1. when waking up
alhamdu lillahil-lathee ahyana baaada ma amatana wa-ilayhin-nushoor.
‘all praise is for allah who gave us life after having taken it from us and unto him is the resurrection.’
the prophet r said : ‘whoever awakes at night and then says:
la ilaha illal-lahu wahdahu la shareeka lah, lahul-mulku walahul-hamd, wahuwa aaala kulli shay-in qadeer, subhanal-lah, walhamdu lillah, wala ilaha illal-lah wallahu akbar, wala hawla wala quwwata illa billahil-aaaliyyil aaatheem.
‘none has the right to be worshipped except allah, alone without associate, to him belongs sovereignty and praise and he is over all things wholly capable. how perfect allah is, and all praise is for allah, and none has the right to be worshipped except allah, allah is the greatest and there is no power nor might except with allah, the most high, the supreme.
…and then supplicates:
‘o my lord forgive me.’
…will be forgiven’
al-waleed said, “or he r said:
‘and then asks, he will be answered.if he then performs ablution and prays, his prayer will be accepted’.”
alhamdu lillahil-lathee aaafanee fee jasadee waradda aaalayya roohee wa-athina lee bithikrih.
‘all praise is for allah who restored to me my health and returned my soul and has allowed me to remember him.’
(inna fee khalqi alssamawati waal-ardi wa-ikhtilafi allayli wa-alnnahari la-ayatin li-olee al-albab…)
(from verse 3:190 till the end of the chapter ali aaimran)