10 Hadiths on Remembrance of Allah10 Hadiths on Remembrance of Allah
Which status would be higher than having your humble person appreciated and mentioned by Allah Almighty to a gathering of high-esteemed Angels? That is only one of the many valuable advantages you gain trough frequent remembrance of Allah (dhikr Allah). The special position of this easy act of worship is frequently emphasized by the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) who “used to remember Allah all the time” (Abu Dawud) Reviewing reward promised for those who remember Allah should fill us with pity for all the hours we waste without seizing these amazingly easy opportunities.
The following reveals the significance of this beautiful type of worship and the great reward you can reap through it. Best Deed
1. Abu Ad-Darda’ (May Allah be pleased with him) narrated that the Prophet said:
“Shall I not inform you of the best of your actions, the purest in the sight of your Lord, which raises your rank to the highest, which is better for you than spending gold and silver, better than meeting your enemy so that you strike at their necks and they strike at yours?’ They replied: ‘Yes, indeed,’ and he said: ‘It is the remembrance of Allah.” (At-Tirmidhi) A Special Status
2. Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) narrated that the Prophet said:
“Allah says, “I treat My servant as he hopes that I would treat him. I am with him whenever he remembers Me: if he thinks of Me, I think of him; if he mentions Me in company, I mention him in an even better company. If he draws near to Me a hand’s span, I draw near to him an arm’s length; and if he draws near to Me an arm’s length, I draw closer by a distance of two outstretched arms nearer to him; and if he comes to Me walking, I go to him running.” (Al-Bukhari and Muslim)
3. Abu Musa Al-Ash`ari (May Allah be pleased with him) narrated that the Prophet said:
“The similitude of someone who remembers his Lord and someone who does not is like that of the living and the dead.” (Al-Bukhari)
The Prophet’s Advice
4. Abdullah ibn Busr (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated that one of the Prophet’s Companions said, “O Messenger of Allah. I am overwhelmed by the so many injunctions of Islam. So tell me something to which I may hold fast.” The Prophet replied, “Keep your tongue wet with the remembrance of Allah.” (At Tirmidhi)
5. Abu Hurairah also reported that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said: He who says, ‘Subhan-Allahi wa bihamdih‘ (Glory and praise be to Allah) one hundred times a day, his sins will be obliterated even if they are equal to the extent of the foam of the sea. (Al-Bukhari and Muslim)
6. Zaid ibn Harithah narrated that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said: Whosoever says:
‘Astaghfirullaha al-`Azeem al-ladhi la ilaha illa howa Al-Hayy al-Qayyum wa atubu illayh (I ask forgiveness of Allah, the Magnificent, than Whom there is no deity, the Living, the Sustainer of existence, and I turn to Him in repentance,) his sins will be forgiven even if he should have run away from the battlefield (while he was engaged in fighting for the Cause of Allah, which is a grave sin in Islam). (Abu Dawud and authenticated by Al-Albani) Huge Reward
7. Anas ibn Malik narrated that the Prophet said: “Whoever prays Fajr Prayer in congregation, and then sits and remembers Allah until the sun rises, then (after a while) prays two rak`has, he will gain a reward equal to that of making perfect Hajj and `Umrah. [The Prophet repeated the word “perfect” thrice.] (At-Tirmidhi)
You Love Allah? Prove It! 8. Abu Hurairah reported that the Prophet said: He who repeats after every prayer:
Subhan Allah (Glory be to Allah) thirty-three times, Al-hamdu lillah (praise be to Allah) thirty-three times, Allahu Akbar (Allah is Greatest) thirty-three 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. 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.” (Muslim)
9. Abu Ayyub Al-Ansari (may Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said
He who utters ten times: La ilaha illallahu, wahdahu la sharika lahu, lahulmulku wa lahulhamdu, wa Huwa `ala kulli sha’in qadir (There is no true god except Allah. He is One and He has no partner. His is the sovereignty and His is the praise, and He is Omnipotent), he will have a reward equal to that for freeing four slaves from the progeny of Prophet Isma`il. (Al-Bukhari and Muslim) Words That Allah Loves
10. Abu Hurairah narrated that the Prophet said: “There are two statements that are light on the tongue, heavy on the scales, and beloved to the Most Merciful: Subahana Allahi wa bihamdih Subhana Allahi Al-`Azeem (Glory and praise be to Allah, Glorified is Allah, the Most Great.)” (Al-Bukhari)
I easily lose directions and ways. On my way back home from school, I use to memorize landmarks in between like the tall green gigantic tree, a pothole on the left side of the road and finally the smile, book store owner gave me, I memorized everything all in fear of being lost.
I got lost today. I am not able to find those landmarks. That tall green gigantic tree is now staring at me with hollow eyes, too tired of all the weight on his dead branch. He decided to break down. My living room has a centre table made of it. I couldn't see it though. I never reached home. I lost my landmark.
I walked ahead in search of that tiny pothole, that depression in the road surface. To my surprise, I found plenty. The road was now filled with potholes. Apparently, the humans forgot to fill one, blamed him for hurting them and he got angry. Now they are on strike. Each and every on the road demanded an apology from humans for never being accountable for their actions. I don't know which way to go now. Every time I try to take a step I fall into the pits which somehow I dug.
I tried moving further with bleeding hands and heart thinking that smile of the bookkeeper will brighten my day and lead me home. I walk to the book store and patiently wait for him to come out. I waited. I waited for a long time. No one came out. I saw a paper hanging on the side ' Place On Rent. Call +91-**-***-***** for further details.' I tried to reason myself as to why he would sell this place. I remembered the smile, making me realize that wasn't out of courtesy but loneliness. Maybe If I wasn't too busy remembering the way to the destination, I would have saved this landmark. A smile doesn't hurt anyone they say, to me it did. It made me guilty. Guilty of not saving someone who always provided a sense of security in me while I was walking back home.