THE best way to “kill time”


In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful…

How often do we go through the day looking for ways to kill time? We check our Facebook every 2.5 minutes hoping to see some life-changing events that took place, knowing deep down inside that at best we are going to seeing a new “rage comic” or captioned photo…

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Anyways, back to the post. We look for ways to kill time while we have time. When time is up, we would pay millions, billions, THE WHOLE WORLD to just have 1 more minute to go back and do just 1 good deed…

Muaaz bin Jabal narrated that Rasool Allah said, โ€œThe people of Jannat will only regret that moment which had been empty of Zikr of Allah.โ€

We should really start valuing our time better. Insh’Allah while we are here, lets increase our remembrance of Allah.

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Below, I’ve included various ways we can keep our Allah on our minds and on our tongues throughout the day. This dunya will suck us into it if we forget Allah throughout the day.


“ุญูŽุณู’ุจููŠูŽ ุงู„ู„ู‡ู ู„ูŽุข ุฅูู„ูŽู‡ูŽ ุฅูู„ู‘ูŽุง ู‡ููˆูŽ ุนูŽู„ูŽูŠู’ู‡ู ุชูŽูˆูŽูƒู‘ูŽู„ู’ุชู ูˆูŽู‡ููˆูŽ ุฑูŽุจู‘ู ุงู„ู’ุนูŽุฑู’ุดู ุงู„ู’ุนูŽุธููŠู…ู”.

Hasbiyallaahu laa ‘ilaaha ‘illaa Huwa ‘alayhi tawakkaltu wa Huwa Rabbul-‘Arshil-‘Adheem .

Allah is sufficient for me . There is none worthy of worship but Him . I have placed my trust in Him, He is Lord of the Majestic Throne. (Recite seven times in Arabic.)

Reference:
Allah will grant whoever recites this seven times in the morning or evening whatever he desires from this world or the next, Ibn As-Sunni (no. 71), Abu Dawud 4/321. Both reports are attributed directly to the Prophet (PBUH) (Marfu1). The chain of transmission is sound (Sahih). Ibn As-Sunni.


“ุณูุจู’ุญูŽุงู†ูŽ ุงู„ู„ู‡ู ูˆูŽุจูุญูŽู…ู’ุฏูู‡ู”.

Subhaanallaahi wa bihamdihi.

Glory is to Allah and praise is to Him. (Recite one hundred times in Arabic ).

Reference:
“Whoever recites this one hundred times in the morning and in the evening will not be surpassed on the Day of Resurrection by anyone having done better than this except for someone who had recited it more. ” Al-Bukhari 4/2071.


“ุฃูŽุณู’ุชูŽุบู’ููุฑู ุงู„ู„ู‡ูŽ ูˆูŽุฃูŽุชููˆุจู ุฅูู„ูŽูŠู’ู‡ู”.

‘Astaghfirullaaha wa ‘atoobu ‘ilayhi.

I seek the forgiveness of Allah and repent to Him. (Recite one hundred times in Arabic during the day.)

Reference:
Al-Bukhari, cf. Al-Asqalani, Fathul-Bari 11/101, Muslim 4/2075.


“ุจูุณู’ู…ู ุงู„ู„ู‡ู ุงู„ู‘ูŽุฐููŠ ู„ูŽุง ูŠูŽุถูุฑู‘ู ู…ูŽุนูŽ ุงุณู’ู…ูู‡ู ุดูŽูŠู’ุกูŒ ูููŠ ุงู„ู’ุฃูŽุฑู’ุถู ูˆูŽู„ูŽุง ูููŠ ุงู„ุณู‘ูŽู…ูŽุงุกู ูˆูŽู‡ููˆูŽ ุงู„ุณู‘ูŽู…ููŠุนู ุงู„ู’ุนูŽู„ููŠู…ู”.

Bismillaahil-lathee laa yadhurru ma’as-mihi shay’un fil-‘ardhi wa laa fis-samaa’i wa Huwas-Samee ‘ul- ‘Aleem .

In the Name of Allah, Who with His Name nothing can cause harm in the earth nor in the heavens, and He is the All-Hearing, the All-Knowing. (Recite three times in Arabic).

Reference:
“Whoever recites it three times in the morning will not be afflicted by any calamity before evening, and whoever recites it three times in the evening will not be overtaken by any calamity before morning.” Abu Dawud 4/323, At-Tirmithi 5/465, Ibn Majah 2/332, Ahmad. Ibn Majah’s chain of transmission is good (Hasan), Ibn Baz, p. 39.


