📖Sahih Muslim 179 c
Abu Musa reported: The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) was standing amongst us and (he said) four (things): Verily Allah does not sleep and it does not befit Him to sleep. He raises the scale and lowers it. The deeds of the day are presented to Him in the night and the deeds of the night in the day.
This hadith from Sahih Muslim 179 c describes four things that the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said:
- Allah does not sleep: This means that Allah (God) is not like human beings who get tired and need to sleep. Allah is always aware of everything that happens in the universe, and is always watching over His creation.
- It does not befit Him to sleep: This means that sleep is not something that is appropriate for Allah. As the Creator of the universe, He is always active and engaged in running the world.
- He raises the scale and lowers it: This refers to the scales of justice that will be used on the Day of Judgment to weigh people’s good deeds against their bad deeds. Allah has the power to raise or lower the scales, meaning that He can increase the weight of someone’s good deeds or decrease the weight of their bad deeds.
- The deeds of the day are presented to Him in the night and the deeds of the night in the day: This means that Allah is always aware of what people are doing, even if they think they are doing it in secret. The angels record people’s deeds and present them to Allah, who is always aware of everything that happens.