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Du’a for insomnia

Question

Is this an authentic dua?

To be recited when having difficulty obtaining sleep

اللَّهُمَّ غَارَتِ النُّجُومُ وَهَدَأَتِ الْعُيُونُ وَأَنْتَ حَيٌّ قَيُّومٌ, لَا تَأْخُذُكَ سِنَةٌ وَلَا نَوْمٌ يَا حَيُّ يَا قَيُّومُ أَهْدِئْ لَيْلِي وَأَنِمْ عَيْنِي

 

Answer

This du’a is recorded by Imams Ibnus Sunni and Tabarani (rahimahumallah) with a weak chain.

Despite this, the du’a may be practiced upon.

(‘Amalul yawmi wal laylah, Hadith: 749 and Al Mu’jamul Kabir, Hadith: 4817. Also see Majma’uz zawaid, vol.10 pg.128 and Al-Futuhatur Rabbaniyyah, vol.3 pg.177)

This du’a has also been cited by Imam Jazary (rahimahullah) in Hisnul Hasin, pg.62 as well as ‘Allamah Nawawi (rahimahullah) in Adhkar, Hadith: 304.

 

Transliteration:

Allahumma gharatin nujum, wa hada atil ‘uyun, wa anta Hayyun Qayyum, la ta-khudhuka sinatuw wala nawm. Ya Hayyu ya Qayyum, ahdi layli wa anim ‘ayni.

 

Sayiduna Zayd (radiyallahu ‘anhu) says: ‘After reciting this, Allah Ta’ala cured my insomnia.’

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,

 

Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar.