May 9, 2014

60 Second Adkhaar

By Shazia Arif


Waiting for the bus? Waiting in line? Have a minute to spare? Why waste this minute, it is a minute you will never get back! So what can you do in a minute?

1. SubhanAllahi wa bi Hamdi, SubhanAllahi’l Adheem – Glory be to Allah and Praise be to Him, the Greatest is free from imperfection.
  • The Prophet (sallahu alayhi wa salam) said, there are two phrases, which are beloved of the Most Merciful Allah, light on the tongue, yet heavy on the scale of reward- Al Bukhari
2. Seeking forgiveness by saying AstaghfurAllah – We are all in constant need of Allah subhanu wa ta’ala’s forgiveness!
  • The Prophet (sallahu alayhi wa salam) used to seek forgiveness 70 times a day, and he was a sinless person. (Bukhari) Imagine if we used every spare minute we have in one day to say Astaghfurallah
3. La Hawla wa La Quwatta illah billah - There is no power and strength except with Allah. The Prophet (sallahu alayhi wa salam) said that this is one of the treasures of Paradise. - Bukhari

4. Surah Fatiha can be recited in a minute
  • The Prophet (sallahu alayhi wa salam) said that Al Fatiha is a cure for every poison- Al Bukhari
5. The Darud Sharif - Allahuma Sali wa Salim ala Nabiyina Muhammad- O Allah send peace and blessings upon our Prophet Muhammad
  • The Prophet (sallahu alayhi wa salam) sad: He who reads a single darood upon me Almighty Allah blessed him ten times, he is increased ten times in the stages of Jannah and ten of his sins are forgiven- Nisai
6. If you have the Quran handy (in your bag, on your phone etc) a small verse can be memorized in a minute!

7. Alhamdulilah
  • Gratitude is an important virtue!
8. SubhanAllahi wa bi hamdihi adada khalqihi wa ridaa’ nafsihi wa zeenata arshihi wa midada kalimatihi - Allah is free from imperfection and I begin with His praise, as many times as the number of His creatures in accordance with His Good Pleasure, equal to the weight of His Throne and equal to the ink that may be used in recording the words (for His Praise)
  • Reciting this praise 3 times in the morning will weigh heavier on the scale than doing dhikr from the dawn prayer to forenoon- Sahih Muslim
9. Subhan Allahi wa bihamdihi – Allah is free from imperfection and His is the Praise
  • The Prophet (sallahu alayhi wa salam) said if these words are recited 100 times a day, one’s sins will be forgiven even if they were equal to the extent of the foam of the ocean- Bukhari and Muslim
10. Surah Ikhlas can be recited in a minute (Surah # 112)
  • It is known to have the merit and reward of reciting 1/3 of the Quran- Bukhari
  • Note: this does not serve the purpose of reciting the entire Qur’an rather it is 1/3 in reward
11. La illaha illAllah - There is no God but Allah
  • If everything in the Seven heavens, besides Allah were placed on a scale and the statement La illaha illAllah was placed on the other side of it, the statement would weigh more – Ibn Hibban and Hakim
Make use of every minute that you have! Lest that on the Day of Judgement you regret that one minute you lost, that one deed that could take you to Jannah!

Do you know of more one minute deeds? Post them below so that everyone can benefit inshaAllah


Jazak Allahu Khairan for this timely and speedy reminder!

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