Keep your tongue moist with the remembrance of Allah at all time, you can do this while you are in class or at work. No matter where you are, you can do dhikr. Whenever you get an evil thought, seek refuge in Allah and repeat istighfar until the evil thought is out of your mind. Force yourself to do this, it maybe hard to focus at first but with time, it will become easy. So follow the following steps to protect yourself from the shaytaan:
- Seek refuge in Allah from Shaytaan
- Seek Allah’s forgiveness through Istighfar
- Read the 3 Qul, 3 times when you wake up, in the morning, in the evening, after every salad and before you sleep. (You will see a huge change in yourself)
- Read Aytal Kursi after 3 Quls every time
So what are the words that we can say to earn good deeds? Remember, good deeds erase bad deeds so whenever you sin, follow it up with a good deed to wipe out the bad. Don’t beat yourself up but rather do good deeds, seek His forgiveness and hope for His mercy.
– سبحان الله و بحمده – Subhaan-Allahi wa bihamdihi [Allaah is free from imperfection and all praise is due to Him]
– سبحان الله العظيم – Subhaan-Allahil-Azhim [Allaah is free from imperfection, The Greatest]
Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) 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-Azhim [Glory be to Allah and His is the praise, (and) Allah, the Greatest is free from imperfection)’.”
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].
Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, “He who utters a hundred times in a day these words: `La ilaha illallahu, wahdahu la sharika lahu, lahul-mulku wa lahul-hamdu, wa Huwa `ala kulli sha’in Qadir (there is no true god except Allah. He is One and He has no partner with Him; His is the sovereignty and His is the praise, and He is Omnipotent),’ he will have a reward equivalent to that for emancipating ten slaves, a hundred good deeds will be recorded to his credit, hundred of his sins will be blotted out from his scroll, and he will be safeguarded against the devil on that day till the evening; and no one will exceed him in doing more excellent good deeds except someone who has recited these words more often than him. And he who utters: `Subhan-Allahi wa bihamdihi (Allah is free from imperfection and His is the praise)’ one hundred times a day, his sins will be obliterated even if they are equal to the extent of the foam of the ocean.” [Al-Bukhari and Muslim].
When something bad happens, it breaks your heart. It causes you the deepest pain and distress, say “Alhamdulilah, All Praise is to Allah” and repeat again and again. Praise is to Allah in every circumstances, because our little minds cannot grasp His wisdom so Praise Him over and over for your pain. When you do this, your heart will find ease and you will have a great reward from Allah for your patience. When you do sujood, say this again and again. Do not lift your head up until you find comfort in your heart even if it means crying for hours in sujood. DO IT because that is your comfort and peace. You are the closest to Allah, our Rabb in this position so do not hold yourself back from crying to Him and begging for His help. He is always there, listening to you.