Azkar Morning and Evening with Urdu Translation
What is the Sunnah of Rasool’Allah ﷺ ْfor morning and evening adhkar?
Most correct view about morning and evening duas is that a person should recite the morning adhkar between dawn and sunrise, then if he misses that it will be acceptable if he recites them before the time of the forenoon which is shortly before the time for Zuhr prayer.
And he should recite the evening adhkar between the time of “Asar and Maghrib”, then if he misses that it will be acceptable if he recites them before one-third of the night has passed.
The evidence for this preference is the fact that the Qur’aan urges us to remember Allaah in the early morning (bukoor) and in the late afternoon (‘ashiy), which is the time between ‘Asr and Maghrib.
‘and glorify the Praises of your Lord, before the rising of the sun and before (its) setting’ [Qaaf 50:39]
What is meant by this is before the sun rises, and before it sets. The time for that is between dawn and sunrise, and between Asar and Maghrib. And Allaah says:
‘and glorify the praises of your Lord in the ‘Ashi (i.e. the time period after the midnoon till sunset) and in the Ibkaar (i.e. the time period from early morning or sunrise till before midnoon)’ [Ghaafir 40:55]
Ibkaar means the first part of the day, and ‘ashiy means the latter part. So the time for these dhikrs is after Fajr and after Asar.”
(Summarized from al-Waabil al-Sayyib, 200. See also Sharh al-Adhkaar al-Nawawiyyah by Ibn ‘Allaaj, 3/74, 75, 100).
There are also dhikrs to be recited during the night, as was narrated in the hadeeth: “Whoever recites the last two verses of Soorat al-Baqarah at night, that will be sufficient for him.” (al-Bukhaari, 4008; Muslim, 807). And it is known that the night starts at sunset (Maghrib) and ends at dawn. So the Muslim must strive to recite every dhikr that is connected to a specific time at the right time, but if he misses it, should he make it up or not?