Ibn Abbas (May Allah be pleased with them) said: The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said:
“If anyone constantly seeks pardon (from Allah), Allah will appoint for him a way out of every distress and a relief from every anxiety, and will provide sustenance for him from where he expects not.” [Abu Dawud]
In another Hadith, Abdullah bin Abbas (May Allah be pleased with them) narrates that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said:
“The one who (regularly) says Istighfaar, that is, frequently repents to Allah Ta’aala for sins committed, Allah Azza Wa-Jal will open a path from poverty and difficulties. All sorrow and hardship will be removed, and in its place prosperity and contentment granted. One will receive sustenance from unimagined and unexpected sources.”
The people of the past would say that if Allah wants good for a person, He allows him to increase in dhikr.
They would say there are two types of dhikr:
- Remembering Allah with the tongue and this is good
- Remembering Allah by staying away from haraam and this is better
Let’s increase in both types of dhikr in this month insha’Allah!
Ibn Taymiyyah (rh) said:
“Al-Istighfaar removes the slave from doing things which are disliked (by Allaah) towards doing things which are loved (by Allaah); and from actions which are deficient towards actions which are (more) complete; and it raises the slave from the lower status to a status higher than it and more perfect.”
Some of the people of the past would say that there are two types of dhikr:
- With the tongue
- That which is better; remembering Allah when you’re about to do haraam!
Shaykh Ibn Uthaymeen (rh) said that there is no harm if a person recites the adkhar of going to sleep at night during the day if he sleeps in the day, as long as there is nothing indicating that it’s a dhikr specific for the night.
Some of the people of the past would do tasbeeh 40,000 times in a day. This is beside what they read of the Qur’an.
Ka’b (ra) would say the one who does lots of dhikr is free from hypocrisy.