“Allaah is Sufficient for me, none has the right to be worshiped except Him, upon Him I rely and He is Lord of the exalted throne.” (to be recited seven times in the morning and evening / after Fajr and after Asr)
I love this one – sort of gives us continuity… all the way back to Ibrahim, `alaihi as salaam. I like the way it is recited here. (@ 14:48 min)
“We rise upon the fitrah (natural state) of Islaam, and the word of pure faith, and upon the religion of our Prophet Muhammad and the religion of our forefather Ibraheem, who was a Muslim and of true faith and was not of those who associate others with Allaah.” [Ahmad and Ad-Daarimi, Sahih]
I love this one too, where we ask Allah for the best of the day, it’s blessings, guidance & light and we seek refuge in Him from all the evils of that day. There is another one to be said for the night.
You can hear this here (at about 14 min and 34 seconds – it has a timer).
“We have reached the morning and at this very time all sovereignty belongs to Allaah, Lord of the worlds. O Allaah, I ask you for the good of this day, its triumphs and its guidance, and I take refuge in You from the evil of this day and the evil that follows it.” (and likewise in the evening)
You must say this one (hear it here at 13:45 min):
“I am pleased with Allaah as a Lord, and Islaam as a religion and Muhammad as a Prophet.” (three times)