Simple Deeds…Mountains of Rewards!

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“Those who have believed and whose hearts are assured by the remembrance of . Unquestionably, by the remembrance ofAllah hearts are assured.”
(Ar-Ra’d, 13:28)

With the never-ending distractions of this life and the infinite tasks filling our plates, we tend to forget the main purpose of our existence which is to worship Allah Allah Subhanahu-wa-Taala. Unfortunately, we make this life *the* priority rather than spending our precious time earning Allah’s and forgiveness.

The mercy of Allah is superior to anything known to the limited human mind.

He has blessed us with innumerable opportunities to erase our sins in less than sixty seconds, yet we make use of such invaluable golden opportunities very rarely. Bountiful rewards await us but we have to take the first step of remembering Allah Allah Subhanahu-wa-Taala at all times. Here are some daily actions that barely take up our time but grant us magnificent rewards. I will split them into two categories: one which concerns , and the other consisting of voluntary acts.

Supplications:

1. Narrated Abu Huraira MALE radi-allahu-anhu: Allah’s Messenger SAW said, “Whoever says, ‘Subhan Allah wa bihamdihi,’ one hundred times a day, will be forgiven all his sins even if they were as much as the foam of the sea.” 1

2. Narrated Abu Huraira MALE radi-allahu-anhu: The Prophet SAW said, “There are two expressions which are very easy for the tongue to say, but they are very heavy in the balance and are very dear to The Beneficent (Allah), and they are, ‘Subhan Allah Al- `Azim and ‘Subhan Allah wa bihamdihi.’” 2

3. Abu Musa MALE radi-allahu-anhureported: The Messenger of Allah SAW said to me, “Shall I not guide you to a treasure from the treasures of Jannah?” I said: “Yes, O Messenger of Allah!” Thereupon, he SAW said, “(Recite) ‘La hawla wa la quwwata illa billah’ (There is no change of a condition nor power except by Allah).” 3

4. Abu Huraira MALE radi-allahu-anhu reported: The Messenger of Allah SAW said: “He who blesses me once, Allah would bless him ten times.” 4

5. Abu Hurairah MALE radi-allahu-anhu reported: I heard Messenger of Allah SAW saying: “By Allah, I seek Allah’s forgiveness and repent to Him more than seventy times a day.” 5

If Allah’s messenger SAW sought forgiveness from Allah  Allah Subhanahu-wa-Taala , knowing that he is guaranteed paradise, how could we be so negligent?

Voluntary acts and Nawafil (Supererogatory prayers):

1.Narrated Umm Habibah FEMALE Radi Allahu Anha: The Prophet SAW said: “If anyone prays in a day and a night twelve rak’ahs voluntarily (supererogatory prayer), a house will be built for him in Paradise on account of these (rak’ahs).” 6

2. ‘Aishah FEMALE Radi Allahu Anha reported: The Prophet SAW said, “The two Rak’ah before the dawn (Fajr) prayer are better than this world and all it contains.” 7

3. Narrated Abu Huraira MALE radi-allahu-anhu: Allah’s Messenger SAW said, “Allah has ninety-nine names, i.e. one-hundred minus one, and whoever knows them will go to Paradise.28

4. Narrated Ali ibn AbuTalib MALE radi-allahu-anhu: The Prophet SAW said: “Allah is single (witr) and loves what is single, so observe the witr, you who follow the Qur’an.” 9

5. Ibn Mas’ud MALE radi-allahu-anhu reported: The Messenger of Allah SAW said, “Whoever recites a letter from the Book of Allah, he will be credited with a good deed, and a good deed gets a ten-fold reward. I do not say that Alif-Lam-Mim is one letter, but Alif is a letter, Lam is a letter and Mim is a letter.” 10

6. Abu Sa’id Al-Khudri MALE radi-allahu-anhu reported: The Messenger of Allah SAW said, “Every slave of Allah who observes Saum (fasting) for a day in the Cause of Allah, Allah will keep his face from Hell-fire at a distance of seventy years.”1 11

The main purpose of this article is to highlight quick and simple actions which enable us to undo the wrong we have committed. We should memorize these supplications as well as their rewards. Strive to recite them throughout the day so that angels can record our remembering of Allah Allah Subhanahu-wa-Taala in an attempt to soften our hearts, rather than recording us wasting our precious time on scrolling through our smart phones.

Beware! Let us not lose interest after a while or treat these supplications as a repetitive act, making them lose out in terms of sincerity and passion. Let us always be conscious of the fact that Allah Allah Subhanahu-wa-Taalaloves passionate and heart-felt duas (supplications) where our hearts would be speaking and not just our tongues. Always remember: It is when we sincerely believe that Allah Allah Subhanahu-wa-Taala will answer our duas that He grants us what we desire! May Allah Allah Subhanahu-wa-Taala make us of those whose duas are always answered and of those whom He Allah Subhanahu-wa-Taala is pleased with. Ameen.

  1. Sahih Al-Bukhari
  2. Sahih Al-Bukhari
  3. Al-Bukhari and Muslim
  4. Sahih Muslim
  5. Sahih Al-Bukhari
  6. Sahih Al-Albani
  7. Sahih Muslim
  8. Sahih Al-Bukhari
  9. Sahih Al-Albani
  10. At-Tirmidhee
  11. Al-Bukhari and Muslim
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About Akhi Soufyan

If you see goodness from me, then that goodness is from The Creator. You should be thankful to The Creator for all of that. Cause I'm not the architect of that. I'm only the...the recipient. If you see weakness or shortcoming in me it's from my own weakness or shortcoming. And I ask The Creator and the people to forgive me for that. _______________________________ Website eigenaar voor een betere wereld en doel, niet gericht op verdiensten van geld maar goede daden. In de naam van Allah, de Barmhartige. Als je goedheid van mij ziet, dan is dat de goedheid van de Schepper (God). Wees De Schepper dankbaar voor dat. Want ik ben daar niet de architect van, ik ben alleen de ontvanger.

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