We have been prescribed to remember Allah (dhikr) at all times. Whilst this command is general, there are instances where the Messenger of Allah ﷺ prescribed specific adhkār for specific moments. These include the supplications and remembrances to be recited in the morning and evening, after the Fardh prayers, and before sleeping.
The following are three key benefits of why you need to include them in your daily schedule:
1. Bring You Closer to Allah
The daily adhkār help you to reaffirm your tawhid daily and keep you close to Allah. They always remind a believer to accept his own weakness and remain in awe of His Lord – whom he always praises and seeks assistance from for every need.
2. Earn You Immeasurable Rewards
By uttering a few yet powerful statements one can amass unimaginable rewards. Reading the Sunnah adhkār at the prescribed times in the day is an easy deed, which does not take time but can transform your life.
3. Protect You From Evil
The Sunnah adhkār (in particular, the morning and evening) will protect you from harm, illnesses, anxiety, grief, depression, devils, evil eye and magic. You will get peace and contentment in your life, and have more resolve to deal with difficulties.
‘Anyone who does not hold fast to his worship and daily remembrances in accordance to the prophetic Sunnah will regret, become weary, and his temperament will become unsavoury. He will miss out on great goodness from following [the teachings] of the prophet [who is] kind and merciful to the believers, concerned for that which benefits them.’ (al-Dhahabī)