Sunday, March 04, 2007

Dhikr

The Holy Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) has said that one who has been obeying Allah - that is, following the injunctions with regards to the Halal and Haram - has truly been remembering Allah, in spite of being deficient in (nafl: supererogatory) prayers and fasting, while one who has been disobeying divine commandments has, in fact, forgotten Allah, in spite of devoting long hours to nafl prayers, fasting and recitation of His praises.
Hadith cited by Al-Qurtubi on the authority of Ahkam Al-Qur'an by Ibn Khuwayz Mandadh.
source: Merits of Dhikr