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For how many hours should a person sleep?

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Q: How much sleep should a 8 year old child becoming hafiz have? Even in general if a child is not becoming hafiz how much sleep should they have? Does Islam say anything into how many hours we should sleep also as adults?

Bismillaah

A: Sleep is in proportion to need. Some children’s need to sleep is greater than others. On average an 8 year old requires about 9 hours of sleep.

Adults require between 7 to 8 hours.

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

 

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, 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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