The Role Model – Prophet PBUH #15 – The way he slept
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As Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. And welcome to this new episode of the role model Salla Allahu Allahu alayhi wa sallam
sleeping is one of Allah's blessings and favours upon us humans.
sleeping is a natural thing for living creatures, which without that would be a deficiency.
But with Allah azza wa jal,
it is not applicable because sleeping is a sign of imperfection when it's attributed to Allah subhanaw taala This is why Allah does not sleep, does not dos does not get tired. Unlike humans, if they don't sleep, this is a sign of imperfection.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was the perfect human being. And he used to sleep like human beings do.
And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam did not deal with sleeping as if it's a luxury.
Rather, he dealt with it as a necessity.
And if you compare
his way with our ways, you would find a very big gap. People nowadays, they spend an arm and a leg
to buy lavish bedrooms.
They would go to extravagance,
in Bay being spread, spendthrift
just to buy a place to sleep in. But the amount of money spent, shows that there is an imbalance in their heads. The perfect human being the best of Allah's creation, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
He had a mattress
and a pillow that were made of leather, stuffed with palm fibers.
Leather pillow that's very uncomfortable and stuffed with palm fibers, not with ostrich feather or the likes.
So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
did not have luxury in his sleep, which made Omar once
after entering his room, and seeing the marks of his read mat,
affecting his side alley, his Salatu was Salam. Because of their harshness and toughness, Omar wept.
So the Prophet asked him, Why are you weeping?
He said no prophet of Allah, the Persians and the Romans or the present, Ian's are living a life of ease, and you are in this state. They're disbelievers, and you're the Messenger of Allah and you are in such a state, not having the adornments of life like they are.
The Prophet said Allah is salatu salam or Omar, these are people for whom they're good things have been hastened in this world.
Doesn't it please you that this world should be for them. And the hereafter should be for us. Let them be
few years, couple of decades, and then what? And they're six feet under, and then it's held for eternity. While we do to our patience, and tolerance, Allah who would grant us the highest levels in paradise.
The prophets Allah, Allah, Allah said limbs, educate and sleeping was well known.
He used to often sleep on his right hand side, facing the Qibla exactly how we place
the deceased in their graves. Wherever one of us dies, he is placed in his grave to lie on his right hand side facing the Qibla all over cemeteries around the world. They're all facing the Qibla they're all facing Maccha in their graves, and there's no sin
Another sign of unity in any religion that I know of similar to this
and sometimes, the Prophet used to lie down on his back
as in some authentic Hadees that he was on them in the masjid, lying on his back putting one leg over the other.
And nothing was mentioned about lying on the left side, which means it's permissible, though it's not from the Sunnah, but it is permissible.
Then how about lying on your stomach?
There are a hadith prohibiting this
but the most authentic opinion at all of these hadith is our week.
Al Imam Al Bukhari may Allah have mercy on his soul said, there is not a single Hadith that is authentic in prohibiting lying on your stomach. But of course, it's best to be safe rather than sorry, and to avoid it altogether due to the dispute in lying on your stomach.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam routine was to sleep at the beginning of the night. So immediately after raesha he used to go to bed, and then he would wake up.
At a later stage, whether after half of the night is over, or 1/3 of the night is remaining.
He used to hate sleeping before Asia, meaning between Maghrib and Isha.
And he used to hate talking after Asia, because it's a waste of time. Unless there is a legitimate reason such as discussing issues about Muslims, meeting convert convoys, or sitting with the family.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam whenever he went to bed,
they would not wake him up until he wakes by himself. And
unlike us, the prophet eyes sleep
like us, but his heart is awakened. So he knows what's happening around him. And this is why he would wake up sometimes and not perform Moodle.
And when Mother Aisha would bring that to his attention, he says, I'm aware of myself even when I'm asleep. Unlike all of you. We when we sleep, that's it. We have to perform model we don't know what came out of us what happened to us in our sleep. But the prophet does sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Now,
we hear doctors saying that you need to sleep at least eight hours a day.
And people are convinced people think that this is the right thing to do.
But when we monitor
the lifestyle of the Prophet alayhi salatu salam, we find that it was not as such. You see, the prophets sleeping was not
seclusion or detachment of life. It wasn't running away from problems. It wasn't trying to slip from responsibilities. He used to sleep a couple of hours, three hours at most.
