5 Powerful Duas For Waking Up And Sleeping At Night

5 powerful duas for waking up

Muslims say special prayers in the morning and at night. It’s like, asking Allah to keep you safe, thanking Him for the day…that kind of stuff. There are 5 special morning ones we love! They help you feel close to Allah, ask for the things you need, and get protection from bad stuff. Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) taught us these Duas For Waking Up And Sleeping At Night, so it’s like…doing things the way he showed us.

When Waking Up Dua In The Morning


When The Prophet (ﷺ) woke up, he would supplicate:

In Arabic 

الْحَمْدُ للهِ الَّذِي أَحْيَانَا بَعْدَ مَا أَمَاتَنَا وَإِلَيْهِ النُّشُورُ

In English 
“Alhamdulillahil-ladhi ahyana ba’da ma amatana wa ilaihin-nushur.”

Translation: “All Praise be to Allah who gave us life after having taken it from us and unto Him is the resurrection.” (Riyad as-Salihin 816) (Al-Bukhari).

When Waking Up – 2nd

In Arabic 

اَلْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ الَّذِي عَافَانِي فِي جَسَدِي، وَرَدَّ عَلَيَّ رُوحِي، وَأَذِنَ لِي بِذِكْرِهِ.

In English 

Alhamdu lillahil-lathee AAafanee fee jasadee waradda AAalayya roohee wa-athina lee bithikrih.

Translation: All praise is for Allah who restored to me my health and returned my soul and has allowed me to remember Him.” (Tirmidhi 5:473)

Dua For Sleeping At Night 


Whenever The Prophet (ﷺ) lay down for sleep at night, he would place his (right) hand under his (right) cheek and supplicate:

In Arabic 

اللَّهُمَّ بِاسْـمِكَ أَمُوتُ وَأَحْيَا

In English 

“Bismika Allahumma amutu wa ahya.”

Translation: “In Your name, O Allah, I die and I live.” (Al-Bukhari)

For sleeping – 2

In Arabic 

اللَّهُمَّ قِنِي عَذَابَكَ يَوْمَ تَبْعَثُ عِبَادَكَ.

In English 

Allahumma qinee AAathabaka yawma tabAAathu AAibadak.

Translation: O Allah, protect me from Your punishment on the day Your servants are resurrected. (Abu Dawud)

Reciting Ayatul Kursi before sleeping

It is a common practice among most Muslims to recite these ayas of the Quran from Surah Al-Baqarah known as “Ayatul Kursi” 

Muslims believe that it has a lot of spiritual benefits, including protection of Allah from evil forces, forgiveness, and reward on the day of judgment.

Ayatul Kursi in Arabic 

اللَّهُ لَا إِلَٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ الْحَيُّ الْقَيُّومُ ۚ لَا تَأْخُذُهُ سِنَةٌ وَلَا نَوْمٌ ۚ لَهُ مَا فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَمَا فِي الْأَرْضِ ۗ مَنْ ذَا الَّذِي يَشْفَعُ عِنْدَهُ إِلَّا بِإِذْنِهِ ۚ يَعْلَمُ مَا بَيْنَ أَيْدِيهِمْ وَمَا خَلْفَهُمْ ۖ وَلَا يُحِيطُونَ بِشَيْءٍ مِنْ عِلْمِهِ إِلَّا بِمَا شَاءَ ۚ وَسِعَ كُرْسِيُّهُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضَ ۖ وَلَا يَئُودُهُ حِفْظُهُمَا ۚ وَهُوَ الْعَلِيُّ الْعَظِيمُ

AyatulKursi English Translation

Allah – there is no deity except Him, the Ever-Living, the Sustainer of [all] existence. Neither drowsiness overtakes Him nor sleep. To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the earth. Who is it that can intercede with Him except by His permission? He knows what is [presently] before them and what will be after them, and they encompass not a thing of His knowledge except for what He wills. His Kursi extends over the heavens and the earth, and their preservation tires Him not. And He is the Most High, the Most Great.”

Dua When Waking Up At Night | Tahajjud Time Dua

The Prophet (ﷺ) said: “Whoever gets up at night and says (below words) And then says: — Allahumma, Ighfir li (O Allah! Forgive me). Or invokes (Allah), he will be responded to and if he performs ablution (and prays), his prayer will be accepted.

Dua for tahajjud

In Arabic 

لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ اللَّهُ وَحْدَهُ لاَ شَرِيكَ لَهُ، لَهُ الْمُلْكُ، وَلَهُ الْحَمْدُ، وَهُوَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَىْءٍ قَدِيرٌ‏.‏ الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ، وَسُبْحَانَ اللَّهِ، وَلاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ اللَّهُ، وَاللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ، وَلاَ حَوْلَ وَلاَ قُوَّةَ إِلاَّ بِاللَّهِ‏ اللَّهُمَّ اغْفِرْ لِي‏.‏

In English 
 ‘La ilaha il-lallah Wahdahu la Sharika lahu Lahu-lmulk, waLahu-l-hamd wahuwa ‘ala kullishai’in Qadir. Al hamdu lil-lahi wa subhanal-lahi wa la-ilaha il-lal-lah wa-l-lahu akbar wa la hawla Wala Quwata il-la-bil-lah.’ 
Allahumaghfir li’

Translation: (None has the right to be worshipped but Allah. He is the Only One and has no partners. For Him is the Kingdom and all the praises are due for Him. He is Omnipotent. All the praises are for Allah. All the glories are for Allah. And none has the right to be worshipped but Allah And Allah is Great And there is neither Might nor Power Except with Allah). (Sahih al-Bukhari 1154)


Muslims say special prayers in the morning and at night. It’s about thanking Allah, asking for protection, all that good stuff. They make you feel close to Allah. It’s like, any time of day, you can reach out to Him…it’s awesome! To avoid sleeplessness, nightmares, and panic we must recite these powerful duas for bad dreams.

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