Virtues of Dhikr

 

 

  One who remembers Allah (SWT) is alive and one who does not is dead

 

Hadith #1


عَنْ أَبِي مُوسَى رضي الله عنه قَالَ: قَالَ النَّبِيُّ صلي الله عليه وآله وسلم: مَثَلُ الَّذِي يَذْكُرُ رَبَّهُ وَالَّذِي لَا يَذْكُرُ رَبَّهُ مَثَلُ الْحَيِّ وَالْمَيِّتِ

Translation: Abu Musa (رضی اللہ عنہ) narrates that the Holy Prophet (صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم) said, “He who remembers his Lord and he who does not are like the living and the dead.” 

References

Bukhari, as-Sahih (5:2353#6044)

Mundhiri, at-Targhib wat-tarhib (2:256#2303)

Asqalani, Fath-ul-bari (11:210#6044)
 

 

 

Hadith #2


عَنْ أَبِي مُوسَى رضي الله عنه عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صلي الله عليه وآله وسلم قَالَ: مَثَلُ الْبَيْتِ الَّذِي يُذْكَرُ اللَّهُ فِيهِ وَالْبَيْتِ الَّذِي لَا يُذْكَرُ اللَّهُ فِيهِ مَثَلُ الْحَيِّ وَالْمَيِّتِ

Translatin: Abu Musa (
رضی اللہ عنہ) narrates that the Holy Prophet (صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم) said, “The house in which Allah (SWT) is remembered and the one in which Allah (SWT) is not remembered are like the living and the dead.” 

References

Muslim, as-Sahih (1:539#779)

Ibn Hibban, as-Sahih (3:135#854)

Abu Yala, al-Musnad (13:291#7306)

Ruyani, al-Musnad (1:317#473)

Abu Nuaym, al-Musnad-ul-mustakhraj ala as-Sahih Muslim (2:372#1771)

Daylami, al-Firdaw bima thur al-khitab (4:143#6442)

Bayhaqi, Shuab-ul-iman (1:401#536)

Mundhiri, at-Targhib wat-tarhib (1:170#635)

Nawawi, Sharh Sahih Muslim (6:68)

Mubarakpuri, Tuhfat-ul-ahwadhi (2:437)
 

 

 

                   Allah (SWT) expresses His pride on His Remeberers (Dhakireen) in front of angels, and it is recommended to make gatherings of Dhikr unlike some people who consider gathering for dhikr as Bidah (Naudhobillah) 

 

 

Hadith #3



عَنْ أَبِي سَعِيدٍ الْخُدْرِيِّ رضي الله عنه قَالَ: خَرَجَ مُعَاوِيَةُ عَلَى حَلْقَةٍ فِي الْمَسْجِدِ، فَقَالَ: ... إِنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلي الله عليه وآله وسلم خَرَجَ عَلَى حَلْقَةٍ مِنْ أَصْحَابِهِ، فَقَالَ: مَا أَجْلَسَكُمْ؟ قَالُوا: جَلَسْنَا نَذْكُرُ اللَّهَ وَنَحْمَدُهُ عَلَى مَا هَدَانَا لِلْإِسْلَامِ، وَمَنَّ بِهِ عَلَيْنَا. قَالَ: آللَّهِ مَا أَجْلَسَكُمْ إِلَّا ذَاكَ؟ قَالُوا: وَاللَّهِ مَا أَجْلَسَنَا إِلَّا ذَاكَ. قَالَ: أَمَا إِنِّي لَمْ أَسْتَحْلِفْكُمْ تُهْمَةً لَكُمْ، وَلَكِنَّهُ أَتَانِي جِبْرِيلُ، فَأَخْبَرَنِي أَنَّ اللَّهَ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ يُبَاهِي بِكُمُ الْمَلَائِكَةَ

Translation: Abu Saeed Khudri (
رضی اللہ عنہ) narrates that Muawiyah (رضی اللہ عنہ) came to a group of people in the mosque and said, “… The Messenger of Allah (صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم) came to a group of his Companions in the mosque and said, ‘Why are you sitting?’ They said, ‘We are sitting remembering Allah and paying our thanks to Him for His favour of guiding us to Islam.’ The Holy Prophet (صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم) said, ‘Do you say that on oath that is what has made you sit here?’ They submitted, ‘By Allah we are sitting here only for this purpose.’ The Holy Prophet (صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم) said, ‘I have not made you take oath for any doubt but the thruth is that Gabriel came and told me that Allah is expressing His pride on you in front of angels.’” 

