Dhul-Hijjah · Great Rewards

Greatness of first 10 days of dhul hijjah

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Dhul-Hijjah · Great Rewards · Hajj · Quotes from Salaf

Do Not Forget This Lucrative Business Season

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Adhan - Iqaamah · Great Rewards · Quotes from Sunnah · Salah (Prayer)

Great Reward of giving Adhaan and Iqaamah in a barren land

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Daily-Hadith · Great Rewards · Salah (Prayer)

The Great Reward Of Going Early to the Friday Prayer (Jumuah)

493. Narrated Aboo Huraira (radhi Allaahu anhu) : Allaah’s Messenger (Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasallam) said,

“Any person who takes a bath on Friday like the bath of Janaaba and then goes for the Salaat (prayer) (in the first hour i.e. early), it is as if he had sacrificed a camel (in Allaah’s Cause); and whoever goes in the second hour, it is as if he had sacrificed a cow; and whoever goes in the third hour, then it is as if he had sacrificed a horned ram; and if one goes in the fourth hour, then it is as if he had sacrificed a hen; and whoever goes in the fifth hour, then it is as if he had offered an egg. When the Imaam comes out [i.e. starts deliveiring the Khutba (religious talk) ], the angels present themselves to listen to the Khutba.”

[Saheeh Al-Bukhaari, Hadeeth No. 6, