Du’a for Insomnia

Living in the modern world our lives have become very fast paced. We have an increase in people complaining about stress and tension. As result many find it difficult to fall asleep or to enjoy a good night’s rest.

Nabi Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam taught us a Du’a when one is unable to sleep.

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ أَعُوذُ بِكَلِمَاتِ اللَّهِ التَّامَّاتِ مِنْ غَضَبِهِ وَعِقَابِهِ , وَمَنْ شَرِّ عِبَادِهِ , وَمَنْ هَمَزَاتِ الشَّيَاطِينِ, وَأَنْ يَحْضُرُونَ،

In the name of Allah, I seek protection in the perfect words of Allah, from His punishment, anger and the evil slaves. And from the whispers of Shytaan that it trouble me.

It was the habit of ibn Umar Radiyallahu Anhu to teach this Du’a to his older children. He used to write it and suspend it around the necks of the younger children. [Tafsir ibn Katheer]