References

Muslim, as-Sahih (4:2075#2701)

Tirmidhi, as-Sunan (5:460#3379)

Nasai, as-Sunan (8:249#5426)

Ahmad bin Hambal, al-Musnad (4:92)

Ibn Hibban, as-Sahih (3:95#813)

Ibn Abi Shaybah, al-Musannaf (6:59#29469)

Tabarani, al-Mujam-ul-kabir (19:311#701)

Mindhiri, at-Targhib wat-tarhib (2:259#2317)
 

 

 

Hadith #4


عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ عَمْرٍو رضي الله عنهما قَالَ: صَلَّيْنَا مَعَ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صلي الله عليه وآله وسلم الْمَغْرِبَ، فَرَجَعَ مَنْ رَجَعَ وَعَقَّبَ مَنْ عَقَّبَ، فَجَاءَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلي الله عليه وآله وسلم مُسْرِعًا، قَدْ حَفَزَهُ النَّفَسُ وَقَدْ حَسَرَ عَنْ رُكْبَتَيْهِ، فَقَالَ: أَبْشِرُوا هَذَا رَبُّكُمْ قَدْ فَتَحَ بَابًا مِنْ أَبْوَابِ السَّمَاءِ يُبَاهِي بِكُمُ الْمَلَائِكَةَ، يَقُولُ: انْظُرُوا إِلَى عِبَادِي قَدْ قَضَوْا فَرِيضَةً وَهُمْ يَنْتَظِرُونَ أُخْرَى

Translation: Abdullah bin Amr (
رضی اللہ عنھما) narrates, “We offered the sunset ritual prayer with the Messenger of Allah (صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم) . Those who were to leave left and those desirous to stay back stayed. So swiftly the Holy Messenger of Allah (صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم) came that he was breathing heavily and his robe was a little above his holy ankles. He said, ‘Cheer up! This is your Lord Who has opened a door of heavens and is expressing His pride on you before the angels, saying: Look at My servants; after performing an obligatory ritual prayer they are waiting for the next one (prayer).’” 

References

Ibn Majah, as-Sunan (1:262#801)

Abu Nuaym, Hilyat-ul-awliya wa tabaqat-ul-asfiya (6:54)

Mindhiri, at-Targhib wat-tarhib (1:172#646)

Kinani, Misbah-uz-zujajah (1:102#303)

Shawkani, Nayl-ul-awtar (2:54)
 

 

 

 

                                          Angels search streets for Dhikr sittings

 

 

Hadith #5


عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ رضي الله عنه قَالَ: قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلي الله عليه وآله وسلم: إِنَّ لِلَّهِ مَلَائِكَةً يَطُوفُونَ فِي الطُّرُقِ، يَلْتَمِسُونَ أَهْلَ الذِّكْرِ، فَإِذَا وَجَدُوا قَوْمًا يَذْكُرُونَ اللَّهَ تَنَادَوْا، هَلُمُّوا إِلَى حَاجَتِكُمْ

Translation: Abu Huraira (
رضی اللہ عنہ) narrates that the Messenger of Allah (صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم) said,“Allah has angels who roam about on roads looking for the love-sick rememberers of Allah. When they find such people, they call out other angels: ‘Come here to your coveted aspiration….’” 

References:

Bukhari, as-Sahih (5:2353#6045)

Ibn Hibban, as-Sahih (3:139#857)

Bayhaqi, Shuab-ul-iman (1:399#531)

Ibn Rajab, Jami-ul-ulum wal-hikam (1:345)

Mundhiri, at-Targhib wat-tarhib (2:258#2316)
 

 

 

Hadith #6


عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ رضي الله عنه، عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صلي الله عليه وآله وسلم، قَالَ: إِنَّ لِلَّهِ تَبَارَكَ وَتَعَالَى مَلَائِكَةً سَيَّارَةً فُضُلًا يَتَتَبَّعُونَ مَجَالِسَ الذِّكْرِ، فَإِذَا وَجَدُوا مَجْلِسًا فِيهِ ذِكْرٌ، قَعَدُوا مَعَهُمْ

