Remember Allah (1)

dhāl kāf rā
l-dhik’rā (feminine noun) = the reminder, rememberance

The importance of remembering Allah as mentioned in the Noble Qur’an and the Hadith :

Surah Al-Baqarah 152

fa-udh’kurūnī         adhkur’kum         wa-ush’kurū    lī       walā    takfurūni
So remember Me, I will remember you. And be grateful to Me and do not deny Me

Surah Al-A’raf 205

wa-udh’kur      rabbaka         fī   nafsika   taḍarruʿan    wakhīfatan      wadūna    l-jahri    mina      l-qawli       bil-ghuduwi    wal-āṣāli      walā    takun   mina    l-ghāfilīna
And remember your Lord within yourself in humility and in fear, without being apparent (loud) in speech, in the mornings and evenings. And do not be among the heedless

Surah Al-‘Ankabut 45

ut’lu   mā     ūḥiya       ilayka    mina      l-kitābi     wa-aqimi    l-ṣalata
Recite, [O Muhammad], what has been revealed to you of the Book and establish prayer

inna   l-ṣalata  tanhā  ‘ani   l-faḥshāi    wal-munkari      waladhik’ru     l-lahi     akbaru      wal-lahu   ya’lamu   mā   taṣnaʿūna
Indeed, prayer prohibits immorality and evil deeds, and the remembrance of Allah is greatest. And Allah knows that which you do

Surah Al-Hazab 41-42

yāayyuhā alladhīna āmanū   udh’kurū  l-laha  dhik’ran  kathīran  wasabbiḥūhu  buk’ratan  wa-aṣīlan
O you who believe, remember Allah with much remembrance and glorify Him morning and evening

Surah Al-Muzzammil 8

wa-udh’kuri     is’ma     rabbika     watabattal     ilayhi    tabtīlan
And remember the name of your Lord and devote yourself to Him with [complete] devotion

Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:
The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, “The uttering of the words: ‘Subhan-Allah, Al-hamdu lillah, La ilaha illallah and Allahu Akbar’ is dearer to me than anything over which the sun rises.”
[Muslim] Arabic/English book reference : Book 16, Hadith 1409

Anas bin Malik narrated that:
the Prophet (ﷺ) passed by a tree with dry leaves, so he struck it with his staff, making the leaves fall. Then he said: “Indeed, ‘all praise is due to Allah, (Al-Ḥamdulillāh)’ ‘glory to Allah, (Subḥān Allāh)’ ‘none has the right to be worshipped by Allah, (Lā Ilāha Illallāh)’ and ‘Allah is the greatest (Allāhu Akbar)’ cause the sins to fall from the worshipper, just as the leaves of this tree fall.”
Reference : Jami` at-Tirmidhi 3533  English translation : Vol. 6, Book 45, Hadith 3533

It was narrated from ‘Abdur-Rahman bin Ghanm that Abu Malik Al-Ash’ari told him that the Messenger of Allah said:
“Isbagh Al-Wudu is half of faith; Alhamdu lillah (praise be to Allah) fills the balance; the Tasbih and the Takbir fill the heavens and Earth; the Salah is light; the Zakah is a sign (of sincerity); patience is an illuminating torch; and the Qur’an is proof, either for you or against you.”
Reference : Sunan an-Nasa’i 2437 English translation : Vol. 3, Book 23, Hadith 2439

It was narrated from Nu’man bin Bashir that :
the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: “What you mention of glory of Allah (Subhan-Allah), Tahlil (Allahu-Akbar) and Tahmid (Al-Hamdu lillah), revolves around the Throne, buzzing like bees, reminding of the one who said it. Wouldn’t any one of you like to have, or continue to have, something that reminds of him (in the presence of Allah)?'”
Reference : Sunan Ibn Majah 3809 English translation : Vol. 5, Book 33, Hadith 3809






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