Where should one place his left hand when sleeping?

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Q: When sleeping, the Sunnah is to sleep on the right side with the right hand under ones cheek. What should one do with the left arm according to sunnah? Should it also be folded and the left hand placed by the head or should it rest on ones side or what should be done?


A: The left hand can be placed on the left thigh.

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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