Wednesday March 24, 2021
Each year when the month of Ramadan arrives, it brings with itself an abundance of blessings, gratitude, love, care, and remembrance of the Almighty Allah. In the Quran, Allah says:
O you who have believed, remember Allah with much remembrance. (Surah Ahzab:41)
Ramadan allows a Muslim to mend his relationship with Almighty Allah and for that, what's better than to remember Him through zikr and earn more and more of His blessings. Allah Almighty also declares:
“Then remember Me, I will remember you.”(Surah Baqrah:152)
The simplest path to Allah is again the Holy Quran. There is no better way to remember and connect with the Almighty Allah than the recitation of the Quran and saying the prayers. In addition to that, one must engage in zikr to gain additional blessings of Allah throughout the holy month of Ramadan. Mentioned below is a list of Azkaar that can help you make the most of this holy month.
Translated as: “All praise is for Allah.”
Remembrance of Allah and that too in these beautiful words will never be denied by Allah. As in the Quran, Allah says:
“And remember when your Lord proclaimed, “If you are grateful, I will surely increase you in favor. But if you deny indeed, my punishment is severe.” (Surah Ibrahim:7)
SubhanAllah (x33), Alhamdulillah (x33), Allahu akbar (x34)
SubhanAllah: “Glory (be) to Allah.”
Alhamdulillah: “All praise is for Allah.”
Allahu Akbar: “Allah is Great.”
This zikr is better than many blessings and is of great assistance in times of needs.
According to a hadith narrated by Ali (RA):
Fatima went to the Prophet complaining about the bad effect of the stone hand-mill on her hand. She heard that the Prophet had received a few slave girls. But (when she came there) she did not find him, so she mentioned her problem to Aisha. When the Prophet came, Aisha informed him about that. 'Ali added, "So the Prophet came to us when we had gone to bed. We wanted to get up (on his arrival) but he said, 'Stay where you are." Then he came and sat between me and her and I felt the coldness of his feet on my abdomen. He said, "Shall I direct you to something better than what you have requested? When you go to bed say 'Subhan Allah' thirty-three times, 'Alhamdulillah' thirty-three times, and Allahu Akbar' thirty-four times, for that is better for you than a servant." (Sahih Bukhari: 5361).
“Allah! There is no God but He, The Living, The Self-Subsisting Eternal. No slumber can seize him nor sleep. His are all things in the Heavens and on earth. Who is there who can intercede in His presence, except as He permitted? He Knoweth what (appeareth to His creatures as) before, or after, or behind them. Nor shall they compass aught of His Knowledge except as He willeth. His Throne doth extend over the heavens and the earth, and He feeleth no fatigue in guarding and preserving them. For He is The Most High, The Supreme (in Glory).”(Surah Baqarah:255)
Whosoever recites Ayatul Kursi, known as the greatest verse in the Quran, shall have plenty of rewards and protection of the angels whenever he recites this ayah.
SubhanAllah wal hamdulillah, wa la ilahaillAllah wa Allahu akbar
Translation: “Glory is to Allah, and praise is to Allah, and there is none worthy of worship but Allah, and Allah is the Greatest.”
Allah loves this Zikr and forgives those who use this verse in remembrance of Allah.
La hawla wa la quwwata illa billah
Translation: “There is no power or might except (by) Allah.”
This verse is utmost surrender to Allah and His might. According to Abu Hurairah (RA), the Prophet (PBUH) said:
The second hadith in question is recorded in Sahih Muslim on the authority of Sayyiduna Samurah ibn Jundub (radiyallahu ‘anhu) who reports that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “The most beloved words in the sight of Allah Ta’ala are four: Subhanallah wal hamdulillah wa la ilaha illallahu wallahu akbar, and you may begin with any of these words. [Sahih Muslim: 2137(a)]
This verse is known as the ‘treasure of Jannah’ and reciting this in abundance during this holy month will only reap rewards and blessings.
Translation: “I seek Allah’s forgiveness.”
Allah loves those who seek His forgiveness, for it means He can be All-forgiving. He always blesses those who seek Him in times of need and otherwise.
It is simply true that:
“Only in the remembrance of Allah will your heart find peace.” (Surah Raad:28)
And nothing would please the Lord more than to know that His Ummah is not only fulfilling the duty to Allah by keeping fast but actually trying to mend the relationship with their Creator and are doing as much zikr as possible.