Before I go to sleep I follow the sunnah by reading ayat AL kursi, falaq, then Nas.

If I wake up in the middle of the night for tahhajud, then go back to sleep for Fajr, do I have to repeat ayat AL kursi, falaq, and Nas again?

  • It is sunnah not fard.
    – Ahmed
    Commented Oct 15, 2019 at 11:51
  • Yeah but do I have to do it everytime as in if I wake up 50 times a night would that mean I have to do it everytime or is once sufficient for the whole night
    – Rami
    Commented Oct 15, 2019 at 12:04
  • Fard is something you are required to do. Sunnah is of two types but w.r.t ur question sunnah is optional. If you are able to do regularly once before going to sleep, you have inshallah done your azkhar.
    – Ahmed
    Commented Oct 15, 2019 at 12:43
  • Also you can add the following or learn them in future as azkhar before sleep: Surah Fatiha, Surah Ikhlas, Surah Falaq, Surah Nas, Surah Kafirun, Ayatul Kursi, Last 2 ayah of Surah baqarah, and Tasbih Fatima (33 time Alhamdullah, 33 time Subhanallah, 34 time Allah Akbar) .... once your imaan is stronger and you have a better grasp on Quran, you can also recite Surah Mulk before sleeping
    – Ahmed
    Commented Oct 15, 2019 at 12:51
  • What I meant by the question is: will the protection stl be there if I wake up at 2 am and go back to sleep at 3? Or do I have to read the surahs again
    – Rami
    Commented Oct 20, 2019 at 11:07

2 Answers 2


You shouldn't have to think about these little/non obligatory things such way. If you find it comfortable and easy, do it, otherwise don't put yourself in hardship.

Following is Hadith for your satisfaction.

Narrated `Abdullah:

The Prophet (Peace be upon him) fasted for days continuously; the people also did the same but it was difficult for them. So, the Prophet (Peace be upon him) forbade them (to fast continuously for more than one day). They slid, "But you fast without break (no food was taken in the evening or in the morning)." The Prophet (Peace be upon him) replied, "I am not like you, for I am provided with food and drink (by Allah).

Sahih al-Bukhari 1922


most authentic opinion is that doing it once suffices you for the whole night

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    Commented May 9, 2021 at 6:38

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