In the beautiful teachings of Islam, we are reminded that even in the busiest moments of our lives, we can earn great rewards through simple acts of devotion. The “Adhkar,” which are short prayers and supplications, offer us a wonderful way to connect with our Creator. In this guide, we will explore 12 Adhkar that can be recited in just one minute each. These brief moments of spiritual reflection are a way to earn abundant blessings and draw closer to Allah.
Most of these actions will not cost you anything; they do not require tahaarah (purity) and they will not tire you out or take much effort. On the contrary, you can do them whilst you are walking, or in your car, or lying down, or standing, or sitting, or waiting for somebody.
These actions are also among the greatest means of attaining happiness, expanding the chest (i.e., bringing relief and joy) and removing stress and anxiety. May Allah help us and you to do that which He loves and which pleases Him. May Allah bless our Prophet Muhammad.
Adhkar We Can Do Just In One Minute
1. Surah Al-Fatiha
In one minute you can recite Surat al-Fatihah 3 times, reciting rapidly and silently. Some scholars said that the reward for reading al-Faatihah is more than 600 hasanahs, so if you read it 3 times you will, by the permission of Allah, gain more than 1800 hasanahs – all of that in one minute.
2. Surah Ikhlaas
In one minute you can recite Surat al-Ikhlas (Qul Huwa Allahu Ahad) 20 times, reciting rapidly and silently. Reciting it once is equivalent to one-third of the Quran. If you read it 20 times it is equivalent to reading the Quran 7 times. If you read it 20 times in one minute each day, you will have read it 600 times in one month, and 7200 times in one year, which will be equal in reward to reading the Quran 2400 times.
3. Subhaan Allahi wa bi hamdihi
In one minute you can say Subhaan Allahi wa bi hamdihi (Glory and praise be to Allah) 50 times.
“Whoever says that in one day will be forgiven for his sins even if they are like the foam of the sea.”
(Sahih al-Bukhari 6405)
4. Subhaan Allahi wa bi hamdihi Subhaan Allah il-‘Azeem
In one minute you can say Subhaan Allahi wa bi hamdihi Subhaan Allah il-‘Azeem (Glory and praise be to Allah, glory be to Allah the Almighty) 50 times.
These are two phrases which are light on the lips, heavy in the balance and beloved to the Most Merciful.
Sahih al-Bukhari 6682
5. Subhaan Allah, wa’l-hamdu Lillah, wa laa ilaah ill-Allah, wa Allahu akbar
The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, “The uttering of the words: “Subhan-Allah (Allah is free from imperfection), Al-hamdu lillah (all praise is due to Allah), La ilaha illallah (there is no true god except Allah) and Allahu Akbar (Allah is the Greatest)’ is dearer to me than anything over which the sun rises.”
Riyad as-Salihin 1409
In one minute, you can say all of these words more than 18 times. These words are the most beloved words to Allah, the best of words, and they weigh heavily in the balance of good deeds, as was narrated in the saheeh ahaadeeth.
6. Laa hawla wa laa quwwata illa Billaah
In one minute you can say, Laa hawla wa laa quwwata illa Billaah (there is no strength and no power except with Allah) more than 40 times. This is one of the treasures of Paradise, as was narrated by al-Bukhaari and Muslim. They are a means of putting up with difficulties and of aiming to achieve great things.
7. Laa ilaaha ill-Allah
In one minute you can say Laa ilaaha ill-Allah approximately 50 times. This is the greatest word, for it is the word of Tawheed, the good word, the word that stands firm. If these are the last words of a person, he will enter Paradise, and there are other reports which indicate how great these words are.
8. Subhaan Allah wa bi hamdih, ‘adada khalqihi, wa ridaa nafsihi, wazinata ‘arshihi, wa midaada kalimaatihi
In one minute you can say Subhaan Allah wa bi hamdih, ‘adada khalqihi, wa ridaa nafsihi, wazinata ‘arshihi, wa midaada kalimaatihi (Glory and praise be to Allah, as much as the number of His creation, as much as pleases Him, as much as the weight of His Throne and as much as the ink of His words) more than 15 times. This words bring many more times the reward for other forms of tasbeeh and dhikr, as was reported in saheeh ahaadeeth from the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him).
In one minute you can seek the forgiveness of Allah more than 100 times by saying “Astaghfir-Allah (I seek the forgiveness of Allah). The virtues of seeking forgiveness are no secret, for it is the means of attaining forgiveness and entering Paradise, and it is the means of being granted a good life, increasing one’s strength, warding off disasters, making things easier, bringing rain and increasing one’s wealth and children.
You can read one page of the Book of Allah in one minute. You can memorize a short aayah of the Book of Allah in one minute.
In one minute you can send blessings on the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) 50 times by saying Sall-Allahu ‘alayhi wa sallam (May Allah bless him and grant him peace). In return Allah will send blessings upon you 500 hundred times because one blessing brings ten like it.
In one minute you can motivate your heart to give thanks to Allah, to love Him, to fear Him, to put hope in Him, to long for Him, and thus travel through the stages of ‘uboodiyyah (total enslavement to Allah). You could do this when you are lying on your bed or walking in the street.
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