By Jeewan Chanicka
Have you ever wondered how much God thinks about you? Perhaps a better way to think of it is to ask yourself, how much do you remember God? In another Hadith Qudsi, God said:
“Those that remember Me in their heart, I remember them in My heart; and those that remember Me in a gathering (i.e. that make mention of Me), I remember them (i.e. make mention of them) in a gathering better than theirs.”
So how do you remember God? On your own or with a group?
In another ahadith, Prophet Muhammad said, “When you pass by the gardens of Paradise, avail yourselves of them.” The Companions asked: “What are the gardens of Paradise, O Messenger of God?” He replied: “The circles of dhikr (remembrance). There are roaming angels of God who go about looking for the circles of dhikr, and when they find them they surround them closely.”In another ahadith, He said, “When any group of people remember God, angels surround them and mercy covers them, tranquility descends upon them, and God mentions them to those who are with Him.”
Imagine the elevated status that you have when you keep good company; when you surround yourself with those who remember so that you can remember. You see, true contentment comes from the peace that you find in that remembrance. It is looking and seeing or sometimes even without seeing, the serenity of knowing that in the Divine Plan, all is as it is meant to be. That the situations you are in are perfect for you at that time. You do your best and you call on Him and in all states you find peace in His remembrance. What should bring even more joy to your heart is knowing, the more you remember and mention God, the more He remembers you.
Subhan Allah (glory be to God); Al hamdu Lillah (all praise is due to God); Allahu Akbar (God is the greatest)
Today Self, make a commitment to remember Him more- it will be the key to the tranquility your heart yearns for.
The Prophet, peace be upon him, would often tell his Companions, “Shall I tell you about the best of deeds, the most pure in the sight of your Lord, about the one that is of the highest order and is far better for you than spending gold and silver, even better for you than meeting your enemies in the battlefield where you strike at their necks and they at yours?” The Companions replied, “Yes, O Messenger of Allah!” The Prophet, peace be upon him, said, “Remembrance of Allah.” (Narrated by At-Tirmidhi, Ahmad, and Hakim who declared its chain of narrators sound)
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