The Holy Quran – Part 2- Al-Dhikr

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SHAFAQNA-

In the last issue, we looked at the meaning of Dhikr, its importance and some of its advantages.

COMMONLY KNOWN DHIKR:

The most commonly known ways of performing Dhikr are as follows:

To say Prayers. This act is called the greatest Dhikr.

“Indeed I am Allah –there is no god except Me. So worship Me, and maintain the prayer for My remembrance”. (20:14)

“Recite what has been revealed to you of the book and maintain the prayer. Indeed the prayer prevents indecencies and wrongs, and the remembrance of Allah is surely greater. And Allah knows whatever (deeds) you do”. (29:45)

To Reflect, Glorify and Supplicate to Allah (SWT) – Dua’ and Tasbeeh.

“…And remember your Lord greatly, and glorify Him morning and evening”. (3:41)

“Those who remember Allah standing, sitting, and lying on their sides, and reflect on the creation of the heavens and the earth (and say) ‘Our Lord, You have not created this in vain! Immaculate are You! Save us from the punishment of the Fire”. (3:191)

QURAN IS ALSO THE ‘DHIKR’:

The Holy Quran is a kind of Dhikr itself. Infact, one of its names is Al-Dhikr and Allah (SWT) has used this name for the Holy Quran in numerous verses.

“Indeed We have sent down the DHIKR (Reminder), and indeed We will preserve it”. (15:9)

“…We have sent down the DHIKR (Reminder) to you so that you may clarify for the people that which has been sent down to them, so that they may reflect”. (16:44)

“Indeed those who defy the DHIKR (Reminder) when it comes to them (should know that) indeed it is an august book: falsehood cannot approach it, from before it nor from behind it, (gradually) sent down (revelation) from One all-wise, all-laudable”. (41:41-42)

In all the above verses Dhikr is in reference to the Holy Quran. Therefore, Quran is Dhikr in itself hence it shares every benefit which other modes of Dhikr have.

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