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Remembering God and Reflecting On His Creatures
Mohamed Helal 372

Remembering God and Reflecting On His Creatures

Remembering God and Reflecting On His Creatures[1]
 

God the Almighty says:

“The ones who remember God, upright, seated and on their flanks, and meditate upon the creation of the heavens and the earth, [saying], ‘Our Lord, in no way have You created this untruthfully. All Extolment be to You! So protect us from the torment of the Fire!”

(Qur’an, 3: 191)

“Remember your Lord within yourself, in supplication and in fright, other than being too loud in words.” (Qur’an, 7: 205)

“Remember your Lord if you forget.” (Qur’an, 18: 24)

“Do not obey one whose heart We have made heedless of Our Remembrance, and who closely follows his own prejudices, and to whom the Command of God has been all excess.” (Qur’an, 18: 28)

“Verily with Remembrance of God do the hearts gain tranquility!” (Qur’an, 13: 28)

     Remembrance (of God) is one of the acts of worship that strongly connect man to God, since it is not restricted to any particular time, place or body position. Man can remember God with tongue, and/or heart in all cases.

     Remembrance is a worship ordained as a remedy for cases in which a Muslim forgets God due to worldly concerns and cares. Numerous expressions of remembrance have been given in the Qur’an and Sunnah to help a Muslim remember God the Almighty. Foremost among remembrance expressions or statements are: “There is no god but Allah (God)”, “God is the Greatest”, “Exalted is God”, “Praise be to God”, and the like. Numerous remembrance and supplication statements involve various actions and times in Muslim’s daily life.


[1] Prof. Aḥmad Muḥammad Aṭ-Ṭayyeb, Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, “Essential Features of Islam”, Al-Azhar Center for Translation (ACT), 2017, p. 116.

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