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A du’a to recite when changing position while sleeping

Question

What is the authenticity of this du’a to recite when turning from side to side while sleeping at night?

“There is no Deity besides Allah, the One who is Alone, the Conqueror, the Rabb of the heavens and the earth and all that is between them, the All-Mighty, the All-Forgiving”

 

Answer

Imams Nasai, Ibn Hibban and Hakim (rahimahumullah) have recorded this narration. Sayyidah ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu ‘anha) says that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) would recite this du’a when turning while sleeping at night.

(As Sunanul Kubra, Hadith: 7641, ‘Amalul Yawmi Wal Laylah, Hadith: 864, Sahih Ibn Hibban; Al Ihsan, Hadith: 5530, Mustadrak Hakim, vol. 1 pg. 540)

 

Imams Ibn Hibban and Hakim (rahimahumallah) have declared the Hadith authentic.

 

Arabic text and transliteration of the du’a:

 لا إله إلا الله الواحد القهار، رب السموات والأرض وما بينهما العزيز الغفار

La ilaha illallahul Wahidul Qahhar Rabbus samawati wal ardi wa ba baynahumal ‘Azizul Ghaffar

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar