Previously, I talked about how to integrate dhikr into your lifestyle using simple post-it notes. One thing I mentioned was that sometimes its hard to read off of a note while you are in prayer. You can’t look down on the ground to see the note and read it while you are standing or even sometimes while sitting or in ruku (hands on knees).
So to solve this I made the Dhikr Bracelet. No, it’s not some super high-tech fancy gadget–it’s just something you wrap around your wrist so you can better read the duas for salaah.
Amazing isn’t it? 🙂
How to do it:
1) Take a plain piece of paper
2) Fold it in half lengthwise
3) Join the bottom and top so it’s a circle and wrap it around your wrist so you have a comfortable fit
4) Staple it into place
Now just use the duas you have written on your post-it notes and just stick them onto the bracelet. It can fit about 3 duas at a time so thats your limit of learning 3 duas at a time.
You can use it for the duas while you are in a standing position (start of a raka, after your ruku and before your sujud), while in ruku, and even while sitting. For sujud, you have to memorize the duas since there is no way of reading them off of something.
I prefer to do this in my Nafil and Sunnah (optional) prayers rather than my Fardh (compulsory) ones. The benefit of this method is you just keep doing it and you’ll memorize the duas more easily, faster, more clearly and “in sync” with your prayer. You don’t have to put aside special time for memorizing, just do it as you pray! You could memorize them and then try and bring them into your salaah but oftentimes you end up pausing and struggling to recall.
Subhana kallahumma wa bihamdika ash-haduana la illaha illa ant astaghfiruka wa atubu ilayk, Ameen.