Increasing Our Remembrance of Allah
Increasing our remembrance of our Creator should be a goal that we all have. However, sometimes it can be difficult to find a way to actually do it. A very good way of making our remembrance of Allah regular and habitual is by implementing the daily supplications. There are supplications for all the different things we do in our daily lives. We read in the Holy Qur’an:
“Verily in the remembrance of Allah do hearts find rest.” (Qur’an 13:28)
Before we go to sleep, we read the du’aa with the meaning:
“O Allah, in Your Name, I die and I live.”
After reading this du’aa, we remind ourselves of our Creator. We think about his Power and how tomorrow is never guaranteed for anyone. We remember how nothing is in our hands, as everything happens only by the decree of our Lord.
When we wake up in the morning, the du’aa we read means:
“All praise be to Allah, who gave us life after death (sleep is a form of death) and to Him we will be raised and returned.”
As we read this du’aa, we should remind ourselves that Allah is in charge of our life and our death. We should be grateful that He has blessed us with the chance to wake up and see another day.
Before eating anything, we read a du’aa which translates to:
“In the name of Allah.”
Therefore, before we eat something, we start with Allah’s name. We should think about how blessed we are to have food to eat, no matter how small the amount of food is. Reading this du’aa will help us to be grateful for what we have.
After we finish eating anything, we read the du’aa with the meaning:
“All praise belongs to Allah, who fed us and quenched our thirst and made us Muslims.”
We praise Allah for what we have just eaten. We also praise Him for blessing us with this religion. Therefore, through reading this du’aa, we remember that being Muslim is not something we should take for granted – it is something we should be grateful to our Lord for.
Before leaving the house, the du’aa we read means:
“I depart with Allah’s name, relying on Him. It is Allah who saves us from sins with His guidance.”
We depart from our houses with the name of our Creator. We depend on Him and declare in our hearts and minds that only He knows what is to come.
Before entering our homes, we read a du’aa which translates to:
“In the Name of Allah we enter, in the Name of Allah we leave, and upon our Lord we depend.”
We enter our homes while taking Allah’s name. We remind ourselves by reading this du’aa that it is only upon Him that we can rely with regards to all the matters in our lives. We can take precautions, but Allah is the One who keeps us safe.