Translation: Abu Huraira (
رضی اللہ عنہ) narrates that the Holy Prophet (صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم) said, “Surely there are some angels of Allah (SWT) who conduct patrolling in search of remembrance assemblies (majālis al-dhikr). When they find such an assembly, they join and sit with them…”

References:

Muslim, as-Sahih (4:2069#2689)

Ahmad bin Hambal, al-Musnad (2:25#7420)

Ahmad bin Hambal, al-Musnad (2:382#8960)

Mundhiri, at-Targhib wat-tarhib (2:259#2316)

Mundhiri, at-Targhib wat-tarhib (4:244#5523)
 

 

 

Hadith #7


عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ رضي الله عنه أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللهِ صلي الله عليه وآله وسلم قَالَ: إِنَّ لِلهِ مَلَائِكَةً سَيَّارَةً وَفُضُلاَءَ يَلْتَمِسُونَ مَجَالِسَ الذِّكْرِ فِي الْأَرْضِ

Translation: Abu Huraira narrates (
رضی اللہ عنہ) that the Messenger of Allah (صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم) said,“There are angels of Allah (SWT), besides those assigned with usual tasks, who travel round the globe (with a particular aim) and keep looking for remembrance sittings (majālis al-dhikr).” 

Reference:
Hakim, al-Mustadrak (1:672#1821)
 

 

 

 

 Angels cover remembrance assemblies of Allah with their wings

 

 

Hadith #8

عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ وَأَبِي سَعِيدٍ الْخُدْرِيِّ رضي الله عنهما أَنَّهُمَا شَهِدَا عَلَى النَّبِيِّ صلي الله عليه وآله وسلم أَنَّهُ قَالَ: لَا يَقْعُدُ قَوْمٌ يَذْكُرُونَ اللَّهَ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ إِلَّا حَفَّتْهُمْ الْمَلَائِكَةُ، وَغَشِيَتْهُمْ الرَّحْمَةُ، وَنَزَلَتْ عَلَيْهِمْ السَّكِينَةُ، وَذَكَرَهُمْ اللَّهُ فِيمَنْ عِنْدَهُ

Translation: Abu Huraira (
رضی اللہ عنہ) and Abu Saeed Khudri (رضی اللہ عنہ) narrate that they visited the Holy Prophet (صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم) and he said, “Whenever people sit to remember Allah (SWT), angels cover them (spreading their wings over them) and divine mercy envelops them; inner peace descends on them and Allah (SWT) mentions them to those who are with Him.”

References:

Muslim, as-Sahih (4:2074#2700)

Tirmidhi, al-Jami-us-sahih (5:459#3378)

Ibn Majah, as-Sunan (2:1245#3791)

Ibn Abi Shaybah, al-Musannaf (6:60#29475)

Tabarani, al-Mujam-ul-awsat (2:137#1500)

Ahmad bin Hambal, al-Musnad (3:92#11893)

Tayalisi, al-Musnad (1:296#2233)

Tayalisi, al-Musnad (1:314#2386)

Abu Yala, al-Musnad (2:444#1252)

Abu Yala, al-Musnad (11:20#6159)

 

 

Hadith #9

عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ رضي الله عنه، عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صلي الله عليه وآله وسلم، قَالَ: إِنَّ لِلَّهِ تَبَارَكَ وَتَعَالَى مَلَائِكَةً سَيَّارَةً فُضُلًا يَتَتَبَّعُونَ مَجَالِسَ الذِّكْرِ، فَإِذَا وَجَدُوا مَجْلِسًا فِيهِ ذِكْرٌ، قَعَدُوا مَعَهُمْ وَحَفَّ بَعْضُهُمْ بَعْضًا بِأَجْنِحَتِهِمْ، حَتَّى يَمْلَئُوا مَا بَيْنَهُمْ وَبَيْنَ السَّمَاءِ الدُّنْيَا

Translation: According to Abu Huraira the Holy Prophet (صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم) said, “There are many angels of Allah (SWT), besides those assigned with normal tasks, who travel around looking for remembrance sessions. When they find such a session where remembrance of Allah is in progress, they sit with them and some angels cover the others with their wings ascending one above another until the space between the earth and the lowest heaven gets filled….” 


