Benefits of Dhikr?

Benefits of Dhikr
Rabbi Zidnee Ilman
“My Lord! Increase me in knowledge.”

قَالَ النَّبِيُّ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏ “‏ مَثَلُ الَّذِي يَذْكُرُ رَبَّهُ وَالَّذِي لاَ يَذْكُرُ مَثَلُ الْحَىِّ وَالْمَيِّتِ ‏”

The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “The similitude of one who remembers his Rabb and one who does not remember Him, is like that of the living and the dead.”

(Sahih al-Bukhari 6407)

Pondering over this striking hadith, we are explicitly told the importance of this virtuous act of worship. 

Among the many benefits of Dhikr, include:

  • It is cherished by Allah SWT:
    • “Remember me, and I will remember you” (Quran 2:152);
  • Relieves the mind and heart from anxiety and sadness;
    • “Verily, in the remembrance of Allah do hearts find rest” (Quran 13:28);
  • Expels the devil, weakens his plots and removes his whisperings from the heart of a Muslim;
  • Protects one’s tongue from indulging in sinful acts;
  • It cleanses the heart of it’s rust:
    • Prophet Muhammad (SAW) said: “There is a polish for everything that takes away rust, and the polish for the heart is the remembrance of Allah SWT” (Bukhari);
  • It fills the heart with love of Allah SWT. Those who are remembered continuously are those who are much loved;
  • A means for attaining reward and barakat (blessings) in this world and the hereafter;

The remembrance of Allah SWT, gains us peace and contentment in the dunya; and immeasurable rewards in the aakirah. Therefore, without Dhikr, we would surely be at a great loss.

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