Reciting Surah Zumar and Surah Bani Israeel before sleeping

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: ﻗَﺎﻟَﺖْ ﻋَﺎﺋِﺸَﺔُ ﺭﺿﻰ ﺍﻟﻠﻪ ﻋﻨﻬﺎ ﻛَﺎﻥَ ﺍﻟﻨَّﺒِﻰُّ – ﺻﻠﻰ ﺍﻟﻠﻪ ﻋﻠﻴﻪ ﻭﺳﻠﻢ – ﻻَ ﻳَﻨَﺎﻡُ ﺣَﺘَّﻰ ﻳَﻘْﺮَﺃَ ﺍﻟﺰُّﻣَﺮَ ﻭَﺑَﻨِﻰ ﺇِﺳْﺮَﺍﺋِﻴﻞَ

Aisha (radhiyallahu anha) said, “Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) wouldn’t go to sleep until he read Az-Zumar and Bani Isra’il. (Collected by At-Tirmithi (3405), Ibn Khuzaymah (1/126/2) Al-Hakim (2/434) Ahmed (2/68 /122) At-Tirmithi graded this hadeeth as being Hasan Ghareeb. And Shaykh Al-Albani said “The men in the isnad are trustworthy [ Silsilahtus Saheehah 641 ]

Is it authentic?


A: Yes.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

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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