Feeling paralysed upon awakening

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Q: I sleep in wudu and read Ayatul kursi four kul and blow on my entire body. Alhamdulilllah I read all 5 times Salaah and Qur’an but I get episodic experience of body and I get paralysed and feeling of something unnatural coming too close to me. But I cannot move. Till I attain movement, there is nothing around. What is the reason and why is it happening. How will this stop completely?


A: This is nothing to be concerned about. This happens to many people who are mentally fatigued or who are not sleeping in a proper posture.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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