Dua Before Going to Sleep (English and Arabic)

What dua do you say before going to sleep?

Ablutions must be performed before going to sleep. When a person sleeps in the state of having performed Wudhoo, he or she is rewarded for having done worship for the entire night. In the following, you will find a list of duas that you can recite before sleeping.
Dua for sleeping at night in english and arabic:

بِاسْمِكَ رَبِّي وَضَعْتُ جَنْبِي، وَبِكَ أَرْفَعُهُ، فَإِنْ أَمْسَكْتَ نَفْسِي فَارْحَمْهَا، وَإِنْ أَرْسَلْتَهَا فَاحْفَظْهَا بِمَا تَحْفَظُ بِه ِِ عِبَادَكَ الصَّالِحِيْنَ

‘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.’


اللَّهمَّ إِنَّكَ خَلَقْتَ نَفْسِي وَأَنْتَ تَوَفَّاهَا لَكَ مَمَاتُهَا وَمَحْيَاهَا، إِنْ أَحْيَيْتَهَا فَاحْفَظْهَا، وَإِنْ أَمَتَّهَا فَاغْفِرْ لَهَا. اللَّهمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ العَافِيَةَ

‘O Allah, verily You have created my soul and You shall take it’s life, to You belong it’s life and death. If You should keep my soul alive then protect it, and if You should take it’s life then forgive it. O Allah, I ask You to grant me good health.’

The Prophet (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhe wa sallam) would place his right hand under his cheek when about to sleep and supplicate:

اللَّهمَّ قِنِي عَذَابَكَ يَوْمَ تَبْعَثُ عِبَادَكَ

‘O Allah, protect me from Your punishment on the day Your servants are resurrected.’ [three times]

بِاسْمِكَ اللَّهمَّ أَمُوْتُ وَأَحْيَا

‘In Your name O Allah, I live and die.’

‘Shall I not direct you both to something better than a servant? When you go to bed say:

سُبْحَانَ اللَّهِ

‘How Perfect Allah is.’ [thirty-three times]

الحَمْدُ للهِ

‘All praise is for Allah.’ [thirty-three times]

اللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ

‘Allah is the greatest.’ [thirty-four times]

…for that is indeed better for you both than a servant.’


الحَمْدُ للهِ الَّذِي أَطْعَمَنَا وَسَقَانَا، وَكَفَانَا، وَآوَانَا، فَكَمْ مِمَّنْ لا كَافِيَ لَه ُُ وَلا مُؤْوِي

‘All praise is for Allaah, Who fed us and gave us drink, and Who is sufficient for us and has sheltered us, for how many have none to suffice them or shelter them.’

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