What is the ruling on listening to Qur’aan before going to sleep, whether from a cassette player or some other means, so that the Muslim will end his day with remembrance of Allaah?.Praise be to Allaah.
There is nothing wrong
with a Muslim listening to Qur’aan before he sleeps, or listening to a
lecture or anything permissible. Indeed it is narrated in the saheeh Sunnah
that among the adhkaar to be recited before going to sleep are some du’aa’s
and verses and soorahs from the Qur’aan.
Chapter: Seeking refuge with Allaah and reciting Qur’aan when
going to sleep
It was narrated from ‘Aa’ishah (may Allaah be pleased with
her) that when the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah
be upon him) went to bed, he would blow into his hands and recite the
Mu’awwadhaat, and wipe his body with them.
Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 5960.
It was narrated that Abu Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with
him) said: The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be
upon him) appointed me to guard the zakaah of Ramadaan, and someone came and
started to rummage in the food. I took hold of him and said: “I am going to
take you to the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be
upon him)”… And he said: “When you go to your bed, recite Aayat al-Kursi,
and you will have ongoing protection from Allaah and no devil will come near
you until morning comes.” The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be
upon him) said: “He spoke the truth even though he is a liar; that was a
Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 3101.
Listening to Qur’aan before going to sleep and after, during
Ramadaan and at other times, instills tranquility in the heart and helps one
relax. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):
“verily, in the remembrance of Allaah do hearts find rest”
And Allaah knows best.