Saying Dhikr and reciting Qur'an after Subh Prayer
Q 1: I am a young man; I usually perform the Subh (Morning) prayer in congregation. I try hard to stay awake after prayer in order to recite the Qur'an but, unfortunately I fall asleep unconsciously. Is there any solution for this problem, putting into consideration that when I feel drowsy, I go home to sleep? This problem irritates me, especially when I remember the saying of the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him),
Provisions of my Ummah are apportioned (by Allah) after Subh (Morning) prayer."
Please advise me, may Allah reward you!
Sitting after Subh Prayer to say Dhikr and recite the Qur'an is considered as one of the acts of Sunnah, which Muslims are recommended to keep up. Both sincere intention and early sleep after `Isha' (Night) Prayer will help you adhere to this Sunnah.
Q 4: Is it true that Istighfar (seeking forgiveness of Allah) will not be valid except with contemplation; does this apply to saying Subhana-Allah (Glorified be Allah), wal-hamdu-lillah (Praise be to Allah), wal-lahu Akbar (Allah is the Greatest)," and to reciting the Qur'an?
the Muslim, while uttering Dhikr and reciting the Qur'an, is attentive, and aware of what he says and contemplative as to the meaning - certainly this will be better for him, and greater in reward and blessings. Besides, this will draw him closer to the acceptance of Allah. Moreover, this contemplation will have its impact on his soul and will prevent him from committing sins and wrongdoings. (Part No. 24; Page No. 178) May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.