Sleeping is a great blessing from Allah the Almighty. It is a source of rest and rejuvenation for humans and other creatures. No matter how strong or powerful a person may be, he becomes powerless during sleep. Sleep is often compared to death. Here are several dua for sleeping.
Dua for Sleeping 1
Bismika rabbee wadaAAtu janbee wabika arfaAAuh, fa-in amsakta nafsee farhamha, wa-in arsaltaha fahfathha bima tahfathu bihi AAibadakas-saliheen
In Your name my Lord, I lie down and in Your name I rise, so if You should take my soul then have mercy upon it, and if You should return my soul then protect it in the manner You do so with Your righteous servants. (Sahih Bukhari)
Dua for Sleeping 2
Allahumma innaka khalaqta nafsee wa-anta tawaffaha, laka mamatuha wamahyaha in ahyaytaha fahfathha, wa-in amattaha faghfir laha. Allahumma innee as-alukal-AAafiyah.
O Allah, verily You have created my soul and You shall take its life, to You belongs its life and death. If You should keep my soul alive then protect it, and if You should take its life then forgive it. O Allah, I ask You to grant me good health.’
Dua for Sleeping 3
Allahumma qinee AAathabaka yawma tabAAathu AAibadak.
O Allah, protect me from Your punishment on the day Your servants are resurrected. (Abu Dawud)
Dua for Sleeping 4
Bismikal-lahumma amootu wa-ahya.
In Your name O Allah, I live and die. (Bukhari and Muslim)
Dua for Sleeping 5
Allaahu laa ‘ilaaha ‘illaa Huwal-Hayyul-Qayyoom, laa ta’khuthuhu sinatun wa laa nawm, lahu maa fis-samaawaati wa maafil-‘ardh, man thal-lathee yashfa’u ‘indahu ‘illaa bi’ithnih, ya’lamu maa bayna ‘aydeehim wa maa khalfahum, wa laa yuheetoona bishay’im-min ‘ilmihi ‘illaa bimaa shaa’a, wasi’a kursiyyuhus-samaawaati wal’ardh, wa laa ya’ooduhu hifdhuhumaa, wa Huwal-‘Aliyyul- ‘Adheem
Allah! There is none worthy of worship but He, the Ever Living, the One Who sustains and protects all that exists. Neither slumber nor sleep overtakes Him. To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the earth. Who is he that can intercede with Him except with His Permission? He knows what happens to them in this world, and what will happen to them in the Hereafter. And they will never compass anything of His Knowledge except that which He wills. His Throne extends over the heavens and the earth, and He feels no fatigue in guarding and preserving them. And He is the Most High, the Most Great. (Surah Al-Baqarah – 2:255)
Dua After Waking Up from Sleep
Alhamdu lillahil-lathee ahyana baAAda ma amatana wa-ilayhin-nushoor.
All praise is for Allah who gave us life after having taken it from us and unto Him is the resurrection. (Bukhari and Muslim)
It is important that we recite these dua and supplications before we go to sleep and after waking up. If you have difficulty memorizing the longer duas, try memorizing the shorter ones and recite them on a daily basis.
We should also teach our children these duas and make them familiar with them from an early age. If you found this page useful, please share using the share buttons below.