On remembering Allah Almighty standing, sitting and lying down

Riyad as-Salihin (The Meadows of the Righteous)

by Imam Nawawi

245. Chapter: On remembering Allah Almighty standing, sitting and lying down, and while in a state of major impurity, minor impurity and while menstruating - except for the Qur'an which is not lawful for someone in a state of major impurity or menstruating

Allah says, "In the creation of the heavens and the earth, and the alternation of night and day, there are Signs for people of intelligence: those who remember Allah standing, sitting and lying on their sides." (3:190-191)

1444. 'A'isha said, "The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, used to remember Allah Almighty in all states." [Muslim]

1445. Ibn 'Abbas reported that the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, "If one of you comes to his wife and says, 'In the name of Allah. O Allah, protect us from Shaytan and protect any child You grant us from Shaytan,' and a child is decreed for them, Shaytan will not harm it." [Agreed upon]