Saturday, April 09, 2005

Assalamualaikum..

Since usrah is family, I would like to share a problem with all of you. So that I can approach my problem with various styles.

Imam Djafer once said in the khutbah that many people waste their time in two things which are watching TV and sleeping. Since I don't have TV, I don't waste my time on TV but I have a problem with my sleep.

It seems that I can't control my sleep nowadays. I can't control my mind to wake up. My mentality before sleep (which is energetic and prepare to wake up early) is different when my alarm clock rings.

First, I changed my position by not sleeping on my bed but on the floor - it doesn't work..

Second, I wrote a letter to myself as a reminder about my mentality before I go to sleep - it doesn't work..

So friends, help me.. :( I don't want to sleep a lot like a baby..

Jazakumullahu khayr..

9 Comments:

At 3:42 AM , Blogger Krouz said...

Friend,
Try not to sleep until subooh.
After that sleep on the floor until noon. You shall get a good 6-hour ram sleep. After a few while, your mind might get use to a 6-hour ram sleep a day.

 
At 9:47 PM , Blogger norsallsabil said...

bismillah,

have you listened to the lecture from ustadh Muhammad alShareef titled "in the middle of night"? It's about the sleeping habits of Rasulullah (saw). I think the lecture is really awesome... a lot of beautiful tips for us in order to change the sleeping habit and on the same time following the sunnah of Rasulullah (saw). Allahu'alam.

 
At 9:50 PM , Blogger norsallsabil said...

'afwan, forgot to give link for the lecture: http://durbah.almaghrib.org/events.php
wassalam

 
At 1:06 AM , Blogger nur mohamad said...

bismillah

i think one of the things that could help is to remember the tazkiah cycle taught by Ammu Mokhtar

1.'ilm
2.taubah
3.mujahadah

we have to start with the 'ilm, ukht sallsabil's suggestion is good, inshaAllah with that ilm it will motivate us to repent and do good. However,we need to work hard -mujahadah with the support system (dzikr, samt, not eating too much, )and always having input (ilm) to sustain our mujahadah.

a bit of personal experience, the two main times when I sleep little or am able to wake up early:
1. whenever I really want to do something and am excited about it
2. when I know I don't have any other choice but to wake up and go - if not the consequences will be detrimental

however, these are all external factors which may change over time and space. what's really important is our internal motivation. meaning even if we don't have anything to do, we'll still wake up early (sleep less) and use take full benefit of the time Allah has given us. Allahu'alam

*cakap pandai, but actually sleep is one of my weaknesses as well :|

 
At 2:31 AM , Blogger abli said...

assalamu`alaikum,

i think the spiritual and mental aspect of it have pretty much been covered... i'll try to pitch in my 2 cents.

knowing yourself, try to allocate the amount of sufficient sleeping hours needed. for example, 5hrs of sleep would suffice for me.

use a 'loud' alarm clock and set it right next to you... try to wake up around 15mins before fajr or more, so you can pray tahajjud and also your shaf`al witr & witr.

also, utilizing the concept of jama`ah, have your housemate wake you up... or somebody who lives somewhere else to give you a wake-up call, if possible. strength in number... after all, we should all look after each other.

and most importantly, to seek Divine guidance, in your du`a after the 5 daily salaat. and also making du`a after reciting the surahs & du`a before going to sleep.

it all boils down to one thing, just like in any other acts...

keyword: d.i.s.c.i.p.l.i.n.e

this may not mean much, but i hope it helps a bit... just tryinna help out. may Allah make it easy on you. may Allah give us guidance, amiin.

salamat

 
At 1:24 AM , Blogger mutadayyin said...

alhamdulillah.. jazakumullahu kayran katheera..

 
At 2:51 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am also experiencing similar problems lately....unfortunately I can't be much assistance but Jazakallahu khayr for all the wonderful ideas and tips. May Allah guide us in this life full of challenges and deceit. Ameen.

 
At 2:55 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

a gem from the breach of covenant(BOC)class by Ustaadz Muhammad Al-Shareef:

the reason of feeling tired, sleepy, energyless is due to the fact that we have no fear of Allaah in our body (ie don't internalize the taqwa of Allaah). If we were to have a truly taqwa to Allaah, we cannot even go to sleep! Just imagine how the sahaabah used to undergo their lives(jihaad,work very hard, seeking ilm continously), yet they're the one who stood up before Allaah,throughout the silent night,seeking for His Pleasure!Knowing the reward of those who strive(mujaahadah) in His path, we will never let ourselves to go thru every single moment that we have except in 'ibadaah to Allaah, seeking knowledge, & do da'wah work. Indeed, this is the nourishment ( "straight zamzam")of the sahaabah, and those who're succesful.

Refer to suraah al-inshiraah(verse 7): fa idzaa faraghta fansob--so when you've finished your occupation,devote yourself to Allaah's worship.

Actually this is one of the advice from Shaykh Yasir Birjas to Bro Muhammad. He said, " if you feel tired, get up and pray!(and then he quoted this verse). If you're sincere with your 'ibadaah to Allaah, all these tiredness will go away, bi idznillaah."

Just tell yourself that I need to GET UP, make du'aa, keep on working and in shaa' Allaah you'll get there.

Allaahu ta'aala a'lam.

 
At 8:57 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

... just wanted to make this the first post ever with comments in the double digits!

keep performing du'a!!

 

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