The Best Form of Dhikr
No doubt that the Quran is the best form of dhikr. After the Quran is “Subhan Allah, alhamdu lillah, Allahu akbar, and la ilaha il Allah.” The Prophet (sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam) said it is more beloved to Allah than anything on the face of this earth.
One sahabi said to the Prophet (sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam), I am old and weak. So tell me about a good deed I can do while I am sitting. So he (sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam) said, “Say subhan Allah 100 times. It will be equal to freeing 100 slaves of Bani Israel. Say alhmadu lillah, and it will be like donating 100 horses for the sake of Allah. Say Allahu akbar, and it will be equal to sacrificing 100 camels for the sake of Allah and distributing it to poor people. Say la ilaha il Allah, and the reward of it will fill what is between the heavens and the earth.”
Also, the Prophet said, “There is nobody that would say subhan Allah, alhamdu lillah, Allahu akbar, la ilaha il Allah, and la hawla wa la quwwata ila billah except that it will erase their sins, even if it is more than the foam of the sea.” [Tirmidhi, Hakim. classified as hasan]
The Prophet (sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam) once saw a dry branch falling on the ground. He hit it or shook it. The dry leaves fell off. Then he told his companions, “That subhan Allah, alhamdu lillah, Allahu akbar, and la ilaha il Allah will make your sins fall off like this.” Hasan hadith.
Also the Prophet sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam said, “There is no one better in the eyes of Allah than a person who lives a long life and fills these years with subhan Allah, alhamdu lillah, Allahu akbar, and la ilaha il Allah.”
And there are many more ahadith that can be mentioned.
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