[Qur’an in Ramadan 18:Q25.53-Q27.81]
I use the word ‘adhkaar’ quite liberally and it means remembering Allah through praise or supplication. It is the plural form of dhikr.
Have you been making lots of adhkaar this month? Remember that the rewards for our deeds are multiplied in Ramadan and Allah answers the prayers of a fasting person so this is a month we should make adhkaar to the max.
We do not need to limit it to only after our daily prayers. It can be done unobtrusively throughout the day while we do other things like while cooking, sewing, cleaning the home, bathing our children, waiting on a queue, on a bus/train ride…virtually anywhere and at anytime.
‘He who remembers his Lord and he who does not remember his Lord are like the living and the dead.’
There are a myriad of beneficial adhkaar to choose from and the book, Hisnu-l-Muslim (Fortress of the Believer) is an excellent and very popular book to select authentic ones from. Translated copies of the book are available (may be even in your local dialect) so you could procure one.
Here are some short ones:
Allahumma a’ini alaa dhikrika wa shukrika wa husni ibaadatik
SubhanAllah wa bihamdihi subhanAllahil azeem
La hawla wa laa quwwata ila billah
Astagfirullah (wa atubu ilaihi)
SubhanAllah, Alhamdulillah, Allah Akbar.