And then he wakes up.
It is he whom Allah said, all wrapped in your garments.
Arise and pray the night except little of it.
This is how the Prophet dealt with nighttime or the his Salatu was Salam. He dealt with sleeping as a form of worship, even in his sleep, because Allah says in the Quran, Paulina salatu Suki say, Verily, my prayers, my slaughtering a sacrifice my life and my death is for Allah, the Lord of the Worlds. So everything I do is for Allah azza wa jal, even when I go to bed, Allah as a melody, peace with a man with his father says, the Prophet ordered me either his salatu salam, whenever you want to go to bed, perform a solution.
Why would I perform a solution? I'm going to sleep
so that you go to bed
In the state of purity, and lie on your right hand side and say this long DUA and he taught him the DUA, we all say before going to sleep. And there are so many doors, so many Escar
we say before closing our eyes and shutting down.
One of them is Miss McCullough Houma, a hell of a mood, oh Allah in your name, I live in in your name, I die. Look at the resemblance between death and sleep.
in the Quran, Allah refers to sleeping as a form of death.
And this is why Allah refers to Jesus or ISA peace be upon him, when he is direct to them, as put him in a state of sleep, which some of the ignorance understood it as a state of death, and he did not die. Allah said that clearly. He was not killed, he was not crucified, he's not dead. He's still alive, but in a state of sleep.
And one of the etiquettes that the Prophet used to do all his sermon teachers teaches us to do is that when ever you want to go to bed, the Sunnah is that you sweep your bed with the inside of your garment because you don't know what came after you on it. Whether it's bedbugs, or the jinn or the devils so you sweep it with your the inside of your garment to follow the Sunnah of the Prophet alayhi salatu salam.
And once you're on your bed, you start to see the car of bed time.
Among them is cupping your hands blowing.
Then reciting the last three coal
sutra Talia class l message so that AlFalah saw that. A nurse who Allahu Ahad Colorado, Robert Philip called out of the nurse, then you wipe your entire body as you can, then you copy it again, you blow and then you recite the said again and you wipe and then your cup, blow, recite. And third time you wipe
sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used to often order his companions, relatives and loved ones to observe the UScar of going to bed. Like in the previous Hadith we mentioned. overborrowed NASM Likewise, in the hadith of Fatima, and Ali, may Allah be pleased with them. When he instructed them to say Subhana Allah 33 times Alhamdulillah 33 times Allahu Akbar 34 times before going to bed. And he told him that this would give you energy better than having a servant in your home.
And the Prophet himself Alayhi Salatu was Salam
used to recite Surah Tabarak Surah Mulk.
And we are not we know that these 30 verses of the Quran will intercede for you will prevent you from being tormented in your grave with the grace of Allah. And he used to recite Surah toolcraft rune Alia you had Kathy rune. And sometimes he used to recite Surah, Al Israa, and Surah to Zoomer. And these take a lot of time, but it shows you that going to bed is not
a normal thing. Rather, it is a form of worship, that our Prophet used to do either his salatu salam now
if we were to compare apples to apples
how do we go to bed every single night? Do we follow these rituals? Do we perform well do? Do we lie on our right hand side? Do we face the Qibla? Do we say the earth car? Do we cup our hands and blow and then wipe our bodies three times? Do we recite AYATUL kursi?
Do we recite the last two verses of Surah Al Baqarah
as instructed by the prophet Isaiah of Salem, so many things that we fail miserably
to follow the Sunnah of a role model. And this shows you the distance between us and Him. If we were to enter paradise
I know the vast majority of you hearing this would say, is it mandatory? Che? Is it wajib? Of course not. The answer is no. So a lot of you would shrug their shoulders and say, Okay, it's not mandatory, I'm not going to do it.
And in reply would say, Okay, if you're not interested in going to the highest level of paradise, then don't do it.
depending on how enthusiastic you are, how interested how serious you are.
The more effort you put in a business, most likely, the more income you will get, and the less effort the most likely your business will fail and be ruined. Don't do this with your hereafter. He's your role model. He was sent up to us for a purpose and that is to follow his footsteps. So do your level best to follow him to follow Him. And when you go to bed tonight, try your level best to follow these steps and in sha Allah, Allah who will make me and you among those to be resurrected under his flag. Heather Walla who are Allah municipality Mila Aslam