Are you allowed to sleep naked in the bed

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i havent received your answer about that are you allowed to sleep naked in the bed and my other questions are

1) i like to know that do we have to keep beared

2)when i am reading quran i make mistakes is it ok if you can please kindley reply


thank you


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Sleep naked

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Your Question: are you allowed to sleep naked in the bed

Al-Muwatta Hadith 47.9

Yahya related from Malik from Salama ibn Safwan ibn Salama az-Zuraqi that Zayd ibn Talha ibn Rukana that the Messenger of Allah (saws) said: 'Every ‘deen’ has an innate character; and the (innate) character of Islam is modesty.'


Sunan of Abu-Dawood Hadith 4006  Narrated by Mu'awiyah ibn Haydah

I asked: ‘O Messenger of Allah (saws), from whom should we conceal our private parts and to whom can we show?’ The Prophet (saws) replied: ‘Conceal your private parts from all except from your wife and from whom your right hands possess.’  I then asked: ‘O Messenger Allah (saws), (what should we do), if the people are assembled together?’ He (saws) replied: ‘If it is within your power that no one looks at it (your private parts), then no one should look at it.’ I then asked: ‘O Messenger of Allah (saws), if one of us is alone, (what should he do)?’ He (saws) replied: ‘Allah is more entitled than people that bashfulness should be shown to Him!’


Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 3115        Narrated by Abdullah ibn Umar

Allah's Messenger (saws) said: "Avoid being naked, for with you are those who never leave you (the Angels) except when you are relieving yourselves and when a man has intercourse with his wife; so observe modesty before them and honor them."


In light of the above absolutely clear guidance of the Messenger of Allah (saws) it would not be considered permissible and appropriate for a believer who sincerely fears Allah and the Last Day to sleep or walk about in the nude, except when one goes to the privy or when one intends to enjoy sexual intercourse with their wife.


Your Question: i like to know that do we have to keep beared

Growing a beard was considered normal and natural for a man at the time of the Messenger of Allah (saws),  whether he was a believer or not.   Even the enemies of Islam like Abu Jahl and Abu Lahb had beards!    And because every man naturally grew a beard,  it was not necessary for the Prophet (saws) to give an explicit command exhorting the believers to grow a beard.   


The only specific saying of the Prophet (saws) regarding the keeping of beards arose when he saw that the pagans used to grow both their beards and their mustaches long;  thus he (saws) said to the believers:

Ibn 'Umar related that the Messenger of Allah (saws) said: "Differ from the polytheists: let your beards (grow), and trim your moustache."

Related by al-Bukhari and Muslim.


It was only a couple of centuries ago,  when the western culture and ideology became dominant over the world and muslim lands,  that it became a fashion to be clean shaven.    And as with any dominant culture,  people are always ready to adopt its actions,  whether they are of virtue, or of vice!    But Islam has its own culture,  and growing a beard is part of the Islamic culture.


The question is why should a believer,  who professes to believe in Allah and the Last Day,  and who professes to follow the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah (saws),  want to grow a beard?  

The answer is simple. Today, you might have seen many youngsters copy the fashion of sport-stars, Hollywood-stars or anybody else whom they love. If you notice today, many hot Hollywood stars and sport stars are sporting a "goatie" beard!    And true to fashion, you see a lot of people around today who keep "goatie" beards!!! As Muslims, our role model should always be the Prophet (saws). We love to copy everything he did ... he had a beard,  and if indeed,  we want to follow the Messenger of Allah (saws),  we should strive to grow a beard.


Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 33 Surah Ahzab verse 21:

There is indeed the best model for you in the Messenger of Allah, for every such person looks forward to Allah and the Last Day, and remember Allah much.


In another narration, the Prophet of Allah said in narrating a prophecy of times to come:

Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 9.651         Narrated by Abu Said Al Khudri

The Prophet (saws) said: “There will emerge from the East some people who will recite the Quran, but it will not exceed their throats, and who will go out of the deen of Islam as an arrow passes through the game. They will never come back to it unless the arrow comes back to the middle of the bow by itself (i.e. impossible!). The companions asked, "What will their signs be?". The Prophet (saws) said: "Their sign will be the habit of shaving off of their beards".


Thus the keeping of beards is an encouraged and preferred Sunnah of the Prophet (saws) and every muslim must strive to keep a beard, if his model is indeed the Prophet of Allah (saws). He will get his due reward from Allah, Insha Allah, if he keeps the beard to follow the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah (saws).


But if a believer does not want to sport a beard for whatever reason, the other believers should not make an issue out of it.    What is important in Islam and in the Sight of Allah, is that one truly believes and does good righteous deeds.   And when that happens, it is expected that the beard will follow soon after!   


The beard is nothing more than a sign that the believer truly wants to follow a Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah (saws).    There are many people who have long beards,  but do deeds against the commands of Allah and His Messenger (saws).   And there are many people who are amongst the best believers,  but do not have beards!    Allah will not decide the recipient of His Mercy and His Forgiveness from the appearance of the individual;  but rather He will decide whether the person believed and did righteous deeds, as was commanded by Allah and His Messenger (saws).  


Your Question: when i am reading quran i make mistakes is it ok

If one is proficient in the Arabic language, and intentionally makes a mistake in the recitation of the Quran with the precise purpose and objective to twist or misrepresent the clear meanings of the Glorious Quran, then that would indeed constitute a grave and heinous sin in the Sight of Allah Subhanah.


But if one who is not proficient in the Arabic language, and strives one’s utmost to recite the Glorious Quran as perfectly as possible…….if such a person who has absolutely no intention of misrepresenting or twisting the meaning of the Glorious Quran were to make an error or mistake in their recitation, there is absolutely no sin upon them; in fact, the Messenger of Allah (saws) said that a person who exerts himself and recites the Quran with great difficulty (due to his lack of proficiency in the Arabic language) will have a double reward from their Lord for their sincere striving in reciting and studying His Glorious Book.


Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 6.459         Narrated by Aisha

The Prophet (saws) said, "Such a person as recites the Quran and masters it by heart, will be with the noble righteous scribes (in Heaven). And such a person who exerts himself to learn the Quran by heart, and recites it with great difficulty, will have a double reward."


Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah’s Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone.  Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.


Your brother and well wisher in Islam,





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