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The Illuminating Practice of Dhikr: Embracing Divine Remembrance in Life's Journey

Exploring the Serenity and Spiritual Rewards of Dhikr in Everyday Moments

The Essence of Dhikr: Remembrance and Connection

Dhikr, the profound act of remembering and mentioning God, stands as a cornerstone of Islamic spirituality. Through repetitive phrases or prayers, individuals immerse themselves in the remembrance of God’s attributes, fostering a deep connection and closeness to the Divine.
Quran (13:28) — “Those who have believed and whose hearts are assured by the remembrance of Allah. Unquestionably, by the remembrance of Allah hearts become tranquil.” 

Preceding Every Act: Dhikr as a Prelude to Deeds

Islamic teachings emphasise the significance of beginning every action with the remembrance of God. This practice not only sanctifies the deed but also invokes God’s blessings, enhancing the spiritual quality of the action.
Hadith (Sunan Ibn Majah) — “When any of you is about to enter the toilet, he should say: ‘In the name of Allah, I seek refuge in You from evil and evil-doers.’”

Dhikr in Life’s Journey: A Source of Tranquility

Incorporating dhikr into daily life becomes a source of solace and inner peace. Whether in times of joy or hardship, the constant remembrance of God serves as a comforting companion, alleviating anxiety and fostering a serene state of heart and mind.
Hadith (Sahih Muslim) — “The similitude of one who remembers his Lord and one who does not remember Him is like that of the living and the dead.”

Dhikr: The Gateway to Spiritual Enlightenment

Dhikr transcends mere recitation; it serves as a pathway to spiritual enlightenment, drawing individuals closer to the Divine Presence. Through continuous remembrance, hearts are purified, faith is strengthened, and a deeper understanding of one’s purpose in life is attained. Additionally, the effect of continuous Dhikr has a profound affect on our unconscious mind, influencing our view on life and intentions for actions we carry out.
Hadith (Sahih Bukhari) — “The people will be resurrected (and judged) according to their intentions.”
The practice of dhikr, woven intricately into the fabric of daily life, enriches the human experience with spiritual depth, tranquility, and a profound connection to the Divine. It serves as a beacon of light, guiding individuals towards a life steeped in mindfulness, purpose, and spiritual fulfilment.

  • The Book of Remembrances by Imam An-Nawawi

  • Purification of the Heart: Signs, Symptoms, and Cures of the Spiritual Diseases of the Heart by Hamza Yusuf

  • Fortress of the Muslim (Hisnul Muslim) by Sa’id bin Ali bin Wahaf Al-Qahtani


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