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The Virtues of Remembrance

The Virtues of Remembrance (1)
The Messenger of Allah (1) said: "Shall I not tell you the most in goodness of your deeds, the nicest to Your Owner, the highest in your ranks, better for you than spending gold and silver, and better for you than meeting your enemy whereupon you strike their necks and they strike your necks?" They said "Yes O' Messenger of Allah." He said: "Remembrance of Allah."
Footnotes

(1) is read as Salla 'allahu 'alayhi wassallam, and may be translated as "May Allah bestow his Grace, Honor, and Peace upon him."

Reporters

Reported by At-Tirmithi, Al-Bukhări, Ibn Măjah, and Al-Hăkim who said it was of sound ascription (Saheeh Isnad). Al-Albăni included this hadeeth in The Authentic of Good Sayings as #1.

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The Virtues of Remembrance (2)
The Messenger of Allah said: "The Mufarridoon have won." They said: "Who are the Mufarridoon O' Messenger of Allah?" He said: "The often Allah mentioning-men and mentioning-women."
Reporters

Reported by Muslim. Al-Albăni included this hadeeth in The Authentic of Good Sayings as #2.

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The Virtues of Remembrance (3)
Abdullăh bin Busr recounted that a man said: "O' Messenger of Allah! The teachings of the faith have become many upon me, so tell me of something which I can adhere to." He said: "That your tongue remain moist with the remembrance of Allah, The Exalted."
Reporters

Reported by At-Tirmithi, and he said it was somely (hasan). Al-Albăni said this was an under-rating because it is really sound (saheeh), that so said Al-Hakim, and that Ath-Thahabi agreed with Al-Hakim. Al-Albăni included this hadeeth in The Authentic of Good Sayings as #3.

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The Virtues of Remembrance (4)
It is reported of the Prophet that he said: "The similitude of one that mentions His Lord in remembrance and the one that does not mention His Lord in remembrance, is like that of a living creature compared to a dead one."
Reporters

Reported by Al-Bukhări. Al-Albăni included this hadeeth in The Authentic of Good Sayings as #4.

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The Virtues of Remembrance (5)
It is reported that the Messenger of Allah said: "Whoever sat a session in which he made no mention of Allah The Exalted, there was upon him a tirah", meaning a shortcoming, and a thing to regret.
Reporters

Reported by Abu Dăwood. Al-Albăni said it was sound (saheeh), and he said that Abu Dăwood's ascription was comely (isnăduhu hasan); however, it has many other channels of ascription, some of which are sound according to the conditions of Imam Muslim. Al-Albăni included this hadeeth in The Authentic of Good Sayings as #5.

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