The Prophet (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:
“The loners (Mufarridun) lead the way.”
We asked: Who are the loners?
“Those men and women who remember Allah abundantly.”
Be one who remembers Allah under all conditions;
For the remembrance of Allah has no time restrictions.
The remembrance of the Deity, in private and public;
Will remove your anxiety and grief, and expel it.
Procuring both religious and worldly excellence;
Driving away [evil] whispering at their occurrence.
The Chosen One informed his Companions one day;
Abundant remembrance is why the loners lead the way.
To seek Allah’s aid was Mu’adh’s given legacy;
So as to remember, thank and worship Him beautifully.
He advised a person who sought sincere council;
Who was striving hard to carry out laws [legal ways].
To let your tongue remain moist with it;
This will aid every matter and facilitate it.
He informed that dhikr is a plant for its people;
Cultivating Gardens eternal and abodes perpetual.
He informed that Allah mentions His servant;
And is with him in all matters, facilitating it.
If dihkr had no virtue fine;
Except being a path to loving Divine.
Stopping the youth from backbiting and tale-carrying;
And from uttering that which corrupts their well-being.
A great acquisition and an incentive it would be;
To engage in Allah’s dhikr, abundantly.
But due to our ignorance our dhikr is rare;
Just as our worship of the Deity is rare.
Source: The above hadeeth and poem have been taken from: The Exquisite Pearl – By Shaykh ‘Abd Al-Rahman Al-Sa‘di (Rahimahullaahu Ta’aala)