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Posted on Thu, Jul 27, 2006 10:59

We may sum up the following from Al- Wabil Al-Saib by Ibn Al-Qayyim:(pp.38-88.) 1, 73- Dhikr drives Satan away and suppresses him; 2- Pleases the All Merciful, Exalted and Glorified be He; 3- Removes affliction and sorrow from the heart; 4- Causes joy, pleasure and happiness in the hearts; 5- Strengthens the heart and body; 6- Enlightens the face and heart; 7- Brings sustenance; 8- Provides man with dignity, beauty and brightness; 9- Grants men love which is the spirit and core of Islam and the essence of happiness and salvation; 10- Implants in him the character of constantly contemplating of Allah and His benevolence which leads man to worship Allah as if he sees Him; 11- Urges man to be in constant repentance to Allah, Exalted and Glorified be He; 12- Brings man closer to Allah Most High; 13- Facilitates learning and education, i.e., the more adherent man is to Dhikr, the more cultured he is in knowledge; 14- Implants in man the glorification of his Lord, Glorified and Exalted be He, which fills his conscious heart; 15-Grants man the remembrance by Allah Most High since He says, (So, remember Me, (and) I will remember you) (Al-Baqarah: 152) 16- Keeps life in one's heart, (lbn Tayimiyyah (may Allah bestow mercy upon him) says, Dhikr is vital to the heart as water is vital to fish. Can you imagine the state of fish without water! The same is true with man without Dhikr 17- It is the fuel of the heart and the soul i.e., man without Dhikr is like the body without sustenance; 18- It purifies the heart from impurities caused by negligence and sins which can only be removed by seeking forgiveness of Allah and Dhikr; 19- Obliterates sins: Since it is one of the most virtuous deeds and it is agreed upon that virtuous deeds obliterates evil deeds; 20- It removes the alienation between man and his Lord, Glorified and Dignified be He; 21- Guarantees the divine Help to man in times of adversity; 22- Makes Allah know man in times of hardship since man knows Him in times of prosperity; 23- Protects man against the torture of the Hell; 24- Calmness descends upon him, mercy covers him and the angels surround him; 25, 72- It prevents one from backbiting, gossiping, lying, obscene speech, falsehood and nonsense; 26- The assemblies of Dhikr are surrounded by angels while the assemblies for nonsense are surrounded by devils; 27- It pleases the one who makes mention of Allah and the one who accompanies him; 28- Protects man against sorrow on the Day of Judgment; 29- Allah Most High will give shade to the one who habitually remembers Him in seclusion and his eyes then flood with tears on the Day when there will be no shade but His; 30, 31- Dhikr is one of the most simple yet virtuous deeds; 32- It results in unique and great rewards and recompense; 33- It prevents the negligence of Allah which is the cause of mis?erliness in this world and the world to come. Allah Most High, says, (And do not be like those who forget Allah; and He made them forget themselves.) (AI-Hashr: 19) 34- It is an easy act of worship, i.e., man may remember Allah on his bed and in the marketplace, in health, illness, prosperity and in adversity; 35- It will be a light for man in this life, in the grave and in the Hereafter when the light of believing men and women runs before them and by their right hands; 36- It is the essence of the fundamentals, the way of the common and the feature of righteousness. Thus whoever is guided to it, he will be guided to the way of Allah, Glorified and Exalted be He; 37- Only the remembrance of Allah can prevent loneliness of the heart; 38- It brings together the heart, the will and interests, while ban?ishing sins and devils; 39- It awakens the heart, bringing what is far from one's heart (Hereafter) to be close to it and turning away what is close from one's heart far from it; 40- It is like a fruit tree bearing fruits of Tawheed (the Oneness of Allah) and belief, 41- Allah Most High will be with man when he is in remem?brance of Him, i.e., Allah will bless, guide and help him; 42- It is equal to the freeing of slaves, charity and Jihad with one's riches and self in the Way of Allah; 43- It is at pinnacle of thanking Allah as the one who does not maintain the Remembrance of Allah, will never thank Him; 44- The most honorable of men in the Sight of Allah is the one whose tongue is always wet with the Remembrance of Allah; 45- It removes the hardness of the heart; 46- It is the remedy of the heart while negligence is its illness; 47- It is the essence of taking Allah as the Patron, whereas negli?gence is the essence of enmity with Allah; 48- The one who stays in remembrance of Allah, deserves His bounties and keeps himself away from Allah's wrath; 49- Allah and the angels bless the one who mentions Allah. Allah Most High says: "He it is who sends blessings on you, as do His angels, that He may bring you out of the depth of darkness into light" (AI-Ahzab; 43) 50- Whoever wishes to dwell in the gardens of Paradise should observe the gatherings of Dhikr; 51- The gatherings of Dhikr are the gatherings of the angels; 52- Allah Most High shows pride in those who mention Him to His angels; 53- Those who are obsessed with the Remembrance of Allah will enter Paradise laughing; 54- All actions, in fact, are legalized to serve the rite of Dhikr; 55- The most virtuous man is one who mentions Allah most, e.g., the most virtuous man among those who observe fasting is one who mentions Allah most; 56- It substitutes all other voluntary righteous deeds whether physical, financial or both physical and financial ones like voluntary Hajj; 57- It helps man to obey Allah. It makes obedience lovable, easy and interesting. Obedience, therefore, will be the delight of his eyes and the pleasure of his self. Unlike the disobedient, the obedient man will find no hardship nor difficulty in obeying Allah; 58- Dhikr turns any difficulty into easy; 59- It removes all anxieties from the heart; 60- Those who seek the Hereafter are vying with each other (to attain the pleasure of Allah), and those who make mention of Allah are in front of them; 61-It provides man with power to the extent that one can fulfill tremendous tasks which he cannot fulfill without Dhikr; 62- It characterizes man with truthfulness; 63- It is the cause of building palaces for the person in Paradise. When man does not make Dhikr, the angels stop building; 64- Dhikr is a barrier between man and Hell; 65- Angels ask Allah to forgive those who remember Him as they ask such for the repentants; 66- Mountains and deserts celebrate and welcome the existence of one who mentions Allah on them. Mujahid states, 'The mountains call each other by their names saying, 'Have any passerby appeared today mentioning Allah?' Some reply in affirmative while others in negative; 67- It protects man against hypocrisy. Allah Most High says: "But little do they hold Allah in remembrance" (An-Nisa': 142); 68-Those who engage in the Remembrance of Allah find unparal?leled joys. This, however, is the cause of naming the gatherings of Dhikr as the gardens of Paradise; 69- It gives brightness to faces in this world and light in the world to come; 70- Dhikr in various places, e.g., roads, house, cities..., will mul?tiply one's witnesses on the Day of Judgment. Allah Most High says; "On that day will she declare her tidings" (Al-Zalzalah; 4) 71- Dhikr consists of praising Allah, while Du 'a' consists of asking for a need. Consequently, Dhikr is more virtuous than Du 'a'; 74- Reciting the Quran is more virtuous than Dhikr and Dhikr is more virtuous than Du 'a'. In some cases, however, Dhikr may be more virtuous than reciting the Quran, e.g., Dhikr is recommended in Sujud (prostration) and Ruku' (bowing) while reciting the Quran is ab?horred or forbidden in these positions.


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Posted on Fri, Aug 04, 2006 12:29

Brother Mohamed, Allahuakbar! TQ for the tips. By the way, in which dicipline of Tariqah are u following? if I may asked. TQ Wassalam


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