References:

Muslim, as-Sahih (4:2069#2689)

Ahmad bin Hambal, al-Musnad (2:252#7420)

Ahmad bin Hambal, al-Musnad (2:382#8960)

Mundhiri, at-Targhib wat-tarhib (2:259#2316)

Mundhiri, at-Targhib wat-tarhib (4:244#5523)

 

 

Hadith #10


عَنْ أَنَسٍ رضي الله عنه عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صلي الله عليه وآله وسلم قَالَ: إِنَّ لِلهِ سَيَّارَةً مِنَ الْمَلَائِكَةِ يَطْلُبُوْنَ حِلَقَ الذِّكْرِ. فَإِذَا حَفَوا عَلَيْهِمْ وَأَتَوْا بِهِمْ، ثُمَّ بَعَثُوا رَائِدَهُم إِلَى السَّمَاءِ إِلَى رَبِّ الْعِزَّةِ تَبَارَكَ وَتَعَالَى

Translation: Anas (
رضی اللہ عنہ) narrates from the Holy Prophet (صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم) that he said, “Some angels of Allah (SWT) remain wandering in search of remembrance circles. When the angels come to them, they cover those people and then send their leader to the heavens in the Divine Presence….

Reference:
Haythami, Majma-uz-zawaid (10:77)

 

 

                                     Allah (SWT) asks angels about His remembers

 

 

Hadith #11

عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ أَوْ عَنْ أَبِي سَعِيدٍ الْخُدْرِيِّ رضي الله عنهما قَالَ: قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلي الله عليه وآله وسلم: إِنَّ لِلَّهِ مَلَائِكَةً سَيَّاحِينَ فِي الْأَرْضِ فُضُلًا عَنْ كُتَّابِ النَّاسِ، فَإِذَا وَجَدُوا أَقْوَامًا يَذْكُرُونَ اللَّهَ تَنَادَوْا هَلُمُّوا إِلَى بُغْيَتِكُمْ. فَيَجِيئُونَ فَيَحُفُّونَ بِهِمْ إِلَى السَّمَاءِ الدُّنْيَا، فَيَقُولُ اللَّهُ: عَلَى أَيِّ شَيْءٍ تَرَكْتُمْ عِبَادِي يَصْنَعُونَ؟ فَيَقُولُونَ: تَرَكْنَاهُمْ يَحْمَدُونَكَ وَيُمَجِّدُونَكَ وَيَذْكُرُونَكَ. قَالَ: فَيَقُولُ: فَهَلْ رَأَوْنِي؟ فَيَقُولُونَ: لَا. قَالَ: فَيَقُولُ: فَكَيْفَ لَوْ رَأَوْنِي؟ قَالَ: فَيَقُولُونَ: لَوْ رَأَوْكَ لَكَانُوا أَشَدَّ تَحْمِيدًا وَأَشَدَّ تَمْجِيدًا وَأَشَدَّ لَكَ ذِكْرًا. قَالَ: فَيَقُولُ: وَأَيُّ شَيْءٍ يَطْلُبُونَ؟ قَالَ: فَيَقُولُونَ: يَطْلُبُونَ الْجَنَّةَ. قَالَ: فَيَقُولُ: وَهَلْ رَأَوْهَا؟ قَالَ: فَيَقُولُونَ: لَا. قَالَ: فَيَقُولُ: فَكَيْفَ لَوْ رَأَوْهَا؟ قَالَ: فَيَقُولُونَ: لَوْ رَأَوْهَا لَكَانُوا أَشَدَّ لَهَا طَلَبًا وَأَشَدَّ عَلَيْهَا حِرْصًا. قَالَ: فَيَقُولُ: فَمِنْ أَيِّ شَيْءٍ يَتَعَوَّذُونَ؟ قَالُوا: يَتَعَوَّذُونَ مِنْ النَّارِ. قَالَ: فَيَقُولُ: هَلْ رَأَوْهَا؟ فَيَقُولُونَ: لَا. فَيَقُولُ: فَكَيْفَ لَوْ رَأَوْهَا؟ فَيَقُولُونَ: لَوْ رَأَوْهَا لَكَانُوا أَشَدَّ مِنْهَا هَرَبًا وَأَشَدَّ مِنْهَا خَوْفًا وَأَشَدَّ مِنْهَا تَعَوُّذًا. قَالَ: فَيَقُولُ: فَإِنِّي أُشْهِدُكُمْ أَنِّي قَدْ غَفَرْتُ لَهُمْ. فَيَقُولُونَ: إِنَّ فِيهِمْ فُلَانًا الْخَطَّاءَ لَمْ يُرِدْهُمْ، إِنَّمَا جَاءَهُمْ لِحَاجَةٍ. فَيَقُولُ: هُمْ الْقَوْمُ لَا يَشْقَى لَهُمْ جَلِيسٌ

