In the Name of Allah, the All-Merciful, the Especially Compassionate,
This week we will implement a new sunnah of the blessed Messenger, inshaAllah. Each week, we will add another sunnah to our daily routines. You can see the full story behind this idea in the post A Sunnah a Day Keeps the Devil Away.
Here is a simple dua to recite as soon as you wake up. If you do not remember it as soon as you wake up (which is the goal to be aiming for), compensate by doing it as early in the day as you remember it. InshaAllah it will gradually become something you learn to recite upon opening your eyes so that you begin your day with the dhikr of Allah.
Try to do recite the dua with as much sincerity in your heart as possible. Note, you must have this dua memorized by the end of Friday in order to implement it everyday for the next week. If you do not understand Arabic, make sure to have a rough translation memorized as well, inshaAllah.
الْحَمْدُ للهِ الَّذِي أَحْيَانَي بَعْدَ مَا أَمَاتَنَي وَإِلَيْهِ النُّشُورُ
Alhamdu lillaahil-lathee ‘ahyaanee ba’da maa ‘amaatanee wa’ilayhin-nushoor.
All praise be to Allah Who has given me life after He has caused me to die and to Him is the return.
Make a commitment with yourself to implement this sunnah. Below is a poll in which you can affirm your commitment to, inshaAllah, a growing community here on the Muslim Theist. This will act as positive peer pressure as well as an accountability mechanism. Below it, is another poll where we will hold ourselves accountable for the implementation of the last week’s Sunnah, if you made a commitment for that week. Next Friday, I will take another poll whereby you will have a chance to hold yourself accountable regarding the commitment you made this week, and to grade yourself on how well you did, inshaAllah. May Allah grant us all tawfeeq on this journey!