Hadith on Dhikr: Virtue of solitude for remembrance of Allah

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Those in seclusion have raced ahead.” They said, “O Messenger of Allah, who are those in seclusion?” The Prophet said, “They are men and women who remember Allah often.”

In another narration, the Prophet said, “They are those absorbed in the remembrance of Allah.”

Source: Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 2676

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Muslim

عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ سَبَقَ الْمُفَرِّدُونَ قَالُوا وَمَا الْمُفَرِّدُونَ يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ قَالَ الذَّاكِرُونَ اللَّهَ كَثِيرًا وَالذَّاكِرَاتُ

وفي رواية أحمد قال الَّذِينَ يُهْتَرُونَ فِي ذِكْرِ اللَّهِ

2676 صحيح مسلم كتاب الذكر والدعاء والتوبة والاستغفار باب الحث على ذكر الله تعالى