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Du’a when waking up at night

Here’s a Du’a which our Messenger (pbuh) prescribed for us when we wake up at night before Fajr prayers.

‘Ubaadah ibn al-Saamit said: “The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: ‘Whoever awakes at night and says:

لا إِلَهَ إِلاَّ اللَّهُ وَحْدَهُ لا شَرِيكَ لَهُ، لَهُ الْمُلْكُ وَلَهُ الْحَمْدُ وَهُوَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ، سُبْحَانَ اللَّهِ وَالْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ وَلا إِلَهَ إِلاَّ اللَّهُ وَاللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ وَلا حَوْلَ وَلا قُوَّةَ إِلاَّ بِاللَّهِ

Laa ilaaha ill-Allaah wahdahu laa shareeka lah, lahu’l-hamd was lahu’l-mulk wa huwa ‘ala kulli shay’in qadeer. Al-hamdu-lillaah wa subhaan-Allaah wa laa ilaaha ill-Allaah wa Allaahu akbar, wa laa hawla wa laa quwwata illa Billaah

There is no god but Allaah Alone, with no partner or associate. To Him belongs praise and His is the sovereignty, and He is Able to do all things. Praise be to Allaah, glory be to Allaah, there is no god but Allaah and Allaah is Most Great. There is no power and no strength except with Allaah).

ثُمَّ قَالَ‏:‏ رَبِّ اغْفِرْ لِي، غُفِرَ لَهُ، أَوْ قَالَ‏:‏ فَدَعَا اسْتُجِيبَ لَهُ، فَإِنْ هُوَ عَزَمَ فَقَامَ فَتَوَضَّأَ وَصَلَّى قُبِلَتْ صَلاتُهُ‏.‏
then he says,Allaahumma aghfir li (O Allaah, forgive me), or he makes du’aa’, his prayer will be granted. If he does wudoo’ and prays, his salaah will be accepted.” (Narrated by al-Bukhaari)