Monday, September 12, 2005

Remember me and I will remember you.

Recently, there was a request to post something in regards to doing Dhikr of Allah. It got me thinking as to how the Dhikr of Allah is implemented in one’s life and how one gains benefit from it.

The verse that came to mind was:

"...Remember Me and I shall remember you..."
[Al-Baqarah - 02:152]

What can be more rewarding than the fact that Allah remembers us if we remember Him.

This blog is dedicated to me, my life and my experiences, how each thing we do in life is connected to His being and presence.

POINT

Those who remember Allah and those who do not, how do they defer? What are the differences in their lifestyles?

Let us start with a simple example; we see at the airport many people have baggage with them. We can easily split these people into two types; firstly, those who carry their baggage and then those who place them upon a trolley.

If both these people were carrying a heavy load of the same weight, we could easily say, despite of both of them having the same weight, that the person using the trolley will be at more ease than him who is carrying his bag. We could even go further to say that the person with the trolley is able to carry a greater with more ease than that person who is carrying his load.

This is the difference between a person who remembers Allah and a person who does not. When a person remembers Allah, then in return Allah also remembers him, and in due to this all the burdens of that person become easier and bearable.

The Dhikr of Allah means that Allah will be remembering that person and surely if Allah remembers us our daily life becomes much easier to bear despite the load being the same.

So, in simple terms, the remembrance of Allah aids us in living our lives; we find pleasure and sweetness in our worship; it keeps our hearts alive and it every time we remember Him we should keep in mind that He is also remembering us.

May Allah give us the inclination to remember Him continuously. Aameen.

13 comments:

mujahidah an nafs said...

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah,

Jazakallah khair 4 a great post.Dhikr is like u mentioned very important in keeping the heart alive...A life (soul) without Dhikr is very different from that of a life (soul) full of the rememberence of Allah Allmighty...

A very enlighteneing post, alot to take from it.

Jazakallah khair once again

Dua mein yaad

Wassalam

Ahmed said...

As salam alaykum,
Jazakallah for that amazing post on Dhikr, Mashallah I loved the analogy with the baggage at the airport as well (heavy luggage shouldnt be too difficult for asians to imagine! lol)

Seeing as everyone is ditching their comments soon, I might just do the same, at least for the month of Ramadan. A small request for those with my email add, if there is an error on my part then please please point it out so I can correct it. If no comments, then theres no other means to draw my attention to it.
Jazakallah.
Wasalam
PS Maulana you still havent let me have that no. I been waiting ages for.

Anonymous said...

Assalamualaykum,

Ameen.
JazakAllah khair for the post, truly it means alot to understand that.

I read in a book that the most beloved act in the sight of Allah is dhikr( please correct me if im mistaken)

Btw it was I who requested for the post.May Allah reward you well, I cannot say how appreciated the post is.

I pray that others enjoyed it as much as i did.

SubhanAllah it has opened my eyes wider to how important dhikr is.

once more may Allah reward you well.

Remember me in your duaas
Wassalam
A fellow muslim

Zain said...

As Salaamu Alaykum,

Sister Mujahida

Jazakallah for the comments. Please remember me in your Duas.

Brother Ahmed

How are you brother Ahmed? Sorry I haven't been in touch lately. Insha Allah I will get hold of that number for you soon, I've lost the one I have and only have the number for the Darul Uloom, which I believe you already have.

The comments are being removed as some brothers have got the wrong end of the the stick on some matters and I really have no time to address the topic with them. But I've set up the e-mailing system so people can still get their views, comments and requests through.

It was good to see you here after a long time. Hope the preparation for Ramdhan is going good.

Please do remember me in your Duas.

Anonymous

Jazakallah for the comments and Aameen to all the Duas. I am pleased that the post was beneficial for you. The topic of Dhikr is really vast and I was not sure of what to discuss on this topic.

Wasalaam

xmuslimahx said...

Assalamu Alaykum,

Molana, i don't know how you do it. I adore the way uyou just compare these common daily situations to your point. Subhanallah!

Ameen to the duas. May Allah Ta'ala reward youfor your efforts. Ameen.

Wassalam

mujahidah an nafs said...

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah,

I agree with Muslimah and ameen to the duas. Mashallah this is the great thing about this blog and is what makes it so different..It takes simple real life experiences and transforms them into someting with such a spiritual meaning..This blog is VERY beneficial Alhamdullilah.

May Allah (swt) reward Maulana Zain for all those who have benefitted and for all those who will benefit from this blog.Ameen.

Duas needed.

Wassalam

xmuslimahx said...

Salam,

Ameen, Ameen.

Jzakallah molana.

Wassalam

p.s. memba me in ure duas plz. got one more exam 2 go n also off 2 umrah!!! :) soon anyway :)

Zain said...

As Salaamu Alaykum,

Sister XmuslimahX

Jazakallah for you comments and Insha Allah I pray that you pass all your exams. Please do remember me in your Duas also, especially during your Umrah visit.

The examples that I sometimes use are those that I have learnt from my Shaykh, Hadhrat Maulana Adam Sahib, may Allah elevate his rank. Aameen. Alhumdulillah, his examples and talks are extraordinary.

Sister Mujahid

Jazakallah for your comments and Ameen to the Duas. I pray to Allah that this blog continues to provide examples for those people who search for Allah in their lives and try to create that link with Him. Aameen.

Wasalaam

xmuslimahx said...

Salam,

Jazakallah Molana. Insha'Allah you will be in all my duas. How can I forget someone like you?

May Allah Ta'ala grant you Jannah... for alll that you do in his path. AMeen

Wassalam

mujahidah an nafs said...

Ameen wa thuma ameen.

Saj said...

Aameen to the dua's...

Zain said...

As Salaamu Alaykum,

Jazakallah for all the Duas and Aameen.

Sister X-Muslimah-X, it is good to know that you will not be forgetting me in your Duas. Jazakallah once again.

Wasalaam

ابدلرحیم said...

Ameen