Sayyidina Ali, the cousin and son-in-law of the Prophet, was one of those who received the most in-depth knowledge from the beloved Prophet; he once said to the other Companions:“There are 2 categories of knowledge I received from the Holy Prophet: one (Shari’at) I reveal to you, and the other (Haqiqa Lataif/Unseen Subtle Knowledge), were I even to mention something of it, you would try and kill me.” Continue reading
What is the best thing? The heart which is always in Dhikr of Allah.
(And) The best of hearts is the heart which contains nothing but the presence of Allah.
(And) Don’t ask Allah except through the Qur’an.
– Abu’l Hassan A’li bin Ja’far al-Kharqani –
Obtain Divine solutions through hidden Dhikr by yourself,
And attain Divine joy and happiness through loud Dhikr in an assembly.
– Yos Wiyoso Hadi –
Dhikr of Allah is the most excellent act of Allah’s servants and is stressed over a hundred times in the Holy Qur’an. It is the most praiseworthy work to earn Allah’s pleasure, the most effective weapon to overcome the enemy, and the most deserving of deeds in reward. It is the polish of hearts, the essence of the science of faith, the immunization against hypocrisy, the head of worship, and the key of all success. There are no restrictions on the modality, frequency, or timing of dhikr whatsoever. The restrictions on modality pertain to certain specific obligatory acts which are not the issue here, such as Salat. The Shari’a is clear and everyone knows what they have to do. Indeed, the Prophet said that the People of Paradise will only regret one thing: not having made enough dhikr in the world! Are not those who are making up reasons to discourage others from making dhikr afraid of Allah in this tremendous matter? Continue reading