Translation: Abu Huraira or Abu Saeed Khudri (رضی اللہ عنھما) narrates that the Messenger of Allah (صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم) said, “There are many angels of Allah (SWT), other than the ones who record deeds, who wander around on earth. When they find some people performing remembrance of Allah (SWT), they call other angels, saying, ‘Come to what you are looking for.’ So they come and cover those people up to the lowest heaven. Then Allah (SWT) says, ‘What were My servants doing when you left them?’ The angels say, ‘O Lord, we left them praising You, magnifying You and remembering You.’ Allah (SWT) says, ‘Have they seen Me?’ They reply, ‘No.’” The Messenger of Allah (صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم) said, “Allah (SWT) says, ‘What would have been their condition if they had seen Me?’ They say, ‘If they had seen You, they would have praised You, magnified You and remembered You far more.’ Allah (SWT) says, ‘What are they asking for?’ They reply, ‘They are asking You for Paradise.’ He says, ‘Have they seen it?’ They reply, ‘No.’ He says, ‘What would have been their state if they had seen it?’ They reply, ‘If they had seen it, they would have asked for it more intensely and desired it more earnestly.’ Allah says, ‘What are they seeking My protection from?’ The angels say, ‘They are seeking Your protection from the Fire.’ Allah (SWT) says, ‘Have they seen it?’ They reply, ‘No.’ Allah (SWT) says, ‘What would have been their condition if they had seen it?’ They reply, ‘If they had seen it, they would have fled from it, feared it and sought Your refuge from it even more intensely.’ Allah says, ‘Then bear witness that I have forgiven them.’ They say, ‘There is so and so a great sinner among them; he came only for his personal interest and not to join in remembrance.’ Allah (SWT) says, ‘These are such people that even their companion is not left destitute and unfortunate.’” 

Reference:
Tirmidhi, al-Jami-us-sahih (5:579#3600)

 

 

Hadith #12
 

عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ رضي الله عنه أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلي الله عليه وآله وسلم قَالَ: يَتَعَاقَبُونَ فِيكُمْ مَلَائِكَةٌ بِاللَّيْلِ، وَمَلَائِكَةٌ بِالنَّهَارِ، وَيَجْتَمِعُونَ فِي صَلَاةِ الْفَجْرِ وَصَلَاةِ الْعَصْرِ، ثُمَّ يَعْرُجُ الَّذِينَ بَاتُوا فِيكُمْ فَيَسْأَلُهُمْ رَبُّهُم وَهُوَ أَعْلَمُ بِهِمْ: كَيْفَ تَرَكْتُمْ عِبَادِي؟ فَيَقُولُونَ: تَرَكْنَاهُمْ وَهُمْ يُصَلُّونَ وَأَتَيْنَاهُمْ وَهُمْ يُصَلُّونَ

Translation: Abu Huraira (
رضی اللہ عنہ) narrates that the Messenger of Allah (صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم) said, “Angels come among you in turns by night and by day, and they all assemble at the fajr (morning) and asr (afternoon) ritual prayers. Then the ones who visited you ascend and their Lord asks them, although He knows better about them, ‘In what state did you leave My servants?’ The angels reply: ‘They were offering ritual prayer when we left them while they were also praying when we approached them.’” 

