“Those who believe and whose hearts find rest in the remembrance of Allah: Verily in the remembrance of Allah do hearts find rest.” (Quran: 13: 28)I
It’s imperative to mention that the little deeds done consistently are meritorious and rewarding in the sight of Allah (S.W.T), as such, I realized that many Muslims quite know well this night Adhkar especially recommended when one wake (suddenly or routinely) at night but forget to do them.
Here are some quick tips to make it easy for all to remember it and derive ample benefits therein:
1. Perform Ablution before sleeping.
2. Sleep while in the state of pondering about Allah (S. W. T) and His words (Qur’an).
3. Always put in mind the great benefits of saying the supplication.
4. Find a way to write and affix the supplication in your bedroom (I.e around your bed).
5. Always pray to Allah (S. W. T) to make His remembrance easy for you.
Here’s the text of the ‘DHIKR’ we are discussing on:
DUA FOR WHEN YOU WAKE UP IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT
Whoever says this will be forgiven, and if he supplicates Allah, his prayer will be answered; if he performs ablution and prays, his prayer will be accepted.
“There is none worthy of worship but Allah alone, Who has no partner, His is the dominion and to Him belongs all praise, and He is able to do all things.
Glory is to Allah. Praise is to Allah. There is none worthy of worship but Allah. Allah is the Greatest. There is no might and no power except by Allah’s leave, the Exalted, the Mighty. My Lord, forgive me.”
لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللهُ وَحْدَهُ لَا شَرِيكَ لَهُ، لَهُ الْمُلْكُ وَلَهُ الْحَمْدَ، وَهُوَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ. سُبْحَانَ اللهِ، وَالْحَمْدُ للهِ، ولَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللهُ، وَاللهُ أَكْبَرُ، وَلَا حَوْلَ وَلَا قُوَّةَ إِلَّا بِاللهِ العَلِيِّ الْعَظيِمِ، ربِّ اغْفِرلِي
Laa ‘illaha ‘illallahu wahdahu la shareeka lahu, lahul-mulku wa lahul-hamdu, wa Huwa ‘alaa kulli shay’in Qadeer
Subhaanallahi, walhamdu lillaahi, wa laa ‘ilaha ‘illallahu, wallaahu ‘akbar, wa laa hawla wa laa Quwwata ‘illaa billaahil-‘Aliyyil-‘Adheem, Rabbighfir lee
Listen to the audio recitation of this.
Al-Bukhari, cf. Al-Asqalani, Fathul-Bari 3/39, among others. The text here is from Ibn Majah 2/335
Lastly, the ‘DHIKR’ reward is enormous in making the performer achieve Allah’s forgiveness, providing peace and tranquility, and keeping one connected with Almighty Allah as it’s done when one wakes up being the first act to do after waking up.
Allah (SWT) remembers those who remember Him. As He mentions in Holy Quran: “Therefore remember Me (by praying, glorifying, etc.). I will remember you,” (Quran, 2:152).
Remembering Allah (SWT) is one of the great and virtuous acts of worship through which one can attain true tranquility and peace of mind. May Allah give us the strength to do Dhikr regularly and get the rewards. Aameen!