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What did Rasulullah (PBUH) do at night?

Every act of Rasulullah sallallahu alaihi wa sallam was full of supplications. For this he prayed before and after sleep. Besides, he used to pray before doing any work. He taught us too.
The last night is very important. The Holy Qur’an and Hadiths have given encouragement on the last night. Symbolic image
The last night is very important. The Holy Qur’an and Hadiths have given encouragement on the last night. Symbolic image
Maulana Noman Billah

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Not only that he used to pray. He also used to do a lot of good deeds at night.The prayers and deeds that the Prophet (PBUH) used to do before sleeping

PrayingRasulullah (SAW) said,
Whoever does not mention Allah’s name after going to bed, will be punished by Allah. (Abu Dawud 4856)

Hadith Sharif mentions some prayers before going to sleep. Even if one cannot recite all the prayers, one can recite this short prayer, ‘Allahumma Bismika Amutu Wa Ahiya’, meaning ‘O Allah, in Your Name I sleep and by Your Mercy I will reawaken.’

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Surah Ikhlas, nas and falak and blowing on the body

Ayesha (R.A.) said, “Every night when Rasulullah (S.A.W.) would go to bed, he would put his two hands together and recite Surah Ikhlas, Falak, and Nas.” Then, starting from the head and face, he used to touch the body three times with two hands as far as possible.’ (Bukhari 5017)

Reading Ayatul Kursi

Rasool (pbuh) said, When you take bed, recite Ayatul Kursi (verse 255 of Surah Baqarah). Then you will always have a protector from Allah and Satan will not come near you until the morning. (Bukhari 2311)

Read the last two verses of Surah Baqarah

If a person recites these two verses before going to sleep, it will be enough for them to be safe for the whole night. Rasulullah (SAW) said, If a person recites the last two verses of Surah Baqarah, that is sufficient for him. (Bukhari 5040)

Reading Surah Mulk

Rasulullah (SAW) said, There is a Surah in the Qur’an with 30 verses, which is forgiven if someone intercedes. The Surah is Tabarakallaji Biadihil Mulk (Surah Mulk). (Tirmidhi 2891)

Narrated by Ayesha (RA): Every night before going to bed, the Prophet (PBUH) recited Surah Ikhlas, Surah Falaq and Surah Nas, put his hands together and blew on them and spread them over his body as far as possible. Starting from the head and face, he would run his hands over the front of his body. He did this three times. (Bukhari 5017)

The prayers and deeds that the Prophet (PBUH) used to do after sleep

The last night is very important. The Holy Qur’an and Hadiths have given encouragement on the last night. Allah Almighty says, “Surely the awakening at night is more helpful in suppressing the instinct and favorable to clear speech” (Surah Muzzammil 6). Rasulullah (s.a.w.) used to perform several deeds on the last night.

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Prayer and forgiveness: It is encouraged to ask Allah for forgiveness, to pray and to ask for something on the last night. On the authority of Abu Hurairah (RA), Rasulullah (SAW) said,

Our Lord descends to the sky of the world every night, when one-third of the night remains. He said, whoever calls me, I will answer his call. Whosoever shall ask of me, to him will I give; Whoever asks for forgiveness from me, I will forgive him. (Bukhari 1145)

Ask Allah for forgiveness: In another hadith, the Prophet (peace be upon him) said, Allah extends His hand of mercy at night so that the sinners of the day repent to Him. Thus by day he stretches out his hand, as if the offender of the night repents to him. Thus the day will continue until the sun rises from the western horizon. (Muslim, Hadith: 6882)

Pray as much as you can

The last night prayer is praised. In the Holy Qur’an, Almighty Allah says, ‘And perform Tahajjud in some parts of the night as an additional duty of yours. Hopefully, your Lord will establish you in a position of praise.’ (Surah Bani Isra’il 79)

Reciting the Qur’an

The Qur’an is a dignified form of worship. And at night, the status of this period increases. In the Holy Qur’an Allah Almighty says, ‘O clothed, stand in prayer at night, except for some part, half of the night or a little less than that. Or increase it and recite the Qur’an slowly and clearly.’ (Surah Muzzammil 1-4)

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Tasbih and Zikir

Night worship is not only limited to prayer and recitation of the Qur’an, but sometimes reciting the glorification of Allah is also very rewarding. It is mentioned in the Holy Qur’an, “And recite His Tasbeeh even in part of the night and after the prayer.” (Surah Kaf 40)

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