Sunday, May 27, 2007

Merits of Zikir

Abu Hurairah reported Allah's Apostle SAW said : Allah has mobile squads of angels, who have no other work [ but] to follow the assemblies of Dzikir and when they find such assemblies in which there is Dzikir [ remembering of Allah] they sit in them and some of them surround the others with their wings till the space between them and the sky of the world is fully covered.They would disperse [after the assembly of Dzikir is adjourned] and retreated to heaven. Allah, the Exalted and Glorious, although is aware about them, but asked them:

Where did you all come from?

They [angels] would say: We come from Thine servants upon the earth who had been glorifying Thee [reciting SUBHAN-ALLAH], uttering Thine Greatness [saying ALLAH-U-AKBAR] and uttering Thine Oneness [LA-ILAHA-ILL-ALLAH] and praising Thee [uttering AL-HAMDU-LILLAH] and begging of Thee.

He would Say: What do they beg of Me?

They would say: They beg of Thee the Paradise of Thine.

He [God] would Say: Have they seen My Paradise?

They said: No, our Lord.

He would Say: [What it would be then] if they were to see My Paradise?

They [the angels] said: They seek Thine protection.

He [The Lord] would say: Against what do they seek protection of Mine?

They [the angels] would say: Our Lord, from the Hell-Fire.

He [The Lord] would say: Have they seen My Fire?

They would say: No.

He [The Lord] would Say: What it would be if they were to see My Fire?

They would say: They beg of Thee forgiveness.

He would Say: I grant pardon to them, and confer upon them what they ask for and grant them protection against which they seek protection.

They [the angels] would again say: Our Lord, there is one amongst them such and such simple servant who happened to pass by (that assembly) and sat there along with them [who had been participating in that assembly].

He [The Lord] would Say: I also grant him pardon, for they are a people the seat-fellows of whom are in no way unfortunate. [Muslim: Chapter 8, Book 35, Number 6505]

The Merit Of The Supplication: "O Allah, Grant Us The Good In The World And Good In The Hereafter And Save Us From The Torment Of Hell"

Qatada asked Anas which Supplication Allah's Apostle SAW frequently made. He said: The supplication that he [the Holy Prophet] made very frequently is this: "O Allah, grant us the good in this world and the good in the Hereafter and save us from the torment of Hell-Fire."

He [Qatada] said that whenever Anas had to supplicate he made this very supplication, and whenever he [intended] to make another supplication he [inserted] this very supplication in that. [Muslim: Chapter 9, Book 35, Number 6506]

The Advise of Prophet’s Noah to his Son.

Allah's Apostle SAW said: "When the death of the Messenger of Allah Noah a.s approached, he reminded his sons: 'Indeed I would give you far reaching advice, commanding you to do two things, and warning you against doing two things as well. I charge you to believe that there is no god but Allah and that if the seven heavens and the seven earths were put on one side of a scale and the words "La Ilahaillallah" [There is no god, but Allah] were put on the other; the latter would outweigh the former. I warn you against associating partners with Allah SWT and against arrogance [riya’, stubborn, takabbur]." [Sahih al Bukhari]

Excellence Of Remembering Allah In A Low Voice

Abu Musa reported: We were along with Allah's Apostle SAW on a journey when the people began to pronounce ALLAH-U-AKBAR in a loudly. Thereupon Allah's Messenger SAW said: “O people, mercy to yourselves for you are not calling One Who is deaf or absent. Verily, you are calling One Who is All-Hearing [and] near to you and is with you.”

Abu Musa told that he had been behind him [the Holy Prophet] and reciting: "There is neither might nor power but that of Allah." He [the Holy Prophet], while addressing 'Abdullah b. Qais, said: Should I not direct you to a treasure from amongst the treasurers of Paradise? I ['Abdullah b. Qais] said: Allah's Messenger, do it, of course.

Thereupon he [the Prophet] said: Then recite: "There is no might and no power but that of Allah."

[Muslim: Chapter 13 Book 35, Number 6526]


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