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Sleeping on one’s stomach

Question and Answer:

Q. What is the rule pertaining to habitually sleeping on ones stomach? Are there any Ahaadeeth to substantiate it being incorrect?

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A. One should not sleep on one’s stomach. It is the worst form of sleeping. According to a narration of Ibn Maajah it is a sleep of Jahannam, and according to a narration of Musnad Ahmed and Tirmidhi it is a (sleeping) posture that Allah dislikes.

Reference: Jam’ul Wasaail Vol. 2 Pg. 74, Zaadul Ma’aad Vol. 4 Pg. 220/1


And Allah Knows Best


Source: Jamiatul Ulama South Africa

Fatwa Department
Jamiatul Ulama (KZN)

Council of Muslim Theologians

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