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On Various Sleep Positions

فنوم على القفا وهو نوم الأنبـياء عليهم السلام يتفكرون في خلق السموات والأرض، ونوم على اليمين وهو نوم العلماء والعباد، ونوم على الشمال وهو نوم الملوك لهضمهم طعامهم، ونوم على الوجه وهو نوم الشياطين

Sleep on the back is that of the prophets, reflecting on the heavens and the earth; sleep on the right side is the sleep of the scholars and worshipers; sleep on the left side is that of the kings—who need to digest their food; and sleep on the stomachs is that of the devils.

—Abū Ḥāmid al-Ghazālī [d 505H/1111CE]

Iḥyā ‘Ulūm al-Dīn

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