Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) disliked sleeping late at night

Salah Contributor

There is a saying that “Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.” Our beloved Prophet Muhammad (SAW) also disliked sleeping late at night.

“The Prophet (SAW) preferred to pray the `Isha ‘late and disliked to sleep before it or talk after it.” (Sahih Bukhari Hadith 599)

The health risks of sleeping late at night

Sufficient sleep is essential to human well-being. The most appropriate time for this is night. Allah has made the night suitable for rest. He says, “And made your sleep [a means for] rest. And made the night as clothing. And made the day for livelihood.” (Surat An-Naba [verse 9-11])

According to the International Agency for Research on Cancer, the Cancer Research Division of the World Health Organization, “when there is no sunlight, forcing the body to work or keeping it awake interferes with the production of the hormone melatonin. It is this melatonin that prevents the growth of tumors in the human body. As a result, they think that people who stay up at night have a higher risk of getting cancer.”

According to a study conducted in the United Kingdom, 90% of those who develop bad habits at night suffer from mental illness. There is a 30% risk of developing diabetes. Besides, the risk of developing intestinal diseases ranging from nervous problems is greatly increased.

Disadvantages of waking up late in the morning

A study by a University in the United Kingdom found that people who wake up late suffer from a variety of mental and physical complications. Their average life expectancy is six and a half years shorter than that of a regular morning person.

The benefits of waking up very early

Waking up very early is a prerequisite for wealth and knowledge. Narrated Sakhr al-Ghamidi: The Prophet (SAW) said: “O Allah, bless my people in their early mornings.” When he sent out a detachment or an army, he sent them at the beginning of the day. Sakhr was a merchant, and he would send off his merchandise at the beginning of the day, and he became rich and had much wealth. (Sunan Abi Dawud 2606)

People who wake up early are efficient and productive. Studies have shown that people who wake up early in the morning or sleep enough at night have a better IQ than others.

A study from the University of Texas found that students who woke up early got higher scores than those who woke up late. Their GPA is higher than others. This success is related to higher productivity and better sleep.

Narrated Abu Hurairah: The Prophet (SAW) said: May Allah show mercy to a man who gets up during the night and prays, who wakes his wife and she prays; if she refuses, he sprinkles water on her face. May Allah shows mercy to a woman who gets up during the night and prays, who wakens her husband and he prays; if he refuses she sprinkles water on his face. (Sunan Abu Dawood Hadith No. 1450)

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