Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Morning and Evening Dhikr – Part 1

Morning and Evening Dhikr – Part 1
Part 1 - What is Dhikr?

Part 2 - Ayatul Kursi, Last 3 Surahs, Dua in Salaah, Tasbih, Tahmeed, Takbir & Tahleel

Part 3 - Supplications 1-3

Part 4 - Supplications 4-6

Part 5 - Supplications 7-10+

Part 6 - Supplications 11-15

Dhikr - What is it?
DHIKR is the remembrance of Allah. Every time we think of Allah, do Salaah, recite Quran, make a Dua, do Tasbeeh, mention Allah in conversation, we are doing Dhikr. There are also specific ways of doing Dhikr, as the Prophet(sws) taught us.

Importance/Benefits of Dhikr:
Here are some Ayahs and Hadith showing us the importance of and the benefits of doing Dhikr?

Allah(swt) says: “O ye who believe! Let not your wealth or your children divert you from the 'Dhikr' of Allah. If any act thus, the (severe) loss is their own!” [Surah Munafiqoon, Ayah 9]

“Those who believe, their hearts find satisfaction in the 'Dhikr' of Allah: for without doubt, (only) in the 'Dhikr' of Allah do hearts find satisfaction!” [Surah Raad, Ayah 28]

“If anyone withdraws himself from 'Dhikr' of (Allah) Most Gracious, We appoint for him a Shaytaan to be an intimate companion to him! [Surah Zukhruf, Ayah 36]

And the Prophet(sws) said: “The difference between the one who remembers his Lord and the one who does not, is like the difference between a living and dead body.” [Sahih al-Bukhari 6407]

Why every Morning & Evening?
Because Allah(swt) says in Surah Ahzaab, Ayahs 41-42: “O ye who believe! Celebrate the 'Dhikr' (Remembrance) of Allah and do this (as)much (as possible); And glorify Him Morning and Evening.”

What time is Morning & Evening?
According to Ibn Qayyim(ra)'s interpretation of the following words of Allah, he concludes that the:

- Morning Supplication is from Fajr till Sunrise and

- Evening Supplication is from Asr till Sunset

Ta-Ha, Ayah 130: “And glorify the praises of your Lord before the rising of the sun, and before its setting.”

Surah Al-Araf, Ayah 205: “And remember your Lord within yourself with humbleness and fear and without being loud in speech – in the mornings and the evenings,” Why do we recite certain supplications a specific number of times?

See Arabic wording: The word Asaal is a plural of Aseel which means in Arabic the period between Asr and Maghrib. (If you forget to do the Dhikr at these times, you can recite it after Maghrib till the middle of the night or after Sunrise till before zawaal.)

What Dhikr should we recite Morning & Evening?
The Prophet(sws) has taught us. More than 14 different Duas/Dhikr have been included in this presentation for you to recite and ponder over. Each one is authentic and is backed by proof with a Hadith of Rasool(sws) SubhaanAllah!

Why recite it a certain number of times?
We do not know the reason why, but there is a hidden wisdom in following the Sunnah, as Allah(swt) says: “Indeed in the Messenger of Allah you have a good example to follow for him who hopes for (the meeting with) Allah and the Last Day, and remembers Allah much.”  [Quran 33:21] “And if you obey him(sws), you will be [rightly] guided.” [Quran 24:54]

The Dhikr as taught by Rasul(sws) is enough for us and we should avoid innovating in matters of worship, as some people like to say, ‘Recite such and such so many times’, but they have no basis for it.

What do YOU want to gain from doing Dhikr?
My dear Brothers and Sisters, please sit back, relax and take some time out to read, learn and to ponder over the beautiful Duas and Dhikr in the rest of this presentation. May the following duas/dhikr become a regular part of your daily routine, and may you find solace by using them to communicate with and to Praise Allah. And most of all may they strengthen your connection with Allah(swt) our Most Merciful Creator, strengthen your Nafs and help you achieve the pleasure of Allah and a place in Jannah al-Firdaus, Aameen - afterall that is your ultimate goal, right?


To see the Dhikr/Duas, click on:
Morning and Evening Dhikr Part 1
Morning and Evening Dhikr Part 2
Morning and Evening Dhikr Part 3
Morning and Evening Dhikr Part 4
Morning and Evening Dhikr Part 5
Morning and Evening Dhikr Part 6

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