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sleeping on stomach

Question:

sir, I want to ask that is sleeping downwords ie my front side of body touches ground & my back side is upwords, prohibited in islam

Answer:



بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

We begin with Allah’s blessed name, we praise him and we glorify him, seek his forgiveness and ask him to guide us. Whoever Allah guides, None can lead astray and whoever he misguides, None can guide. There is no power and no strength except from Allah, The most high, the Most great, the most powerful. We bear witness that there is no one worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers. We pray for peace and blessings on all the noble messengers and in particular on the last of them all “the blessed prophet Mohammad (pbuh)”

Hadrat Yaish bin Tikhfah Al-Ghifari (r.a.) reported: 'My father said: "I was lying down on my belly in the masjid when someone shook me with his foot, and said, "Lying down this way (upon one's stomach) is disapproved by Allah. I looked up and saw that it was Messenger of Allah (saws)."' Related by Abu Dawud.

Narrated by Abu Hurayrah When Allah's Messenger (saws) saw a man lying on his stomach he said, "This is a method of lying down which Allah does not like." Al-Tirmidhi [ 4718]

Narrated by Abu Dharr The Prophet (saws) came upon him when he was lying on his stomach, jerked him with his foot and said, "Jundub, only those who go to Hell (the Shayateen) lie like this!" Al-Tirmidhi [ 4731]

Thus from the guidance of prophet Mohammad it is clear that lying on the stomach is not liked by Allah & only shaytan likes that way of sleeping. So a believer should abstain from doing a act which is no liked by Allah & his messenger(pbuh).

I ask Allah to make this a sincere effort, seeking his pleasure, and I ask him to grant us refuge in him from the evils within ourselves, and that in our deeds. I ask him to grant us success in achieving whatever pleases him; And May Allah Shower His blessings and mercy upon our beloved Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), his family and his Companions and on all those who follow him until the final hour.

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