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Maktubaat of Mujaddid Alf Thani (RA)

To Khwaja Sharafaddin-i Hussain

This letter, written to Khwaja Sharafaddin-i Hussain, explains that everything done following Rasulullah is dhikr:

Alhamdu lillahi wa salamun ibadihil ladhi-n-astafa. The letter which my dear son sent through Mawlana AbdurRashid and Mawlana Jan Muhammad has reached us, together with the sum of the votive offering. May Allahu ta'ala bestow the best things upon you in return! We are glad to hear that you are in good health.

O my son! This time of yours is a chance. And chance is a great blessing. Time that is spent in good health and without care is a rare blessing. Every hour should be spent remembering Allahu ta'ala. Everything, even buying and selling, done by following Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, will become dhikr.

Then, every action, every attitude should be adapted to Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Thus all of them will become dhikr. Dhikr means to expel unawareness. That is, it means to remember Allahu ta'ala. When one observes Allah's commands and prohibitions in one's every action, every deed, one will be secure against forgetting about the Owner of the commandments and prohibitions and will always remember Him.

Source: Taken (with Thanks) from Beauty of Islam

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