The parable of one alive and one dead

Meaning: Abu Musa (R.A.A) reported that the Messenger of Allah said: The parable of one who remembers his Lord and one who does not remember, is as the parable of one alive and one dead. (Bukhari & Muslim)

Dear readers, if we pay our attention to the saying of our dearest Prophet (pbuh) we may understand that, the above hadith refers to heart, which becomes dead when no spiritual food is supplied to it. It cannot grow, flourish, and give out better thoughts and ideas.

The object of remembrance of Allah:
The object of reading the Qur’an is to remember Allah after calling to mind His power and ability. The object of fasting is to make the body fit to remember Allah. The object of pilgrimage is to remember Allah after coming to His symbolic house the great assemblage of humankind before the Almighty.
In the same way remembrance of Allah is the object of constant remembers of servitude to Allah and it is obtained through every action of a man and various modes of worships, such as Prayer, Fasting, Hajj, Zakat, Invokation, seeking refuge etc.

The time to remember Allah:
Hazrat Ibn Abbas (R.A.A) said: remember Allah day and night, on land and in water, in journey and at home, in solvency and want, in health and disease, openly and secretly.

Md. Moshiur Rahman
Principal, Islami Bank International School & College

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