Slept early last night and now after a quick visit to the kitchen, my eyes fail to sleep again. Hence, here I am.
After hearing another lecture yesterday, I thought of reminding especially myself of the one practice that would benefits us Muslim greatly. It is a simple act, yet I found myself struggling to istiqamah with it. It's to do the dzikir.
In the talk, the Sheikh mentioned of this hadith:
Who among you does 2,500 bad deeds in one day?’ They said: ‘How could we not count (our sins)?’ He said: ‘The Shaytaan comes to any one of you whilst he is praying and says, Remember this, remember that, until he finishes his prayer and does not do (this dzikir), or he comes to him when he is lying down and makes him sleepy, until he falls asleep (without doing this dzikir).’” (Sunan al-Tirmidhi, 3332).
no wonder I found myself skipping dzikir from time to time. Simply because the satan knows of the great benefits and as usual 'they' don't like us to get it. Makin nekad after this to take time to do my dzikir. I did a quick search on the net (since it is the fastest way laa kan) on the excellence of dzikir and found this website that literally list out the hadith that support the act of dzikir.
Among the interesting ones are:
Abu Hurairah reported that the Prophet, peace be upon him, said, "There are two phrases that are light on the tongue but heavy on the scale of rewards and are dear to (Allah) the Gracious One. These are, subhanallah wa bi-hamdihi (All Glory is to Allah and all Praise to Him), and subhanallah al-azim (Glorified is Allah, the Great).'' (Muslim, Bukhari, and Tirmizhi) Abu Hurairah also reported that the Prophet, peace be upon him, said, "I love repeating subhanallah, wal-hamdulillah, wa la-ilaha ill-Allah, wa-Allahu akbar (Glorified is Allah, all praise is due to Allah, and there is no God but Allah, Allah is the greatest) more than all that the sun shines upon.'' (Muslim and Tirmizhi)
Abdallah reported that the Prophet, peace be upon him, said, "During the Night Journey I met Ibrahim who said to me, 'O Muhammad, convey my greetings to your ummah, and tell them that the Paradise is of pure land, its water is sweet, and its expanse is vast, spacious and even. And its plants are Subhan-Allah, wal-hamdulillah, wala ilah illallah, wa-Allahu akbar'.''
InsyaAllah, let us all try to do dzikir as much as we can. I am totally trying to remind myself yang banyak cakap ini to skip more of the talking. And to sit longer on the praying mat after each of the 5 compulsory solat to at least recharge the 'good' gauge before it go close to empty. And to ensure that I've done the dzikir first before closing my eyes. Simply because there are tremendous benefits in performing the dzikir. You don't want to miss out on this easy-to-grab-points, do you? ;)