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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Dikhr is the Greatest Obligation and a Perpetual Divine Order


Dhikr of Allah is the most excellent act of Allah's servants and is stressed over a hundred times in the Holy Qur'an. It is the most praiseworthy work to earn Allah's pleasure, the most effective weapon to overcome the enemy, and the most deserving of deeds in reward. It is the flag of Islam, the polish of hearts, the essence of the science of faith, the immunization against hypocrisy, the head of worship, and the key of all success.
There are no restrictions on the modality, frequency, or timing of dhikr whatsoever. The restrictions on modality pertain to certain specific obligatory acts which are not the issue here, such as Salat. The Shari`a is clear and everyone knows what they have to do. Indeed, the Prophet said that the People of Paradise will only regret one thing: not having made enough dhikr in the world! Are not those who are makinWhat Quran Say about Dhiker ALLAH:
What Quran Say about Dhiker ALLAH:
Those who remember Allah while standing , sitting, and lying on their sides" (3:191) (Quran and Durud Shareef Khatam falls into it) "Those men and women who engage much in Allah's praise. For them has Allah prepared forgiveness and a great reward." (33:35) (Quran and Durud Shareef Khatam falls into it)
"He is successful who purifies himself, and remembers the name of his Lord, and so prays." (87:14-15)
Allah said in His Book: "And mention the name of your Lord and devote yourself to Him with a complete devotion" (73:8).
"Those who believe, and whose hearts find comfort in the remembrance of Allah! " Behold in the Remembrance of Allah do hearts find satisfaction." (13-28)
" O ye who believe let not your riches or your children divert you from the Remembrance of Allah if any act thus, the loss is their own." (63:9)
" Then do ye remember Me I will remember you." (2-152)
" Men whom neither traffic nor merchandise can divert from Remembrance of Allah nor from regular Salaat, nor from regular practice of Zakaat. (24-37)
"He who turns away from the remembrance of His Lord He will cause him to undergo a severe Penalty." (72-17) g up reasons to discourage others from making dhikr afraid of Allah in this tremendous matter?
What Hadiths Say about Dhiker:
Hadith qudsi, "Those that remember Me in their heart, I remember them in My heart; and those that remember Me in a gathering (i.e. that make mention of Me), I remember them (i.e. make mention of them) in a gathering better than theirs.
Dhikr in a gathering can only be done aloud and in unison. The above hadith thus constitutes proof that dhikr done outloud in a gathering is an exalted kind of dhikr which is mentioned at the Highest Assembly (al-mala' al-a`la.)
Jabir reported that the Prophet (Peace be upon him), said: "The best remembrance of Allah is to repeat la ilaha illallah and the best prayer (du'a) is al-hamdu lillah (all praise belongs to Allah)." (Narrated by Nasa'i, Ibn Majah, and Hakim who declared its chain sound)
In Bukhari and Muslim: The Prophet (Peace be upon him) said that Allah has angels roaming the roads to find the people of dhikr, i.e. those who say La Ilaha Illallah and similar expressions, and hen they find a group of people (qawm) reciting dhikr, they call each other and encompass them in layers until the first heaven -- the location of which is in Allah's knowledge. (This is to say, an unlimited number of angels are going to be over that group).
Dhikr "hu", "hayy", "haqq" - "Hu" and "Hayy" are a pronoun and name of Allah Almighty in the Qur'an according to ayat al-Kursi: Allahu la ilaha illa HU AL-HAYY al-Qayyum (2:255)
Allah! There is no god except HE, the LIVING the Self-Subsistent "Haqq" is one of the names of Allah in the hadith in Bukhari and Muslim enumerating the ninety-nine Names (see below). Prophet prayed to Allah with the following invocations: (a) "Labbayka ilah al-Haqq" [At your command, O the God of Truth]. It is narrated in the book of Hajj in al-Nasa'i's Sunan, and in the book of Manasik in Ibn Majah's.
(b) "Anta al-Haqq" [You are Truth]. Bukhari and Muslim Abu Hurayra also reported that the Prophet (Peace be upon him) said , "Renew your faith." "How can we renew our faith?" they asked. The Prophet replied: "Say always: la ilaha illallah." (Narrated by Ahmad with a fair chain of authorities).