When doing ذکر اللہ, two things should be kept in mind. RasulAllah (P.B.U.H) tells us two ways to make ذکر effective. May Allah grant us reconciliation to practice Hadith and Sunnah.RasulAllah (P.B.U.H) NARRATED in an authentic Hadith al Qudsi:
Allah says I’m with my slave as long as he remembers me And moving his lips
Hadith mentioned above tells us the first point that moving lips is important, it makes us conscious of what we are doing, takes into account how you do ذکر, do you pay your full attention remembering your lord, who created you and the whole universe, who granted you things you always asked for. Moving lips makes us attentive, we are not doing ذکر silently, that’s what RasulAllah (P.B.U.H) is telling us. You gotta move lips and you can be loud and the second point do it with your heart, lips are not enough. RasulAllah (P.B.U.H) says:
Make Dua and if you are 100 percent sure/certain, Allah will respond
You do Dua in Sajda ‘سجدہ’ surely Allah responds. Then RasulAllah (P.B.U.H) says:
Allah will not accept the dhiker of someone, who is not paying attention to it
Like if someone is not aware of what he is saying. May Allah make us conscious and may Allah forgive everyone who has ever done this and reward us if we did little bit with heart.
A man came to RasulAllah (P.B.U.H) and asked Ya! RasulAllah (P.B.U.H) Islam Has so many things for us to do, so many voluntary acts, tell me one thing or one deed, something easy and simple, that holds tight onto Islam, but very rewarding RasulAllah (P.B.U.H) replied to him make your tongue always wet with remembrance of Allah meaning do ذکر as much as you can, it’s easy but heavy. Two statements are light on tongue but heavy in میزان, what are these? سبحان اللہ وبحمدہ and سبحان اللہ العظیم. May Allah make us worthy of saying these. Ameen
RasulAllah (P.B.U.H) says:
**Whoever says (33 times) سبحان اللہ after Salah then says الحمداللہ (33 times) and Then says اکبراللہ (33 times), that’s a total of 99 and end it with 100. What is it?
لَآ اِلٰهَ اِلَّا اللهُ وَحْدَهٗ لَا شَرِيْكَ لَهٗ لَهُ الْمُلْكُ وَهُوَ عَلٰى كُلِّ شیْ ٍٔ قَدِیْرٌؕ"( la illaha illaha ho wahdaho la shareekalaho la hul mulku wa hua ala qulli shay’yin qadir )** What’s the reward?Allah erases all of your sins
How proud we feel when some influencial person mentions us, how would it feel if Allah mentions us? Wouldn’t it be one of best feelings in the universe. Allah says
When you mention me I’ll mention you /when you remember me I’ll remember you, Allah will say to angels look at my servant, he does my ذکر and mentions us my our name. That’s why you feel stronger and happy when you does ذکر of Allah, he mentions you by your name. Subhan Allah.
May Allah grant Hidayah to us all and make us one of those who remember Allah. Ameen