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What should be done to avoid extreme bad dreams

Q:

My sister 19 years old, is having a bad dream like situation from childhood time. it can happen twice a week or after six months not a fix time or place.
While sleeping at night she screme so loud that whole family wake up and recite duas since her early ages. in her screaming she gain consciousness after some time and mostly don’t remember what happened.
She Can’t tell what she seen.
She offer prayers and we from start of that things almost 15 years from now done every possible thing we can do.
We recite suras and wazaifs and much more nothing worked.
Kindly help us.

A:

Assalamo Alaikum wa rahmatullah

thanks for your question

bad dreams could have normal reasons like stress, sleep deprivation, sleeping with full stomach, etc. there are something that might help her (some are Islamic sleep rituals):

  • Reciting sural at-tawhid before sleep
  • Recite mauwazatain (surah an-nas and al-falaq)
  • Recite ayat al kursi
  • Sleeping on right side with
  • Recite:

أُعِيذُ نَفْسِي وَ دِينِى وَ أَهْلِي وَ مَالِي وَ خَوَاتِيمَ عَمَلِي وَ مَا رَزَقَنِي رَبِّي وَ خَوَّلَنِي بِعِزَّةِ اللَّهِ وَ عَظَمَةِ اللَّهِ وَ جَبَرُوتِ اللَّهِ وَ سُلْطَانِ اللَّهِ وَ رَحْمَةِ اللَّهِ وَ رَأْفَةِ اللَّهِ وَ غُفْرَانِ اللَّهِ وَ قُوَّةِ اللَّهِ وَ قُدْرَةِ اللَّهِ وَ جَلَالِ اللَّهِ وَ بِصُنْعِ اللَّهِ وَ أَرْكَانِ اللَّهِ وَ بِجَمْعِ اللَّهِ وَ بِرَسُولِ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَ آلِهِ بِقُدْرَةِ اللَّهِ عَلَى مَا يَشَاءُ مِنْ شَرِّ السَّامَّةِ وَ الْهَامَّةِ وَ مِنْ شَرِّ الْجِنِّ وَ الْإِنْسِ وَ مِنْ شَرِّ مَا يَدِبُّ فِي الْأَرْضِ وَ مَا يَعْرُجُ مِنْهَا وَ مِنْ شَرِّ ما يَنْزِلُ مِنَ السَّماءِ وَ ما يَعْرُجُ فِيها* وَ مِنْ شَرِّ كُلِّ دَابَّةِ رَبِّي‌ آخِذٌ بِناصِيَتِها إِنَّ رَبِّي عَلى‌ صِراطٍ مُسْتَقِيمٍ‌ وَ هُوَ عَلى‌ كُلِّ شَيْ‌ءٍ قَدِيرٌ* وَ لَا حَوْلَ وَ لَا قُوَّةَ إِلَّا بِاللَّهِ الْعَلِيِّ الْعَظِيمِ

  • Changing the side and recite this dua:

إِنَّمَا النَّجْوى‌ مِنَ الشَّيْطانِ‌ لِيَحْزُنَ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَ لَيْسَ بِضارِّهِمْ شَيْئاً إِلَّا بِإِذْنِ اللَّهِ

….

عُذْتُ بِمَا عَاذَتْ بِهِ مَلَائِكَةُ اللَّهِ الْمُقَرَّبُونَ وَ أَنْبِيَاؤُهُ الْمُرْسَلُونَ وَ عِبَادُهُ الصَّالِحُونَ مِنْ شَرِّ مَا رَأَيْتُ وَ مِنْ شَرِّ الشَّيْطَانِ الرَّجِيمِ

  • Before sleep, Recite this dua 10 times:

أَعُوذُ بِكَلِمَاتِ اللَّهِ مِنْ‌ غَضَبِهِ‌ وَ مِنْ‌ عِقَابِهِ‌ وَ مِنْ شَرِّ عِبَادِهِ وَ مِنْ هَمَزاتِ الشَّياطِينِ‌ وَ أَنْ يَحْضُرُونِ‌

 regards

Sheikh Mahdi Mosayyebi