Let HIM Remember You This Week (Task#2)
Assalam o Alikum Wa RahmatuLLAHI Wa Barakatuhu!
Imagine, just for a moment imagine, if someone comes to you and tells you that ALLAH is mentioning your name, ALLAH is remembering you,. ALLAHU AKBAR!
What feelings would you develop??? I guess we all die with pleasure if we come to know about this news. And ALLAHU AKBAR! This is going to happen this week in sha ALLAH .
ALLAH will mention your name, He will remember you.
Ali afzal / Asmeerah/ Hejab/ Komel / Mehwish / Mohammad Shoib / Momina / Noor ul Huda / Palwashay / Rizmi Tahir / Sara Fazal / Shiza Nasir / Waqas / Wendy / Zara / Zainab . . . . . . .
ALLAH mentioning you! ALLAH calling your name!
“Narrated Abu-Huraira (RadiALLAHU anhu): ‘Allah’s Messenger (Sallal lahu alahi wa aalihi wassalam) ) said:
“Allah says: ‘I am just as My slave thinks of Me, (I am Able to do for him what he thinks I can do for him) and I am with him if he remembers Me. If he remembers Me in himself, I TOO REMEMBER HIM IN MYSELF , and if he remembers Me in a group of people I remember him in a group that is better than his, and if he comes one span nearer to Me I go one cubit nearer to him, and if he comes one cubit nearer to Me I go a distance of two outstretched arms nearer to him, and if he comes to Me walking I go to him running.’ (Bukhari)”
Yes you have guessed correctly, our next week practice is “Dhikr”.
Normally what happens is that we offer salah, and we just run away after saying ending salam of salah. , or even if we stay on the salah mat, and do some dhikr , we don’t have concentration, we just count, and wait when the count will get over.
Nah! is it remembrance ???
Have you ever seen someone thinking about his lover in loneliness ??? A smile comes on his face, and he just go deep in remembrance. so deep that he even doesn’t feel that you are noticing his actions.
This is the true remembrance, remembrance must take you deep in feelings,
just counting on the counter that how many times we have said subhana ALLAH, this isn’t the true essence of Dhikr, and this doesn’t bring the true effects of Dhikr.
Remember ALLAH deeply ,
Do you think that the laws of Islam are too much??? Okay listen!
” ‘Abdullah ibn Busr (RadiALLAHU anhu) reported a man said,
“Messenger of Allah, the laws of Islam are too much for me. Tell me something I can cling to.” He said, “Your tongue should remain moist with the REMEMBRANCE of Allah.” (at-Tirmidhi)
Let’s make a habit this week , to remember ALLAH , to do Dhikr of ALLAH after every Salah with CONCENTRATION.
How many times, or what dhikr to do ,we are not making any compulsion, its between you and your ALLAH.
But the main focus of this task is to do Dhikr with CONCENTRATION.
WaLLAHI! when you sit on the salah mat, do dhikr, and suddenly you imagine that ALLAH is making mention of you, a sudden smile really and surely comes on your lips.
Don’t waste this great great great opportunity. Remember ALLAH from the bottom of your heart. Do take out some 3-5 minutes at least after namaz and concentrate. Think that ALLAH is remembering you too, and WALLAHI He surely will.
To keep your concentration more firm, close your eyes, feel yourself before ALLAH, and do dhikr. You will yourself see the effects of Dhikr on your heart.
We thought to share some benefits of dhikr! but…. , what benefits would be above this benefit that ALLAH will remember you, He will mention your name?
No pleasure above this.
We are sharing some dhikr mentioned in Hadith. What is the power of these words. We can never imagine.
1. Jabir (RadiALLAHU anhu) reported that the Prophet said,
“The best dhikr is ‘La ilaha illa’llah,’ and the best supplication is ‘al-hamdu lillah‘.” (an-Nasa’i and Ibn Majah)
2. Abu Hurayra (RadiALLAHU anhu) reported that the Messenger of Allah said,
“Two words are light on the tongue, heavy in the balance, beloved to the Merciful:
“SubhanALLAHI Wa Bi Hamdihi : SubhanALLAHIL Azeem .”
3. Abu Musa (RadiALLAHU anhu) said that the Prophet said,
“Say:‘There is no power nor strength except by Allah.’ It is one of the treasures of the Garden
“Whoever says ‘There is no strength nor power except by Allah’, it is the cure for ninety-nine illnesses, the least of which is worry.”)
Have a good good week, May ALLAH accept ours and your efforts. And may He protect us from riya.
Also i would like to mention that this task is suggested by our American revert sister “guided heart” May ALLAH reward her good.
P.S If anyone of you would like to add something that we have left , and not mentioned, you are all welcome,.
Wassalam O Alikum