Islamic Website: Hi all readers! In this article I will explain the best prayer and dhikr in the morning and evening. The point is, we are strongly encouraged to read the prayers and the Dhikr in the morning and evening. There are many benefits that we will get if we do that.
We can find suggestions for reading prayers and dhikr in the morning and evening in some verses of Quran below;
فَٱصۡبِرۡ عَلَىٰ مَا يَقُولُونَ وَسَبِّحۡ بِحَمۡدِ رَبِّكَ قَبۡلَ طُلُوعِ ٱلشَّمۡسِ وَقَبۡلَ غُرُوبِهَاۖ وَمِنۡ ءَانَآيِٕ ٱلَّيۡلِ فَسَبِّحۡ وَأَطۡرَافَ ٱلنَّهَارِ لَعَلَّكَ تَرۡضَىٰ ١٣٠
Bear then patiently what they say, and glorify your Lord by the praising of Him before the rising of the sun and before its setting, and during hours of the night do also glorify (Him) and during parts of the day, that you may be well pleased. (Ta Ha ; 130).
فَٱصۡبِرۡ إِنَّ وَعۡدَ ٱللَّهِ حَقّٞ وَٱسۡتَغۡفِرۡ لِذَنۢبِكَ وَسَبِّحۡ بِحَمۡدِ رَبِّكَ بِٱلۡعَشِيِّ وَٱلۡإِبۡكَٰرِ ٥٥
Therefore, be patient; surely the promise of Allah is true; and ask protection for your fault and sing the praise of your Lord in the evening and the morning. (Ghafir ; 55).
وَٱذۡكُر رَّبَّكَ فِي نَفۡسِكَ تَضَرُّعٗا وَخِيفَةٗ وَدُونَ ٱلۡجَهۡرِ مِنَ ٱلۡقَوۡلِ بِٱلۡغُدُوِّ وَٱلۡأٓصَالِ وَلَا تَكُن مِّنَ ٱلۡغَٰفِلِينَ ٢٠٥
And remember your Lord within yourself humbly and fearing and in a voice not loud in the morning and the evening and be not of the heedless ones. (Al-A’raf ; 205).
All Readers! Those are some verses of the Quran that recommend us to pray and dhikr in the morning and evening. Now, do you already know the best prayer and Dhikr for us to read?! If you don’t know, then consider the hadith below;
عَنْ أَبِيْ هُرَيْرَةَ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ , قَالَ : قَالَ رَسُوْلُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّم : مَنْ قَالَ حِيْنَ يُصْبِحُ وَحِيْنَ يُمْسِي : سُبْحَانَ اللهِ وَبِحَمْدِهِ مِائَةَ مَرَّةٍ لَمْ يَأْتِ أَحَدٌ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ بِأَفْضَلِ مِمَّا جَاءَ بِهِ إِلَّا أَحَدٌ قَالَ مِثْلَ مَا قَالَ أَوْ زَادَ عَلَيْهِ
From Abu Hurairah radliyallahu ‘anhu, he said, “The Messenger of Allah sallallaahu’ alaihi wa sallam said, “Whoever in the morning and evening said, “Glory be to Allah and praise be to Him,” a hundred times, then there is no one on the Day of Judgment that comes with a reward that is more important than someone who says the sentence as he said that person or even he says it more.”
وَفِي رِوَايَةِ أَبِيْ دَاوُدَ : سُبْحَانَ اللهِ الْعَظِيْمِ وَبِحَمْدِهِ
In another hadith narrated by Abu Daud explained (that the sentence is), “Glory be to Allah, the Most Grace and praise be to Him.”
Now, do you already know what is the best prayer and Dhikr in the above hadith? The best prayers and dhikr in the above hadith are as follows;
سُبْحَانَ اللهِ وَبِحَمْدِه
Glory be to Allah and praise be to Him.
Whereas in another hadith, narrated by Abu Daud, prayer and dhikr are as follows;
سُبْحَانَ اللهِ الْعَظِيْمِ وَبِحَمْدِهِ
Glory be to Allah, the Most Grace and praise be to Him.
We can choose one of them. We don’t need much time to say one of them. Maybe we only need two minutes to do that.
In the hadith above explained, that people who say prayers and dhikr will get a lot of reward. That can be one of the reasons for our salvation in this world and the hereafter. Amen!
I think that’s enough explanation of the best prayer and dhikr in the morning and evening. May be useful! Amen!
See you in the next article!