“ุฑูŽุถููŠุชู ุจุงู„ู„ู‡ู ุฑูŽุจู‘ูŽุงู‹ุŒ ูˆูŽุจูุงู„ู’ุฅูุณู’ู„ูŽุงู…ู ุฏููŠู†ุงู‹ุŒ ูˆูŽุจูู…ูุญูŽู…ู‘ูŽุฏู ุตูŽู„ูŽู‰ ุงู„ู„ู‡ู ุนูŽู„ููŠู‡ู ูˆูŽุณูŽู„ู‘ูŽู…ูŽ ู†ูŽุจููŠู‘ูŽุงู‹”.

Radheetu billaahi Rabban, wa bil-‘Islaami deenan, wa bi-Muhammadin (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallama) Nabiyyan.

I am pleased with Allah as my Lord, with Islam as my religion and with Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) as my Prophet. (Recite three times in Arabic.)

Reference:
“Allah has promised that anyone who says this three times every morning or evening will be pleased on the Day of Resurrection.” Ahmad 4/ 337, An-Nasa’i, ‘Amalul-Yawm wal-Laylah p. 4, Ibn As-Sunni (no. 68), At-Tirmithi 5/465. Its chain of transmission is good (Hasan), Ibn Baz, p. 39.


“ุงู„ู„ู‘ูŽู‡ูู…ู‘ูŽ ุจููƒูŽ ุฃูŽุตู’ุจูŽุญู’ู†ูŽุงุŒ ูˆูŽุจููƒูŽ ุฃูŽู…ู’ุณูŽูŠู’ู†ูŽุงุŒ ูˆูŽุจููƒูŽ ู†ูŽุญู’ูŠูŽุงุŒ ูˆูŽุจููƒูŽ ู†ูŽู…ููˆุชู ูˆูŽุฅูู„ูŽูŠู’ูƒูŽ ุงู„ู†ู‘ูุดููˆุฑู”.

Allaahumma bika ‘asbahnaa, wa bika ‘amsaynaa, wa bika nahyaa, wa bika namootu wa ‘ilaykan-nushoor.

O Allah , by You we enter the morning and by You we enter the evening, 1 by You we live and and by You we die, and to You is the Final Return.2

Reference:
1 -When you say this in the evening you should say: Allaahumma bika ‘amsaynaa wa bika ‘asbahnaa, wa bika nahyaa, wa bika namoot, wa ‘ilaykal-maseer : “O Allah, You bring us the end of the day as You bring us its beginning, You bring us life and you bring us death, and to You is our fate.” 2 -Sahih At-Tirmithi 3/142.’


“ุงู„ู„ู‘ูŽู‡ูู…ู‘ูŽ ุฃูŽู†ู’ุชูŽ ุฑูŽุจู‘ููŠ ู„ู‘ุง ุฅูู„ูŽู‡ูŽ ุฅูู„ู‘ูŽุง ุฃูŽู†ู’ุชูŽุŒ ุฎูŽู„ูŽู‚ู’ุชูŽู†ููŠ ูˆูŽุฃูŽู†ูŽุง ุนูŽุจู’ุฏููƒูŽุŒ ูˆูŽุฃูŽู†ูŽุง ุนูŽู„ูŽู‰ ุนูŽู‡ู’ุฏููƒูŽ ูˆูŽูˆูŽุนู’ุฏููƒูŽ ู…ูŽุง ุงุณู’ุชูŽุทูŽุนู’ุชูŽุŒ ุฃูŽุนููˆุฐู ุจููƒูŽ ู…ูู†ู’ ุดูŽุฑู‘ู ู…ูŽุง ุตูŽู†ูŽุนู’ุชูŽุŒ ุฃูŽุจููˆุกู ู„ูŽูƒูŽ ุจูู†ูุนู’ู…ูŽุชููƒูŽ ุนูŽู„ูŽูŠู‘ูŽุŒ ูˆูŽุฃูŽุจููˆุกู ุจูุฐูŽู†ู’ุจููŠ ููŽุงุบู’ููุฑ ู„ููŠ ููŽุฅูู†ู‘ูŽู‡ู ู„ูŽุง ูŠูŽุบู’ููุฑู ุงู„ุฐู‘ูู†ููˆุจูŽ ุฅูู„ู‘ูŽุง ุฃูŽู†ู’ุชูŽ”.

Allaahumma ‘Anta Rabbee laa ‘ilaaha ‘illaa ‘Anta, khalaqtanee wa ‘anaa ‘abduka, wa ‘anaa ‘alaa ‘ahdika wa wa’dika mas-tata’tu, ‘a’oothu bika min sharri maa sana’tu, ‘aboo’u laka bini’matika ‘alayya, wa ‘aboo’u bithanbee faghfir lee fa’innahu laa yaghfiruth-thunooba ‘illaa ‘Anta.

O Allah, You are my Lord, there is none worthy of worship but You. You created me and I am your slave. I keep Your covenant, and my pledge to You so far as I am able. I seek refuge in You from the evil of what I have done. I admit to Your blessings upon me, and I admit to my misdeeds. Forgive me, for there is none who may forgive sins but You.

