What is it?
The definition of Qalbi Zikr is within the words itself. The word ‘Qalb’ is an Arabic word which can be translated into English as ‘Heart’ whereas the word Zikr is defined as ‘Reminding oneself’ or ‘Mention’. The context to which we apply this is: to remind oneself of & mention Allah SWT, Remind oneself of the hereafter, remind oneself of the Perfection and to fall in Love of Muhammad SAW.
“And remember you Lord within yourself, humbly and with fear, without loudness, in words in the morning, and in the afternoons and be not of those who are neglectful” (Qur’an 7:2015)
Qalbi Zikr is a special & rare type of remembrance bestowed by Allah (swt) upon his servants. Its a type of zikr which allows harmony to descend on one's lifestyle, heart and therefore freeing the soul from worldly matters. It’s a gateway to peace, one of the hidden essences of Islam which is the key to a Islamic lifestyle, where ever one goes, Blessings & Mercy of Allah (swt) also follow.
Many mureeds or individuals have died before learning, implementing or gaining from this beautiful gift. As times have changed, with the fitna increased and the coming of the ‘One Eyed Liar’ is drawing near, it’s almost essential for one to gain this for our own benefit, and the benefit our offspring and their offspring’s
A day will come when the writing of the Holy Qur’an will disappear, not many people will remember the Kalima Tayba (La ilaha ilalah, Muhammad-u-Rasool-Allah: There is no God but Allah and Muhammad (peace be upon him) is the Messenger of Allah). On that day we will be in need of good companionship, and Allah SWT is always nearer to us than our Jugular vein. Imagine the benefits of Qalbi Zikr in that day and age? Then why not teach it to our children in this day and age? Prepare the generation for the trials ahead? As we teach them to ride a bike? As we teach them Maths, English & Science and plan for their future? Then why not teach them something beneficial that will not only keep them from harm, but their offspring’s and the generations of Muslims to come InshAllah. But to teach, we first must know ourselves. We gain nothing from this, except it being a charity, we ask no monetary value just to keep us in your Dua’s. Alhamdulillah.
These are desperate times, only Friends of Allah (swt), their companions, and all those who seek their guidance are the ones who InshAllah will be saved from losing their faith in Allah (swt), but we pray all the Ummah gains salvation and doesn’t fall victim to the traps of Shaitaan and the One eyed Liar.
It is in this time of great difficulty, which is preparing the coming of The one eyed Liar, that the Friends of Allah (swt) have made the wealth of Qalbi Zikr available to all those who wish to acquire it. We want for others what we want for ourselves, we all can dislike one another, look for the faults within others, ourselves, so on and so forth, but the reality of life is to acquire Jannah, to be steadfast on the path of righteousness, to be Brothers, help one another when we see the our own down, and also to present this family life to the non-Muslims to show them that the generations of Ahmad, Muhammad, Best of Creation SAW, is the best of Generations throughout history.
InshAllah, through Qalbi-Zikr, you will receive countless merits, rewards and blessings in your life. Worldly matters will be limited concern as will be your wealth or health because your eyes will be in mesmerized by the Wonders of the Beloved SAW, intoxicated in the Love of Allah SWT which would repel major trials and tribulations from your life. InshAllah.
‘Qalbi-Zikr’ is the root of ‘Ihsan. In terms of if ones want to achieve ‘Ihsan’ one first has to be in remembrance from the heart, with sincerity, and of course have good intentions. ‘Ihsan’ is the highest stage of ‘Zikr’ which is to ‘Serve Allah SWT as though we can see Him, If not then serve Him knowing He sees us’ as remembrance of Allah SWT within our heart would lead to our belief being manifested in our characteristics and actions both in prayer and every day actions. We would always be aware of the state of ‘Ihsan’ thus improving our manners. The Hadith which is supports this when Jibrael A.S came to Beloved SAW and asked about many pillars of Islam including ‘Ihsan’:
Then he (the man – Jibrael A.S) said, "Inform me about Ihsan." He (the Messenger of Allah SAW) answered, "It is that you should serve Allah as though you could see Him, for though you cannot see Him yet He sees you." [Shahih Bukhari]
When one is in a state of Ihsan, our manner will become perfected. But the perfect example of ‘Ihsan’ and perfect manners in every aspect is the Beloved SAW. We must therefore derive our characteristics from he SAW – The best of Creation. One of the missions of the Beloved SAW was & is indeed to perfect our manners. The following Hadith proves that very statement, The Beloved Prophet SAW has reported to have said:
“Allah has sent me to perfect good manners and to do good deeds.” (Bukhari & Ahmed)
Furthermore, another statement from A’ishah R.A shows the perfection of the Beloved SAW. A’ishah R.A was asked about the characteristics of the Beloved SAW, to which she replied:
“His SAW manners were the Qur’an”
The following Hadiths shows the importance to have a sound heart, which we have already stated that in order to do this one must be able to be remember Allah SWT in the heart in order to clean it, which would in turn cleanse our intentions, and external / internal defaults in terms of manners. This would lead to the ability of ‘Ishan’ – Insh’Allah.
The Beloved SAW has stated:
Beware, in the body there is a flesh; if it is sound, the whole body is sound, and if it is corrupt, the whole body is corrupt, and behold, it is the heart."[Al-Bukhari & Muslim]
The Prophet SAW said: "If your hearts were always in the state that they are in during dhikr, the angels would come to see you to the point that they would greet you in the middle of the road." Shaih Muslim
Imam Nawawi has commented on the above hadith in his book Sharh sahih muslim, saying: "This kind of sight is shown to someone who persists in meditation (muraqaba), reflection (fikr), and anticipation (iqbal) of the next world."