AFTER A NIGHTMARE

أَعُوْذُ بِكَلِمَاتِ اللهِ التَّامَّاتِ مِنْ غَضَبِهِ وَعِقَابِهِ ، وَشَرِّ عِبَادِهِ ، وَمِنْ هَمَزَاتِ الشَّيَاطِيْنِ وَأَنْ يَّحْضُرُوْنِ

I seek protection in the perfect words of Allah from His anger and punishment, and from the evil of His servants, and from the evil suggestions of the devils and from them appearing to me.

Aʿūdhu bi kalimāt-i-llāhi-t-tāmmāti min ghaḍabihi wa ʿiqābih, wa sharri ʿibādih, wa min hamazāti-sh-shayaṭīn wa an yaḥḍurūn.

‘Amr bin Shu’aib narrated from his father, who narrated from his grandfather, that the Messenger of Allah ﷺ said: “When one of you becomes frightened during sleep, then let him say: [the above]. For verily, they shall not harm him.” He said: “So ‘Abdullah bin ‘Amr (raḍiy Allāhu ‘anhu) used to teach it to those of his children who attained maturity, and those of them who did not, he would write it on a sheet and then hang it around their neck.” (Tirmidhī 3528)

The Messenger of Allah said: “A good dream is from Allah, so if anyone of you sees a dream which pleases him, he should not tell anybody about it except to the one whom he loves. And if he sees a dream which he dislikes, then he should seek Allah’s protection from its evil and from the evil of Shaytān. He should spit three times on his left and should not tell anybody about it, lest it might harm him.” (Bukhārī 6986)

WHEN ONE WAKES UP AT NIGHT

لَا إِلٰهَ إِلَّا اللهُ وَحْدَهُ لَا شَرِيْكَ لَهُ ، لَهُ الْمُلْكُ ، وَلَهُ الْحَمْدُ ، وَهُوَ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيْرٌ‏ ، الْحَمْدُ للهِ‏ ، وَسُبْحَانَ اللهِِ ، وَلَا إِلٰهَ إِلَّا اللهُ ، وَاللهُ أَكْبَرُ ، وَلَا حَوْلَ وَلَا قُوَّةَ إِلَّا بِاللهِ ، اَللّٰهُمَّ اغْفِرْ لِيْ

There is no god but Allah. He is Alone and He has no partner whatsoever. To Him Alone belong all sovereignty and all praise. He is over all things All-Powerful.  All praise be to Allah and Allah is free from imperfection. There is no god but Allah. Allah is the Greatest. There is no power (in averting evil) or   strength (in attaining good) except through Allah. O Allah, forgive me.

Lā ilāha illā-l-lāhu waḥdahu lā sharīka lah, lahu-l-mulku wa lahu-l-ḥamd, wa Huwa ʿalā kulli shay’in Qadīr, alḥamdu li-llāh, wa subḥāna-llāh, wa lā ilāha illā-l-llāh, wa-llāhu akbar, wa lā ḥawla wa lā quwwata illā bi-llāh, allāhumma-ghfir lī.

The Messenger of Allah  said: “Whoever gets up at night and says [the above] and then says: ‘O Allah, forgive me’ or makes du‘ā’, it will be accepted. If he performs wudhū and prays, his prayer will be accepted.” (Bukhārī)

In another narration, upon waking at night, he used to recite the last ten verses of Sūrah Āl ‘Imrān (3:190-200). (Bukhārī)

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