"Verily, in the remembrance of Allah do heart find rest"
1. Renew your intention, to please Allah SWT
2. Dua'h, ask Allah SWT to grant you ease and consistency
3. Set realistic Dhikr and Quran objectives
4. Set your target Dhikr count Quran pages to read
5. Identify pockets of time
6. Plan your target over your day or everytime you perform Salah
7. Stay consistent
Jabir bin `Abdullah (ra) narrated that :
Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: “The best remembrance is; ‘there is none worthy of worship except Allah' (Lā ilāha illallāh)."
Jabir bin `Abdullah (ra) narrated that :
Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: “...and the best supplication is; ‘All praise is due to Allah' (Al-hamdulillāh)."
Sa'd bin Abu Waqqas (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:
We were with the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) when he asked, "Is anyone of you unable to earn a thousand good deeds?" One of those present asked: "How can one earn thousand good deeds in a day?" He (ﷺ) replied, "By saying: Subhan Allah a hundred times, then one thousand good deeds will be recorded for him or one thousand sins will be blotted out from his record."
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) said, "Whoever says, 'Subhan Allah wa bihamdihi,' one hundred times a day, will be forgiven all his sins even if they were as much as the foam of the sea.
Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:
The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, "There are two statements that are light for the tongue to remember, heavy in the Scales and are dear to the Merciful:
'Subhan-Allahi wa bihamdihi, Subhan-Allahil-Azim'."
Abu Musa Ash'ari reported that Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) said to him;
"Should I not direct you to the words from the treasures of Paradise; like a treasure from the treasures of Paradise?" I said; "Yes, O Messenger of Allah." Thereupon he (ﷺ) said; "There is no might and no power but that of Allah."
Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) said:
"For me to say, 'Subhaanallaahi, walhamdu lillaahi, wa laa 'ilaaha 'illallaahu, wallaahu 'Akbar', is dearer to me than all that the sun rises upon (i.e. the whole world)."
La ilaha illa anta subhanaka
innee kuntu minadh-dhalimeen
There is no God but You, How perfect You are Certainly, I was from wrongdoers
Anas bin Malik said:
"The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: "Whoever sends salah upon me once, Allah (SWT) will send salah upon him tenfold, and will erase ten sins from him, and will raise him ten degrees in status."
Shaddad bin Aus (May Allah be pleased with him) said:
The Prophet (ﷺ) said, "The best supplication for seeking forgiveness (Syed-ul- Istighfar).
He who supplicates in these terms during the day with firm belief in it and dies on the same day (before the evening), he will be one of the dwellers of Jannah; and if anyone supplicates in these terms during the night with firm belief in it and dies before the morning, he will be one of the dwellers of Jannah."
Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) said:
I heard the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) saying, "I swear by Allah that I seek Allah's Pardon and turn to Him in repentance more than seventy times a day."
Abu Huraira reported Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) as saying:
“He who utters these words one hundred times a day; will have a reward equivalent to emancipating ten slaves, one hundred good deeds recorded to his credit, one hundred sins are blotted out from his scroll and he will be safeguarded against Satan on that day till evening; and no one will be superior to him, except someone who has recited more often than him…”
ٱللَّهُ لَآ إِلَـٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ ٱلْحَىُّ ٱلْقَيُّومُ ۚ لَا تَأْخُذُهُۥ سِنَةٌۭ وَلَا نَوْمٌۭ ۚ لَّهُۥ مَا فِى ٱلسَّمَـٰوَٰتِ وَمَا فِى ٱلْأَرْضِ ۗ مَن ذَا ٱلَّذِى يَشْفَعُ عِندَهُۥٓ إِلَّا بِإِذْنِهِۦ ۚ يَعْلَمُ مَا بَيْنَ أَيْدِيهِمْ وَمَا خَلْفَهُمْ ۖ وَلَا يُحِيطُونَ بِشَىْءٍۢ مِّنْ عِلْمِهِۦٓ إِلَّا بِمَا شَآءَ ۚ وَسِعَ كُرْسِيُّهُ ٱلسَّمَـٰوَٰتِ وَٱلْأَرْضَ ۖ وَلَا يَـُٔودُهُۥ حِفْظُهُمَا ۚ وَهُوَ ٱلْعَلِىُّ ٱلْعَظِيمُ
Allah; there is no god but He, the Ever Living, the Sustainer. Neither drowsiness overtakes Him nor sleep. All that is in the heavens belongs to Him and all that is in the earth. Who is there that can intercede with Him except by His permission? He knows what is in front of them and what is behind them, but they do not comprehend any of His knowledge except what He wills. His Kursi extends over the heavens and the earth; looking after them does not tire Him. He is the Most High, the Magnificent.
Narrated 'Abdullah bin Mas'ud:
"Allah has not created in the heavens nor in the earth what is more magnificent than Ayat Al-Kursi."
Sufyan said: "Because Ayat Al-Kursi is the Speech of Allah, and Allah's Speech is greater than Allah's creation of the heavens and the earth."
Narrated Abu Hurairah:
That the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ): "For everything there is a hump (pinnacle) and the hump (pinnacle) of the Qur'an is Surat Al-Baqarah, in it there is an Ayah which is the master of the Ayat in the Qur'an; [it is] Ayat Al-Kursi."
Narrated Abu Sa`id Al-Khudri:
The Prophet (ﷺ) said to his companions, "Is it difficult for any of you to recite one third of the Qur'an in one night?" This suggestion was difficult for them so they said, "Who among us has the power to do so, O Allah's Messenger (ﷺ)?" Allah Apostle replied: " Allah (the) One, the Self-Sufficient Master Whom all creatures need.' (Surat Al-Ikhlas 112.1--to the End) is equal to one third of the Qur'an."