Being scared and frightened during the night
In the name of Allah, the most Beneficent, the most Merciful.
Being scared and frightened is something which the accursed shaitan puts into people. This is another form of waswasa. (Satanatic insinuation)
The best way to address this problem in the short term is not to think about it at all and be brave and not to let shaitan overpower you; the more you think about it the more it will escalate. In the long term, try to get into a habit of doing zikr and remembering Allah (SWA) as shaitan finds it easy to manipulate and cause difficulties to those people who do not have Allah (SWA) words and blessings in them.
Qadi Thanaullah Pani Pati in his “Tafsir Mazhari” has written that there are three types of zikr:
1. Oral, loudly
2. Oral, silently
3. Spiritual, within the heart known as Zikr Qalbi (Tafsir Mazhari p.41 v.3)
Practical zikr also known as ‘Zikr Faily’ is a type of zikr where a person’s action comprises of obedience to the commandments of Allah. For example praying, fasting, zakat and other types of worship and to the sunnah of the Prophet of Allah Sallallahu Alahi Wasalam.
The Prophet of Allah Sallallahu Alahi Wasalam has said ‘should I not inform you of the best deed, which will guarantee your salvation in this world as well as in the next. Listen! Hold fast on the zikr gatherings.’ (Mishkaatul Masabeeh p.67)
Only Allah Knows Best
Mohammed Tosir Miah
Darul Ifta Birmingham