Sleeping on the stomach

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Is it true that when one sleeps on one’s stomach then shaytan has coitus with him from behind?


I have not seen this in a Hadith.

However there are other Hadiths that prohibit sleeping in that posture and actually label it as:

a) Disliked by Allah.

(Sunan Abi Dawud, Hadith: 5001, Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 2768 & Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith: 3723)

b) The posture of the inmates of Jahannam.

(Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith: 3724-3725)

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,

Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar


Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar

This answer was collected from The answers were either answered or checked by Moulana Haroon Abasoomar (rahimahullah) who was a Shaykhul Hadith in South Africa, or by his son, Moulana Muhammad Abasoomer (hafizahullah), who is a Hadith specialist. 

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