Frequent Remembrance of Allaah The Almighty
3- Frequent Remembrance of Allaah The Almighty:
Thun-Noon, may Allaah have mercy upon him, said, “Whoever busies his heart and tongue in making Thikr (words of remembrance), Allaah The Almighty will implant yearning for Him in his heart.”
Ibraaheem ibn Al-Junayd, may Allaah have mercy upon him, said, “One of the signs of one’s love for Allaah The Almighty is to remember Him by the heart and tongue. It is almost impossible for a slave to remember Allaah The Almighty frequently, without developing love for Allaah The Exalted.”
Ibn Al-Qayyim, may Allaah have mercy upon him, said,
Allaah The Almighty made a cause for everything, and made frequent remembrance the cause of the continuity of love. Hence, whoever wants to win the love of Allaah The Exalted, should remember Him frequently. Study is the door of knowledge, and remembrance (Thikr) is the door of love, its main road, and straightest path. [Al-Waabil As-Sayyib]
Hence, remember Allaah The Almighty all the time frequently and never forget the supplications of the morning and the evening, as they represent your faith-boosting provisions.
Say: “La ilaaha ill-Allaahu wahdahu la sharika lah, lahul-mulku, wa lahul-hamd, wa Huwa ‘ala kulli shay’in Qadeer (None has the right to be worshipped but Allaah, who has no partner, to whom the sovereignty belongs, to Whom all praise is due, and who is able to do all things),” as much as you can, as this supplication is protection from the devil, and a cause of emancipation from Hell. It also increases the record of your good deeds and removes your sins, as it is one of the dearest good deeds to Allaah The Almighty.
Say: “Subhaan-Allaahi wa bihamdihi, Subhaan-Allaahil-‘Atheem [Glory be to Allaah and His is the praise, (and) Allaah, The Greatest is free from imperfection)”, as many times as you can because those words are heavy on the scales of Judgment and entitle you to the love of Allaah The Almighty.
Ask Allaah The Almighty for forgiveness as much as you can, because this purifies the heart, refines the soul and expiates sins and misdeeds.
Invoke peace and blessings upon the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, as much as you can, because this is one of the greatest causes of blessings and it strengthens love for the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, and entitles you to his intercession on the Day of Judgment. It also increases your good deeds and fulfills your needs by the permission of Allaah The Almighty.