What are Dhikr? (Zikr)

Dhikr are devotional acts in which short phrases or prayers are recited within the mind or aloud, using the phalanges of your hand or a tasbih to keep count. The prayers typically involve invoking the names of Allah or reciting duʿāʾ (supplication) derived from the hadith or Quran. Dhikr, which translates to "remembering," serves as a means of connecting with Allah. While the virtues, blessings, and advantages of Dhikr are plentiful, here are a handful of its notable benefits:
  1. Make us closer to Allah
  2. Meditation for inner peace. It produces joy and happiness in your heart and relieves it from worries
  3. Strengthens body and mind
  4. Assures constant patronage of Allah. When we remember Him he remembers us in his inflictions. “Whosoever remembers Me in his heart. I remember him in My heart”. [Hadith]
  5. It is a common observation that when a person remains engaged in Dhikr they stay away from harmful thought patterns, backbiting and other harmful behaviour
  6. Purifies the heart from worldly desires and indifferences. It is also very convenient because you can do Dhikr any time, and anywhere even if you’re moving or working.
  7. It brightens the face and heart
  8. Can be done in separately or collectively. It is also great act to sit in the gathering where people are busy in remembering Allah.
  9. Angels surround the person engaged in Dhikr.
  10. Dhikr strengthens the iman and relieves the heart by dispelling fears from heart.

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