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Dhul-Hijjah 2

No One Does Better than You If You Repeat This Dua

Mu`adh ibn Jabal said:

“The people of Janna will not feel remorse for anything more than their remorse for the times that they did not remember Allah therein.”

Abu Hurairah (may Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said:

Say La ilaha illa Allah much before you are separated from it.” (Al-Targhib)

It was the Sunnah of the Prophet to make the following duaa, affirming Allah’s Oneness and His right alone to be worshiped, every morning and evening.

The Prophet said:

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Whoever says a hundred times in a day these words:

‘La ilaha illallahu, wahdahu la sharika lahu, lahul-mulku wa lahul-hamdu, wa Huwa ‘ala kulli sha’in Qadir

‘There is no one worthy of worship but God, alone with no partner, dominion and praise is His and He is capable of all things’

it will equate to him freeing ten slaves, write for him one hundred good deeds, wipe out one hundred bad deeds, and provide a protection from Shaytan for that day until the evening. No one will do better than the one that says this, except the one that does more.” (Al-Bukhari)

What is the secret behind this great reward?

The answer is very simple. This duaa affirms that each of us is temporal and that Allah is Eternal. Also, it affirms that everyone and everything in creation is false and Allah is al-Haqq (the Truth); and that no one and nothing has the ability to benefit or harm but Allah.

That is why there is no one worthy of any act of worship but Him, Mighty and Exalted.

Saying “La Ilaha Illa Allah” is, as the Prophet said, “the best thing I and all other Prophets have ever uttered.” (At-Tirmidhi)

This dhikr is the essence of Islam, the key to paradise, and salvation for those who say it seeking God’s countenance.

La Ilaha illa Allah is God’s grand gateway, the resting place of the worshipful and the paradise of this world.

It is said that La ilaha illa Allah is God’s greatest name, which when used makes one’s dua accepted.

Jabir ibn Abdullah reported that the Messenger of God said: “The best Zikr is La Ilaha Illa Allah.” (At-Tirmidhi)

Why is it the best type of Dhikr?

Because this dhikr has the ability to affect the inward state. It helps to expunge bad character hidden deep in the soul.

These character flaws entice a person to make his desires and whims as a deity. We read in the Quran:

{Have you seen the one that takes his whims as his god?} (Al-Jathiyah 45:23)

It is a reminder that the soul, mind, and body must not be subservient to anyone or anything but its Creator and Sustainer.

Saying “La Ilaha Illa Allah” reaffirms one’s commitment to nothing being above Allah and his right to be worshiped.

Memorize the above duaa and make it a point to repeat it one hundred times in the morning and in the evening.

Join Imam Joe Bradford to find out the virtues of saying “La Ilaha Illa Allah“.

Source: JoeBradford