Repetition of good things such as supplicating for blessings upon the Messenger ﷺ (salawat), Divine remembrance(dhikr), and Divine mindfulness (muraqaba ) instills goodness in us, just like repetition of evil things makes a person evil. Repetition is key to inculcating good character and constant awareness of Allah ﷻ. By repeating righteous and virtuous actions, I will, by Allah ﷻ’s grace, become a righteous person.
We repeat the mundane tasks of life all the time. We wake up in the morning, go to work, come back, rest, sleep and repeat — for years. We don’t cease such tasks because we feel that there is something in it for us. We must desire to do the same, if not more, for a special loving relationship with Allah and His Rasul ﷺ. Doesn’t such a special relationship demand a refreshing routine (wird) of remembrance?
May Allah keep our wird always fresh in our hearts and may He make us of those that see beauty in repetition and strive in constancy through active gradualism.