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Remembrance [Of Allah] And The Reminder

Remembrance [of Allah] and the Reminder الذكرو المُذَكِّر

1. Remembering [Allah] is the better of the two gains.

1ـ الذِكْرُ أفْضَلُ الغَنِيمَتَيْنِ.

2. Remembering [Allah] comforts the soul, illuminates the heart and brings down the mercy [of Allah].

2ـ اَلذِّكْرُ يُؤْنِسُ اللُبَّ، ويُنيرُ القَلْبَ، ويَسْتَنْزِلُ الرَّحمَةَ.

3. Remembering [Allah] is the light of intellect, the life of the souls and the polishing of the hearts.

3ـ اَلذِّكْرُ نُورُ العَقْلِ، وحَياةُ النُّفُوسِ، وجَلاءُ الصُّدُورِ.

4. Sitting in the masjid from after dawn up to sunrise in order to remember [and praise] Allah, the Glorified, is quicker in making sustenance [more easily] obtainable than travelling to different parts of the land [in order to earn one’s livelihood].

4ـ اَلجُلوُسُ فِي المَسْجِدِ مِنْ بَعْدِ طُلُوعِ الفَجْرِ إلى حينِ طُلُوعِ الشَّمْسِ لِلاِشتِغالِ بِذِكْرِ اللّهِ سُبْحانَهُ أسْرَعُ في تَيْسيرِ الرِّزقِ مِنَ الضَّرْبِ في أقْطارِ الأرْضِ.

5. A beautiful remembrance is one of the two lives.1

5ـ اَلذِّكْرُ الجَميلُ أحَدُ الحَياتَيْنِ.

6. A beautiful remembrance is one of the two lifetimes.

6ـ اَلذِّكْرُ الجَميلُ أحَدُ العُمْرَينِ.

7. Remembering [Allah] is not from rituals of the tongue nor is it from the passing of thoughts rather it is first from the remembered and then from the rememberer.

7ـ اَلذِّكرُ لَيْسَ مِنْ مَراسِمِ اللِّسانِ، ولا مِنْ مَناسِمِ الفِكْرِ، ولكِنَّهُ أوَّلٌ مِنَ المَذكُورِ، وَثان مِنَ الذّاكِرِ.

8. Fill your solitude with the remembrance [of Allah] and accompany blessings with gratitude.

8ـ اِشْحَنِ الخَلْوَةَ بِالذِّكْرِ، واصْحَبِ النِّعَمَ بِالشُّكْرِ.

9. Be abundant in your remembrance of Allah, for it is the best remembrance.

9ـ أفيضُوا في ذِكْرِ اللّهِ، فَإنَّهُ أحْسَنُ الذِّكْرِ.

10. Be constant in your remembrance [of Allah] for it illuminates the heart and is surely the best [form of] worship.

10ـ اِسْتَديمُوا الذِّكْرَ، فَإنَّهُ يُنيرُ القَلْبَ، وهُوَ أفْضَلُ العِبادَةِ.

11. The most deserving to be remembered by you is the one who does not forget you.

11ـ أحَقُّ مَنْ ذَكَرْتَ، مَنْ لايَنْساكَ.

12. Remember the disperser of gatherings, the dasher of hopes, the bringer of death[s] and the announcer of disunion and separation.

12ـ أُذْكُرُوا مُفَرِّقَ الجَماعاتِ، ومُباعِدَ الأُمْنِيَّاتِ، ومُدنِيَ المَنِيَّاتِ، والمُؤْذِنَ بِالبَيْنِ والشَّتاتِ.

13. The basis of reformation of the heart is occupying it with the remembrance of Allah.

13ـ أصْلُ صَلاحِ القَلْبِ اِشْتِغالُهُ بِذِكْرِ اللّهِ.

14. Verily Allah, the Glorified, has made [His] remembrance a polishing for the hearts, to see with after blindness and listen with after deafness and to become submissive with it after obduracy.

14ـ إنَّ اللّهَ سُبْحانَهُ جَعَلَ الذِّكْرَ جَلاءَ القُلُوبِ، تَبْصُرُ بِِهِ بَعْدَ العِشْوَةِ، وتَسْمَعُ بِهِ بَعْدَ الوَقْرَةِ، وتَنْقادُ بِهِ بَعْدَ المُعانَدَةِ.

15. Verily there are those who hold on to the remembrance of Allah and have taken it in lieu of this world and thus neither trade nor business has preoccupied them from [His] remembrance. They spend the days of their lives with it and shout it in the ears of the negligent [in order to remind them].

15ـ إنَّ لِلذِّكْرِ أهْلاً أخَذُوهُ مِنَ الدُّنيا بَدَلاً، فَلَمْ تَشْغَلْهُمْ تِجارَةٌ ولا بَيْعٌ عَنْ ذِكْر، يَقْطَعُونَ بِهِ أيّامَ الحَياةِ،وَ يَهْتِفُونَ بِهِ في آذانِ الغافِلينَ.

