HEATERS OFF BEFORE SLEEPING

The rise in fires in homes is becoming more common as the winter bites harder into the bones. Recently in Eldorado Park, Ext 2 a fire went out of control in a flat. Due to our usage of heaters the risk becomes more. However, Rasulullah Sallallahu ‘Alaihi wa Sallam came as a mercy to the entire universe.

Allah Ta’alaa says referring to Rasulullah Sallallahu ‘Alaihi wa Sallam:

“We have not sent you but as a mercy to the entire universe”

Suratul 21, Al-Ambiyaa – Verse 107

Rasulullah Salallahu ‘Alaihi wa Sallam’s care and love for this Ummah knows no bounds. Abu Mūsa al-Ash‘ari (Radhiyallahu ‘Anhu) reported: One night, a house in Madīnah was burnt with its inhabitants inside. When this was reported to the Messenger of Allah (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) he said:

“This fire is your enemy, so put it out before going to bed.”

Bukhaari and Muslim

عن أبي موسى الأشعري رضي الله عنه قال: احْتَرَقَ بَيْتٌ بالمَدِينَةِ عَلَى أهْلِهِ مِنَ اللَّيْلِ، فَلَمَّا حُدِّثَ رَسُولُ اللهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم بِشَأنِهِم، قالَ: «إنَّ هذه النارَ عَدُوٌّ لَكُمْ، فَإِذَا نِمْتُم، فَأَطْفِئُوهَا عَنْكُمْ»

[صحيح] – [متفق عليه

Apart from those fireplaces which have the safety feature to run the entire night we should ensure stoves, heaters and gas burners are turned off before sleeping. Aayatul Kursi should be read for protection. Keep emergency numbers at hand.

Jabir ibn ‘Abdullah Radhiyallahu ‘Anhu reported that the Messenger of Allah Sallallahu ‘Alaihi wa Sallam, said, “Lock the doors, tie the water-skins, turn over the vessels, cover the vessels, and put out the lamps. Shaytan does not open a locked door, nor untie a water-skin, nor uncover a vessel. A mouse can cause a house to burn down with its inhabitants inside it.”

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Dua’s Before Sleeping

There are many duas, one should keep practicing and updating the masnoon supplications so that one gets closer and closer to becoming the Beloved of Allah Ta’alaa:

“When the Prophet Sallallahu ‘Alaihi wa Sallam, wanted to go to sleep, he put his hand under his right cheek and said, ‘Allahumma Qini Adhaabaka Yawma Tub’athu Ibaadak “(‘O Allah, protect me from Your punishment on the Day you raise up Your slaves.)

قَالَ‏:‏ كَانَ النَّبِيُّ صلى الله عليه وسلم إِذَا أَرَادَ أَنْ يَنَامَ وَضَعَ يَدَهُ تَحْتَ خَدِّهِ الأَيْمَنِ، وَيَقُولُ‏:‏ اللَّهُمَّ قِنِي عَذَابَكَ يَوْمَ تَبْعَثُ عِبَادَكَ‏.‏

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