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February 23, 2011

Audio: In the Middle of the Night

by Umm Muawiyah

Assalamu Alaikum.

You know one of the most amazing things about our magnificent religion?

It tells us the best way to go about doing….well, absolutely everything.

Some people find this to be “burdensome”. [When did sheer excellence become “burdensome”….?]

To such people, I say: Okay, stick to your lousy way of doing things. We’ll follow the way of excellence.

As for those who want to pursue excellence, marhaba!

What do we start with first?

Well, what about how to sleep in the proper way?

Being an insomniac, I’ve noticed that if one’s sleep gets messed up, then it starts going downhill from there. Sleep problems could lead to missing Fajr, which leads to a bad start to the day.

On the other hand, if one sleeps properly and moderately, then one can get up early, for Fajr and also for Tahajjud. After this, one is fresh and ready to go. The whole day starts on a high note.

So, how does one sleep in the “proper” way?

Well, it’s however the Messenger of Allah (salallahu alaihi wasallam) practiced it , of course.

Here’s a lecture dedicated to discussing his sleeping habits:

In the Middle of the Night: The Sleeping Habits of the Messenger of Allah (salallahu alaihi wasallam) by Muhammad Alshareef (Download)


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