Category: Religion and Philosophy
THE EXCELLENCE AND VIRTUE OF THE KALIMAH “LAA-ILAHA -ILALLAAH”
(AN EXTRACT FROM THE DISCOURSE OF HADHRAT MOULANA HAKEEM
MUHAMMAD AKHTAR SAHEB (DAAMAT-BARAKAATUHUM), AS RELAYED BY
HADHRAT MOULANA ABDUL HAMID ISHA’AQ SAHEB (DAAMAT-BARAKATUHUM))
Allah Ta’ala manifestly declares in the Holy Qur’aan: ” Verily, the hearts only find contentment in the Zikr (remembrance) of Allah.”
In another verse Allah Ta’ala says “Remember Me, I will remember you…
It is mentioned in a Hadeeth that everything has a cleanser, and the cleanser for the heart is Zikr. Haaji lmdaaduuah Muhaajir Makki (Rahmatullahi Alayhi) explains, that a person who recites ” Laa-ilaaha-illallah ” regularly, Allah Ta’ala will wash his heart with rose water, thereby making it pure and clean. Thereafter, Allah Ta’aala will inscribe His Blessed Name, in silver, on that heart. Then that heart will be imbued with all the knowledge and Marifat (Recognition) of Allah.
It is also stated in a Hadeeth that a person who recites “Laa-ilaaha-illallah ” a I 00 times daily, his face
will shine like the (14th) full moon on the Day of Qiyaamah.
It has been explained in a Hadeeth that nothing stops this Zikr from reaching the “Arsh” (Throne) of Allah.
When this Kalimah reaches the Arsh, then a column of “Nooi-” (Divine Light) descends directly from the
Arsh into the heart of the reciter.
The Messenger of Allah , salla allahu alayhi wa sallam, said:
“A person from my Ummah will be summoned in the presence of all creatures on the Day of Judgement. Ninety-nine records (of his deeds) would be unfolded, each extending as far as the range of the vision can stretch, then he would be asked: ‘Do you deny any of these deeds?’ He will reply: ‘No, My Lord.’ He will be asked: ‘Do you have any excuse or any good deed?’ The man who will be scared will say: ‘No’ It will be said to him: ‘Yes you have some good deeds. No injustice will befall you.’
A card will then be shown to him, on it will be written: ‘La Ilaha Ill Allah, Muhammad Rasul Allah.’ , salla allahu alayhi wa sallam, He will say: ‘O Allah! What cards and records are these?’ It will be said to him: ‘No injustice shall befall you.’ The (ninety-nine) records will then be placed in one pan of the scale and the card on the other. The card will then outweigh the records.” [At-Tirmidzi and Al-Hakim]