Dhikr of Allah Subhana wa Ta’ala
Five important things everyone should do on a daily basis:
1- Dhikr of Allah (remembrance/Observation of Allah/Awareness).
2- Dhikr of Allah Ta’ala
3- Dhikr of Allah Ta’ala
4- Dhikr of Allah Ta’ala
5- Dhikr of Allah Ta’ala
**These five are not one and the same**
The first Dhikr is Fat’h (opening).
The 2nd Dhikr leads to: Shar’h (tranquility of the heart).
The 3rd Dhikr is: Tar’h (detachment).
The 4th Dhikr is: Jar’h (afflictions).
The 5th Dhikr is: Man’h (granting/rewarding).
1- Had He not done (Fat’h) opened a door for you, you would have never been able to make Dhikr of Him, and you would have never tasted the sweetness and peace of His Dhikr.
2- Had He not done Shar’h (comforting your chest) you would have not persisted in making Dhikr of Him.
3- Had He not done Tar’h (detachment) you would have not felt His love, for your heart would have been attached to perishables, and He only accepts your full heart and love, nothing less.
4- Had He not done Jar’h (afflictions) your arrogance and self/nafs/ego would have inflated with what you gained, and Shaytan would have taken a hold of you. He wants you to be with Him and know Him in all states of yours.
5- Had He not done Man’h (reward) you would have never entered His everlasting Presence.
Shaykh Muhammad bin Yahya al-Ninowy