16. Remembrance is being in the company of the beloved.

16ـ اَلذِّكْرُ مُجالَسَةُ المَحْبُوبِ.

17. Remembering [Allah] is the key to intimacy [and nearness with Him].

17ـ اَلذِّكْرُ مِفْتاحُ الأُنسِ.

18. The remembrance [of Allah] is a light and guidance.

18ـ اَلذِّكْرُ نُورٌ، ورُشْدٌ.

19. The remembrance [of Allah] is the delight of the lovers.

19ـ اَلذِّكْرُ لَذَّةُ المُحِبِّينَ.

20. Remembrance of Allah brings comfort [and delight].

20ـ اَلذِّكرُ يَشْرَحُ الصَّدرَ.

21. Remembrance of Allah is the polishing of visions and illumination of the inner selves.

21ـ اَلذِّكرُ جَلاءُ البَصائِرِ ونُورُ السَّرائرِ.

22. Remembrance [of Allah] is the guidance of the intellects and the enlightenment of the souls.

22ـ اَلذِّكْرُ هِدايَةُ العُقُولِ، وتَبْصِرَةُ النُّفُوسِ.

23. When you see that Allah is making you comfortable with His remembrance, then [know that] He loves you.

23ـ إذا رَأيْتَ اللّهَ يُؤْنِسُكَ بِذِكْرِهِ فَقَدْ أحَبَّكَ.

24. When you see that Allah is making you comfortable with His creation and isolating you from His remembrance, then (know that) He dislikes you.

24ـ إذا رَأيْتَ اللّهَ يُؤْنِسُكَ بِخَلْقِهِ، ويُوحِشُكَ مِنْ ذِكْرِهِ فَقَدْ أبْغَضَكَ.

25. It is through the remembrance of Allah that mercy descends.

25ـ بِذِكْرِ اللّهِ تُسْتَنْزَلُ الرَّحمَةُ.

26. Through the constant remembrance of Allah, heedlessness is dispelled.

26ـ بِدَاومِ ذِكْرِ اللّهِ تَنْجابُ الغَفْلَةُ.

27. The fruit of remembrance [of Allah] is illumination of the hearts.

27ـ ثَمَرَةُ الذِّكْرِ اِسْتِنارَةُ القُلُوبِ.

28. The best means by which you achieve success in [all] matters is the remembrance of Allah, the Glorified.

28ـ خَيْرُ مَا اسْتَنْجَحْتَ بِهِ الأُمُورُ ذِكْرُ اللّهِ سُبْحانَهُ.

29. Constant remembrance [of Allah] illuminates the heart and mind.

29ـ دَوامُ الذِّكْرِ يُنيرُ القَلْبَ والفِكْرَ.

30. Remembrance of Allah is the light of faith.

30ـ ذِكْرُ اللّهِ نُورُ الإيمانِ.

31. Remembrance of Allah is a means of driving away Satan.

31ـ ذِكْرُ اللّهِ مَطْرَدَةُ الشَّيْطانِ.

32. Remembrance of Allah is the practice of the Near Ones.

32ـ ذِكْرُ اللّهِ شيمَةُ المُتَّقينَ.

33. Remembrance of Allah is the polishing of the breasts and the tranquillity of the hearts.

33ـ ذِكْرُ اللّهِ جَلاءُ الصُّدُورِ وطُمَأْنِينَةُ القُلُوبِ.

34. The remembrance of Allah is nourishment for the souls and [being in] the company of the [most] Beloved.

34ـ ذِكْرُ اللّهِ قُوتُ النُّفُوسِ ومُجالَسَةُ المَحْبُوبِ.

35. Remembrance of Allah illuminates the visions and comforts the consciences.

35ـ ذِكْرُ اللّهِ يُنيرُ البَصائِرَ، ويُؤْنِسُ الضَّمائِرَ.

36. The remembrance of Allah is what makes matters successful and inner selves illuminated.

36ـ ذِكْرُ اللّهِ تُسْتَنْجَحُ بِهِ الأُمُورُ وتَسْتَنْيرُ بِهِ السَّرائِرُ.

37. Remembrance of Allah is the cure for the maladies of the souls.

37ـ ذِكْرُ اللّهِ دَواءُ أعْلالِ النُّفُوسِ.

38. The remembrance of Allah is a dispeller of hardships (or maladies) and misery.

38ـ ذِكْرُ اللّهِ طارِدُ اللاّواءِ (الأدواءِ) والبُؤْسِ.

39. Remembrance of Allah is the [principal] asset of every believer and its profit is safety against Satan.

39ـ ذِكْرُ اللّهِ رَأسُ مالِ كُلِّ مُؤْمِن، ورِبْحُهُ السَّلامَةُ مِنَ الشَّيطانِ.

