Here are the best Dhikr to say, Dua and Azkar that has the best rewards from Allah that you better keep reading every day to gain Allah’s love and rewards.
The prophet PBUH mentioned in Sunna the virtues and the rewards of performing Dhikr and Azkar like Tasbeeh, Takbeer, Tahleel, and morning and night Azkar. In this post, you can know about the best of Dhikr that has been mentioned in the Quran and Sunna and their virtues.
Importance of Dhikr
Dhikr is one of the best of deeds and qualities, the purest and most beloved of them to Allah- the Most High – and those who remember Allah by Zikr are racing in the fields of walking to their Lord and to the last day, and Allah has prepared for them the honorable status and the great reward, and in it is the tranquility of the heart, contentment, and happiness. It is the ease that comes after hardship and relief after worry and relief after distress, and with it, things are facilitated, and comfort is achieved in this world and the hereafter, by which Allah preserves for His servants the blessings that exist, and gives the lost blessings, and burdens are put down, and sins are expiated, and grades are raised, and the status of the servant and his rank with Allah is elevated.
Dhikr do not cost the servant hardship or effort, however, their reward is great, and it’s gaining Allah’s love. Here you can know about the best of Zikr, Dua and Azkar that you can read.
Best Dhikr to say after Quran
The best Dhikr is Quran. The scholars pointed out that the best Dhikr after the Holy Quran is the unification of Allah by saying: “La illaha illa Allah”, and the scholars went to that view for a Hadith about the Prophet, peace be upon him, in which he said: The best Dhikr is La illaha Illa Allah and the best Dua is Alhamdulillah.
Tasbeeh and Tahleel by hands
Busaira, who was one of the women emigrants, told of God’s messenger saying to them, “Apply yourselves to glorifying God, saying there is no god but He, and declaring His holiness; and count them on your fingers, for they [i.e. the fingers] will be questioned and asked to speak, and do not be negligent and so be deprived of mercy.” 1
The virtue of morning and night Azkar from Quran
- Allah SWT said:
يَـٰٓأَيُّهَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوا۟ ٱذْكُرُوا۟ ٱللَّهَ ذِكْرًۭا كَثِيرًۭا O believers! Always remember Allah often,
وَسَبِّحُوهُ بُكْرَةًۭ وَأَصِيلًا and glorify Him morning and evening. 2
- فَٱصْبِرْ إِنَّ وَعْدَ ٱللَّهِ حَقٌّۭ وَٱسْتَغْفِرْ لِذَنۢبِكَ وَسَبِّحْ بِحَمْدِ رَبِّكَ بِٱلْعَشِىِّ وَٱلْإِبْكَـٰرِ So be patient ˹O Prophet˺, ˹for˺ Allah’s promise is certainly true. Seek forgiveness for your shortcomings. And glorify the praises of your Lord morning and evening.3
- فَٱصْبِرْ عَلَىٰ مَا يَقُولُونَ وَسَبِّحْ بِحَمْدِ رَبِّكَ قَبْلَ طُلُوعِ ٱلشَّمْسِ وَقَبْلَ ٱلْغُرُوبِ So be patient ˹O Prophet˺ with what they say. And glorify the praises of your Lord before sunrise and before sunset.4
A good deed that precedes others’ deeds
Abu Hurairah reported God’s messenger as saying that if anyone says a hundred times morning and evening, سُبْحَانَ اللَّهِ وَبِحَمْدِهِ “Glory be to God, and I begin with praise of Him”, only one who said what he said, or more than it, will bring anything more excellent than he on the day of resurrection.5
Quran Ayat protects you from evil and everything
‘Abdullah b. Khubaib said: We went out one rainy and intensely dark night to look for God’s messenger, and when we caught up on him he said to me, “Say.” I asked him what I was to say, and he replied, “If you recite ‘Say, He is God (i.e read Surah Alikhlas), One’ and al-Mu’awidhatān (The last 3 sūras of the Qur’ān) three times morning and evening, they will serve you for every purpose.” Tirmidhī, Abū Dāwūd and Nasā’i transmitted it.
