Monday, 5 April 2010

Surah ar'Ra'd 13:28

Zikir Dzikir

Surah ar'Ra'd 13:28

"Those who believe (in the Oneness of Allâh), and whose hearts find rest in the remembrance of Allâh, Verily, in the remembrance of Allâh do hearts find rest"
(Surah ar'Ra'd 13:28)

"O you who believe! Celebrate the praises of Allah, and do so often; and glorify Him morning and evening." (Holy Qur'an 33:41-42)

"Remember Me, I shall remember you." (Qur'an 2:152)

The purpose of dhikr is to purify our hearts and souls and uplift our spirits. All words of praise and glory to Allah (SWT), whether spoken out loud or silently in one's heart, are known as dhikr. When people do dhikr, their hearts turn to the highest ideals and are free from the temptations of sin. Obviously this is true only if the words come from the heart and not just from the tongue.

"And establish regular prayer, for prayer restrains from shameful and unjust deeds, and remembrance of Allah is the greatest thing in life, without doubt." (Surah al-Ankabut 29:45)

Small Dhikr that one can attempt:

Bismillahir-rahmanir-rahim "In the name of God, most Gracious, most Compassionate"

Subhanallah "All glory to Allah"

Al hamdulillah "All praise is for Allah"

Allahu Akbar "Allah is great"

la hawla wa la quwwata illa billah "There is no power nor strength except by Allah"

Often Muslim's will use a combination of various zikirs. The most common combination being; Subhan Allah 33 times, Al Hamdulillah 33 times then Allahu Akbar 34 times.
Muslims usually use a tesbih (prayer beeds) when performing zikir, although one can do zikir with out the aid of a tesbih.

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