Haseena’s fear of Allah (swt) was removed through Zikr and her humble supplication
He prayed: “O my Lord! I have indeed wronged my soul! Do Thou then forgive me!” So (Allah) forgave him: for He is the Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful. 028:016
He said: “O my Lord! For that Thou hast bestowed Thy Grace on me, never shall I be a help to those who sin!” 028:017
The remembrance of Allah (swt) (His Zikr) should play an important part in every believer’s life, and should be observed (along with the Meelad Shareef) on any happy occasion. In several Hadith’s Rasoollallah (owbp) is quoted as referring to the fact that there are a class of Angels who wander in search of assemblies of those who are engaged in the Zikr of Allah (swt), and wherever they find those engaged in the Zikr and the Meelad Shareef functions they call each other and gather around them, and they pile up over each other until they reach the height of the sky. These are the real virtues of the Zikr of Allah (swt).
The reflection itself is in every pious person who is constantly engaged in the Zikr of Allah (swt). We are also able to acknowledge the extent of his patience, which would guide him through good and ill fortune, and which would take him to his final goal, which is none other than Jannat (heaven).
Haseena dislikes the idea of disclosing, the virtuous gifts that she receives from Allah (swt) through her services and sacrifices which she is working really hard, by being constantly in prayers, supplications and in the remembrance of Allah (swt).
Her reasons for sharing her experiences are to help those people who are having difficulty believing in dreams, supplications and in the Zikr of Allah (swt).
She was very much afraid that Allah (swt) might be upset at her for sharing her experiences, her knowledge and her virtues. After finishing a Zikr session, she recited a special prayer and requested Allah (swt) to show her or one of her children a dream as to whether or not she was doing something right or wrong. While she was in supplication, her daughter was sleeping and she was blessed with the most beautiful dream. She dreamt that there were people piling up from the earth to the sky to see them, especially her mother (Haseena) and they were all dressing up to go out of their house to meet these people. Haseena was a bit hesitant to do so, but everyone in the house was telling her to go first so she listened to them and went out first. As soon as she stepped out, a balloon which was full with all kinds of beautiful stars in different colours burst open from the sky and all the beautiful stars started to fall on them.
Haseena’s daughter said that, she could not describe the beauty of her dream in words, but it was a dream that she would always cherish and remember. Ma-Sha Allah- Wa La Howla Wala Quwata Illa Bil-la Hill Alee-Yill Azweem.
A week later Haseena had a beautiful dream as well. She was given two beautiful white stones with the Arabic writing of Allah (swt) on one stone and Muhammad (owbp) on the other stone.
These dreams clearly show that Allah (swt) is indeed pleased with Haseena (and her family who have helped her). For her unselfish love which she has for her Muslim brothers and sisters, and for sharing her knowledge in a respectful and humble way.
A little advice from Haseena to all of her readers, “Please try to learn the Zikr of Allah (swt) and make it a practice to recite it daily. Do it for the love and pleasure of Allah (swt). At the beginning when you start to recite it, you might find some difficulties in your lives, but don’t let it stop you, just remember this little parable, ‘A thief only goes where there is money (wealth)’ meaning the blessings from the Zikr will attract the shaitaan, but Allah (swt) will send relief from any pain or difficulties, just don’t give up.” Haseena and her family have suffered through much pain and grief but Al-hamdu-Lillah, they stuck together and worked very hard to fight the devil off and now Allah (swt) is rewarding them for their constant effort in engaging in His Zikr all the time. If we can see the rewards and benefits which Haseena and her family have received in this world, we can only imagine what their reward will be in the hereafter?
May Allah (swt) help all of us (the readers, helpers and those people who make the special effort to change their lifestyle into becoming better servants of Allah. Ameen.
May Allah (swt) bless us with the faith, courage, and the understanding to steer ourselves on the righteous path.
Indeed the Zikr of Allah (swt) is the greatest thing in life without doubt. 029:045
It works as a vehicle of a plane and Namaaz works as the airstrip, so both are important.
Lesson 2: Supplication through the Zikr of Allah (swt) is usually answered quickly (since it reaches Allah (swt) through His vehicle like the plane reaches to one’s destination faster ).
Prayers without supplication do take a longer time to reach Allah (swt); since it is a form of worshipping Allah (swt).
Lesson 3: Allah (swt) is very pleased with the people who share their knowledge for good causes and not for worldly show. This is the same for giving charity as well or any good one does, which has to be done in sincerity, for the love and pleasure of Allah (swt).
I am a very close friend of Haseena and I had the pleasure of seeing the way she carrie her life. All of the actions in her daily routine start out with the remembrance of Allah (swt) and His Beloved Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (owbp), and this are how she has taught her two children as well.
She would say to them, put the thought of Allah (swt) and His Beloved Prophet Muhammad (owbp) on your minds before making any decisions.
Alhamdu Lillah so far this is working really well for her children, they are very humble and kind children, and they are lovers of Allah (swt) and His Beloved Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (owbp), and they have great love for their parents. Alhamdu Lillah.
Lesson 4: We were able to see how Allah (swt) gives guidance through dreams, and the importance of supplication and the virtue of Zikr.
Behold! Joseph said to his father: “O my father! I did see eleven stars and the sun and the moon: I saw them prostrate themselves to me!” 012:004
Said (the father): “My (dear) little son! relate not thy vision to thy brothers, lest they concoct a plot against thee: for Satan is to man an avowed enemy! 012:005
Now with him there came into the prison two young men. Said one of them: “I see myself (in a dream) pressing wine.” said the other: “I see myself (in a dream) carrying bread on my head, and birds are eating, thereof.” “Tell us” (they said) “The truth and meaning thereof: for we see thou art one that doth good (to all).” 012:036
He said: “Before any food comes (in due course) to feed either of you, I will surely reveal to you the truth and meaning of this ere it befall you: that is part of the (duty) which my Lord hath taught me. I have (I assure you) abandoned the ways of a people that believe not in Allah and that (even) deny the Hereafter. 012:037
“O my two companions of the prison! As to one of you, he will pour out the wine for his lord to drink: as for the other, he will hang from the cross, and the birds will eat from off his head. (so) hath been decreed that matter whereof ye twain do enquire”…012:041
And of the two, to that one whom he consider about to be saved, he said: “Mention me to thy lord.” But Satan made him forget to mention him to his lord: and (Joseph) lingered in prison a few (more) years. 012:042
The king (of Egypt) said: “I do see (in a vision) seven fat kine, whom seven lean ones devour, and seven green ears of corn, and seven (others) withered. O ye chiefs! Expound to me my vision if it be that ye can interpret visions.” 012:043
“O Joseph!” (he said) “O man of truth! Expound to us (the dream) of seven fat kine whom seven lean ones devour, and of seven green ears of corn and (seven) others withered: that I may return to the people, and that they may understand.” 012:046
(Joseph) said: “For seven years shall ye diligently sow as is your wont: and the harvests that ye reap, ye shall leave them in the ear,- except a little, of which ye shall eat. 012:047
“Then will come after that (period) seven dreadful (years), which will devour what ye shall have laid by in advance for them,- (all) except a little which ye shall have (specially) guarded. 012:048