brightness_1 Allāh urges us in many verses to have the habit of remembrance of Allāh and mentioning His name (i.e praising Him).

1. « يا أَيُّهَا الّذينَ ءاَمَنُواْ اذْكُرُوْا الله ذِكْراً كَثِيراً. وَسَبِّحُوْهُ بُكْرَة وَأَصِيْلاً »

“O you who believe, remember Allāh very often, and glorify Him morning and evening.” (Soorat Ul-Ahzāb, Verse 42)


2. Allāh promised to forgive those who remember Him and mention His name, and give them great reward.

« وَالذَّاكِرِينَ اللَّهَ كَثِيراً وَالذَّاكِرَاتِ أَعَدَّ اللَّهُ لَهُم مَّغْفِرَةً وَأَجْراً عَظِيماً »

“… and those of men and women who remember Allāh often, for all of them Allāh has prepared forgiveness and great reward.” (Soorat Ul-Ahzāb, Verse 35)


3. Allāh warned us of being like hypocrites who rarely remember Allāh.

« إِنَّ الْمُنَافِقِينَ يُخَادِعُونَ اللّهَ وَهُوَ خَادِعُهُمْ وَإِذَا قَامُواْ إِلَى الصَّلاَةِ قَامُواْ كُسَالَى يُرَآؤُونَ النَّاسَ وَلاَ يَذْكُرُونَ اللّهَ إِلاَّ قَلِيلاً »

“Verily, hypocrites seek to deceive Allāh, but it is He Who causes them to be deceived, and when they stand up for prayer they do so in laziness, only to be seen by people, but little do they remember or praise Allāh.” (Soorat Un-Nisā’, Verse 142)


4. Allāh warned us of paying full attention to money and offspring, and forgetting Allāh the Almighty.

« يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا لَا تُلْهِكُمْ أَمْوَالُكُمْ وَلَا أَوْلَادُكُمْ عَن ذِكْرِ اللَّهِ وَمَن يَفْعَلْ ذَلِكَ فَأُوْلَئِكَ هُمُ الْخَاسِرُونَ »

“O you who believe, let not your properties or your children divert you from the remembrance of Allāh, and whosoever does that then they are the losers.” (Soorat Ul-Munāfiqoon, Verse 9)


5. Imagine this great reward:

Allāh, the Almighty, said,

« فَاذْكُرُوْنِي أَذْكُرْكُمْ »

“Thus, remember Me (i.e. by mentioning my name during praying, glorifying, etc.) and I will remember you.” (Soorat Ul-Baqarah, Verse 152)

In addition, Allāh said in the Qudsiy Hadeeth, “I am just as My slave thinks of Me (i.e. I am able to do for him what he thinks I can do for him), and I am with him when He remembers Me. If he remembers Me in himself, I remember him in Myself, and if he remembers Me in a group of people, I remember him in a group that is better than them.” (Al-Bukhāriy no. 7405, Muslim no. 2675)

brightness_1 Other Valuable Daily Adthkār of Sunnah [2]

Sa‘d Ubn Abi Waqqāss (ABPWH) narrated, “We were sitting with Allāh’s Messenger (PBUH) and he said, ‘Is any one of you incapable of earning one thousand rewards every day?’ Someone from the people in the gathering asked, ‘How can any one of us earn a thousand rewards?’ Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said, ‘By Glorifying Allāh (i.e. saying “Subhān Allāh”) a hundred times, one will be granted a thousand rewards, or will get a thousand sins wiped off his record.’.” (Muslim no. 2698)


Abu Hurayrah (ABPWH) narrated that Allāh’s Messenger (PBUH) said, “Whoever says, “Glory and Praise be to Allāh” a hundred times in a day, all of his sins will be forgiven even if they were as much as the foam of the sea.” (Al-Bukhāriy no. 6405, Mulsim no. 2692)


The Ahādeeth narrating various Adthkār and their virtues are so many. The ones that were quoted above are the most known and the authentic ones. Yet, there are many other Ahādeeth that show the virtues of Adthkār.


Abu Moussa Al-Ash‘ariy (ABPWH) said, “Allāh’s Messenger (PBUH) said to me, ‘Shall I tell you about one of the treasures of Paradise?’ I said, ‘Sure.’ The Prophet (PBUH) replied, ‘There is no power nor might except with Allāh.’.” (Al-Bukhāriy no. 4202, Muslim no. 2704)


Abu Hurayrah (ABPWH) that Allāh’s Messenger (PBUH) said, “Saying ‘Glory be to Allāh, all praise is due to Allāh, there is no God but Allāh, and Allāh is the Greatest,’ is dearer to me than all that the sun has risen upon (i.e. the whole world).” (Muslim no. 2695)