What do the scholars and experts of shari’ah say regarding insomnia? Is there any du’a that I can read to help me?
All perfect praise is for Allah ﷻ, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah ﷻ, and that Prophet Muhammad ﷺ is His Messenger.
‘Insomnia’ is the condition of being unable to fall or stay sleep. The great companion, Sayyiduna Khalid ibn Walid al-Makhzumi complained of this condition to the Prophet ﷺ saying, “O Messenger of Allah ﷺ, I do not sleep at night due insomnia.” The Noble Prophet ﷺ replied: When you go to bed, then say:
اللَّهُمَّ رَبَّ السَّمَوَاتِ السَّبْعِ وَمَا أَظَلَّتْ، وَرَبَّ الأَرَضِينَ وَمَا أَقَلَّتْ، وَرَبَّ الشَّيَاطِينِ وَمَا أَضَلَّتْ
،كُنْ لِي جَارًا مِنْ شَرِّ خَلْقِكَ كُلِّهِمْ جَمِيعًا أَنْ يَفْرُطَ عَلَيَّ أَحَدٌ مِنْهُمْ أَوْ أَنْ يَبْغِيَ
عَزَّ جَارُكَ، وَجَلَّ ثَنَاؤُكَ، وَلَا إِلَهَ غَيْرُكَ، وَلَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا أَنْتَ
“O Allah Lord of the seven heavens and what they overshadow, Lord of the earths and what they carry, Lord of the devils and those that they lead astray, be a Protector to me from the evil of Your creation, all of them. So, none of them are evil or act wrongfully to me. Strong is your protection and glorious is Your Praise. There is no god other than You, there is no god but You.” (Tirmidhi)
And Allah ﷻ knows best
This fatwa is written by Dr. Hafiz Muhammad Munir Al-Azhari