Dua if one said it believing and dies enter Jannah
Shaddad bin Aus (May Allah be pleased with him) said: The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “The best supplication for seeking forgiveness (Syed-ul- Istighfar) is to say: ‘Allahumma Anta Rabbi, la ilaha illa Anta, khalaqtani wa ana ‘abduka, wa ana ‘ala ‘ahdika wa wa’dika mastata’tu, a’udhu bika min sharri ma sana’tu, abu’u laka bini’matika ‘alayya, wa abu’u bidhanbi faghfir li, fa innahu la yaghfirudh-dhunuba illa Anta. (O Allah! You are my Rubb. There is no true god except You. You have created me, and I am Your slave, and I hold to Your Covenant as far as I can. I seek refuge in You from the evil of what I have done. I acknowledge the favours that You have bestowed upon me, and I confess my sins. Pardon me, for none but You has the power to pardon).’ He who supplicates in these terms during the day with firm belief in it and dies on the same day (before the evening), he will be one of the dwellers of Jannah; and if anyone supplicates in these terms during the night with firm belief in it and dies before the morning, he will be one of the dwellers of Jannah.” [Al-Bukhari].
Dua protects you from any harm
‘Uthman bin ‘Affan (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, “He who recites three times every morning and evening: ‘Bismillahil-ladhi la yadurru ma’as-mihi shai’un fil-ardi wa la fis-sama’i, wa Huwas-Sami’ul-‘Alim (In the Name of Allah with Whose Name there is protection against every kind of harm in the earth or in the heaven, and He is the All-Hearing and All- Knowing),’ nothing will harm him.” [Abu Dawud and At- Tirmidhi]
Dua the prophet kept on reading every day
‘Abdullah bin Mas’ud (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: When it was evening, the Prophet (ﷺ) used to supplicate: “Amsaina wa amsal-mulku lillah, wal-hamdu lillah. La ‘ilaha illallahu wahdahu la sharika lahu (We have entered upon evening and the whole kingdom of Allah, too, has entered upon evening. Praise is due to Allah. There is none who has the right to be worshiped but Allah, the One who has no partner with Him).” He (the narrator) said: I think that he (ﷺ) used to follow the recitation with these words: “Lahul-mulku, wa lahul-hamdu, wa Huwa ‘ala kulli shi’in Qadir. Rabbi as’aluka khaira ma fi hadhihil-lailati, wa khaira ma ba’daha; wa a’udhu bika min sharri ma fi hadhihil-lailati, wa sharri ma ba’daha; Rabbi a’udhu bika minal- kasali, wa su’il-kibari; Rabbi a’udhu bika min ‘adhabin fin-nari, wa ‘adhabin fil-qabri (His is the sovereignty and to Him is all praise due, and He is Omnipotent. My Rubb, I beg of you good that lies in this night and good that follows it, and I seek refuge in You from the evil that lies in this night and from the evil of that which follows it. My Rubb! I seek refuge in You from lethargy and the misery of old age. O Allah! I seek Your Protection from the torment of Hell-fire and the punishment of the grave).” When it was morning, he (ﷺ) would recite the same, replacing the words: “We have entered upon evening and the whole kingdom of Allah, too, has entered upon evening” with “We have entered upon morning and the whole kingdom of Allah entered upon morning.” (Replace the words “Amsaina, amsa, hadhihil-lailati, ma ba’daha with Asbahna, asbaha, hadhal-yaumi, ma ba’dahu, respectively.)[Muslim].
This was the best Dhikr to say along with Dua and Azkar which has the best rewards and virtues. These are all mentioned in Quran and Prophet Hadith. There are many other Dhikr and Dua that have been mentioned in Quran and Sunna too. A Muslim scholar collected those and I liked to share them with you.
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