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Monday, 27 July 2009

Measuring Cadence 80 through Zikrullah

Al Quran Kareem, Surah Al Ahzab [33:41]

"O people of Imaan! Remember Allah in abundance."

 

By language, Zikrullah (Arabic) is  formed by two words – zikr (remembering) and Allah. Thus, it is 'remembering Allah'.

By practice, it is repetitive chant of words (or phrases) in praising and remembering Allah, in abundance. Me no pious person, but hopefully by remembering Allah, could cleanse the heart and steer away from bad deeds (hmm… somehow still a long, long way to go).

 

The usual zikrullah is

'subhanallah (Allah the most sacred), walhamdulillah (and all praise to Allah), wa laa ilaa ha illallah (and none other worshipped but Allah), wallahu akbar (and Allah the Greatest)'

 

That's tasbeeh, tahmeed, tahleel and takbir.

However, there are also many other phrases and Asma-ul-Husna (Allah's 99 other names) used as zikrullah, not limited to the example above.

 

Measuring cadence:

Muslims in this part of the world (Malaysia, usually) have the tendency to make zikrullah rhythmic. So, there's a fixed tempo there, as you might find in a song.

I stick to the zikrullah in the example above. Coincidentally, it spans 10 beats (the beat points marked with bold red).

Normally the above zikrullah is repeated twice, and with my knees going up with every beat, that makes it 20 beats.

 

I would measure the time taken to complete that 20 beats. The usual tempo is within 15 seconds. This, I know that I'm doing about 80 rpm cadence on average, without having to glance at my watch so often :)

 

If I complete 20 beats more than 15 seconds (tempo getting slower), that means I'm simply sloppy with my cadence :P

 

Anyway,

Hadhrat Abu Hurairah (radiallahu anhu) narrates that Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said:

"Allah Ta'ala says: 'I am with My servant when he remembers Me.

When he remembers Me in his heart, I too remember him in Me. When he remembers me in a gathering. I remember (and mention) him in a superior gathering (i.e. the assembly of malaa-ikah and Ambiya)."

(Bukhari, Muslim)

 

See here for explanation of zikrullah:

http://www.islamic.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/Tazkiyyah/zikrullah_.htm

2 comments:

Tabib said...

Askm Akmal!

Mohon share tip menarik ni.

/TQ/Redzlan/.

Akmal Hizam said...

W'salaam, Redzlan.
Silakan.
:D