orbit Islam

18 Oct 2017

Had you had a tough and busy day today? Managed to perform only compulsory prayer?

Did not get time to touch the Quran,recite few supplications or perform optional prayers?

Conquered the world? Now what? Very tired and going to sleep asap without remembering Allah? NO WAY..!

This post contains few good things you can do daily at night just before sleeping to remember Allah SWT
and to earn great rewards from Him insha Allah. Doing these good, short yet powerful deeds won’t take much
time and once it becomes a habit you will love doing it insha Allah. Remember,

these are the Sunnah of our beloved Prophet (ﷺ)!


  • Recite بِسْمِ اللَّهِ Bismillah (In the name of Allah) before closing the doors of the house,
    before covering utensils with food in them, switch off or turn off fires, light etc. [Bukhari]
    If one cannot find anything with which to cover the utensil then one should place a stick across
    the top of the utensil. [Muslim]
  • Before climbing into bed, dust the bed thrice with the corner of your clothes. [Bukhari],
    Muslim, Abu Dawood, Tirmidhi, Ibn Majah]
  • To make Miswaak before retiring to bed even if one has already made it for Isha prayer.
    [Kitabut Tahaarah and Sunnats]
  • To sleep in a state of Wudhu [Tabarani, Hakim, Abu Dawood]
  • To sleep on the Right, facing the Qibla with the right hand underneath the head
    like a pillow and with the knees slightly bent. [Bukhari]


  • Recite Ayat- ul-Kursi (Quran 2:255)
    • Prophet (ﷺ) said, “By reciting it (Ayat- ul-Kursi), there will be a guardian
      appointed over you from Allah who will protect you during the night,
      and Satan will not be able to come near you until morning” [Al-Bukhari]
  • Recite the last two Ayats of Surat Al-Baqarah
    • Abu Mas’ud Al-Badri (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: I heard the Prophet (ﷺ) saying,
      “He who recites the two Ayat at the end of Surat Al-Baqarah at night, they will suffice him.”
      [Al- Bukhari and Muslim]
    • Narrated An-Nu’man bin Bashir: that the Prophet (ﷺ) said: “Indeed Allah
      wrote in a book two thousand years before He created the heavens and the earth,
      and He sent down two Ayat from it to end Surat Al-Baqarah with.
      If they are recited for three nights in a home,
      no Shaitan shall come near it.” [Tirmidhi]
  • Recite Surat Al-Mulk (Chapter 67 – The Sovereignty) – for protection from the punishment
    of the grave.
    • The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “Surah al Mulk is the protector from the torment of the grave
      ” [Sahihul Jamiea 1/680, Hakim 2/498 & Nasai]
    • The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “There is a surah in the Quran which is only thirty verses.
      It defended whoevere recited it ,
      until it puts him into paradise” i.e., Surah al Mulk [Fath al Qadir 5/257, Sahihul Jamiea 1/680,
      Tabrani inAl-Awsat & Ibn Mardawaith]
    • Jabir (radiAllahu anhu) said it was the custom of the Holy Prophet (ﷺ)
      not to go to sleep until he had read Tabarakalladhi Biyadihil Mulk and Alif Laam Meem Tanzeel.
      [Ahmad, Tirmidhi and Darami]
    • Anas (radiAllahu anhu) reported Rasulullah (ﷺ) as saying, “There is a Surah which will plead for its reciter
      till it causes him to enter paradise” (Tabarakalladhi Biyadihil Mulk). [Tabrani]
  • Recite Surat Al-Kāfirūn (Chapter 109 – The Disbelievers)
    • It was narrated that Nawfal al-Ashja’i (may Allaah be pleased with him) said:
      The Messenger of Allaah (ﷺ)
      said to me: “Recite Qul yaa ayyuha’l-kaafiroon then go to sleep at the end of it,
      for it is a disavowal of shirk.” [Abu Dawood and al-Tirmidhi]


  • Recite the last three Soorahs (Quls) of the Quran
    • It was narrated from Aa’ishah (may Allaah be pleased with her) that when the Prophet (ﷺ)
      went to bed every night, he would hold his hands together and blow into them,
      and recite into them Qul Huwa Allaahu Ahad, Qul a’oodhu bi rabb il-falaq and
      Qul a’oodhu bi rabb il-naas.
      Then he would wipe them over whatever he could of his body, starting with his
      head and face and the front of his body, and he would do that three times. [Bukhari]

To Be Contiued........


Prophets in the Quran : Nuh

Prophet Nuh or Noah is one of the greatest prophets in history. There are about ten generations between Nuh and Adam. After the death of Adam, people started to create statues of good people, who used to live among them before their death, and worship these statues, believing that these will protect them from evil. They even gave them names; The disbelievers of his time used to say, “never leave Wadd or Suwa' or Yaghuth and Ya'uq and Nasr,” [Nuh, 23].


Prophets in the Quran : Idris

Among the first prophets sent after Adam, is Idris. Allah says, “And mention in the Book, Idrees. Indeed, he was a man of truth and a prophet. And We raised him to a high station,” [Maryam, 56, 57], “And [mention] Ishmael and Idrees and Dhul-Kifl; all were of the patient,” [Al-Anbya, 85].


The Blessing of Surat Al-Baqarah (Chapter: The Cow)

Abu Huraira reported that Allah's Messenger (PBUH) said: “Do not make your houses as graveyards. Satan runs away from the house in which Surah Baqarah is recited.” [Sahih Muslim 780, Book 6, Hadith 252]. Al-Baqarah is known for being the longest chapter of the Holy Quran. It is composed of 286 verses and it was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) in Al-Madinah. In addition to this, verse number 282 of Al-Baqarah is the longest verse in the Holy Quran, and is called “The Verse of Debt.