Hadith on Dhikr: Nothing saves you like remembrance of Allah

Jabir ibn Abdullah reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The son of Adam never acts with a deed better to save him from the punishment of Allah than with the remembrance of Allah.” It was said, “Not even jihad in the way of Allah?” The Prophet said, “Not even jihad, except if one of you continues to strike with his sword until it breaks.”

Source: al-Mu’jam al-Awsaṭ 2354

Grade: Hasan li ghayrihi (fair due to external evidence) according to Al-Albani

عَنْ جَابِرٍ قَالَ قَالَ النَّبِيُّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ مَا عَمِلَ آدَمِيٌّ عَمَلا أَنْجَى لَهُ مِنَ الْعَذَابِ مِنْ ذِكْرِ اللَّهِ قِيلَ وَلا الْجِهَادُ فِي سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ قَالَ وَلا الْجِهَادُ إِلا أَنْ تَضْرِبَ بِسَيْفِكَ حَتَّى يَنْقَطِعَ

2354 المعجم الأوسط للطبراني

1497 المحدث الألباني خلاصة حكم المحدث حسن لغيره في صحيح الترغيب