Could You Give Me Supplications in Order to Have a Sound Sleep?
Answered by Shaykh Abdurragmaan Khan
Question: Assalam alaykum,
My child is always crying in sleeping. She don’t have sound sleep. Could you give me some duas to get rid of this issue?
Answer: Wa alaykum al-Salam
Shukran for your question.
Ensure that your child recites the recommended prayers before going to bed at night. The following are emphasized:
– Perform ablution before sleeping.
– Recite Ayah al-Kursi (3:255) as well as the last three chapters of the Quran. Thereafter, she should blow a spit like blow in her hands and wipe it over her entire body. This could be repeated thrice. Note, if she is too young to recite these by herself, the parent may recite it and wipe over her body.
– Recite the testimony of faith, ashhadu al la ilaha illaLlah wa ashhadu anna Muhammadar RasuluLlah.
– The prayer before sleeping, Allahumma bismika amutu wa ahya.
In addition, ensure that there are no three dimensional toys or dolls visible in the room. Also, remove images or photos of non-Muslims. Parents should frequently recite Ayah al-kursi in the home as well as surah al-Baqarah (this could also be played digitally).
Thereafter whenever she has a bad dream, she spit like blow over her left shoulder thrice and seek protection from Allah, reciting, a’udhu biLlahi minash shaytanir Rajim. Consistency in the above will bring an end to bad dreams, with the Will of Allah.
May Allah protect and bless her.
[Shaykh] Abdurragmaan Khan
Shaykh Abdurragmaan received ijazah ’ammah from various luminaries, including but not restricted to: Habib Umar ibn Hafiz—a personality who affected him greatly and who has changed his relationship with Allah, Maulana Yusuf Karaan—the former Mufti of Cape Town; Habib ‘Ali al-Mashhur—the current Mufti of Tarim; Habib ‘Umar al-Jaylani—the Shafi‘i Mufti of Makkah; Sayyid Ahmad bin Abi Bakr al-Hibshi; Habib Kadhim as-Saqqaf; Shaykh Mahmud Sa’id Mamduh; Maulana Abdul Hafiz al-Makki; Shaykh Ala ad-Din al-Afghani; Maulana Fazlur Rahman al-Azami and Shaykh Yahya al-Gawthani amongst others.