Best Zikr To Recite During Ramadan

By Hooria Tahir | 01, Feb, 2024
Best Zikr To Recite During Ramadan

Once again, Muslims from around the globe have come together in this Holy month of Ramadan to remember Allah. Every year that Ramadan arrives, it brings an abundance of blessings and gratitude.

During this month, remembering the Almighty Allah can be accomplished by reciting a series of Zikr. (Remembrance of God) 

Zikr or Dhikr are known as forms of devotion to Allah. These can be short or lengthy prayers that recite verses from the Holy Quran and aid Muslims to remember Allah. One verse can be repeated multiple times or a compilation of verses can be recited together. 

As it states; 

يٰٓاَيُّهَا الَّذِيْنَ اٰمَنُوا اذْكُرُوا اللّٰهَ ذِكْرًا كَثِيْرًاۙ

“ O you who have believed, remember Allah with much remembrance.”

[Surah Ahzab, 33:41] 

When the month of Ramadan is upon us, Muslims get to nourish and cleanse their souls by fulfilling their duties to Allah. - Whether that be through the recitation of Azkaar or other good deeds. 

If you wish to seek guidance and acceptance from Allah, you can concentrate on making this Ramadan the most spiritual one yet. Focus your mind on good deeds and practice your Sabr this month by remembering Allah. 

Below, we have listed some of the best Zikr for you to recite this Ramadan! The recitation of Zikr can indeed help you feel closer to Allah and the beauty that is our religion. 

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1. Ayat Kursi golden quran with prayer beads

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ٱللَّهُ لَآ إِلَـٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ ٱلْحَىُّ ٱلْقَيُّومُ ۚ لَا تَأْخُذُهُۥ سِنَةٌ وَلَا نَوْمٌ ۚ لَّهُۥ مَا فِى ٱلسَّمَـٰوَٰتِ وَمَا فِى ٱلْأَرْضِ ۗ مَن ذَا ٱلَّذِى يَشْفَعُ عِندَهُۥٓ إِلَّا بِإِذْنِهِۦ ۚ يَعْلَمُ مَا بَيْنَ أَيْدِيهِمْ وَمَا خَلْفَهُمْ ۖ وَلَا يُحِيطُونَ بِشَىْءٍ مِّنْ عِلْمِهِۦٓ إِلَّا بِمَا شَآءَ ۚ وَسِعَ كُرْسِيُّهُ ٱلسَّمَـٰوَٰتِ وَٱلْأَرْضَ ۖ وَلَا يَـُٔودُهُۥ حِفْظُهُمَا ۚ وَهُوَ ٱلْعَلِىُّ ٱلْعَظِيمُ

“Allah - there is no deity except Him, the Ever-Living, the Self-Sustaining. Neither drowsiness overtakes Him nor sleep. To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the earth. Who is it that can intercede with Him except by His permission? He knows what is [presently] before them and what will be after them, and they encompass not a thing of His knowledge except for what He wills. His Kursī extends over the heavens and the earth, and their preservation tires Him not. And He is the Most High, the Most Great.” 

[Surah Al-Baqarah, 2:255]  

Perhaps one of the most significant verses mentioned in the Holy Quran, Ayat Kursi, is at the top of our list. If you wish to seek protection from the angels and receive plentiful rewards from Allah, this is indeed the best Zikr to recite during Ramadan. 

Read more about Ayatul Kursi: Meanings & Transliteration


2. Istighfar 

أَسْتَغْفِرُ اللّٰهَ

“I seek forgiveness in God.”

As Muslims, we understand the significance of forgiveness in Islam. The Zikr of Istaghfar is literally implying that you are seeking forgiveness in the Almighty Allah. 

Forgiveness is a supreme matter in our religion, and we must be seeking it from Allah at all times. It is an excellent Zikr to recite in Ramadan when all good deeds and rewards are increased by twofold. 

This Zikr helps you cleanse your heart and soul and feel renewed by putting yourself in front of God Himself. 

