Best Zikr To Recite During Ramadan

By Hooria Tahir | 16, Mar, 2023
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. 

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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