There is no Hadeeth about saying Basmalah 21 times before sleeping
Fatwa No: 245605

  • Fatwa Date:4-4-2014 - Jumaadaa Al-Aakhir 4, 1435
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Question

"Whoever says 'Bismillah' 21 times before falling asleep, Allah tells the angels to write down a good deed for every breath he takes." Is this authentic? Is there Hadith or Quran about this?

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

In the reliable Sunnah literature that we have at hand, we have not come across any Saheeh (sound), or a Dha’eef (weak) or Mawdhoo' (fabricated) Hadeeth in relation to what you mentioned.

Also, there is nothing in the Quran with this meaning.

Allaah Knows best.

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