This research aims at clarifying and detailing the ruling concerning staying up awake at night in the Islamic sharia in light of the Sharia intentions and fundamental rules relevant to them. The most important rule is "what duty can be fulfilled with it". The rule of stopping execuses and rule of pairing between interests and disinterests.
The research concludes that staying up awake at night is divided into permitted and prohibited. As for detailing, it includes the five rulings of duty. It my be a duty if it is in guarding or a public interest for Muslims, etc.. It may be a duty to stay up at night and be hospitable to guest, etc, It may be allowed if the interests are equal to the disinterests.
It may be disliked if there is no need for it or if it results in a wastage of time.
The research also shows the religious, social, health and economic harms that are based on staying up at night. It also affirms organizing time and arranging tasks according to their importance in order to insure a happy and sensible life according to the generous prophet method and it is necessary to increase our awareness of the risks of staying up at night.
"The Ruling of Staying Up in Islamic Jurisprudence,"
Journal Sharia and Law: Vol. 2008
, Article 7.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uaeu.ac.ae/sharia_and_law/vol2008/iss33/7