29 Jumada Al-Awwal 1421 A.H., August 29,2000
On the authority of Abu Musa Al-Ash`ari (may Allah be pleased with him) who reported that the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said:
The parable of one who remembers his Lord and one who does not remember Him is like the difference between one who is living and that who is dead.
(Reported by Al-Bukhari and Muslim)
1. Neglecting the remembrance of Allah is like death, because if one abandons remembrance of Allah
he will be inattentive to doing good deeds, and is thus like a dead person.