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Thursday, 26 April 2018

Reciting Asmaul Husna on Dzikr

In the era of Rasulullah, Peace be upon to Him, kafir quraisy built berhala statues simbolizing Al- Latta and Al- Uzza around Ka’bah. They worshipped the Gods which created by themselves and there is no guidance from Allah, Praise be unto the Almighty, about those names exactly. They argued that those names such as Al-latta and Al-uzza were taken from the name of Allah SWT because those names were written on Arabic script and became one of the names of Allah SWT as well. Even though, those names were created by themselves.

Allah SWT said in the surah An-Najm : 23,

إِنْ هِيَ إِلَّا أَسْمَاءٌ سَمَّيْتُمُوهَا أَنْتُمْ وَآبَاؤُكُمْ مَا أَنْزَلَ اللَّهُ بِهَا مِنْ سُلْطَانٍ
إِنْ يَتَّبِعُونَ إِلَّا الظَّنَّ وَمَا تَهْوَى الْأَنْفُسُ ۖ
وَلَقَدْ جَاءَهُمْ مِنْ رَبِّهِمُ الْهُدَىٰ

“They are not but [mere] names you have named them - you and your forefathers - for which Allah has sent down no authority. They follow not except assumption and what [their] souls desire, and there has already come to them from their Lord guidance.”

And on one day, Kafir Quraisy listened to a Muslim prayed unto the God by saying “ Ya Rahman… Ya Rahim.. “. Hearing those callings, Kafir Quraisy argued that Rasulullah SAW taught Allah SWT is the one but when the Muslim prayed, they begged unto many Gods. Therefore, Allah SWT lowered Surah Al-‘araf: 180,

وَلِلَّهِ الْأَسْمَاءُ الْحُسْنَىٰ فَادْعُوهُ بِهَا ۖ وَذَرُوا الَّذِينَ يُلْحِدُونَ فِي أَسْمَائِهِ ۚ سَيُجْزَوْنَ مَا كَانُوا يَعْمَلُونَ
“And to Allah belong the best names, so invoke Him by them. And leave [the company of] those who practice deviation concerning His names. They will be recompensed for what they have been doing.”

From the surah, we know that Allah SWT has many names called Asmaul Husna. However those names essentially show that the God is the Almighty, having so much character in order that the human can know and call those best names in praying and worshipping.

We know and can learn the name of Allah SWT from the character of Muhammad SAW as the best figure ever, he shows the character (akhlaq) and personality in his life as the evidence who follows Allah’s names, like Al- Aziz, and others. So, in every single of Allah’s names in the world, it must be the deeply meaning for human.

In surah Al-‘araf: 180, Allah SWT allows us to call and pray with Asmaul Husna so that those will be harmonious between the content of the praying and those name, as the place for praying.

But in this time, many Muslims are wrong. They use Asmaul Husna for dzikr. This is wrong, because the person who use Asmaul Husna for dzikr is not yet be a pious man who have been forgiven by Allah SWT and also their dzikr become not useful. Because, Ar- Rahman, Ar-Rohiim, or Al-Aziz can’t entrance in person who not yet be a pious man.

Asmaul Husna dzikr is for purify to Allah SWT. And it’s do by Allah’s creatures, such as angels, mountains, planets, animals, plants, etc.

Allah SWT said in Surah Al-hasyr; 24

هُوَ اللَّهُ الْخَالِقُ الْبَارِئُ الْمُصَوِّرُ ۖ لَهُ الْأَسْمَاءُ الْحُسْنَىٰ ۚ يُسَبِّحُ لَهُ مَا فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ ۖ
وَهُوَ الْعَزِيزُ الْحَكِيمُ

“He is Allah, the Creator, the Inventor, the Fashioner; to Him belong the best names. Whatever is in the heavens and earth is exalting Him. And He is the Exalted in Might, the Wise.”

As for those people who have much sin, the best dzikr is Istighfar, asking the apology from Allah SWT.

This writing is made to make us as the Muslim understand the obligation that Allah SWT asks in every pray with the right comprehension according to Allah’s guidance and Rasulullah’s model. Don’t add anything that makes us arrogant and don’t decrease anything that makes us forget. Be best Muslim who follows right guidance, Al-qur’an and As-sunnah. (AK/ST)

Posted by Yayasan Akhlaqul Karimah Darul Iman at 18.16