The Excellence of Dhikr

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

Below are a few selected extracts from the Quran and Hadith, that demonstrate the Excellence of Dhikr and the need to incorporate in to our daily lives, our daily routine, in our times of need and joy.

The Messenger of Allah ﷺ asked;

“Shall I not inform you of the best of your deeds, and the purest of them by your Master, and the highest of them in ranks, and what is better for you than spending gold and silver, and better for you than meeting your enemy and striking their necks, and they strike your necks?”

They replied: “Of course.”

He ﷺ said: “The remembrance of Allah.”


Engaging in Dhikr allows us to perform the best of actions and raises our rank to the highest in the sight of Allah SWT.

Abu Hurayra reported that the Messenger of Allah ﷺ said;

“Nothing is dearer to Allah than supplication.”


Among all the different types of worship mentioned in the Quran and Sunnah, the continual remembrance of Allah SWT is greatly emphasised.

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اذْكُرُوا اللَّهَ ذِكْرًا كَثِيرًا

O you who believe! Remember Allah with much remembrance.

(Surah Al Ahzab 41)

To develop a deep connection and love for our Creator, we must acknowledge that we are helpless without Him.  We need Allah SWT’s presence and assistance in our lives; He is Al Mu’min, The Guarantor/The Giver of Security, Whom controls our internal and external well-being.  With the remembrance of Allah SWT, lies ultimate success in this world and the hereafter, for those who reflect.

فَإِذَا قُضِيَتِ الصَّلَاةُ فَانتَشِرُوا فِي الْأَرْضِ وَابْتَغُوا مِن فَضْلِ اللَّهِ وَاذْكُرُوا اللَّهَ كَثِيرًا لَّعَلَّكُمْ تُفْلِحُونَ

…and remember Allah much, that you may be successful.

(Surah Al-Jumu’ah 10)

Dhikr, is one of the most powerful and effective acts of worship that we can engage in.  That is why, supplication has been called the ‘weapon of a believer’.

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