References

Bukhari, as-Sahih (1:203#530)

Muslim, as-Sahih (1:439#632)



 

  Remembrance of Allah is better than fighting in His way

 

 

Hadith #13


عَنْ أَبِي سَعِيدٍ الْخُدْرِيِّ رضي الله عنه أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلي الله عليه وآله وسلم سُئِلَ: أَيُّ الْعِبَادِ أَفْضَلُ دَرَجَةً عِنْدَ اللَّهِ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ؟ قَالَ: الذَّاكِرُونَ اللَّهَ كَثِيرًا وَالذَّاكِرَاتُ. قُلْتُ: يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ! وَمِنَ الْغَازِي فِي سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ؟ قَالَ: لَوْ ضَرَبَ بِسَيْفِهِ فِي الْكُفَّارِ وَالْمُشْرِكِينَ حَتَّى يَنْكَسِرَ وَيَخْتَضِبَ دَمًا لَكَانَ الذَّاكِرُونَ اللَّهَ أَفْضَلَ مِنْهُ دَرَجَةً

Translation: Abu Saeed Khudri (
رضی اللہ عنہ) narrates that the Messenger of Allah (صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم) was asked, “Who will be superior in the sight of Allah on the Day of Resurrection?” He said, “The men and the women who remember Allah (SWT) greatly.” The narrator states: I submitted, “O Messenger of Allah (صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم) , are they superior even to those who fight in the way of Allah (SWT)?” He said, “Even if he wields his sword among infidels and polytheists until it breaks blood stained, the remembrances of Allah are superior to him in grade.” 

References

Tirmidhi, al-Jami-us-sahih (5:458#3376)

Ahmad bin Hambal, al-Musnad (3:75#11738)

Abu Yala, al-Musnad (2:530#1401)

Ibn Rajab, Jami-ul-ulum wal-hikam (1:238)

Ibn Rajab, Jami-ul-ulum wal-hikam (1:444)

Mundhiri, at-Targhib wat-tarhib (2:254#2296)

Ibn Kathir, Tafsir-ul-Quran al-azim (3:489)

 

 

 

Hadith #14


عَنْ مُعَاذٍ رضي الله عنه قَالَ: قَالَ رَسُولُ اللهِ صلي الله عليه وآله وسلم: مَا عَمِلَ ابْنُ آدَمَ عَمَلاً أَنْجَى لَهُ مِنَ النَّارِ مِنْ ذِكْرِ اللهِ. قَالَ: يَا رَسُولَ اللهِ! وَلاَ الْجِهَادُ فِي سَبِيلِ اللهِ؟ قَالَ: وَلاَ الْجِهَادُ فِي سَبِيْلِ اللهِ. تَضْرِبُ بِسَيْفِكَ حَتَّى يَنْقَطِعَ ثُمَّ تَضْرِبُ بِسَيْفِكَ حَتَّى يَنْقَطِعَ ثُمَّ تَضْرِبُ بِهِ حَتَّى يَنْقَطِعَ

Translation: Muādh (
رضی اللہ عنہ) narrates that the Messenger of Allah (صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم) said, “No action of man is more protecting against the Fire (of Hell) than remembrance of Allah.” He (the narrator) submitted, “O Messenger of Allah, not even fighting in the way of Allah?” He said, “No, not even jihad even if you fight so much that your sword breaks, and then you fight again and that sword also breaks, and then you fight on until another sword breaks.”

References:

Ibn Abi Shaybah, al-Musannaf (6:57#29452)

Ibn Abi Shaybah, al-Musannaf (7:169#35046)

Abd bin Humayd, al-Musnad (1:73#127)

Ibn Abd-ul-Barr, at-Tamhid (6:57)

 

 

Hadith #15


عَنْ عَبْدِ اللهِ بْن عَمْرٍو رضي الله عنهما قَالَ: ذِكْرُ اللهِ الْغَدَاةَ وَالْعَشِيَّ أَعْظَمُ مِنْ حِطَمِ السُّيُوفِ فِي سَبِيْلِ اللهِ وَإِعْطَاءِ الْمَالِ سَحًّا

Translation: Narrated from Abdullah bin Amr, he said, 
“Remembrance of Allah (SWT) morning and evening is superior to breaking swords in fighting for Allah (SWT) and spending generously in His way.” 

