Dhikr and it’s benefits.

 The following are statements from Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi from his book “Advice of Hazrat Thanwi” in regards to constancy in Dhikr and its benefits. Reading it gave me zeal and hope in my Adhkaars and most importantly persistence 

 

Once Hadhrat said: Drops of water continuously falls on a stone

 

resulting in eventually a hole being formed. Can it be said that the

 

last drop formed the hole on the stone? Never! The first drop was

 

just as effective as the last drop in forming the hole. Never consider

 

the first drop to be useless. In the same way, the first day’s Zikr

 

that one considered to be without benefit is undoubtedly beneficial!

 

The special (spiritual) condition that has been achieved is the result

 

of the first Zikr just as the latter Zikrs.”

 

 

 

 

 

“On another occasion Hadhrat said (on the same subject):

 

Although not felt, benefit (from Zikr) is achieved from the very

 

beginning. A child grows daily, but it can never be determined how

 

much the child has grown for a particular day. One can gauge the

 

growth of the child only after a considerable amount of time has

 

passed by comparing his present condition to the previous. A major

 

difference will be noted. In the same way, Zikr, in the initial stages

 

seems to be devoid of benefit, but actually he is receiving benefit

 

all the time (without realizing it).”

 

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