Story No. 294 – Fatimah Zahra (pbuh) / Hazrat Fatima Zahra (pbuh) and Proper prayer before sleep
Fatimah Zahra (pbuh) and Proper prayer before sleepHazrat Fatima Zahra (pbuh) is known to have recounted this interesting true story: One day, as I was preparing myself to sleep, suddenly I saw my father, Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) entering our room. He (pbuh) said: “My beloved daughter, Fatimah Zahra! Never sleep at night, unless you have accomplished four things!”
First, you have to read entire Noble Qur’an from the beginning to end.
Second, you have to ask for the great Prophets of Allah to intercede in your favour after your death.
Third, you should remember that, you have to make all the faithful believers happy and pleased with you.
And finally, you have to go to Makkah, and accomplish the Pilgrimage of Hajj [Hajj Tamattu and Umrah Tamattu].
Fatimah Zahra (pbuh) said: “After having said that, my father, Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) began to perform his prayer and I had to wait until he finished his prayer to ask more information from him.”
I said most confused: “O Messenger of Allah! You have ordered me to do four things before sleep. But beloved father, I cannot see myself executing such things! I am unable to accomplish them at this late hour!”
Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) smiled graciously and answered: “If you say three times the Surah Ikhlas, it is as though you have read the entire Noble Qur’an from the beginning to end. If you say greetings and salutations to me and to the other great Prophets, you make us intercede in your favour. If you pray for the faithful believers, you have made them happy and content. And at last, if you say (dhikr) “Subhanallahe, Walhamdulillahe, Wala Ilaaha Illallahe, Wallahu Akbar” it is as though you have accomplished the Pilgrimage of Hajj [Hajj Tamattu and Umrah Tamattu].”