It’s an extremely easy act of worship that requires no exertion. While doing it, angels come towards you, searching for you, sitting with you, and surrounding you with their wings. It’s Dhikr, or remembrance of Allah.
Allah Mentions You by Name
When you engage in dhikr, remembering Allah, He, in turn, mentions you in Himself; and when you remember Him in a gathering, He mentions you in a better gathering, with His elite angels.
So what is better than this?!
Rewarding Act of Worship
By remembering Him, you:
– Gain His forgiveness
– Keep yourself pure in heart
– Build your palaces, palm trees, and farms in Paradise
– You constantly focus on Allah, and thus block out distractions and sins
– Your heart becomes tranquil.
Angels Search for You
There is a group of angels whose only task is to look for people who remember Allah. So every time you make dhikr, these angels keep searching for you, listen to you chanting the dhikr, and pray for you.
Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said:
Allah, the Exalted, has teams of angels who go about on the roads seeking those who remember Allah. When they find some people remembering Allah they call to one another and say:
“Come to what you are looking for.”
And they surround them with their wings till the space between them and the lowest sky is fully covered.
Allah, the Exalted and Glorious, asks them (although He is best informed about every thing):
What are my slaves saying?
“They are glorifying Your Tasbih, Tahmid, Takbir, Tamjid, (i.e., they were declaring Your Perfectness, praising, remembering the Greatness and Majesty of Allah).”
Have they seen Me?
“No, indeed, they have not seen You.”
How would they act if they were to see Me?
Thereupon they reply:
“If they were to see You, they would engage more earnestly in worshipping and glorifying You and would extol You more.”
He would say:
What do they beg of Me?
They beg You for Your Jannah.
Have they seen My Jannah?
“No, our Rubb.”
How would they act if they were to see My Jannah?
“Were they to see it, they would more intensely eager for it.”
They (the angels) say:
“They seek Your Protection.”
Against what do they seek My Protection?
They (the angels) say:
“Our Rubb, from the fire of Hell.”
(He, the Rubb) says:
Have they seen the fire of Hell?
“No. By Your Honor, they have not seen it.”
How would they act if they were to see My Fire?
“If they were to see it, they would more earnest in being away from it and fearing it. They beg of Your forgiveness.”
I call you to witness that I hereby grant pardon to them and confer upon them what they ask for; and grant them protection against what they seek protection from.
One of the angels says:
“Our Rubb, there is amongst them such and such slave who does not belong to the assembly of those who are participating in Your remembrance. He passed by them and sat down with them.”
I also grant him pardon because they are the people by virtue of whom their associates will not be unfortunate. (Al-Bukhari and Muslim)