Shaykh Abdul-Muhsin Al-Abbaad was asked:


“Is it prohibited or disliked for a person to sleep alone? Does a man sleeping alone in a hotel room, for example, enter into this prohibition?”


“That which is apparent is that the prohibition is of dislike and not forbiddance. As for a person sleeping alone in a hotel room, then this is not considered from sleeping alone because if something occurs, it is possible for him to knock on the door [of another] if he has a problem, such as a sickness or other than that and the people [will be able to] come to him. However, the one who is in a place alone or in a room in a big house and something occurs and he needs one to give him first aid or needs someone to help him and rescue him, then he will not be able to”. End translation. [Sharh Sunan Abi Dawood no. 585]

Translated by

Faisal Ibn Abdul Qaadir Ibn Hassan
Abu Sulaymaan