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To Gain the True Benefit of Zikrullah one has to Refrain from all Types of Sin

October 17, 2016

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To Gain the True Benefit of Zikrullah one has to Refrain from all Types of Sin

  Adapted from a Zikr Majlis of Moulana Naeem Motala
 29/09/2016 ~ Musjid e Noor ~ Durban ~ South Africa

One of the obligations of a Believer, is to gain close proximity to Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala through perpetual Zikrullah.

Allah Ta’ala says in the Qur’aan Shareef:

فَاذْكُرُونِي أَذْكُرْكُمْ

“Remember Me, and I will remember you.” (2:152)

By taking the name of Allah, a person gains the consciousness of Allah and is reminded that Ar~Raqeeb (The Watchful One), is witnessing us in every single thing we do and say. To become a Muqarrab (close friend/Intimate companion of Allah), a daily spiritual diet of Zikrullah is necessary to purge and wash away the impurities that engulf the heart as a result of sin.

Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam used to stand up at night in Tahujjud Salaah and recite the following verses :

إِنَّ فِي خَلْقِ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ وَاخْتِلَافِ اللَّيْلِ وَالنَّهَارِ لَآيَاتٍ لِّأُولِي الْأَلْبَابِ

الَّذِينَ يَذْكُرُونَ اللَّهَ قِيَامًا وَقُعُودًا وَعَلَىٰ جُنُوبِهِمْ وَيَتَفَكَّرُونَ فِي خَلْقِ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ رَبَّنَا مَا خَلَقْتَ هَٰذَا بَاطِلًا سُبْحَانَكَ فَقِنَا عَذَابَ النَّارِ

Verily, in the creation of the heavens and the earth and the alternation of the night and the day are signs for those of understanding … Who remember Allah while standing or sitting or [lying] on their sides and give thought to the creation of the heavens and the earth, [saying], “Our Lord, You did not create this aimlessly; exalted are You [above such a thing]; then protect us from the punishment of the Fire. [3:190/191]

Who are the intelligent ones that Allah the Exalted mentions in the Quraan Shareef? These verses of Surah Al Imraan throw light on the importance of Zikrullah and emphasise the qualities of those Believers who are mindful (thoughtful) of Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala in all states.

Those hearts whom are engaged in Zikrullah in all conditions (sitting, standing or reclining, day and night, morning and evening) become enwrapped in peace and tranquility and the love of Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala becomes ingrained in their hearts.This abundant remembrance of Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala should however, not be transformed into a mere ritual, but should be a daily occurrence in the life of a Believer, without which the spiritual seekers heart becomes burdened by sins and laziness in Ibaadah sets in.

To Gain the True Benefit of Zikrullah one has to Refrain from all Types of Sin

Just as blood is pumped into the human heart and gives life to the heart … by continuously making Zikrullah, the spiritual doors of our souls open and allow the Noor of Allah to enter our hearts. When our limbs engage in Zikrullah, then every heartbeat of our spiritual heart says ‘Allah Allah Allah’ with us. Rewards multiply and the illumination of a Zaakir’s soul is increased as a result of Noor (spiritual effulgence and radiance) emanating.

Those who persist in sins, the Noor (light) which resides in the heart is extinguished and this veil of darkness gradually extends to all the limbs (ears, eyes, nose) becoming corrupt. Noor will be destroyed and the benefits of Zikrullah forfeited.

However, through the perpetual remembrance of Allah Ta’ala, dead hearts are revived and this torch of Noor (of Zikrullah) removes a person out of this environment of darkness and enables him to distinguish truth from falsehood.

We should therefore, strive to recharge our Imaan with A’maal e Sawlihah (righteous deeds) and attain the Qurb (closeness) of Allah Ta’ala, through polishing and purifying the heart with consistency in Zikrullah, together with refraining from sins.

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Zikr Majlis ~ Musjid e Noor ~ 20~11~14

November 21, 2014

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فَاذْكُرُونِي أَذْكُرْكُمْ وَاشْكُرُوا لِي وَلَاتَكْفُرُونِ


” Remember me, and I will remember you.” (2:152)

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Zikr Majlis ~ Musjid e Noor ~ 20~11~14

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Rekindle your Imaan with the Blessings of Zikrullah

September 14, 2014

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وَالذَّاكِرِينَ اللَّهَ كَثِيرًا وَالذَّاكِرَاتِ


… and the men who remember Allah often and the women who do so ~ Surah Al Ahzaab 33:35

Making Shukr to Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala

When somebody is kind to you and bestows favours upon you, then it is common courtesy that you should thank the person. When you thank the person, he becomes happy and waits for another chance to bestow some other favour upon you, because he sees that you have appreciated the gift he has given you.

Similarly, Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala, who is the true Bestower of favours, when we thank HIM for the innumerable favours that He has bestowed upon us, HE becomes happy.
The Quraan explains that if you show gratitude to Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala, He will become pleased with you, and He will increase you in the Ni’mat’s (bounties) ….

ۗ وَإِن تَشْكُرُوا يَرْضَهُ لَكُمْ

And if you are grateful, He is pleased therewith for you ~ Surah Az Zumar 39:7

and …

ۖ لَئِن شَكَرْتُمْ لَأَزِيدَنَّكُمْ

‘If you are grateful, I will surely increase you [in favor] ~ Surah Ibraheem 14:7

These are two great benefits of making Shukr to Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala :

• Allah becomes happy
• Allah will increase you in the Ni’mats He has given you

We should therefore make immense Shukr when Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala choses us to sit in gatherings of Zikr, wherein we rekindle our Imaan. We are given the Taufeeq (ability) and opportunity to take the name of Allah, or at least hear the name of Allah been taken. What a great Ni’mat (bounty) this is!

