Saturday, 14 August 2010

Remembrance of Allah


"...remember me and I will remember you."

There is a saying that says "Remembrance of Allah is to the heart what water is to the fish." Basically, imagine what happens to a fish once it is taken out of water?
Remembrance of Allah is sustenance for both the spirit and the heart, if the servant is deprived of it, he becomes like a body which is deprived of food. By remembering Allah, you are nourishing your soul!!

By remembering Allah, you are guaranteed that all outcomes will be positive and it will be beneficial. So how exactly does it benefit oneself?

  • it drives away shaytaan and suppresses and breaks him away from you!
  • it dispels worry and sadness of the heart! There is a verse in the Quran: "Verily through the remembrance of Allah hearts find contentment."
  • it is one of the cure for the diseases of the heart! The remembrance fills it up with delight and joy and light.
  • the one who remembers Allah is cloaked with freshness, dignity and gentleness!
sounds good huh?!! Well, how exactly do we remember Allah?
there are so many ways and forms to remember Allah and it is guaranteed that Dhikr is one of the easiest way!!

A few examples are:
1)"Subhanallah..."- Glory be to Allah
2)"Lailaha illallah"- There is no god but Allah
3)"Astargfirullah"- I seek forgiveness from                                                


Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah said, "He who recites after every prayer: Subhan Allah (Allah is free from imperfection) 33 times; Alhamdu lillah (praise be to Allah) 33 times; Allahu Akbar (Allah is Greatest) 33 times; and completes the hundred with: La ilaha illallahu, wahdahu la sharika lahu, lahul-mulku wa lahul-hamdu, wa Huwa `ala kulli shai'in Qadir (there is no true god except Allah. He is One and He has no partner with Him. His is the sovereignty and His is the praise, and He is Omnipotent), will have all his sins pardoned even if they may be as large as the foam on the surface of the sea.''

Allah has given us such a drug which is 100% free from any side effects and sets you up with peace and tranquillity. Why is is then that we cannot take advantage of that drug and use it as much as we can so we gain all the benefits from it?!
In our daily life, Allah has blessed us with so much,drink, oxygen...(the list goes on)...why then are we not thankful to our Lord. Dhikr doesn't take too long...

so from today, just give it a try: allocate some time, where you sit down and remember your Creator, contemplate on why he has created you and all the favours he has bestowed upon you. Just remember Him... you will most definitely find peace and happiness no money can ever  buy!! It's all in your hands now...keep your tongue moisten with the remembrance of Allah at all times....

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