Want to maintain a remembrance of Allah (swt)? Perform Zikr! Make your tongue a tireless reminder of His presence.
Abdullah bin Busr (may Allah be pleased with him) reported: One of the Companions said, “O Messenger of Allah, there are many injunctions of Islam for me. So tell me something to which I may hold fast.” He said, “Keep your tongue wet with the remembrance of Allah.” [At-Tirmidhi]
How Your Tongue Helps You Remember
If you want to remember Allah (swt) the tongue will help you.
Imagine that you’re walking down the street doing zikr of Allah (swt), for example, you’re saying, “Subhana Allah, subhana Allah, subhana Allah . . .” A new car passes by. Your eyes are attracted to the car and your brain goes with the car. You even forget you’re doing zikr!
But if you keep doing zikr with your tongue your brain will eventually be reminded. At least one benefit of doing zikr is that it ensures that your mind will come back to the remembrance of Allah (swt) again and again. Ad the good news is that your tongue never gets tired! Your tongue will never experience pain from too much zikr.
(A motivational learning tip from our course “Understand Quran 50% of Words”—Lesson 14—https://understandquran.com/courses/short-course-1.html)