Reference:
Whoever recites this with conviction in the evening and dies during that night shall enter Paradise, and whoever recites it with conviction in the morning and dies during that day shall enter Paradise, Al-Bukhari 7/150. Other reports are in An-Nasa’i and At-Tirmithi.


ุฃูŽุนููˆุฐู ุจูุงู„ู„ู‡ู ู…ูู†ูŽ ุงู„ุดู‘ูŽูŠู’ุทูŽุงู†ู ุงู„ุฑู‘ูŽุฌููŠู…ู “ุงู„ู„ู‡ู ู„ูŽุง ุฅูู„ูŽู‡ูŽ ุฅูู„ู‘ูŽุง ู‡ููˆูŽ ุงู„ู’ุญูŽูŠู‘ู ุงู„ู’ู‚ูŽูŠู‘ููˆู…ู ู„ูŽุง ุชูŽุฃู’ุฎูุฐูู‡ู ุณูู†ูŽุฉูŒ ูˆูŽู„ูŽุง ู†ูŽูˆู’ู…ูŒ ู„ูŽู‡ู ู…ูŽุง ูููŠ ุงู„ุณู‘ูŽู…ูŽุงูˆูŽุงุชู ูˆูŽู…ูŽุง ูููŠ ุงู„ู’ุฃูŽุฑู’ุถู ู…ูŽู†ู’ ุฐูŽุง ุงู„ู‘ูŽุฐููŠ ูŠูŽุดู’ููŽุนู ุนูู†ู’ุฏูŽู‡ู ุฅูู„ู‘ูŽุง ุจูุฅูุฐู’ู†ูู‡ู ูŠูŽุนู’ู„ูŽู…ู ู…ูŽุง ุจูŽูŠู’ู†ูŽ ุฃูŽูŠู’ุฏููŠู‡ูู…ู’ ูˆูŽู…ูŽุง ุฎูŽู„ู’ููŽู‡ูู…ู’ ูˆูŽู„ูŽุง ูŠูุญููŠุทููˆู†ูŽ ุจูุดูŽูŠู’ุกู ู…ูู†ู’ ุนูู„ู’ู…ูู‡ู ุฅูู„ู‘ูŽุง ุจูู…ูŽุง ุดูŽุงุกูŽ ูˆูŽุณูุนูŽ ูƒูุฑู’ุณููŠู‘ูู‡ู ุงู„ุณู‘ูŽู…ูŽุงูˆูŽุงุชู ูˆูŽุงู„ู’ุฃูŽุฑู’ุถูŽ ูˆูŽู„ูŽุง ูŠูŽุฆููˆุฏูู‡ู ุญููู’ุธูู‡ูู…ูŽุง ูˆูŽู‡ููˆูŽ ุงู„ู’ุนูŽู„ููŠู‘ู ุงู„ู’ุนูŽุธููŠู…ู”.

‘A ‘oothu billaahi minash-Shaytaanir-rajeem. Allaahu laa ‘ilaaha ‘illaa Huwal-Hayyul-Qayyoom, laa ta’khuthuhu sinatun wa laa nawm, lahu maa fis-samaawaati wa maa fil-‘ardh, man thai-lathee yashfa’u ‘indahu ‘illaa bi’ithnih, ya’lamu maa bayna ‘aydeehim wa maa khalfahum, wa laa yuheetoona bishay’im-min ‘ilmihi ‘illaa bimaa shaa’a, wasi’a kursiyyuhus samaawaati wal’ardh, wa laa ya’ooduhu hifdhuhumaa, wa Huwal- ‘Aliyyul- ‘Adheem.

I seek refuge in Allah from Satan the outcast. – Allah! There is none worthy of worship but He, the Ever Living, the One Who sustains and protects all that exists. Neither slumber nor sleep overtakes Him. To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the earth. Who is he that can intercede with Him except with His Permission? He knows what happens to them in this world, and what will happen to them in the Hereafter. And they will never encompass anything of His Knowledge except that which He wills. His Throne extends over the heavens and the earth, and He feels no fatigue in guarding and preserving them. And He is the Most High, the Most Great.

Reference:
Whoever says this when he rises in the morning will be protected from jinns until he retires in the evening, and whoever says it when retiring in the evening will be protected from them until he rises in the morning. It was reported by Al-Hakim 1 / 562, Al-Albani graded it as authentic in Sahihut-Targhib wat-Tarhib 1/273, and traces it to An-Nasa’i and At-Tabarani. He says that At-Tabarani’s chain of transmission is reliable (Jayyid).


Lastly, I want to share a lecture by Yasir Qadhi titled “The Power of Dua”:

Make a dua for the brothers & sisters at this website that provided me with the duas.

May Allah guide us and our loved ones to the straight path!

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