Dhikr in this context means repeatedly reciting Allah's name and his word multiple times. As many times as you can. How you can and where you can.
To talk about Allah is also Dhikr.
And so is thinking about Allah. And about Allah's Creation.
And about your own duties and responsibilities in the world of Allah.
All that is Dhikr. And there is nothing more important or more powerful in life than Dhikr of Allah.
My preference is NOT to change the Kalaam of Allah as he has used it in the Qur'an. But to use it the way it occurs in the Qur'an -- without any changes whatsoever.
So, here are some more Adhkaar (plural for Dhikr) to read and to recite, especially when faced with difficulties and challenges in life.
And not the least during the month of Ramadan.
It helps to read Darood Sharif several times, preferably odd times, before and after.
Of course, Darood Sharif is your Life Jacket in navigating the turbulent waters of life -- anywhere, anytime, in any situation or context.
All the time!
- “Hasbunallahu wa Ni’mal Wakeel.”
- “Ni’mal Mawulaa wa Ni’man Naseer.”
- “Wa Kafaa Billahi Waliyyan wa Kafaa Billahi Naseeraa.”
- “Wa Kafaa Billahi Wakeelaa.”
- “Sa-Yaj’alullahu Ba’d 'Usrin Yusraa.”
- “Fa-Inna M’al 'Usri Yusran, Inna Ma’al 'Usri Yusraa.”
- “A-Laa Inna Nasrallahi Qareeb."
- "Hasbiyallahu Laa Ilaaha Illaa Huwa Alaihi Tawakkaltu Wa Huwa Rabbul 'Arshil 'Azeem."
- "Ujeebu Da'watad Daa'i Idhaa Da'aanee."