Supplications for Mid-day Nap

Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Weltch


Should we recite the same supplications for sleeping even when we take a midday nap (qaylula)? Before we sleep and wake up, we should say certain adhkar and dua, but should we say them before and after qailula, too, or only at night?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate.

The meanings within the supplications for sleeping apply equally to the midday nap (qaylula) as well.

Allah Most High says, “And one of His signs is your sleep by night and by day ˹for rest˺ as well as your seeking His bounty ˹in both˺. Surely in this are signs for people who listen.” [Quran; 30:23]

Hope this helps
Allah knows best

[Shaykh] Yusuf Weltch

Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Yusuf Weltch is a teacher of Arabic, Islamic law, and spirituality. After accepting Islam in 2008, he went on to study at Darul Uloom Seminary in New York and completed his studies in Darul Mustafa in Tarim, Yemen. There he completed the memorization of the Qur’an and his study of the Islamic Sciences. Throughout his years of study he was blessed to learn from many great scholars: al-Habib Umar bin Hafiz, al-Habib Kazhim al-Saqqaf, al-Shaykh Umar bin Husayn al-Khatib, and others. Upon returning, he joined the SeekersGuidance faculty in the summer of 2019.