30-07-07

Remembering Allah frequently

Remembering Allah frequently

In this verse of the Qur'an, "Recite what has been revealed to you of the Book and perform prayer. Prayer precludes indecency and wrongdoing. And remembrance of Allah is greater still. Allah knows what you do." (Surat al-‘Ankabut: 45), we are told that remembrance of Allah is the most important form of worship. Believers must fulfill this act of worship with utmost sincerity. Naturally, the deep love for Allah they have in their hearts is also reflected in their speech. They know that every blessing they enjoy comes from Allah, and, whenever they see something which they find beautiful they think of Allah and are grateful to Him. With the knowledge that all that happens takes place for a divinely ordained purpose, they remember Allah and put their trust in Him, whatever the difficulty. Consequently, throughout their lives, and in everything they experience, they consider Allah and remember His name.

The devotion of Muslims to Allah is so that, no matter what they might be in the midst of doing, it does not distract them from remembering His name. The constancy of the faithful in remembering Allah is referred to in the following verse of the Qur'an:

[Believers are] not distracted by trade or commerce from the remembrance of Allah and the establishment of prayer and the giving of alms; fearing a day when all hearts and eyes will be in turmoil. (Surat an-Nur: 37)

This steadfastness on the part of believers arises from their understanding of the truth revealed by the following verse:

Those who believe and whose hearts find peace in the remembrance of Allah. Only in the remembrance of Allah can the heart find peace. (Surat ar-Ra‘d: 28)

In the life of the world, there are many blessings from which people may take pleasure; but none gives them the true peace and fulfillment that comes from remembering Allah. Each of these blessings merely gain value and meaning when they are accompanied with the remembrance of Allah, because people can only attain the morality that permits the pleasure to be enjoyed from all such blessings in submission to Allah, and in the awareness that it is He Who created them all and that they are all under His control.

In addition, the Qur'an points out that remembering Allah often is one of those secrets of the faith which provides believers with certain successes and degrees of superiority:

You who have believe! When you encounter a company [from the enemy forces], stand firm and remember Allah repeatedly so that hopefully you will be successful. (Surat al-Anfal: 45)

Believers who are aware of this remember Allah and exalt His glory, in their hearts, or with their tongues, every hour of every day, under any condition and in all situations.

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