Moulana Rumi RA mentioned a story of a man who was deceived by Shaytaan. After so many years of making Zikrullah and taking the name of Allah, saying “Allah Allah Allah” … Shaytaan told him, “No response has come from Allah? Allah has not told you “Labbayk” after all this time? Did you hear any answer from Allah? “ …

The man then said : “Yes, i have been saying Allah Allah Allah and not once has Allah said Labbayk … Oh my servant I am present! What is it that you require?” … So he stopped making the Zikr of Allah … He was immediately admonished. He saw a dream in which he was shown that he had indeed been answered by Allah all the time …The fact that he was able to take the name of Allah a second time, a third time, a fourth time, a fifth time and several times after, was a clear indication that Allah had accepted the previous Zikr that he had made.

So the fact that we get Taufeeq of sitting again and again in gatherings of Zikr, is a sign (Insha`Allah) that Allah has accepted the previous gathering of  Zikr. May Allah give us the Taufeeq of making Zikr right till we leave this world.

A Hadith states :

Hazrat Abdullah Bin Bisr RA narrated that a villager came to the Holy Court of Rasulullah Sallallaahu Alaihi wa Sallam and asked, “Which man is the best?” Rasulullah Sallallaahu Alaihi wa Sallam said, “It is the good-fortune of that person whose life is long and his deeds are good.” He asked, “Ya Rasulullah Sallallaahu Alaihi wa Sallam!  Which deed is the best?” Rasulullah Sallallaahu Alaihi wa Sallam said,“Your tongue be wet with Zikr of Allah when you part from this world.” ~ Tirmidhi

Benefits and Blessings of Zikrullah

1) Zikr keeps away Shaytaan and weakens his strength. When a person takes the name of Allah, it repels Shaytaan.

2)  Zikr is the means of attaining Almighty Allah Ta’ala’s pleasure. When Shaytaan is repelled, then the Zaakir who is taking the name of Allah, pleases Allah …

3) Zikr relieves the mind from anxieties and worries. When a person that is stressed and has worries, sits in the Majlis of Zikr, he automatically feels de-stressed. All the anguish seems to disappear when he takes the name of Allah and his heart becomes stronger and happier.

4) Zikr produces joy and happiness in the heart.

5) Zikr strengthens the body and mind.

6) Zikr brightens the face and heart. When a person makes the Zikr of Allah, he strengths his heart and his face will also be brightened. A Zaakir who makes Zikr for long periods of time, besides his heart becoming illuminated, the effects of the Zikr comes onto his face and his eyes. The Zikr of Allah brings Noor on a persons face.

7) Zikr nourishes the soul. Just as food nourishes our bodies, Zikrullah nourishes our soul. A person who is not constant with the Zikr of Allah is keeping his soul in an impoverished condition. The soul, then becomes hungry and is not nourished correctly. Just as a person who suffers ill-health when he eats unhealthy food, one is not going to be a spiritually healthy person when he does not receive the appropriate spiritual nourishment.

8) Zikr involves Muraaqabah (meditation) through which one reaches the stage of Ihsaan, wherein a person worships Almighty Allah Ta’ala as if he is actually seeing Him.

9)  Zikr helps a person to turn to Allah.

10) Zikr is the key to the nearness of Almighty Allah Ta’ala. The more abundant the Zikr, the more one will get nearer to Allah Ta’ala.

Hazrat Abu Huraira (RA)narrated that  Rasulullah Sallallaahu Alaihi wa Sallam said, “Allah Tabaraka wa Ta’ala says when a person moves his lips for Zikr of Allah, I am with him.” ~ Bukhari

11) Zikr opens the doors of realization (Ma’arifat) of Allah Ta’ala.

12) Zikr of Allah Ta’ala causes one to be remembered the court of Allah Ta’ala, as the Quraan states:

فَاذْكُرُونِي أَذْكُرْكُمْ وَاشْكُرُوا لِي وَلَاتَكْفُرُونِ
 ” Remember me, and I will remember you.” (2:152)

13) Zikr cleanses the heart of its rust. It has been mentioned; everything rusts according to its nature; and to purify it, Zikr is necessary.

14) Zikr saves a person from the Azaab of Allah. It is a means of deliverance from Allah Ta’ala’s punishment.

15) Zikr causes Allah Ta’ala’s peace and mercy to descend, and the Angels surround the person engaged in Zikr.

16) Zikr will save one from despair on the Day of Judgement. This is confirmed by one of the Ahâdith which says that the gathering devoid of Allah Ta’ala’s Zikr will cause sorrow and regret on that Day.

17) Zikr causes the plants and trees of Paradise to grow.

Kayfiyat and Zikrullah

Many times we want to experience some type of Kayfiyat (feeling) when making Zikrullah. This can be dangerous sometimes, because a person may develop pride when experiencing those feelings and may then perceive himself to be very pious …

Hence the Mashaa’ikh emphasize that we should, never be concerned about Kayfiyat, as this is not the Maqsood (objective) of Zikr. The purpose of Zikr is to cleanse our hearts and bring Allah into our hearts …

If one does not feel any special type of enjoyment, one should not feel dejected or low … One should continue making the Zikr of Allah … We have heard the blessings of Zikr, and its many great benefits which brings us closer and closer to Allah Ta’ala … and that is our objective.

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Taken from Zikr Majlis at Musjid E Noor – Asherville – Durban – South Africa
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