Many of us think we are so busy that we don’t find time to recite quran or do dhikr. We make excuses in our minds. We have time to cook, clean, talk to our family and friends, but when it comes to worshipping Allah – we stick to the OBLIGATION . How many of leave the place of prayer immediately after our fard salah, ready to engage in anything else except the dhikr of Allah?
We run behind our responsibilities of this world, forgetting the purpose of our creation. Allah orders His faithful servants to remember Him frequently and to refrain from being distracted from His remembrance by indulging in their properties and children excessively.
Allah says, “Let not your wealth nor your children distract you from remembrance of Allah.” Quran 63:9
Allah has stressed the value of dhikr and has made it of more importance than anything else, “And verily the dhikr of Allah is greatest.” Qur’ an 29:45
Prophet (ﷺ) said, “The likeness of him who makes dhikr to his Lord to him who does not do so is as the likeness of the living to the dead.” (Bukhari)
Are our hearts alive? If we don’t make dhikr or Allah, then it’s as if they are dead. Question yourself. Is your heart really alive?
Ibn al-Qayyim said, “The morning and evening adhkaar play the role of a shield; the thicker it is the more its owner will not be affected. Rather, its strength can reach to such an extent that the arrow shot at it will bounce back to affect the one who shot it.”..