Hadeeth Seventeen: Remembrance of Allah


From Nu‘maan ibn Basheer (radiyallaahu ‘anhu) who said that Allaah’s Messenger () said:

Supplication (ad-Du‘aa) is worship, your Lord the Mighty and Majestic said: “Call upon Me – I will respond to your (invocation).”[1],[2]

Supplication is the head of remembrance of Allaah. Indeed he () said: …and I order you to make mention of Allaah much, and the like of that is a man being chased by the enemy who are hastening after him until he comes to a protected fortress and so protects himself in it. Likewise is the servant, for he does not protect himself from Satan except through remembrance of Allaah, the Mighty and Majestic.[3] 

So a Muslim remembering his Lord, the One free and far removed from all defects, places him in a position of safety and protection which Satan is unable to overcome. So this prevents him from many sins and numerous negative traits pertaining to the tongue, the limbs and the heart. Therefore:


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[1] Soorah Ghaafir (40):60.

[2] Reported by Ahmad (4/267,271,276), Aboo Daawood (Eng. Trans. 1/387/no. 1474) at-Tirmidhee (no. 3372), Ibn Maajah (no.3828) and others and its chain of narration is saheeh.

[3] An authentic hadeeth which is hadeeth no.40 of Forty Hadeeth on the Call to Islam and the Caller.