Read more about The Virtues of the Istighfar (Astaghfirullah)


3. La Hawla Wa La Kuwata Illa Billa 

لَا حَوْلَ وَلَا قُوَّةَ إِلَّا بِٱللَّٰهِ

“There is no power or might except (by) Allah.”

Another excellent Zikr to recite during this Ramadan is this. To surrender to Allah is what we have been led from the beginning. - And by reciting this, we do. 

Allah loves it when believers pour their hearts and soul in front of Him. It is also mentioned many times in the Quran. 

Read more about the La Hawla Wala Quwwata Illa Billah Dua

4. Subhanallahi Wa Bihamdihi Subhan-Allahil Azeem closed quran on scarf

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سُبْحَانَ اللَّهِ وَبِحَمْدِهِ سُبْحَانَ اللَّهِ العَظِيْمِ

“Glory is to Allah, and all praise is to Him. Glory is Allah the great.”

Reciting this Zikr helps to erase sins while also attracting rewards abundantly! This Zikr, short yet mighty, helps to overcome hardships each day. 

As Muslims, it is easy to forget how temporary this world is. The recitation of Azkaar like this can aid you to stay on track by following the straight path. 

Not only does this help you increase your rewards, but it makes you closer to Allah. And remember, each time you recite this, you will be rewarded profusely! 

5. La Illaha Illa Anta Subhanaka Inni Kuntu Minaz Zalimin 

لَّآ اِلٰهَ اِلَّآ اَنْتَ سُبْحٰنَكَ اِنِّيْ كُنْتُ مِنَ الظّٰلِمِيْنَ ۚ

“There is no deity except You; exalted are You. Indeed, I have been of the wrongdoers.”

Allah is always willing to forgive! The Holy Quran plentifully suggests asking Allah for forgiveness to clear your sins. It is the way to cleanse your soul and purify your heart. 

This Zikr only brings us closer to Allah with each recitation. Our religion guides us to admit to our faults and surrender in front of God, and He shall save us from all distress.

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6. Subhanallah walhamdulillah wala ilaha illallah wallahu akbar

سُبْحَانَ اللَّهِ وَالْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ وَلاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ اللَّهُ وَاللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ

“Glory is to Allah, and praise is to Allah, and there is none worthy of worship but Allah, and Allah is the Greatest.”

Allah loves those who have a deep comprehension of their faiths and have great remembrance of Allah. This means appreciating the Islamic faith and its teaching while devoting themselves to Allah, leading its followers in the direction of a closer relationship with Allah and a better understanding of His divine qualities. 

Muslims who recite this dua is set out on a path of introspection, dedication, and submission to Allah's will, finding comfort and fortitude in His boundless kindness and compassion. 

Those who recite this dua in remembrance of Allah will also be forgiven for their sins, while being given tranquility to face their challenges and problems in life (dunya) and focus on Allah. Making this Zikr a great recitation to seek Allah’s blessings during Ramadan.

7. Allahumma Inni As’aluka al-Huda Wat-Tuqa Wal-Afafa Wal-Ghinaquran and prayer beads

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اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ الهُدَى وَ التُّقَى وَ العَفَافَ وَ الغِنَى

“O Allah, I ask You for guidance and piety, and abstinence (from the unlawful) and modesty, and contentment and sufficiency.”

No human is perfect in their action or entirely free of sins, and reciting this dua might help in getting through the Holy month of Ramadan better. This dua acts like guidance, by helping us to remember the divine precepts, abstain from actions that are forbidden, and develop ill-hearted intentions, may they be big or small. According to An Nawawi, this refers to not engaging in prohibited activities and a refusal to find contentment in material belongings. Helping us to remember the importance of moral behavior and personal satisfaction in Islamic teachings.

In the spirit of Ramadan, this Zikr will also help Muslims rediscover a state of continuous happiness when one finds enough in Allah's resources, no matter how much riches are provided. Real riches, regardless of worldly belongings, are found in a heart that are continuously feels satisfied and happy - utilizing their wealth to help others who are struggling. Therefore, reciting this dua will hopefully guide us to the holy teaching of the Quran, refrain from doing prohibited things, and make us better Muslims.

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