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Sunday, September 15, 2019
Muharram 16, 1441
Sadaqat al-Fitr (or Zakat al-Fitr) is prescribed by the Sharee‘ah based on the general indication of the texts of the Quran and the Sunnah, as well as by scholarly consensus. Allah The Almighty Says (what means): {He has certainly succeeded who...

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Allah The Almighty Says (what means): {The month of Ramadan [is that] in which was revealed the Quran, a guidance for the people and clear proofs of guidance and criterion. So whoever sights [the new moon of] the month, let him fast it.} [Quran 2:185...

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The days and nights of Ramadan pass by, while the ways of investing time and efforts in them varies from one person to another. Some people hasten and compete in various kinds of good deeds. Others do not give up their sins but persist in their disob...

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Ramadan comes this year while the troubles and disasters afflicting the Ummah (Muslim nation) are greater than the previous Ramadan. There are the homeless, hungry, frightened, imprisoned people and other poverty-stricken Muslims in various countries...

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Allah The Almighty Says (what means): {Then complete the fast until the sunset.} [Quran 2:187] In a Hadeeth (narration) on the authority of Sahl ibn Sa‘d, may Allah be pleased with him, he said that the Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu ‘al...

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Benefits of Thikr (Mentioning Allah) - II

The following are more of the benefits of mentioning Allah that the slave will harvest in this world as well as the Hereafter:

