Dhikar Polishes the Heart
Dhikar is the most important act of a Momin. This word “Dhikar” is used to remember Allah Almighty.
In Quran it is said that:-
“Verily in the remembrance of Allah do hearts find rest” (13:38)
Dhikar is that act through which one can obtain Allah’s pleasure. It is a weapon to satisfy the heart from all the difficulties and troubles. There are a lot of rewards of Dhikar. Dhikar polishes the heart. It makes pure the soul.
Allah says: “Remember me I will Remember you” (2:152)
It is said by Holy Prophet (PBUH) that Allah Almighty says:-
“I am with my servant when he remembers me and his lips move making mention of Me.” (Bukhari)
Our Prophet (saw) also said: “A man does nothing more calculated to rescue him from Allah’s punishment than making mention of Allah.” (Tirmidhi and Ibn Majah)
Dhikar gives refreshment to the heart of a momin. It gives strength to the heart. That person becomes special in the eye of the Allah who does Dhikar a lot.
Allah Almighty says in Sura E AL- Ahzab that:-
“O you who have believed, remember Allah with much remembering. And glorify Him morning and evening”.
Hadith: “There is a polish for everything that takes away rust, and the polish for the heart is the remembrance of Allah”
The actual meaning of Dhikar is to remember Allah with tongue and heart. When a true momin does Dikhar his heart starts trembling. It’s the inner action of the heart which is shown on tongue. We have become too much busy in our daily routine that we have forgotten this holy act. But it is not the matter that we remain busy that is why we cannot do Dhikar. We can do Dhikar while we are walking, travelling, cooking etc.
There are too many ways to do Dhikar. It is not said that sit in a corner and do Dhikar. Hazrat Mohammad (PBUH) has told too many ways of Dhikar.
“O beloved! Recite the Book that has been revealed to you, and establish prayer. Undoubtedly, the prayerforbids one from indecency and evil thing. And no doubt, the remembrance of Allah is the greatest. And Allahknows what you do”
It is mentioned in Hadith that the best Dikar is La ilaha illallah.
Dhikar gives the refreshment to the heart, soul and Emaan. Our hearts has become darker because we have forgotten the importance of Dhikar. Satan has gotten chance to indulge us in Evil affairs. It is the time to polish the heart with the Dhikar of Allah Almighty. When a person does Dhikar regularly he communicates with Allah Almighty. He finds satisfaction. Whenever a person who remember Allah all the time when calls him he is being answered by Allah Almight. If we want that Allah listen to us and if we want to build a strong relationship with Allah Almighty then we must do Dhikar all the time. We have to develop this habit. May Allah help us to develop this habit (Ameen)