40. The remembrance of Allah is the pillar of faith and a protection against Satan.

40ـ ذِكْرُ اللّهِ دِعامَةُ الإيمانِ، وعِصْمَةٌ مِنَ الشَّيطانِ.

41. Remembering Allah [at all times] is the trait of every good-doer and the quality of every believer.

41ـ ذِكْرُ اللّهِ سَجِيَّةُ كُلِّ مُحْسِن، وَشيمَةُ كُلِّ مُؤْمِن.

42. Remembrance of Allah is the joy of every God-wary person and the delight of every possessor of certitude.

42ـ ذِكْرُ اللّهِ مَسَرَّةُ كُلِّ مُتَّق، وَلَذَّةُ كُلِّ مُوقِن.

43. The one who listens to the [remembrance and] glorification of Allah is [himself] a glorifier.

43ـ سامعُ ذِكْرِ اللّهِ ذاكِرٌ.

44. You must espouse the remembrance of Allah for it is surely the light of the heart.

44ـ عَلَيْكَ بِذِكْرِ اللّهِ فَإنَّهُ نُورُ القَلْبِ.

45. In the remembrance of Allah there is life for the hearts.

45ـ فِي الذِّكْرِ حَياةُ القُلُوبِ.

46. Whoever remembers Allah, He remembers him.

46ـ مَنْ ذَكَرَ اللّهَ ذَكَرَهُ.

47. One who remembers Allah is gains insight.

47ـ مَنْ ذَكَرَ اللّهَ اِسْتَبْصَرَ.

48. Whoever is preoccupied in remembering the people, Allah, the Glorified, cuts him off from His remembrance.

48ـ مَنِ اشتَغَلَ بِذِكْرِ النّاسِ قَطَعَهُ اللّهُ سُبْحانَهُ عَنْ ذِكْرِهِ.

49. Whoever is preoccupied in the remembrance of Allah, Allah makes his remembrance good.

49ـ مَنِ اشْتَغَلَ بِذِكْرِ اللّهِ طَـيَّبَ اللّهُ ذِكْرَهُ.

50. Whoever fills his heart with the constant remembrance of Allah, his actions become good [both] in secret and in the open.

50ـ مَنْ َعَمَرَ قَلْبَهُ بِدَوامِ الذِّكْرِ حَسُنَتْ أفْعالُهُ فِي السِّـرِّ وَالجَهْرِ.

51. Whoever remembers Allah, the Glorified, Allah enlivens his heart and illuminates his intellect and his mind.

51ـ مَنْ ذَكَرَاللّهَ سُبْحانَهُ أحْييَ اللّهُ قَلْبَهُ وَنَوَّرَ عَقْلَهُ ولُبَّهُ.

52. One whose remembrance [of Allah] increases, his mind becomes illuminated.

52ـ مَنْ كَثُرَ ذِكْرُهُ اِسْتَنارَ لُبُّهُ.

53. Constant remembrance [of Allah] is the quality of the friends [of Allah].

53ـ مُداوَمَةُ الذِّكْرِ خُلْصانُ الأوْلِياءِ.

54. The constant remembrance [of Allah] is nourishment for the souls and the key to righteousness.

54ـ مُداوَمَةُ الذِّكْرِ قُوتُ الأرْواحِ، ومِفْتاحُ الصَّلاحِ.

55. Do not remember Allah, the Glorified, in a state of inattentiveness, and do not forget Him by being distracted [with the amusements of this world], and remember Him perfectly such that your heart is in agreement with your tongue and your inward is in accordance with your outward; and you will never remember Him with the befitting remembrance until you forget your ego in your remembrance and lose it in your affair [because all your attention is towards Allah].

55ـ لاتَذْكُرِ اللّهَ سُبْحانَهُ ساهِياً، وَلا تَنْسَهُ لاهِياً،وَ اذْكُرْهُ كامِلاً، يُوافِقْ فيهِ قَلْبُكَ لِسانَكَ، ويُطابِقْ إضمارُكَ إعلانَكَ، ولَنْ تَذْكُرَهُ حَقيقَةَ الذِّكْرِ حَتّى تَنْسى نَفْسَكَ في ذِكْرِكَ، وَتَفْقِدَها في أمْرِكَ.

56. There is no guidance like remembrance [and glorification of Allah].

56ـ لاهِدايَةَ كَالذِّكْرِ.

57. The one who remembers Allah is in His Company.

57ـ ذاكِرُ اللّهِ سُبْحانَهُ مُجالِسُهُ.

58. The one who remembers Allah is His intimate friend.

58ـ ذاكِرُ اللّهِ مُؤانِسُهُ.

59. The one who remembers Allah is from the successful ones.

59ـ ذاكِرُ اللّهِ مِنَ الفائِزينَ.

60. One who reminds you [of Allah and the Hereafter] is has surely warned you [against evil].

60ـ مَنْ ذَكَّرَكَ فَقَدْ أنْذَرَكَ.

  • 1. Meaning one who is fondly remembered after his death is like one who is still alive.