Allah’s Messenger (pbuh) said, “The master Prayer for forgiveness
Allaahumma anta bbee, laa ilaaha illaa anta, khalaatanee wa anaa ‘abduka, wa anaa ‘alaa ‘ahdika wa wa’dika masta-ta’tu, a’oodhu bika min sharri maa sana’tu, aboo’u laka bini’matika alayya, wa aboo’u laka bidhanbee, faghfir lee, fa innahu laa yaghfirudh-dhunooba illaa anta. (O Allah, You are my Lord, there is no god but You. You have created me and I am Your servant, and I am keeping my pledge to You and my promise to You as much as I am able. I take refuge in You from the evil that I have done. I admit to You Your favours on me, and I admit to You my sins, so forgive me, for there is no one who forgives sins other than You.)
Whoever recites this prayer during the night and dies that night will enter Paradise: and whoever recites it in the morning and dies that day will enter Paradise.”
Laa llaaha illallaahu wahdahu laa shareeka lahu, lahul-mulku wa lahul-hamdu wa huwa ‘alaa kulli shal’in qadeer (There is no god but Allah Alone: He has no partner, His is the dominion and His is the praise, and He is Capable of all things)
ten times, will have the same reward as that given for freeing ten slaves; one hundred rewards will be written in his account, one hundred sins will be removed from his account, and this saying will be a shield for him from Satan on that day till night, and nobody will be able to do a better deed except the one who has done more than him.”
There are a lot of ways of remembering Allah. When we glorify Him by saying Subhanallah (How perfect is Allah), when we praise Him by saying Alhamdulillah (All praise is for Allah), when we magnify Him by saying Allahu Akbar (Allah is the Greatest), all this is dhikr. When we say Astaghfirullah (I seek Allah’s forgiveness), when we say La hawla wa la quwwata illa billah (There is no power nor might except with Allah), all this is dhikr. Why is dhikr so important for our life? Let’s see what the Prophet Mohammad (pbuh) and Quran said about remembrance of Allah.
The Prophet (pbuh) said:
“There is a polish for everything that takes away rust; and the polish for the heart is remembrance of Allah.” (Bukhari) Continue reading →