Three knots


Narrated Abu Hurairah (رضي الله عنه):
Allah’s Messenger (صلى الله عليه و سلم) said:

“During your sleep, Satan knots three knots at the back of the head of each of you, and he breathes the following words at each knot, ‘The night is, long, so keep on sleeping,’ If that person wakes up and celebrates the praises of Allah, then one knot is undone, and when he performs ablution the second knot is undone, and when he prays, all the knots are undone, and he gets up in the morning lively and cheerful, otherwise he gets up dull and gloomy. ” [Sahih Al-Bukhari]

Hudhaifa (رضي الله عنه) narrated that:

Whenever the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و سلم) lay down for sleep at night, he would place his (right) hand under his (right) cheek and supplicate: “Allahumma bismika amootu wa ahyaa [O Allah, with Your Name will I die and live (wake up)].” And when he woke up, he would supplicate: “Al-hamdu lillahil-ladhi ahyanaaa ba’da maa amaatanaa, wa ilaihin-nushur (All praise is due to Allah, Who has brought us back to life after He has caused us to die, and to Him is the return).” [Sahih Al-Bukhari]

Supplications in Arabic:

الْحَمْدُ للهِ الَّذِي أَحْيَانَا بَعْدَ مَا أَمَاتَنَا وَإِلَيْهِ النُّشُورُ

To be said upon waking up.

اللَّهُمَّ بِاسْمِكَ أَمُوتُ وَأَحْيَا

To be said before sleep.

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