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The Night and its Homing;

The Night is a phenomenon you see during almost
half every twenty-four hours in ordinary latitudes. At
nightfall, all the wandering flocks and herds come
home. The men scattered abroad for their livelihood
return home to rest and sleep. The Night collects
them in their homes, and yet this phase of Homing
lasts but a little while. Presently all is silent and still.
So will it be with our souls when this life is ended
with our death. We shall be collected in a newer and
larger Homing

Narrated Jabir:

The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “When nightfalls, then keep your children close to you, for the devil spread out then. An hour later you can let them free; and close the gates of your house (at night), and mention Allah’s Name thereupon, and cover your utensils, and mention Allah’s Name thereupon, (and if you don’t have something to cover your utensil) you may put across it something (e.g. a piece of wood etc.).


Reference : Sahih al-Bukhari 3280
In-book reference : Book 59, Hadith 89
USC-MSA web (English) reference : Vol. 4, Book 54, Hadith 500
  (deprecated numbering scheme)

Yusuf Ali, Abdullah. Translation and Commentary of the Quran. (surah 84 verse 17) Quran Arabic with English Translation & Commentary (Tafsir) by Abdullah Yusuf Ali, Free Download (

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