 [23] The mentioning of Allah plants the trees of Paradise. Ibn Mas`ood, may Allah be pleased with him, narrated that Allah's Messenger  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) said: “I met Ibraaheem, may Allah exalt his mention, on the Night of Israa' [i.e., the night journey from Makkah to Al-Quds (Jerusalem)]. He said: `Convey my greetings to your nation, O Muhammad, and tell them that Paradise consists of vast plains of pure soil and sweet water. The plants grow there by (the utterance of): 'Subhaanallaah' (i.e., Glory be to Allah), 'Al-Hamdulillaah' (i.e., All praise is due to Allah), 'Laa Ilaaha Illallaah' (i.e., There is none worthy of worship but Allah); and 'Allahu Akbar' (i.e., Allah is the Greatest).`” [At-Tirmithi]
 Jaabir, may Allah be pleased with him, reported that the Messenger of Allah  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) said: “He who says: `Subhaanallaah Al-‘Atheem Wa Bihamdih' (i.e., Glory be to Allah, and to Him belongs all praise) will have a palm-tree planted for him in Paradise.” [At-Tirmithi]
 [24] The continuous mentioning of Allah by His slaves protects them from being neglected by Allah, which is the direct cause of their misery in this world and the Hereafter. Forgetting Allah (by failing to mention and glorify Him) leads to forgetting one’s own self and what benefits it, as Allah Almighty Says (what means): “And be not like those who forgot Allah, so He made them forget themselves. Those are the defiantly disobedient.” [ Quran 59: 19]
 By forgetting one’s own soul, a person becomes oblivious of taking care of its interests, which inevitably causes its degradation and destruction. Had there been no other benefit of mentioning Allah than guarding oneself against this, it would have been reason enough. Whoever forgets Allah Almighty will be made to forget his own soul in this world, and the Lord will leave him in the torture of the Hellfire in the Hereafter; Allah Says (what means): “And whoever turns away from My mention – indeed, he will have a depressed [i.e., difficult] life, and We will gather [i.e., raise] him on the Day of Resurrection blind. He will say: 'My Lord! Why have you raised me blind while I was [once] seeing?' [Allah] will say: 'Thus did Our signs come to you, and you forgot [i.e., disregarded] them; and thus will you this Day be forgotten.'" [Quran 20: 124-126]
Meaning, such a slave will be forgotten in the torment just as he forgets the Lord’s proofs, verses, signs and revelations, neither reciting them nor acting upon them. The depressed and difficult life mentioned in the verses refers to the difficulties, privation and sufferings he will face in this world, the grave and the Hereafter. Opposite to this is what the righteous people will lead, which is a happy life in this world, the grave and the Hereafter; Allah Says (what means): “Whoever does righteousness, whether male or female, while he is a believer – We will surely cause him to live a good life, and We will surely give them their reward [in the Hereafter] according to the best of what they used to do.” [Quran 16: 97] This applies both to his stay in the grave as well as the Hereafter.
 Speaking about his teacher Imaam Ibn Taymiyyah  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  him Imaam Ibn Al-Qayyim  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  him said: Allah is my witness that I have never seen anyone living in a better condition than him, despite the hardships he faced including lack of welfare, imprisonment, constant threat, and exhaustive suffering. He was very tranquil (in his heart), optimistic, cheerful and radiant.” 
[25] The mentioning of Allah is a deed that has a unique and distinctive sweet taste that other good deeds cannot come close to producing. Maalik bin Deenaar  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  him said: “Nobody ever found more sweetness and enjoyment than in mentioning Allah.”  Imaam Ibn Al-Qayyim  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  him said: “I heard Shaykh Al-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  him saying: `There is a Paradise in this worldly life (i.e. the mention of Allah); he who does not enter it, will not enter the Paradise of the Hereafter.`”  Imaam Ibn Al-Qayyim  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  him also quoted Imaam Ibn Taymiyyah  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  him as saying: “What can my enemies do to me? My Paradise (i.e. the mentioning of Allah) is in my heart; it moves with me wherever I go. Imprisonment for me is a religious retreat. To kill and be killed (for me) is martyrdom, and to be expelled to another land is a spiritual journey" and also: "If I were to pay them (i.e., his enemies who imprisoned him) as much as the weight of this fortress (where he was imprisoned) in gold, that would still not repay them for the great favour they have done to me by imprisoning me; they cannot realise the great benefit I have gained from being in seclusion.”
[26] It is a light for the one who mentions Allah in this worldly life, in his grave and on the Day of Resurrection. It will illuminate his way on the Siraat (i.e. the bridge over Hell) to pass it easily; Allah Says (what means): “And is the one who was dead and We gave him life and made for him light by which to walk among the people like one who is in darkness, never to emerge therefrom?...” [Quran 6: 122] The first person mentioned in the verse is he who mentions Allah and is thus granted the light of faith and the love of Allah, while the second is he who is heedless of doing so.
[27] It makes the person closer to Allah and worthy of His love, support, and company, as Allah says in a Qudsi narration: “I am with My slave when he mentions Me and his lips move with My utterance.”[Al-Bukhari]
 [28] It is superior to spending in charity for the sake of Allah and better than fighting Jihaad. Abu Ad-Dardaa’, may Allah be pleased with him, reported that the Messenger of Allah  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) said: “Shall I not inform you of the best of your deeds which are the purest to your Lord, which exalt you to the highest ranks, which are more efficacious than spending gold and silver (in charity), and better for you than encountering your enemies whose necks you will smite and who will smite your necks?” The people replied: "Certainly!'' He  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) said: “The mentioning of Allah the Exalted.” [At-Tirmithi]
 [29] It is the highest form of expressing gratitude; one who does not mention Allah is certainly of the ungrateful. Mu`aath bin Jabal, may Allah be pleased with him, reported that the Messenger of Allah  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) once held him by the hand and said: “O Mu`aath! I swear by Allah that I love you. I advise you not to miss supplicating after every prayer saying: `Allahumma a`inni `alaa thikrika, wa shukrika, wa husni `ibaadatika,' (i.e., O Allah! Assist me in mentioning You, expressing gratitude to You, and worshiping You in the finest manner).” [Abu Daawood & An-Nasaa'i] Here, the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) combined between gratitude and the mentioning of Allah, because they are the means of attaining true felicity.

Benefits of Thikr (Mentioning Allah) - I

Benefits of Thikr (Mentioning Allah) - III

Benefits of Thikr (Mentioning) Allah – IV

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