Rasulullâh Salallahu Alaihi wa Sallam has taught us appropriate duâs for different actions in our daily life. By teaching us these duâs, he has transformed every action of normal life into an action of worship. Mundane actions like eating, sleeping, and relieving oneself become acts of great worship. Hazrat Shaikh Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya once mentioned, “I heard my respected father, Moulana Muhammad Yahya Kandhelwi mention on many occasions, ‘The reward one acquires through following the mubaarak sunnah of Sayyidina Rasulullah Salallahu Alaihi wa Sallam surpasses the reward one acquires through carrying out any other optional ibaadat not recorded in the sunnah. Hence, if one enters the toilet and relieves oneself in the sunnah manner, and one does so with the niyyat of emulating the mubaarak sunnah of Sayyiduna Rasulullah Salallahu Alaihi wa Sallam, one will earn more reward than performing nafl rakaats of salaah which have not been recorded in the sunnah.’ ” (Qutbul Aqtaab Hazrat Sheikhul Hadith Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya pg. 70)
Some of the benefits in reciting these duâs at the appropriate occasion are: 1.) Renewal of the convenant of îmân with Allâh by remembering Him in every action. 2.) Acquiring great reward for all deeds as one is imitating Rasulullah Salallahu Alaihi wa Sallam in all these actions. 3.) Cleansing of the nafs, and being constantly conscious of Allâh. 4.) Being included amongst those who remember Allâh in great abundance.
Ibnus Salâh (rahimahullah) was asked how much of dhikr should be made to be included in those who remember Allâh in great abundance. He replied, “If a person is punctual on the established sunnah duâs, established at different times and in different conditions, morning and evening, which are mentioned in the book ‘Amalul-Yaum wal Lailah’, he will be regarded from amongst those men and women who remember Allâh in abundance.” May Allâh grant us the ability to practise on these duâs and make it a means of salvation for myself, my asâtidhah, sheikh, family members and friends in the hereafter! Âmîn!