Zikr (Remembrance in Allah)
Allah has bestowed a special distinction upon those who remember Him.
Abu Hurayra said:
While on the road to Makka the Prophet (saw) passed on top of a mountain called Jumdan [= frozen in its place], at which time he said, 'Move on (siru)! Here is Jumdan Mountain, and the single-minded (al-mufarridun) are foremost.' They asked, 'Who are the single-minded, O Messenger of Allah?' He said, 'The men and women who remember Allah unceasingly (al-dhakirun Allah kathiran wa al-dhakirat).'35
The mountain has overtaken the people because the mountain is reciting dhikr also. Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya explains that the term mufarridun has two meanings here: either the muwahhidun, the people engaged in tawhid who declare Allah's Oneness as a group (i.e. not necessarily alone), or those whom he calls ahad furada, the same people as (single) individuals sitting alone.
From this example it is evident that in Ibn al-Qayyim al-Jawziyya's explanation, sittings of dhikr can be in a group or alone. In another explanation of mufarridun, also cited by Ibn Qayyim, the reference is to "those that tremble from reciting dhikr Allah, entranced with it perpetually, not caring what people say or do about them." This is because the Prophet (saw) said, udhkur Allaha hatta yaqulu majnun "Remember and mention Allah as much as you want, until people say that you are crazy and foolish." The mufarridun are the people who are really alive. Abu Musa reported, "The likeness of the one who remembers his Lord and the one who does not remember Him is like that of a living to a dead person." Ibn Umar reported that the Prophet (saw) said, "When you pass by the gardens of paradise, avail yourselves of them." The Companions asked, "What are the gardens of paradise, O Messenger of Allah?" He replied, "The circles of dhikr. There are roaming angels of Allah who go about looking for the circles of dhikr, and when they find them they surround them closely." #zikr #dhikr #zikir #sufism #qalandar #allahu #lailahaillallah #mastwaarqalandar #muhammadﷺ #hazratali #purificationoftheheart #lailahaillallahmuhammadrasulullah