Wednesday, February 06, 2008

The Midday Nap or Siesta

عن أنس رضي الله عنه أن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم قال:
" قيلوا فإن الشياطين لا تقيل "
رواه الطبراني ، الصحيحة 2647

Anas (may Allaah be pleased with him) reported that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Take a nap, for the shayaateen do not take naps.” (Reported by al-Tabaraani. Al-Saheehah, 2647).

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Siesta Awareness

قال إسحاق بن عبدالله : القائلة من عمل أهل الخير ، وهي مجمة للفؤاد مَقْواة على قيام الليل

Ishaaq ibn ‘Abd-Allaah said: “Taking a nap is one of the deeds of good people. It revitalizes the heart and helps one to pray qiyaam al-layl.”

مرّ الحسن البصري بقوم في السوق في وسط النهار فرأى صخبهم وضجيجهم فقال : أما يقيل هؤلاء ، فقيل له : لا فقال : إني لأرى ليلهم ليل سوء

Al-Hasan al-Basri passed by a group of people in the marketplace in the middle of the day, and heard the racket they were making. He said, “Do these people take a nap?” It was said to him, “No.” He said, “I think their nights must be bad.”


ammena said...

siestas are islamic?? alhamdulillah :D yay,... Im sure Ill be able to fit this part of Islam into my life :P if only everyone else could do the same

suhaa said...

asalaam alaikum dear sister ,
subhanAllah, with schools starting tomorrow here in saudi the kids have to be up and out at fajr. i was considering not giving them a nap and just down time when they get home before they go again for a lesson at night so that they could be asleep by 8ish. but this post discouraged that and i think ill have to give them a nap and if they sleep closer to 9 or 10 at the latest then that would be ok too..inshaAllah.
cute title for blog btw!
barakAllah feeki..

Oum Anas said...

Assalamu aleikum

Thank you both for dropping by.

Cute blog title? And I was thinking of changing it...