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The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) An Unexpected Journey (2012)

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سورة الكهف

And never say of anything, “Indeed, I will do that tomorrow,” [23]

Except [when adding], “If Allah wills.” And remember your Lord when you forget [it] and say, “It may be that my Lord guides me unto a nearer way of truth than this.” [24]

[Pictures: The Ash]

I found this snippet this morning in a book I keep with me at all times, “Don’t be Sad” by A’id al-Qarni.
I feel it’s quite appropriate to share with you guys especially with the recent tragedies.

“And never say of anything, “Indeed, I will do that tomorrow,”
Except [when adding], “If Allah wills.” And remember your Lord when you forget [it] and say, “Perhaps my Lord will guide me to what is nearer than this to right conduct.”” (Quran 18:23-24)

You can buy this book here: http://www.amazon.com/Dont-Sad-Aaidh-Abdullah-al-Qarni/dp/6035010172

Quran (18:24)

إِلَّا أَن يَشَاءَ اللَّـهُ ۚ وَاذْكُر رَّبَّكَ إِذَا نَسِيتَ وَقُلْ عَسَىٰ أَن يَهْدِيَنِ رَبِّي لِأَقْرَبَ مِنْ هَـٰذَا رَشَدًا ﴿٢٤﴾ سورة الكهف

Except [when adding], “If Allah wills.” And remember your Lord when you forget [it] and say, “Perhaps my Lord will guide me to what is nearer than this to right conduct.”

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Remember) when your Lord called Musa saying, “Go to the transgressing people, (10) The people of Pharaoh. Do they not fear Allah?” (11) He (Musa) said, “My Lord, I fear that they will reject me. (12) My heart gets straitened, and my tongue is not fluent; so send for Harun. (13) Moreover, they have (leveled) a charge of offence against me, 3 and I fear they will kill me;” (14) He (Allah) said, “Never! (They will not be able to kill you.) So go, both of you, with Our signs. We are with you, listening (to the conversation you will have with him.) (15) So go, both of you, to Pharaoh and say, ‘We both are messengers of the Lord of all the worlds, (16) Sent with the message) that you must send the children of Isra’il with us’”. (17) He (Pharaoh) said, “Did we not nourish you among us as a child? And you remained amidst us for years, (18) And you did the blunder you did; still you are ungrateful.” (19) He said, “I did that at a time when I was mistaken. (20) Then I fled away from you when I feared you. Thereafter my Lord granted wisdom to me, and made me one of the messengers. (21) As for the favor with which you are obliging me, it is that you have enslaved the children of Isra’il.” (22) Pharaoh said, “What is the Lord of the worlds?” (23) He (Musa) said, “Lord of the heavens and the earth and whatever there is between them, if you are to believe” (24) He (The Pharaoh) said to those around him, “Are you not hearing?” (25) He (Musa) said, “Your Lord and the Lord of your early forefathers” (26) He (Pharaoh) said, “Your messenger who is sent to you is a mad man indeed.” (27) He (Musa) said, “Lord of the East and the West and whatever lies between them, if you are to understand.” (28) He (Pharaoh) said, “If you adopt a God other than me, I will certainly put you to prison.” (29) He (Musa) said “Will you (do this) even if I bring to you something evident?” (30) He said, “Then bring it, if you are truthful.” (31) So, he threw down his staff, and in no time it was a serpent, clearly visible, (32) And he drew out his hand, and right then it was a white light to the onlookers.

Dhikr is really the essence of worship, to keep remembering Allah SWT in all times, and {Verily, in the remembrance of Allah do hearts find rest} 13:28

Allah SWT says:
“Therefore remember Me. I will remember you.” (2:152)

"And remember Allah much, that you may be successful.” (62:10)

"And remember your Lord by your tongue and within yourself, humbly and with fear and without loudness in words, in the mornings and in the afternoons, and be not of those who are neglectful.” (7:205)

And there are many different types of Dhikr that can be said by a person, some of them are related to a certain time like :

Adhkar of Morning and The Evening
Adhkars after the 5 daily prayers
After waking up..

Adhkar said at these times:
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and others that are not related to a specific time or act and you can find many of those in ahadiths of the Prophet peace be upon him:

“Whoever says, ‘Subhan Allaahi Wa bihamdihi, {Allah is free from imperfection and His is the praise}. One hundred times a day, will be forgiven all his sins even if they were as much as the foam of the sea. (Bukhari, Book #75, Hadith #414)

“Whoever seeks forgiveness for the believing men and believing women, Allah will write for him a good deed for each believing man and believing woman.” (Tabarrani)

Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) said: “Is anyone of you incapable of earning one thousand Hasanah (rewards) a day?” Someone from the gathering asked, “How can anyone of us earn a thousand Hasanah?” Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) said: “Glorify Allah a hundred times by just saying “Subhanallah” and a Good deeds will be written for you, or a thousand sins will be wiped away.” (Muslim 4:2073)

Hadhrat Abu Dharr [Ra] narrated that Rasulallah [Saw] said: “Should I not tell you of one treasure of the unlimited treasures of Paradise?” I replied spontaneously “Oh Rasulallah (Peace be upon him) that would be an honour indeed!” Rasulallah (Saw) said: “That rare treasure is LA HAWLA WA LA QUWWATA ILLA BILLAH.” (“The strength to do good and to refrain from evil comes from the grace and mercy of Allah!”) -(Ibn Majah)

More islamic quotes HERE

And remember your Lord within yourself in humility and in fear without being apparent in speech - in the mornings and the evenings. And do not be among the heedless.

- Sūrat l-aʿrāf - quran 7:205

And never say of anything, “Indeed, I will do that tomorrow,” except [when adding], “If Allah wills.” And remember your Lord when you forget [it] and say, “Perhaps my Lord will guide me to what is nearer than this to right conduct.” (18:23-24)

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Imam al-Baqir (as) said, ‘The angel only writes down what he hears, but when Allah, Mighty and Exalted, has said, 'And remember your Lord within your heart…’, no one knows the reward of that remembrance in the heart of the servant except Allah, most High.’
—  Bihar al-Anwar, v. 5, p. 322, no. 7
With the aid of Allah all will be well

Certain things are destined to happen to you,

trials sent by Allah to test your eemaan,

you either let them break you or make you,

with the aid of Allah all will be well,

don’t let a moment of sorrow take over,

because there are better days to come,

and if you feel like there is no hope anymore,

take sometime to remember your Lord,

for His remembrance is the cure,

to any pain you will ever endure,

He is The Merciful Al-Raheem,

The Forgiver who will pardon your bad deeds,

He is The All knowing Al-Aleem,

so when the shyataan whispers take heed,

the darkness you feel now will leave,

when you realise the only happiness is with speaking to your Lord,

Allah Al-Samee’ Al-’Aleem Al-Rahmaan Al-Raheem.