Virtue of Verses

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم       

Bismillahir-Rahman-nir-Raheem   

In the Name of Allah The most Gracious The Most Merciful

Before Going To Bed:

…In the morning, Allah’s Apostle (صلى الله عليه وسلم) asked, “What did your prisoner do yesterday?” I replied, “He claimed that he would teach me some words by which Allah will benefit me, so I let him go.” Allah’s Apostle asked, “What are they?” I replied, “He said to me, ‘Whenever you go to bed, recite Ayat-al-Kursi from the beginning to the end, Allahu la ilaha illa huwa-lHaiy-ul-Qaiyum.’ He further said to me, ‘(If you do so), Allah will appoint a guard for you who will stay with you, and no satan will come near you till morning.’ (Abu Huraira or another sub-narrator) added that they (the companions) were very keen to do good deeds. The Prophet said, “He really spoke the truth, although he is an absolute liar. Do you know whom you were talking to, these three nights, O Abu Huraira?” Abu Huraira said, “No.” He said, “It was Satan. (Sahih Al-Bukhari)

Narrated Abu Masud Al-Badri (رضي الله عنه): Allah’s Apostle (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said, “It is sufficient for one to recite the last two Verses of Surat-al-Baqara at night.” (Sahih Al-Bukhari)

Narrated ‘Aishah (رضي الله عنها): “The Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) would not sleep until he recited Surat Bani Isra’il (al-israa`) and Az-Zumar.” (At-Tirmidhi, he graded it as hasan and it was graded sahih by Shiekh Al-Albani)

Farwah bin Nawfal, (رضي الله عنه) narrated that: He came to the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) and said: “O Messenger of Allah, teach my something that I may say when I go to my bed.” So he said: “Recite: Say: ‘O you disbelievers’ for verily it is a disavowal of Shirk.”(at-tirmidhi classed as hasan by Ibn Hajar in Nataa’ij al-Afkaar (3/6), Abu Dawud and classed sahih by Shiekh Al-Albani in sahih Abi Dawud)

Narrated from ‘Aa’ishah (رضي الله عنها) that when the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) went to bed every night, he would hold his hands together and blow into them, and recite into them Qul Huwa Allaahu Ahad, Qul a’oodhu bi rabb il-falaq and Qul a’oodhu bi rabb il-naas. Then he would wipe them over whatever he could of his body, starting with his head and face and the front of his body, and he would do that three times. (Narrated by Al-Bukhari)

Narrated from Jaabir (رضي الله عنه), that the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) never used to sleep until he had recited Alif-laam-meem tanzeel [al-Sajdah] and Tabaarak alladhi bi yadihi’l-mulk (al-Mulk). (Narrated by al-Tirmidhi, 2892; Ahmad, 14249. Al-Albaani said in Saheeh al-Tirmidhi (3/6) that this hadeeth is saheeh.)

Waking Up:

Narrated `Abdullah bin `Abbas (رضي الله عنه): That he stayed overnight in the house of Maimuna the wife of the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم), his aunt. He added : I lay on the bed while Allah’s Messenger (صلى الله عليه وسلم) and his wife lay in the lengthwise direction of the cushion. Allah’s Messenger (صلى الله عليه وسلم) slept till the middle of the night, either a bit before or a bit after it and then woke up, rubbing the traces of sleep off his face with his hands. He then, recited the last ten verses of Sura Al-`Imran, got up and went to a hanging water-skin. He then Performed the ablution from it and it was a perfect ablution, and then stood up to offer the prayer. I, too, got up and did as the Prophet had done… (Sahih Al-Bukhari)

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