Perhaps the Rhythms of Sleep and Wakefulness

After some time, Prophet Musa felt sleepy and as soon as he fell asleep, the bucket fell to the ground and the water spilled all over the place.

God told Moses, “O Moses, if I sleep, that is what will happen to the universe”.

The second and third time the Quran mentions sleep is related to God’s love for mankind, describing sleep as a blessing.

It is a great image that makes us aware of the power of God.

There are also other meanings that we can find, including

What can we conclude from this discussion?
We can conclude that sleep is not a nuisance Database activity, but it is a sign of God’s power and a favor from Him.

It is interesting to note that even with all the scientific advancements in modern times, no one really knows why we sleep!

According to Dr. Andrew Meil , Father of Integrative Medicine, who wrote an article in the Time Magazine (2015) about the Power of Sleep that:

The brain is quite busy during sleep, interconnected with various bursts of brain activity every night.

Is this activity some kind of update to maintain its functions optimally? We don’t know.

Perhaps the rhythms of sleep and wakefulness will always be a mystery: something we experience but will never fully understand 1

As Muslims we believe that sleep is a blessing and like every other blessing


It should be used for us to thank Him through worship, and not DJ USA by denying Him – by oversleeping and missing prayers and neglecting our responsibilities.

For a Muslim too, sleep is a warning to death.
Allah says in the Qur’an:

God (who is in control of everything), He takes and separates each soul from his body, the soul of the person who reaches his death at the time of his death, and the soul of the person who does not die: in his sleep; then He holds back the soul of the person whom.

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