Re­mem­ber Al­lah and you, in turn, will suc­ceed

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Cel­e­brate Al­lah’s remembrance and you will suc­ceed in turn, mosque-go­ers will hear to­day.

The Qu­ran says, “Re­mem­ber Al­lah much that you may be suc­cess­ful”. (Al-An­fal: 45) It is among the eas­i­est acts of wor­ship and the best means to oc­cupy one’s time, the ser­mon will say.

Remembering Al­lah im­parts as­sur­ance to the heart, it is a cause for see­ing one’s sta­tus up­graded and is a way to in­crease the bal­ance of en­dur­ing good deeds, “But the en­dur­ing good deeds are bet­ter to your Lord for re­ward and bet­ter for [one’s] hope.” (Al-Kahf: 46)

It was nar­rated that peo­ple said to Uth­man Ibn Af­fan: “What are the en­dur­ing good deeds?” He said: “Recit­ing: ‘there is no de­ity save Al­lah’. and ‘Ex­alted is Al­lah,’ and ‘Al­lah is the Greatest’, and ‘there is no might nor power but with Al­lah’.”

Yet, the greatest of Dhikr (remembrance of Al­lah) is to say: “There is no might or power but with Al­lah.”

When a Mus­lim says this they are seek­ing strength and help from Al­lah. They are seek­ing refuge with Al­lah in fa­cil­i­tat­ing mat­ters, so they sup­pli­cate to Him say­ing: “There is no might nor power but with Al­lah. Al­lah then says ‘my ser­vant has be­come a be­liever in Me and has sub­mit­ted to My power’.”

The virtues of this phrase was em­pha­sised in many Ha­diths and the Prophet of­ten ex­plained its mer­its to his com­pan­ions.

It was nar­rated that Musa Al Ashaari said: “When the Mes­sen­ger of Al­lah went to­wards it, (when­ever) the peo­ple, passed over a high place over­look­ing a val­ley, they raised their voices say­ing Tak­bir (Al­lah is the Greatest). On that Al­lah’s Apos­tle said (to them): ‘Be mer­ci­ful to your­selves (ie, don’t raise your voice), for you are not call­ing a deaf or an ab­sent one, but a Hearer Who is near and is with you.’”

One of the virtues of recit­ing this phrase is that it causes the for­giv­ing of sins and re­moval of wrong­do­ings, the ser­mon will say.

Mus­lims can say it at all times and in all con­di­tions and par­tic­u­larly when fac­ing a state that is be­yond their power or ca­pa­bil­i­ties. In such case, they should rely on Al­lah and sub­mit to Him, seek­ing His help and guid­ance.

But they should also say it at times of ease, then they are sat­is­fied with their lives. Al­lah says, “and why did you, when you en­tered your gar­den, not say, ‘What Al­lah willed [has oc­curred]; there is no power ex­cept with Al­lah’?” (Al-Kahf: 39)

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