At any given time throughout the day, we have many thoughts and ideas that are overwhelming our mind. From tasks to appointments, we are always trying to remember something. Amidst our very busy lives and seemingly never ending list of tasks, we should always make an effort to remember Allah. Building a habit of thikr (remembrance) should be a priority for each of us, and a habit we should instill in our kids/students.
Remembering Allah, also known as thikr, has many benefits, some of which are: it keeps our spiritual hearts healthy, reminds us of our purpose, and is a source of barakah (blessings) and happiness.
With that said, we should try and remember Allah as much as possible throughout the day.
You might be thinking “where do I start?”…… Here is the answer to help kickstart your Athkar Habit:
- Introducing, the Bonus Athkar Sheet, which serves as a quick reference of different words of remembrance (athkar), their meaning, as well as their transliteration.
- Print, save on your phone, put in your car, home, or office and make the intention to incorporate these athkar (words of remembrance) into your daily routine.
- Capitalize on moments like driving and cooking to do thikr.
Abdullah ibn Busr reported: A man said, “O Messenger of Allah, the laws of Islam are too many for me, so tell me something I can hold onto.” The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Keep your tongue moist with the remembrance of Allah.”
May Allah help us develop healthy spiritual habits and make us from among those whose tongues are constantly moist with the remembrance of Allah!
Here is the printable… Bismillah: Athkar: Remembrance of Allah Sheet