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Islamic Virtues: Allah’s Dhikr

 


 

Remembering Allah is one way of showing your love and gratitude for Allah for bestowing innumerable blessings to us. It is a way of seeking Allah’s forgiveness and favor.

  • Our Prophet (SAW) said:” He who remembers his Lord and he who doesn’t are like the living and dead.”

(Bukhari)

 

  • Our Prophet (SAW) said:” Whoever sat in a place where he did not remember Allah, then that sitting would be disadvantageous for him by Allah. Whoever laid down in a place where he did not remember Allah, then that (lying down) would be disadvantageous for him by Allah.”

(Abu Dawood:4856)

 

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Dhikr is Important Because:

1. To Gain Success:

“Remember Allah abundantly, in order that you become successful”
(Al-Anfal 8: Verse 45)

Our Prophet (SAW) said:” The Mufarridun will win the race, the mufarridun will win the race. (Be successful).People asked,’Who are Mufarridun, O Messenger of Allah?’ “The men and women who remember Allah abundantly.”

(Muslim)

2. To Gain Peace:

“Surely, in the remembrance of Allah do the hearts find rest.”

(Ar-Ra’d-13:28)

The Prophet (SAW) said:” Whenever a group gathers for remembering Allah, Mighty and Majestic is He, angels surround them, (Divine) mercy covers them, tranquility descends on them, and Allah mentions them to those (angels) in His presence.”

(Muslim)

3. To Soften the Hearts:

“….. Then their skin and their heart soften to the remembrance of Allâh….”

(Az-Zumer 39:23)

Our Prophet (SAW) said:” Do not talk too much without remembering and mentioning Allah, for too much talk without mentioning Allah hardens the heart, and the person farthest from Allah is the one with a hard heart.”

(Tirmidhi)

4. A Great Reward and Forgiveness:

 

“……and the men and the women who remember Allâh much with their hearts and tongues , Allâh has prepared for them forgiveness and a great reward (i.e. Paradise).”

(Al-Ahzab 33:35)

How to Remember Allah:

Making Allah’s  dhikr or remembering Him does not have a specific time or ritual; Any time any where Allah’s dhikr can be made.

“Those who remember Allâh (always, and in prayers) standing, sitting, and lying down on their sides….”

(Al-e-Imran 3:191)

 

A man came to the Prophet (SAW) and said:” O Messenger of Allah, the laws of Islam seem to be a lot for me ( to remember), so tell me something I should stick to.” He said:” Let your tongue never cease to be moist with  the remembrance of Allah.”

(Tirmidhi)