Throughout our daily busy schedules our days seem to go by very quickly and we don’t even realise that by the time we get to bed at night, we haven’t remembered our Creator, Allah. Is it not ironic how backward we have become. Even after all the facilities and technology we have access to, yet we don’t have time for Him, the One who gave us all these facilities to begin with.
But Alhamdulillah, with all the hustle and bustle, the Almighty knows us better than we know ourselves. However far away from Him we may be, Allah is always close to us. Allah says in the Quran “And indeed We have created man, and We know what his own self whispers to him. And We are nearer to him than his jugular vein.” (50:16)
The Prophet (PBUH) said “Allah says: ‘I am just as My slave thinks I am, (i.e. I am able to do for him what he thinks I can do for him) and I am with him if He remembers Me. If he remembers Me in himself, I too, remember him in Myself; and if he remembers Me in a group of people, I remember him in a group that is better than they; and if he comes one span nearer to Me, I go one cubit nearer to him; if he comes one cubit nearer to me, I go a distance of two outstretched arms nearer to him; and if he comes to Me walking, I go to him running” (Sahih Al Bukhari)
We are overly and happily preoccupied with our occupation, education, family technology and other commitments. But, why is it when it comes to our Creator we are so tired and forgetful?
“But whosoever turns away from My Reminder (i.e. neither believes in this Qur’ân nor acts on its orders, etc.) verily, for him is a life of hardship” (20:124)
“Verily, in the remembrance of Allâh do hearts find rest.” (13:28)
It is food for the heart and soul. A natural cleanser of the rust in the heart A releaser from the worldly desires just how fish cant live without water, without Allah swt we cannot survive.
Here are some praises of remembrance of Allah you can include on a daily basis despite our busy life. Lets try to make use of some idle time during which we do nothing. Like when you’re going to work, during your lunch breaks, waiting for the bus or train or even when your relaxing etc. Once you are familiar with it, Insha Allah it will come from the heart and roll of your tongue with ease.
- Use simple words in your conversation:
- INSHALLAH (If Allah wills)- when talking about something that is yet to happen
- MASHALLAH (Whatever Allah wills)- if you see something beautiful/or praise someone
- ALHAMDHULILLAH (All praise is due to Allah)- when being thankful to Allah for something
2.Do a few simple Tasbih:
- SUBHANALLAH (Glory be to Allah)
- ALHAMDHULILLAH (All praise is due to Allah)
- ALLAHU AKBAR (Allah is Great)
- SUBHANALLAHI WABI HAMDIHI (Glory be to Allah and all Praise)
- Ask dua:
Asking dua doesnt mean you have to raise your hands or it has to be after a prayer. It can be done anywhere anytime. Just make a silent prayer in your heart that is a dua too. Ask dua silently or loudly. In public or in private. Ask for yourself or someone else. The more you ask the happier Allah gets. He loves it when a believer asks him for something. So ask even 20 times a day it’ll only get you closer to Allah.
And your Lord Says, “Call upon Me; I will respond to you.” (40:60)
4. Recite the Quran:
Did you know that for every LETTER recited you receive 10 rewards!
Download the Quran app on your phone. That way whenever & wherever you are you can recite. Take 5 minutes before u browse facebook to recite a few verses or for the next half an hour that you will be staring out the window while travelling to work 5 minutes of reciting aint gonna do you no harm.
- Do Sadaqah:
Abu Dhar reported that the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said: “Your smile to your brother is a sadaqah (charitable act) for you. Your commanding the right and forbidding the wrong is a sadaqah. Your guiding a man in the land of misguidance is a sadaqah for you. Your seeing (showing the way) for a man with bad eyesight is a sadaqah for you. Your removing a stone or thorn or bone from the road is a sadaqah for you. Your emptying your bucket of water into your brother’s (empty) bucket is a sadaqah for you.” [Tirmidhi]
Whatever good deed you do, do it with the intention of pleasing Allah. This way you get rewarded for it too. Allah loves you, He is just waiting for you to remember Him. May Allah guide us all.