Revive a Sunnah: Don’t forget Dhikr



The Messenger of Allah (salallahu alayhi
wa sallam) said: There are two qualities,
no Muslim man acquires them but he will
enter Paradise, and they are simple
and easy. He should glorify Allaah
(say Subhaan Allah) ten times
immediately after each prayer, and
praise Him (say Al-hamdu Lillah) ten
times and magnify Him (say Allahu
akbar) ten times.
Abdallah ibn Amr said: I saw the
Messenger of Allah counting this on his
He said: That makes one hundred and
fifty on the tongue, and one thousand
five hundred (hasanaat) in the scales.
[Translator’s note: each of three
phrases repeated ten times makes
thirty; multiplied by the number of daily
prayers, which is five, makes one
hundred and fifty. Each of these good
deeds of the tongue will be rewarded
with ten hasanaat, which will be added
to the total of good deeds to be weighed
in the balance or scales on the Day of
When you go to bed, glorify Him and
praise Him and magnify Him one
hundred times: that will be one hundred
on the tongue and a thousand in the
scales. Who among you does two
thousand and five
hundred sayi’aat (bad deeds) in one
They said: ‘How could we not count (our
He said: ‘The shaytan comes to any one
of you whilst he is praying and says,
remember this, remember that, until he
finishes his prayer and does not do
(this dhikr), or he comes to him when he
is lying down and makes him sleepy,
until he falls asleep (without doing
this dhikr). [At-Tirmidhee, 3332]

1. Revive this sunnah and use the dhikr:
10x SubhanAllah, 10x alhamdulillah, 10x
Allahu akbar after salah! (Most of us
know only of the 33x of each of them
and then once: laa ilaaha illAllah
wahdahu laa shareeka lah, lahul mulku
wa lahul hamdu wa huwa ‘alaa kulli
shayin qadeer.)

2. Count them on your right hand to
revive a sunnah!

3. Make sure you say before sleeping:
33x subhanAllah, 33x alhamdulillah and
34x Allahu akbar.

4. Use notes where you pray and to not
forget in the bedroom, and beat the
shaytan! These supplications are very
simple, but we are not consistent like the
Prophet warned us.


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