References:

Ibn Abi Shaybah, al-Musannaf (6:58#29456)

Ibn Abi Shaybah, al-Musannaf (7:170#35047)

Ibn Mubarak, az-Zuhd (1:394#1116)

Ibn Abd-ul-Barr, at-Tamhid (6:59)


 

 Remembrance of Allah (SWT) is superior to giving gold and silver in charity

 

 

Hadith #16

 

عَنْ أَبِي الدَّرْدَاءِ رضي الله عنه قَالَ: قَالَ النَّبِيُّ صلي الله عليه وآله وسلم: أَلَا أُنَبِّئُكُمْ بِخَيْرِ أَعْمَالِكُمْ وَأَزْكَاهَا عِنْدَ مَلِيكِكُمْ، وَأَرْفَعِهَا فِي دَرَجَاتِكُمْ، وَخَيْرٌ لَكُمْ مِنْ إِنْفَاقِ الذَّهَبِ وَالْوَرِقِ، وَخَيْرٌ لَكُمْ مِنْ أَنْ تَلْقَوْا عَدُوَّكُمْ فَتَضْرِبُوا أَعْنَاقَهُمْ وَيَضْرِبُوا أَعْنَاقَكُمْ؟ قَالُوا: بَلَى. قَالَ: ذِكْرُ اللَّهِ تَعَالَى. فَقَالَ مُعَاذُ بْنُ جَبَلٍ رضی الله عنه: مَا شَيْءٌ أَنْجَى مِنْ عَذَابِ اللَّهِ مِنْ ذِكْرِ اللَّهِ

Translation: Abu Darda (
رضی اللہ عنہ) narrates that the Holy Prophet (صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم) said, “Shall I not inform you the best and the purest of your deed in the sight of your Master, which is the highest in your degrees, is superior to your spending gold and silver in charity, and is better than confronting and fighting against your enemy, cutting one another’s necks?” The Companions submitted, “Yes, indeed!” He said, “It is remembering Allah.” Muādh ibn Jabal (رضی اللہ عنہ) said, “There is nothing more effective to deliver you from the torment of Allah (SWT) than remembrance of Allah (SWT).”

References:

Tirmidhi, al-Jami-us-sahih (5:459#3377)

Ahmad ibn Hambal, al-Masnad (5:195#21750)

Hakim declared its chain of transmission sahih (sound) in al-Mustadrak (1:673#1825).

Bayhaqi, Shuab-ul-iman (1:394#519)

Mundhiri, at-Targhib wat-tarhib (2:253#2294)

Haythami, Majma-uz-zawaid (10:73)

 

 

 

Hadith #17


عَنْ مُعَاذِ بن أَنَسٍ رضي الله عنه قَالَ: قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلي الله عليه وآله وسلم: الذِّكْرُ يَفْضُلُ عَلَى النَّفَقَةِ فِي سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ مِائَةَ ضِعْفٍ

Translation: Muādh ibn Anas (
رضی اللہ عنہ) narrates that the Messenger of Allah (صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم) said,“Remembrance of Allah (SWT) is hundred times superior to spending in the way of Allah.”

Reference:
Tabarani, al-Mujam-ul-kabir (20:185#404)

 

 

 

Hadith #18


عَنْ أَبِي مُوْسَى رضي الله عنه قَالَ: قَالَ رَسُولُ اللهِ صلي الله عليه وآله وسلم: لَوْ أَنَّ رَجُلاً فِي حِجْرِهِ دَرَاهِمَ يُقَسِّمُهَا وَآخَرُ يَذْكُرُ اللهَ، كَانَ الذَّاكِرُ لِلَّهِ أَفْضَلَ

Translation: Abu Musa (
رضی اللہ عنہ) narrates that the Messenger of Allah (صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم) said, “If someone possesses money and distributes it and some other is engaged in remembrance of Allah (SWT), the one who remembers Allah is superior.” 

References:

Tabarani, al-Mujam-ul-awsat (6:116#5969)

Mundhiri, at-Targhib wat-tarhib (2:257#2310)

Ibn Rajab, Jami-ul-ulum wal-hikam (1:238)

Haythami, Majma-uz-zawaid (10:74)

Manawi, Fayd-ul-qadir (5:309)

 

 

             Remember Allah (SWT) so much that hypocrites call you insane

 

 

Hadith #19


عَنْ أَبِي سَعِيْدٍ الْخُدْرِيِّ رضي الله عنه أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلي الله عليه وآله وسلم قَالَ: أَكْثِرُوا ذِكْرَ اللَّهِ حَتَّى يَقُولُوا مَجْنُونٌ

Translaton: Abu Saeed Khudri (
رضی اللہ عنہ) narrates that the Messenger of Allah (صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم) said,“Remember Allah (SWT) so much that people start saying, ‘He has gone mad.’”

