Friday, June 5, 2015

Brief Comments on Riyaadh al-Saaliheen #84

The Adhkaar: its Spiritual and Physical effects on a person.
(The Adhkaar: Food for Body & Soul)

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد

Narrated `Alee رضي الله عنه: Faatimah رضي الله عنها went to the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم complaining about the bad effect of the stone hand-mill on her hand. She heard that the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم had received a few slave girls (as captives of war). But (when she came there) she did not find him, so she mentioned her problem to `Aaishah رضي الله عنها. When the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم came, ‘Aaishah informed him about that. `Alee رضي الله عنه added: So the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم came to us when we had gone to bed. We wanted to get up (on his arrival) but he صلى الله عليه وسلم said: “Stay where you are.” Then he came and sat between me and her and I felt the coldness of his feet on my abdomen. He صلى الله عليه وسلم said: “Shall I direct you to something better than what you have requested? When you go to bed say سبحان الله (Subhaan Allaah) thirty-three times, الحمد لله (al-hamdulillaah) thirty three times, and الله أكبر (Allaahu Akbar) thirty four times, for that is better for you than a servant.” 

`Alee رضي الله عنه added: I have never failed to recite it ever since. Somebody asked: Even on the night of the battle of Siffeen? He said: No, even on the night of the battle of Siffeen.

[Saheeh al-Bukhaaree (3113, 3705, 5361, 5362, 6318) and Saheeh Muslim (6580)]

Shaikh Ibn al-`Uthaymeen رحمه الله said:
“This is from the things which help a person in satisfying his needs and also if a person sleeps after this, he will be sleeping after having done the Dhikr (remembrance) of Allaah عز وجل.” [Sharh Riyaadh al-Saaliheen (5/555) and Sharh Saheeh Muslim (7/619) of Shaikh Ibn al-`Uthaymeen]


Shaikh Ibn Baaz رحمه الله said:
“This Tasbeeh (Dhikr) is a Sunnah before going to bed. Faatimah رضي الله عنها said (in one narration): I never complained after this; meaning after doing this Dhikr.  And with this Dhikr, Allaah تعالى strengthens the slave in his affairs.

The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم taught the poor from the Muhaajireen to do the similar Dhikr after (every) Salaah.”


[Note: More than one scholar has said that this Hadeeth is evidence that doing Dhikr strengthens the body both physically and spiritually.]


  1. Akhi, source for Sh Ibn baaz's statement is missing, can you provide me that inshallah. Jazakallahu khairan

    1. Assalaam alaikum.
      Here is the source: