Ways of The Prophet (S.A.W)

by Sheikh Muhammad Abdul Hai Arifi

Evening and precaution for night

Hadrat Jabir bin Abdullah (Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrated that ALLAH’s Messenger (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) said, “When evening faIls, collect your children (i.e stop them from roaming about in the lanes and streets) for the crowd of devils is aboard in the evening, and when some part of the night has passed, then there is no harm in letting them free. Shut the door during night and do so in the name of ALLAH (say any dua) for the devil has no power to open the door closed in the name of ALLAH, and tie the water skins having water therein, and do so in the name of ALLAH and cover your vessels containing water and do so in the name of ALLAH and cover vessels, even by putting a piece of wood breadth wise (i.e if it is not possible to cover the vessel entirely, then it is enough to put a piece of wood breadthwise in order to do away with the offensiveness and harmfulness) and extinguish the lamps. [Sahihin]