References:

Ahmad ibn Hambal, al-Musnad (3:68#11671)

Ahmad ibn Hambal, al-Musnad (3:71#11692)

Ibn Hibban, as-Sahih (3:99#817)

Abu Yala, al-Musnad (2:521#1376)

Abd ibn Humayd, al-Musnad (1:289#925)

Hakim, al-Mustadrak (1:677#1839)

Bayhaqi, Shuab-ul-iman (1:397#526)

Daylami, al-Firdaws bima thur al-khitab (1:72#212)

Ibn Rajab, Jami-ul-ulum wal-hikam (1:444)

Mundhiri, at-Targhib wat-tarhib (2:256#2304)

 

 

 

Hadith #20


عَنِ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ رضي الله عنهما، قَالَ: قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلي الله عليه وآله وسلم: اذْكُرُوا اللَّهَ ذِكْرًا يَقُولُ الْمُنَافِقُونَ: إِنَّكُمْ تُرَاءُونَ

Translation: Abdullah ibn Abbas (
رضی اللہ عنھما) narrates that the Messenger of Allah (صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم) said, “Perform remembrance ofAllah in such a way that hypocrites start saying: ‘He is showing off.’” 

References:

Tabarani, al-Mujam-ul-kabir (12:169#12786)

Abu Nuaym, Hilyat-ul-awliya wa tabaqat-ul-asfiya (3:81)

Ibn Rajab, Jami-ul-ulum wal-hikam (1:444,448)

Ibn Kathir, Tafsir-ul-Quran al-azim (3:496)

Manawi, Fayd-ul-qadir (1:456)

 

 

ahle sunnat wal jamaat (sunni)

nar e takbeer,

allahu akbar
 

 

nar e risaalat,

ya rasool allah
 

 

nar e tehkeek,

haq char yaar
 

 

shaan e siddiq e akbar,

zindabad

 

 

shaan e ahle bayt, zindabad

 

Sahabi E Rasool, zindabad

 

maslak e ala hazrat, zindabad
 

 

shadpur sharif, zindabad

 

faizan e madina, salyal sharif


This video`s is dedicated to the most excellent and exalt of creation, The mercy unto creation, sayyiduna wa maulana wa habeebuna, ahmad e mujtaba, muhammad mustafa (Sallallaho Alaihi Wasallam)

his respected parents, ahle bait, azwaaj e mutaharaat, righteous khulafaa, illustrious sahaaba, blessed children

as well as to the shuhadaa, taabi`een, taba tabi`een


mujtahid imams, siraajul A`imma, hazrat imam e azam abu hanifa (r.a), imam shaafi (r.a), imam maaliki (r.a), imam hambaili (r.a)

to all mashaaikh of the naqshbandi, qadri, chishti, suharwardi, rifaa`i, shaazliya & all other salaasil e tareeqah

imam e ahle sunnat, shaykh e tareeqat
mufti e azam, qutb al alam,
ghawth e azam, taj al awliya,
arif al marifah, badr al foqaha,
the fountain of knowledge,
the symbol of love, wali al kabir,
mujaddid of the 14 th century,

imam ahmad raza khan Fazil e Barelvi

also dedicate to my master and murshid al kamil,
the ocean of haqqiqah, the nightingale of madina,
the rose of naqshband, the fragrance of mujaddid alf thani,
the power of hazrat khawaja sufi nawaab uddin r.a (mohri sharif) 

hazrat khawaja sufi muhammad aslam naqshbandi mujaddidi (r.a) shadpur sharif

also dedicate to my master & khilafah of sultan al awliya,
khawaja sufi muhammad aslam, fana fish shaykh,
fana fir rasul(Sallallaho Alaihi Wasallam), fana fi allah

hazrat khawaja sufi arshad mahmood naqshbandi aslami (salyal sharif)