Allah Ta’ala blessed us with the Nimat (favour) of the tongue. A favour that may be used for good or abused. Whosoever, therefore uses it in good things will surely enjoy the rewards in this world and the high stages in the hereafter. Consequently, whosoever abuses the use of the tongue then the rewards of both worlds would be deprived to him. The best time spent, after the recitation of the Noble Quran, is Zikrullah (Zikr of Allah).
Among the many narrations of Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) regarding the Zikr of Allah, a few are listed hereunder:
• Continuously keep the tongue wet in the Zikr of Allah. (Tirmizi)
• The example of the one who makes the Zikr of Allah and the one who does not is like the example of a living person and a dead person. (Bukhari + Muslim)
• In a hadith Allah Ta’ala says, “I remember my servant whenever he remembers Me. When he remembers Me alone I remember him alone and when he remembers Me collectively then I will remember him better than that (in the presence of the angels). And whosoever comes to me at a palm’s length I will come to him at an arm’s length.” (Bukhari)
• The unique ones are above others. The Sahaba (RA) asked, “Who are the unique ones O Prophet of Allah?” Nabi (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) replied, “They are the people who remember Allah.” (Muslim)
• Zikr to the heart is like water for the fish. What will happen to the fish without water?
The Zikr of Allah shall:
• Inherit the love of Allah
• Draw the person closer to Allah
• Earn the pleasure of Allah
• Remove sorrow and stress from the heart, and transform it into contentment
• Inject life and strengthen the heart
• Cure the heart of ailments and diseases
• Oppose and detest Nifaq (hypocrisy)
• Attract mercy and peace
• Distract from engaging in vice talk, backbiting, lies, slander, and all that is detested and haraam.
• Dispel shaitaan and disgrace the cursed one
• Ease difficulties and suffering
• Engulf the reciter with Noor (light) in this world, in the qabr (grave) and the hereafter
• Cause the rooh (soul) to be removed from the body with ease
Source: Darul Ihsan