Sunnats & Aadaab (Etiquettes) upon awakening

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Sunnats and Aadaab

1. As soon as one awakens, one should rub the face and the eyes with both the palms in order to remove the effects of sleep.


Hadrat Ibn Abbas(Radiallahu anhu) reports in a lengthy hadith regarding the night which he spent by his maternal aunt Hadrat Maymoona (Radiallahu anha)…Nabi (Salallahu alaihi wasallam) awoke during the night, sat up and rubbed his eyes with his palms in order to remove the effects of sleep.


2. Upon awakening recite the dua:

“All praise is due to Allah Ta’ala who granted us life after death and to Him will we be returned.”


Hadrat Huzaifa (Radiallahu anhu) reports that when retiring to bed at night, Nabi (Salallahu alaihi wasallam) would place his (right) hand under his (right) cheek and would recite the duaa Allahumma Bismika amoothu wa ahyaa, and upon awakening would recite Alhumdulillaahillazee ahyaanaa ba’da maa amaathanaa wa ilaihin nushoor

3. To cleanse the mouth with a miswaak upon awakening.


Hadrat Huzaifa (Radiallahu anhu) narrates that Nabi (Sallalahu alaihi wasallam) would use the miswaak upon awakening during the night.


Hadrat Aaisha(Radiallahu anha) reports that whenever Nabi (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) awoke during the day or night, he would make miswaak before performing wudhu.

N.B. The use of the miswaak upon awakening is a separate sunnat and making miswaak at the time of wudhu is a separate sunnat. Hence if one who does not intend performing salaah or a menstruating woman awakens, they should make miswaak. However, if one upon awakening makes wudhu, the miswaak done during the wudhu will suffice on behalf of both sunnats.


4. Hadrat Aaisha(Radiallahu anha) narrates that our beloved Nabi (Salallahu Alaihi wasallam) upon awakening would first relieve himself and then make miswaak (during wudhu)


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