Daily Deeds

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم       


In the Name of Allah The most Gracious The Most Merciful


Daily Deeds to Perform

The Muslim must strive to use their time wisely. There are many deeds that a Muslim could do daily in order to please Allah and increase their hasanat.  Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah’s Messenger said, “If any one of you improve (follows strictly) his Islamic religion then his good deeds will be rewarded ten times to seven hundred times for each good deed and a bad deed will be recorded as it is.” (Sahih Al-Bukhari).

It is important to keep doing a deed consistently. If you find that doing many acts of ‘Ibaadah is too overwhelming and you won’t continue doing them, then start of fslowly and stay firm on that deed. As the prophet (allaihis salat wassalam) said: ‘A`isha is reported to have said that the Messenger of Allah was asked about the act most pleasing to Allah. He replied: That which is done continuously, even if it is small. (Sahih Muslim).

Qiyyam Al-Layl and Witr

Narrated `Aisha: The Prophet used to offer thirteen rak`at of the night prayer and that included the witr and two rak`at (Sunna) of the Fajr  prayer. (Sahih Al-Bukhari)

It was narrated that Ibn ‘Umar said: “The Messenger of Allah used to offer the night prayers two by two.” (Sunan Ibn Majah)

It was narrated that Abu Sa’eed said: “The Messenger of Allah said: ‘Pray Witr before morning comes.’” (Sunan ibn Majah)

It was narrated that ‘Abdullah bin ‘Amr said: “The Messenger of Allah said: ‘Do not be like so-and-so, who used to pray voluntary night prayers then stopped praying voluntary night prayers.” (Sunan Ibn Majah)

‘A’isha observed that the Messenger of Allah used to observe prayer in the night and the last of his (night) prayer was Witr. (Sahih Muslim)

Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah has ninety-nine Names, i.e., one hundred minus one, and whoever believes in their meanings and acts accordingly, will enter Paradise; and Allah is witr (one) and loves ‘the witr’ (i.e., odd numbers). (Sahih Al-Bukhari)

Two Rakah Sunnah of Fajr

It was narrated from Aishah that : The Prophet said: “The two rak’ahs (before) Fajr are better than this world and everything in it.” (Sunan An-Nasaa`i)

Dhikr of Morning

Allahumma bika asbahnaa, wa bika amsaynaa,wa bika nahyaa, wa bika namootu, wa ilaylk an-nushoor. “O Allah, by your leave we have reached the morning and by Your leave we have reached the evening, by Your leave we live and die and unto You is our resurrection.
Fasting (monday,thursday, fast of dawud, ayyamul beedh 13,14,15 of each lunar month)

Sahl bin Sa’d (May Allah be pleased with him):The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “In Jannah there is a gate which is called Ar-Raiyan through which only those who observe Saum (fasting) will enter on the Day of Resurrection.  None else will enter through it. It will be called out, “Where are those who observe fasting?” So they will stand up and proceed towards it. When the last of them will have entered, the gate will be closed and then no one will enter through that gate.” [Muslim].

Narrated Abu Sa`id:I heard the Prophet (ﷺ) saying, “Indeed, anyone who fasts for one day for Allah’s Pleasure, Allah will keep his face away from the (Hell) fire for (a distance covered by a journey of) seventy years.” (Sahih Al-Bukhari)

Abdullah bin Amr narrated that:The Messenger of Allah said: “The most virtuous fast is the fast of my brother Dawud. He would fast a day, and not fast (the next) day. He would not flee at the time of engagement (with the enemy).” (Jaami’ At-Tirmidhi)

Abu Huraira reported it as a marfu’ hadith (and the words are): The deeds are presented on every Thursday and Monday and Allah, the Exalted and Glorious. grants pardon to every person who does not associate anything with Allah except the person in whose (heart) there is rancour against his brother. It would be said: Put both of them off until they are reconciled. (Sahih Muslim)

Salatul Duha (Forenoon prayer)

Zaid bin Arqam (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: I saw some people performing Duha (prayers) in the early forenoon and warned them (saying): These people must know that performing Salat a little later is better. The Messenger of Allah said, “The Salat of the penitent is to be observed when the young ones of camels feel the heat of the sun (i.e., when it becomes very hot). (Sahih Al-Bukhari)

Narrated Abu Huraira: My friend (the Prophet) advised me to observe three things: (1) to fast three days a month; (2) to pray two rak`at of Duha prayer (forenoon prayer); and (3) to pray witr before sleeping. (Sahih Al-Bukhari)

