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Sleep Away the Weep

Bismillah.

Have you ever noticed what a blessing sleep is? Imagine your life without it. Being always on the go, working, playing, talking, doing nothing but never sleeping.
Imagine you got so tired that you’d rather drop down dead but you still couldn’t sleep. Oh what a refreshed, brand new person you are after a good sleep.
It covers all pains. Whether you have a headache, aching bones or just plain tiredness; or whether you’re a person who’s sad, depressed, angry, frustrated, lonely, tense, nervous or in any distressing situation, sleep is a blessing! You let go of everything, your mind relaxes and your body rests. The perfect tonic!

And then, it’s completely free! Even the poorest of people can enjoy sleep to the fullest. In fact, even more than the rich sometimes (or often). It doesn’t even matter where you are, it can be as beautiful on a roadside as on a bed of silk.
There comes a time when you just nod off. I mean you might go sleepless for a day, two days, three days but how much longer can you stretch it? You can’t. For eating, you need food, but sleep just comes, no matter what.

Even during war, the companions of the Prophet (sallallaahu ‘alaihi wassalam) were given sleep as a gift and means of relaxing.

Have you ever really thanked Allah for this great gift? Tonight just before dropping off, think about it and say thank you to Him from the core of your heart. And make dua for those who have difficulty enjoying this gift.
These blessings make life beautiful, it’s only a matter of noticing and being grateful for them.

P.S. sleep management is important, don’t overdo it. Try following the sunnah. Share in the comments section below, what you know about the sunnah of sleeping.

Wassalam,
Hajrah. :)

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Allah says in the Quran:

اللَّـهُ يَتَوَفَّى الْأَنفُسَ حِينَ مَوْتِهَا وَالَّتِي لَمْ تَمُتْ فِي مَنَامِهَا ۖ فَيُمْسِكُ الَّتِي قَضَىٰ عَلَيْهَا الْمَوْتَ وَيُرْسِلُ الْأُخْرَىٰ إِلَىٰ أَجَلٍ مُّسَمًّى ۚ إِنَّ فِي ذَٰلِكَ لَآيَاتٍ لِّقَوْمٍ يَتَفَكَّرُونَ

Translation: Allah takes the souls at the time of their death, and those that do not die [He takes] during their sleep. Then He keeps those for which He has decreed death and releases the others for a specified term. Indeed in that are signs for a people who give thought. [Az-Zumar 42]

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Secrets Of Salah – 16

Salam,
Bismillah.

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It is also part of devotion and slave hood to recognize that the ability to praise Allah is a divine gift which in itself requires special praise and gratitude. When the slave praises Allah for the ability to praise Him, he must now praise Him out of gratitude for understanding this gift and so on. If the slave were to use all his breaths in praising his Lord, for the bounty upon bounty vouchsafed him by Allah, the praise that he still owes Allah, for this priceless gift of shukr (gratitude) would be far beyond what he has uttered. No one can ever enumerate the true praise owing to Allah for His priceless gifts, even if he were to praise Allah to the utmost of his capacity; for the slave is travelling towards Allah, with blessings he has received from Allah, for which he thanks Allah. And when he praises Allah for taking away a blessing he should also thank Him for inspiring him with words of praise.

 

In the words of a poet ‘For you in all praise, either for a blessing bestowed or for an evil averted.’

 

Another aspect of the devotion of Divine praise is that the slave should recognize his inability to express, or do justice to the divine praise. In fact, whatever he is able to achieve by way of praise, even that emanates from Allah. So Allah alone is deserving of praise, for it is He who causes the words of praise to flow from the slave’s tongue and heart. Had it not been for Allah, no soul would have ever received guidance.

To be continued…

Wassalam.

 

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