‘Dhikr is a means of blessings and reward from Allah and also results in peace of mind. Allah tells us in the Quran:
“Those who believe and whose hearts find satisfaction in the remembrance of Allah, for without doubt, in the remembrance of Allah do hearts find satisfaction.”(13:28)
It is very vital for our salvation that we remember Allah at all times, both in private and when amongst people. The men and women who remember Allah have been specially mentioned in the Quran amongst the categories of people that are dear to Allah. We have been told about them:
“And for men and women who engage much in Allah’s remembrance. For them has Allah prepared forgiveness and a great reward.” (33:35)
It’s dhikr that purifies your heart and makes it sound. And we can only attain true success by having a pure and sound heart. The heart is the center of our consciousness and personality which pumps out, not only blood to our entire body, but also brings out our desires and motivations responsible for the way we conduct ourselves. It’s because of the heart’s importance to one’s being, that it is said in the Quran about the Day of Judgement:
“[It will be a Day) when neither wealth nor children shall profit [and when] only he [will be saved] who comes before Allah with a sound heart [free of evil].” [Ash-Shuara 26:88-89.]
Our hearts belong to Allah Azawajala and remembering him will only bring us goodness and closeness to him.
Allah says in the Quran:
“Remember Me and I shall remember you. Be grateful unto Me and deny Me not”. [Al Baqarah 2:152)]
There’s nothing more gratifying than knowing that as you remember Allah, our Creator the most Merciful, Sustainer and Lord of the Universe, He remembers you in return.
“I treat My servant as he hopes that I would treat him. I am with him whenever he remembers Me: if he remembers Me in his heart, I remember him; if he remembers Me in a gathering, I remember him in a gathering far better than that gathering; if he draws near to Me a hand’s span, I draw near to him an arm’s length; if he draws near to Me an arm’s length, I draw near to him a fathom’s length; and if he comes to Me walking, I go to him running.” (Bukhari, Muslim)
Allah tells us in many verses of The Glorious Quran about remembering Him.
“Remember Allah, for He has guided you.” [Al- Baqarah 2:198.]
“O you who believe! Remember Allah often with much remembrance. And glorify Him morning and evening.” [Luqman 31: 41-42.]
“And men who remember Allah much and women who remember Allah has prepared for them forgiveness and a vast reward.” [Al-Ahzab 33: 35 ]
“And the remembrance of Allah is the greatest deed without doubt.” [Al-Ankabut 29:45]
Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah (saw) said:
“There are two statements that are light for the tongue to remember, heavy in the Scales and are dear to the Merciful: `Subhan-Allah wa bihamdihi, Subhan- Allahil-Azim [Glory be to Allah and His is the praise, (and) Allah, the Greatest is free from imperfection)’. ” [Al-Bukhari and Muslim]
Let’s strive then to fill all our moments, all our thoughts and all our actions with Allah’s remembrance.