dua dhikr

Period To Do List

For me and all my fellow sisters who feel distanced from Allah during their period. This is a list of things I want to implement into my life during that week. But first, download Quran Explorer on your phone/tablet.

Wake up for fajr, and do your Morning Remembrance.

Make wudhu as you would when you would pray. Sit down on the floor or on your bed. Close your eyes. 

  • Recite Surah Fatiha, slowly. 
  • Recite Surah Ikhlaas 3x.
  • Recite Ayatul Kursi.
  • Read Surah Yaseen | Everything has a heart and the heart of the Quran is Surah Yaseen, whoever read Yaseen, Allah will write the reward of reading the Quran ten times from him. [Tirmidhi]
  • Tasbeeh Fatima | SubhanAllah 33x, Alhamdulilah 33x, AllahuAkbar 34x
  • Dua for Forgiveness | Rabbana zalamna anfusana wa in lam taghfirlana watar hamna lana koonanna minal khasireen [Surah Al-Araf, Verse 23] | Our Lord ! we have sinned against ourselves and unless You grant us forgiveness and bestow Your mercy upon us, we shall most certainly be lost.
  • Salutations to the Prophet SAW | Allaahumma salli ‘ala Muhammad wa ‘ala aali Muhammad kama salayta ‘ala Ibraaheem wa ‘ala aali Ibraaheem, innaka hameedun majeed. Allaahumma baarik ‘ala Muhammad wa ‘ala aali Muhammad kama baarakta ‘ala Ibraaheem wa ‘ala aali Ibraaheem, innaka hameedun majeed | Allah and the angels send salutations to the Prophet SAW [Surah Al-Ahzaab, Verse 56]

Replace each of the five prayers with these rembrances.

And remember your Nighttime Remembrances too.

And use Quran Explorer - pick one surah, and read parts of it throughout your day.

Holy Qur'an: Ibrahim (14:7)

ﻭَﺇِﺫْ ﺗَﺄَﺫَّﻥَ ﺭَﺑُّﻜُﻢْ ﻟَﺌِﻦْ ﺷَﻜَﺮْﺗُﻢْ ﻷََﺯِﻳﺪَﻧَّﻜُﻢْ ۖ ﻭَﻟَﺌِﻦْ ﻛَﻔَﺮْﺗُﻢْ ﺇِﻥَّ ﻋَﺬَاﺑِﻲ ﻟَﺸَﺪِﻳﺪٌ

Waith taaththana rabbukum lain shakartum laazeedannakum walain kafartum inna AAathabee lashadeedun

“And [remember] when your Lord proclaimed, ‘If you are grateful, I will surely increase you [in favour]; but if you deny, indeed, My punishment is severe’.”

How to do Dua's properly

A quick formula on how to do du'as properly.

1. Say Bismillah
2. Say Salawat in the beginning, middle and end of the Dua.
3. Praise Allah (swt) after saying Bismillah and Salawat
4. Say Ya Allah 10X
5. Ask by the name of Muhammad and His Holy household (Allahuma Bihaqq Muhammadin wa Aaale Muhammad do such and such for me)
6. Repent from all sins you’ve made, with specific mention to sins that cause your supplication to be unanswered
7. Say your need (and remember other believers too)
8. When you’re done saying your need and saying Salawat (as stated in 2.), say “MashaAllah La Hawla Wala Qawooata Ila-billah”
9. Done

Wa Alhamdulillahi rabbil ‘Alameen :)