Saturday 25 May 2024

Reward of remembering Allah much (Hadith Prophet Muhammad ﷺ)

There can be no greater desire of a believer than remembering his Creator as much as he can and thanking Him for the countless blessings bestowed upon him, even when he did not deserved so. While Allah continue to be merciful and benevolent to His servants, He also wants that His servants should remember Him so that He remembers them.

"So remember Me and I shall remember you; give thanks to Me and do not be ungrateful to Me for My favours." (Surah 2 Al Baqarah:152) 

Prophet Muhammad ﷺ has always stressed on his companions to remember Allah by reciting Qur'an as much as one can, remember Allah by His beautiful 99 Attributes and keep thanking Him so that He gives you more.

This Hadith is quoted in Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim: Book 48 The Book Pertaining to the Remembrance of Allah, Supplication, Repentance and Seeking Forgiveness - كتاب الذكر والدعاء والتوبة والاستغفار / Chapter 1 Encouragement To Remember Allah, Exalted is He / باب  الْحَثِّ عَلَى ذِكْرِ اللَّهِ تَعَالَى ‏‏ / as Hadith number # 2676 as under:

Abu Huraira reported that Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) was travelling along the path leading to Mecca that he happened to pass by a mountain called Jumdan. He said:

"Proceed on, it is Jumdan, Mufarradun have gone ahead." They (the Companions of the Holy Prophet) said: Allah's Messenger, who are Mufarradun? He said: "They are those males and females who remember Allah much."

Arabic Text:
حَدَّثَنَا أُمَيَّةُ بْنُ بِسْطَامَ الْعَيْشِيُّ، حَدَّثَنَا يَزِيدُ، - يَعْنِي ابْنَ زُرَيْعٍ - حَدَّثَنَا رَوْحُ، بْنُ الْقَاسِمِ عَنِ الْعَلاَءِ، عَنْ أَبِيهِ، عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ، قَالَ كَانَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم يَسِيرُ فِي طَرِيقِ مَكَّةَ فَمَرَّ عَلَى جَبَلٍ يُقَالُ لَهُ جُمْدَانُ فَقَالَ ‏"‏ سِيرُوا هَذَا جُمْدَانُ سَبَقَ الْمُفَرِّدُونَ ‏"‏ ‏.‏ قَالُوا وَمَا الْمُفَرِّدُونَ يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ قَالَ ‏"‏ الذَّاكِرُونَ اللَّهَ كَثِيرًا وَالذَّاكِرَاتُ ‏"‏ ‏.‏

We should make it a habit to continue remembering Allah in everything we do so that our Master is pleased with us and count us in as one of the Mufarradun.
May Allāh (سبحانه و تعالى‎) help us understand Qur'ān and follow the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, which is embodiment of commandments of Allah contained in the Qur'ān. May Allah help us to be like the ones He loves and let our lives be lived helping others and not making others' lives miserable or unlivable. May all our wrong doings, whether intentional or unintentional, be forgiven before the angel of death knocks on our door. 
وَمَا عَلَيۡنَاۤ اِلَّا الۡبَلٰغُ الۡمُبِيۡنُ‏ 
(36:17) and our duty is no more than to clearly convey the Message.”
That is Our duty is only to convey to you the message that Allah has entrusted us with. Then it is for you to accept it or reject it. We have not been made responsible for making you accept it forcibly, and if you do not accept it, we shall not be seized in consequence of your disbelief, you will yourselves be answerable for your actions on Day of Resurrection.

May Allah forgive me if my posts ever imply a piety far greater than I possess. I am most in need of guidance.

Reading the Qur'ān should be a daily obligation of a Muslim - Reading it with translation will make it meaningful. But reading its Exegesis / Tafsir will make you understand it fully. It will also help the Muslims to have grasp over social issues and their answers discussed in the Qur'an and other matter related to inter faith so that they are able to discuss issues with non-Muslims with authority based on refences from Qur'an.

Please refer to our reference page: Collections of Hadiths of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ about Rewards for more Hadiths on the subject

For more hadiths on varying subjects, refer to our reference page: Sunnah and Hadith of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ to know more about Hadiths and Sunnah of Prophet of Allah. You may also refer to our Reference Pages for knowing more about Islam and Qur'ān.

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