- ” O ye who believes remember Allah very often and glorify Him morning and evening.” (33:41-2)
- ” Behold in the Remembrance of Allah do hearts find satisfaction.” (13-28)
- “Remember Me, and I will remember you.” 2:152 “
- “Remembrance of Allah is the greatest of (deed)” 29:45
- Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) said: “Is anyone of you incapable of earning one thousand Hasanah (rewards) a day?” Someone from the gathering asked, “How can anyone of us earn a thousand Hasanah?” Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) said: “Glorify Allah a hundred times by just saying “Subhanallah” and a Good deeds will be written for you, or a thousand sins will be wiped away.” [Muslim 4:2073]
People of Taqwa by Br. Nouman Ali Khan
Dhikr and remembrance of Allah is not confined to a time or a place. It is said in the quran in 4:90 “they are the most wise who remember Allah, standing, sitting and lying down.”
1. We must ALWAYS try to keep our tongues moist with the remembrance and glorification of Allah throughout the day. Especially when your mind is idle, waiting in line, driving to work.
2. The best times for Dhikr is after Fajr and Asr.
3. The best dhikr is reading the quran.
4. Try and always be in a state of wudhu when making dhikr.
5. Perform remembrance of Allah with sincerity and full concentration.
6. Recite dua/adkhaar before eating, sleeping, going to toilet, sneezing, dressing, shoppin. They are all forms of dhikr. (Can be found in the Hisnul Muslim)
7. Some beneficial dhikr include:
- Subhan’Allah- ‘Praise be to Allah’
- Al-Hamdullilah- ‘Thanks be to Allah’
- Allahu Akbar – ‘Allah is the Greatest.’
- La ila ha illallah- There is no worthy of worship except allah
- Whoever says: subhan Allah wa bi hamdihi — Glorified is Allah with all praise to Him — a hundred times during a day, will have all his sins wiped off even if they were as numerous as the foam on the surface of the sea.”
- Abu Hurayra (Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Prophet(Peace be upon him) said: “Whoever says: la ilaha illallahu wahdahu la sharika lah, lahu al-mulku wa lahu al-hamd, wa huwa `ala kulli shay’in qadir — There is no god but Allah, alone, without partner. His is the sovereignty, and His the praise, and He has power over everything — a hundred times a day will have a reward equivalent to the reward for freeing ten slaves. In addition, a hundred good deeds will be recorded for him and a hundred bad deeds of his will be wiped off, and it will be a safeguard for him from Satan that day until evening, and no one will be better in deeds than such a person except he who does more than that.” (Narrated by Bukhari, Muslim, Tirmidhi, Nasa’i and Ibn Majah)