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Dua Before Sleeping – Dua for Sleeping (Arabic and English)

Dua For Sleeping:

Here you will learn about the Dua for sleeping or Supplications before sleeping in English and Arabic.

The Dua is an Arabic word, which means invocation, prayer or supplication. In the Islam, Dua is an act of calling out to Allah Almighty or it is a conversation with The Creator of the entire world.

Dua is a way which connects the believers to the Almighty Allah. Muslims believe that Allah Almighty is The most powerful and they pray to Allah Almighty for everything.

What to say before going to sleep?

These are the some of the dua’s, which you can make before sleep. These are highly significant for you. Firstly, try to develop the habit of sleeping in the state of Wudu, and try to recite dua before going to bed.

Dua Seeking Forgiveness
أَسْتَغْفِرُ اللهَ الَّذِي لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا هُوَ الْحَيُّ الْقَيُّومُ وَأَتُوبُ إِلَيْهِ

Astaghfirullaa-hal-ladhee laa ilaha illaa huwal-ḥayyul-qayyoomu wa atoobu ilayh

Source: Abu Dawud

Dua for Sleeping
اَللّهُمَّ بِسْمِكَ أَمُوْتُ وَ أَحْيَ

Allahumma Bismika amootu wa-ahya


 Oh Allah, I live and die calling your name.

Hudhaifah and Abu Dharr (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:

The Messenger of Allah (Prophet Muhammad) used to supplicate when he went to bed at night: “Bismik-Allahumma ahya wa amut (With Your Name, O Allah, I expire and return to life).” [Al- Bukhari].

Dua before Sleeping
“سُبْحَانَ اللهِ، والْحَمْدُ للهِ، وَاللهُ أَكْبَرُ”

Subhaanallaahi, – Walhamdu lillaahi, -Wallaahu ‘Akbar


Glory is to Allah (thirty-three times in Arabic) , praise is to Allah (thirty-three times) , Allah is the Most Great (thirty-four times)

Hazrat Ali (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:

The Messenger of Allah said to me and to Fatimah (May Allah be pleased with her) (Ali’s wife and the Prophet’s daughter), “When you go to bed, recite: Takbir (Allahu Akbar) thirty-three times and Tasbih (Subhan-Allah) thirty-three times and Tahmid (Al-hamdu lillah) thirty-three times.” [Al-Bukhari and Muslim]

Whoever says (the above) a hundred times during the day, his sins are wiped away, even if they are like the foam of the sea. [Bukhari and Muslim]

Abu Dharr reported that the Prophet (ﷺ) said, “Shall I tell you the words that Allah loves the most?” I said: “Yes, tell me, O Messenger of Allah.” He said: “The words dearest to Allah are: subhanAllah wa bihamdihi. [Muslim and Tirmidhi]

A palm tree is planted for the reciter [of the above] in Paradise. [Tirmidhi and al-Hakim]

Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) said: “Two words are light on the tongue, weigh heavily in the balance, they are loved by the Most Merciful One.” [Bukhari and Muslim]

Supplication for Sleeping
لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللهُ الْوَاحِدُ اْقَهَّارُ، رَبُّ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ وَمَا بَيْنَهُمَا الْعَزِيزُ الْغَفَّارُ

Laa ‘ilaaha ‘illallaahul-Waahidul-Qahhaaru, Rabbus-samaawaati wal’ardhi wa maa baynahumal-‘Azeezul-Ghaffaaru.


There is none worthy of worship but Allah, the One, the Victorious, Lord of the heavens and the earth and all that is between them, the All-Mighty, the All-Forgiving.

Importance of Dua:

Dua is not an obligatory prayer for the Muslims in Islam. But there are many significance of making Dua to Allah Almighty.

Through Dua, one can feel closer to the Almighty Allah. As it is the way in which believers directly communicate with his Creator.

Islam emphasizes on making prayers before sleep. As for peaceful sleep, Isha prayer are very important. Similarly, there are many Dua;s which are highly significant for the Muslims.

We also provides you various dua’s to recite before sleep, which is beneficial for you. Try to develop the habit of making dua before going to bed. As it is highly significant for you in this life and it will also provide you benefits on the day of judgment.

  • Recite Bismillah daily before sleeping.
  • Recite Ayat ul kursi daily before sleep. According to the Holy Prophet (S.A.W), whoever prays this dua before going to sleep Allah Almighty protects him throughout the night.

Prophet (ﷺ) said, “By reciting it (Ayat- ul-Kursi), there will be a guardian appointed over you from Allah who will protect you during the night, and Satan will not be able to come near you until morning” [Al-Bukhari]

  • If you want to safeguard from the punishment of the grave, recite Surah ul Mulk (Chapter 67 – The Sovereignty) daily before sleep. The Holy Prophet (S.A.W) also made this dua before sleep. So, it is the Sunnah of the Holy Prophet (S.A.W).

The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “Surah al Mulk is the protector from the torment of the grave” [Sahihul Jamiea 1/680, Hakim 2/498 & Nasai]

Jabir (radiAllahu anhu) said it was the custom of the Holy Prophet (ﷺ) not to go to sleep until he had read Tabarakalladhi Biyadihil Mulk and Alif Laam Meem Tanzeel. [Ahmad, Tirmidhi and Darami]

Anas (radiAllahu anhu) reported Rasulullah (ﷺ) as saying, “There is a Surah which will plead for its reciter till it causes him to enter paradise” (Tabarakalladhi Biyadihil Mulk). [Tabrani]

  • To sleep in a state of Wudhu [Tabarani, Hakim, Abu Dawood]


It is important for every Muslim to communicate with the Allah Almighty. Dua is the easiest way through which you communicate with Allah.

Dua before sleeping is very necessary for the Muslims. As all Muslims want forgiveness for all their sins, Dua helps you in seeking forgiveness from the Almighty Allah.

Try to recite different supplications daily before going to sleep. It has numerous benefits for you in this life and also after this life. So make a habit to recite dua before going to sleep.

8 thoughts on “Dua Before Sleeping – Dua for Sleeping (Arabic and English)”

  1. Mohammed Shafeek

    Assalamu Alaikum brother,
    I just saw a small error in the transliteration of ‘Bismikallahumma amoothu wa ahya’. In transliteration, it is written ‘Bismikallahumma ahya wa amooth’ please correct it.
    May Allah forgive us all and grand you and everyone his beautiful Jannah.

  2. Satakhshi Aayat Hussain

    Your articles are very beneficial .
    Thanku so much ..it made me understand it very well.
    Thanks alot,??

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