Mua’ada ‘Adawiyya reported ‘A’isha as saying: The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) used to observe four rak’ahs in the forenoon prayer and he sometimes observed more as Allah pleased. (Sahih Al-Bukhari)

Narrated `Abdur Rahman bin Abi Laila: Only Um Hani narrated to me that she had seen the Prophet offering the Duha prayer. She said, “On the day of the conquest of Mecca, the Prophet entered my house, took a bath and offered eight rak`at (of Duha prayers. I had never seen the Prophet offering such a light prayer but he performed bowing and prostrations perfectly. (Sahih Al-Bukhari)
The Rawatib (Sunnah attached to the fardh prayers)

Umm Habibah narrated that Allah’s Messenger sad: “Whoever prays twelve Rak’ah in a day and night, a house will be built from him in Paradise: Four Rak’ah before Zuhr, two Rak’ah after it, two Rak’ah after Maghrib, two Rak’ah after Isha, and two Rak’ah before Fajr in the morning Salat.” (Jaami’ At-Tirmidhi)

Reading and Memorizing Quran

Abu Musa Al-Ash’ari (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Prophet said, “Read the Qur’an regularly. By the One in Whose Hand Muhammad’s soul is, it escapes from memory faster than a camel does from its tying ropes.” (Sahih Al-Bukhari and Muslim)

Ibn Mas’ud (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, “Whoever recites a letter from the Book of Allah, he will be credited with a good deed, and a good deed gets a ten-fold reward. I do not say that Alif-Lam-Mim is one letter, but Alif is a letter, Lam is a letter and Mim is a letter.” (Jaami’t At-Tirmidhi)

Evening Dhikr

A’oodhu bi kalimatil laahit-taammaati min sharri maa khalaq.

Three times I seek refuge in Allah’s perfect words from the evil He has created

Dhikr Before Sleeping

Narrated `Ali bin Abi Talib: Fatima came to the Prophet asking for a servant. He said, “May I inform you of something better than that? When you go to bed, recite “Subhan Allah’ thirty three times, ‘Al hamdulillah’ thirty three times, and ‘Allahu Akbar’ thirty four times. `Ali added, ‘I have never failed to recite it ever since.” Somebody asked, “Even on the night of the battle of Siffin?” He said, “Even on the night of the battle of Siffin.” (Sahih Al-Bukhari)

General Dhikr

Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet said, “There are two expressions which are very easy for the tongue to say, but they are very heavy in the balance and are very dear to The Beneficent (Allah), and they are, ‘Subhan Allah Al- `Adhim and ‘Subhan Allah wa bihamdihi.'” (Sahih Al-Bukhari)

Abu Huraira reported Allah’s Messenger as saying: He who uttered these words:” There is no god worthy of worship but Allah, the One, having no partner with Him. Sovereignty belongs to Him and all the praise is due to Him, and He is Potent over everything” (Laa ilaaha Illa-Allah Wahdahu laa sharika lahu, lahul mulk wa lahul hamd wa huwwa ‘ala kulli shay`in Qadeer.) one hundred times every day there is a reward of emancipating ten slaves for him, and there are recorded hundred virtues to his credit, and hundred vices are blotted out from his scroll, and that is a safeguard for him against the Satan on that day till evening and no one brings anything more excellent than this, except one who has done more than this (who utters these words more than one hundred times and does more good acts) and he who utters:” Hallowed be Allah, and all praise is due to Him,” (SubhanAllahi wa bi Hamdihi) one hundred times a day, his sins are obliterated even if they are equal to the extent of the foam of the ocean. (Sahih Al-Bukhari)

Dhikr After Prayer

Abu Huraira reported Allah’s Messenger as saying: If anyone extols Allah (SubhanAllah) after every prayer thirty-three times, and praises Allah (Alhamdulilah) thirty-three times, and declares His Greatness (Allahu Akbar) thirty-three times, ninety-nine times in all, and says to complete a hundred:” There is no god worthy of worship but Allah (Laa ilaaha Illa-Allah Wahdahu laa sharika lahu, lahul mulk wa lahul hamd wa huwwa ‘ala kulli shay`in Qadeer) having no partner with Him, to Him belongs sovereignty and to Him is praise due, and He is Potent over everything,” his sins will be forgiven even If these are as abundant as the foam of the sea. (Sahih Muslim).

More Adkhar can be found in Husnul Muslim (Fortress of a Muslim)

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