When Waking Up at Night

Authentic Supplications of the Prophet
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When Waking Up at Night (37)
It is reported of the Prophet that he said: "One who wakes up at night and says: Lã 'ilãha 'illa 'allãhu wahdahu la shareeka lahu, lahul mulku wa lahul hamdu, wa huwa `ala kulli shay'in qadeerun, 'al-hamdu lil-lahi, wa subhãnallãhi, wa lã 'ilãha 'illa 'allãhu, wa 'allãhu 'akbaru, wa lã hawla wa lã quwwata 'illã bil-lahi 'al-`alyyil-`atheemi,(59)
then says: 'Allãhumma 'ighfirlee,(60)
or supplicates, he will be answered, then if he makes ablution and prays his prayer would be accepted".

(59) There is no 'ilãh except Allah, Alone, no associate does He have, his is the Kingdom, to Him is all praise, and He is very able to do every thing. All praise be to Allah, Glory be Allah, there is no 'ilãh except Allah, and Allah is greater [than every thing]. There is neither might, nor strength except by Allah The High The Magnificent.

(60) O' my 'ilãh forgive me.


To be found under Tahajjud in Saheeh al-Bukhãri. The two words "'al-`alyyil-`atheemi" were not in al-Bukhãri's wording, they were found with Ibn Mãjah, and Ibn As-Sunni with sound ascription as described by Sheikh Al-Albãni. Al-Albãni included this hadeeth in The Authentic of Good Sayings as #35.

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