Most Excellent Zikr (Remembrance)

Hadith & Seerah, The Teachings of the Holy Prophet, The Ways of the Prophet (SAWS) / Monday, June 21st, 2010

Hadrat Jabir (Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrated that the Messenger of ALLAH said that the most excellent way to make mention of ALLAH is to say:

“There is no God but ALLAH.”

[Tirmizi – lbn Majah]

Hadrat Abu Hurairah (Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrated ALLAH’s Messenger as saying that if anyone says a hundred times in a day:

“There is no God but ALLAH Who has no partner, to whom dominion belongs, to whom praise is due, who is omnipotent.”

He will have a reward equivalent to that for emancipating ten slaves, a hundred blessings recorded for Him, a hundred evil deeds obliterated from him; it will be a protection for him from the devil all that day till evening, and no one will bring anything more excellent than He brings except a man who has done more than he has. [Bukhari – Muslim]

Hadrat Abu Hurairah (Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrated ALLAH’s Messenger as saying that reciting:

“There is no might and no power except in ALLAH.”

is a remedy for ninety nine diseases, the lightest of which is anxiety. [Mishkat]

He said that ALLAH’s Messenger offered to guide him to a word from under the Throne which was part of the treasure of paradise, it being “There is no might and power except in ALLAH.” He added that ALLAH most high says “My servant has resigned and submitted himself to me.” [Mishkat]

Hadrat Abu Hurairah (Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrated that the Prophet said: ALLAH has promised very great reward for anyone who after every Salaah says:

Glory be to ALLAH – 33 times. Praise be to ALLAH – 33 times. ALLAH is most great -33 times and last of all. “There is no God but ALLAH alone Who has no partner to Whom, dominion belongs, to Whom praise is due, Who is omnipotent.”

In another tradition reported in Sahih Muslim, it is related that whoever remembers ALLAH in these words his sins will be removed from him though they are like the foam of the sea. [Muslim]

The Messenger of ALLAH (SallAllahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) is reported to have said that whoever finds it difficult to keep awake at night (for Salaah etc.) or does not spend in the cause of ALLAH due to stringiness or has no courage to participate in jihad for the cause of ALLAH should continually repeat.

“Glory to ALLAH and praise be to Him”

because this remembrances is dearer to ALLAH than spending a mountain of gold in the name of ALLAH. [Targhib-wa-Tarhib]

According to a tradition, the Messenger of ALLAH while addressing the women said, “You make it a point not to miss the tasbih

(Glory be to ALLAH) the taqdis (Glory be to the Lord, the Holy One) and tahlil (There is no God but ALLAH)

otherwise you will he deprived of the blessings from ALLAH. [Husn -i- Haseen]

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