You might have heard or read this , but did you know about the incredible reward tied to it? The Prophet Muhammad once revealed, “For him who recites this, a palm tree will be planted in Paradise.” I mean, how cool is that? Just for acknowledging and praising the Almighty! [Reference: Jami at-Tirmidhi]
Dhikr#2: The Dual Reward: Freedom & Protection
لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللهُ وَحْدَهُ لَا شَرِيكَ لَهُ، لَهُ الْمُلْكُ وَلَهُ الْحَمْدُ، وَهُوَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ
None has the right to be worshiped but Allah alone, Who has no partner. His is the dominion and His are the praise and He is Able to do all things.
By vocalizing this affirmation in the morning, it’s believed that the spiritual rewards are equivalent to freeing a slave. Plus, it’s a shield against negative energies until evening. And if you choose to say it in the evening? The protection continues till the next morning! [Reference: Sunan Abi Dawud]
Dhikr#3: Blessing Your Food, Twice!
بِسْمِ اللَّه : In the Name of Allah;
بِسْمِ اللَّه أَوَّلَهُ وَآخِرَهُ: I begin with the Name of Allah at the beginning and at the end.
Remember how our grandparents always insisted on saying a little prayer before eating? Turns out, it’s a practice that not only spiritually cleanses our food but also protects our homes from negative energies! [Reference: Sahih Muslim]
Dhikr#4: Less is More: The Light Phrase with Heavy Benefits
سُبْحَانَ اللَّهِ وَبِحَمْدِهِ سُبْحَانَ اللَّهِ الْعَظِيمِ
Glorified is God and praised is He, Glorified is God the Most Greatest.
Sounds simple, right? But this light phrase carries a weight so significant that it’s beloved to the Merciful. [Reference: Sahih al-Bukhari and Sahih Muslim]
Dhikr#5: The Armor Against Negativity
أعوذُ بِٱللَّهِ مِنَ ٱلشَّيۡطَٰنِ ٱلرَّجِيمِ
I seek the protection of Allah from Satan the outcast.
Life can sometimes get overwhelming, with moments of doubt, fear, and laziness creeping in. But did you know that a simple phrase can shield us from such negativity? It’s like having spiritual armor! For a deeper dive, check out Shaykh Yasir Qadhi’s insights.
Dhikr#6: Seeking the Ultimate Well-being
اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ الْعَفْوَ وَالْعَافِيَةَ فِي الدُّنْيَا وَالآخِرَةِ
O Allah, I ask You for forgiveness and well-being in this world and in the Hereafter…
This comprehensive prayer is a beautiful way to seek spiritual and worldly protection, health, and contentment. Embraced by the Prophet Muhammad and passed down through generations, it remains a testament to seeking overall well-being. [Reference: Sunan Ibn Majah]
Dhikr#7: A Plea for Contentment
رَضِيتُ باللهِ رَبَّاً، وَبِالْإِسْلَامِ دِيناً، وَبِمُحَمَّدٍ صَلَى اللهُ عَلِيهِ وَسَلَّمَ نَبِيَّاً
I am pleased with Allah as my Lord, with Islam as my religion, and with Muhammad as my Prophet.
What beautiful dua and affirmation is this! It’s said that expressing this sentiment assures one of contentment in the ultimate reckoning – The Day of Judgment. Just imagine the power of finding peace through a single affirmation! [Reference: Sunan Ibn Majah]
Dhikr#8: The Universal Antidote: Seeking Forgiveness
أَسْتَغْفِرُ اللهَ وَأَتُوبُ إِلَيْهِ
I seek the forgiveness of Allah and repent to Him.
In life, amidst our worries and challenges, sometimes all we need is a fresh start. And what better way to reset, recalibrate, and rejuvenate than by seeking forgiveness? It’s like spiritual therapy, offering relief, clarity, and renewed vigor.
Dhikr#9: Utter it once and receive tenfold blessings
اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ وَسَلِّمْ عَلَى نَّبينا مُحَمد
The Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him, expressed, “For the one who invokes blessings upon me a single time, Allah, the Almighty, graces him with ten blessings in return.” [Sunan an-Nasa’i]
Dhikr#10: Phrases held dearest to Allah
سُبْحَانَ اللَّهِ وَ الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ وَ لاَ اِلهَ إِلاَّ اللَّهُ وَ اللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ
Praising is Allah in His sublime essence and all laudations belong to Him. There’s no deity but Him, and He reigns supreme in His majesty.
The Messenger of Allah, peace be upon him, once said:Among the utterances, four hold a special place in Allah’s esteem: Praise in His absolute perfection (Subhaanallaah), giving Him all commendations (Walhamdu lillaah), affirming His sole right to worship (Wa laa ‘ilaaha ‘illallaah), and recognizing His unparalleled greatness (Wallaahu ‘Akbar).” [Sahih Muslim]
In wrapping up, it’s evident that words hold immense power. These small deeds with dhikr are definitely going to rank you up In Shaa Allah! Whether you believe in their spiritual weight or simply appreciate their wisdom, it’s hard to deny their influence. Until next time, keep exploring, keep learning, and remember – sometimes the universe’s most profound mysteries lie in the simplest of phrases.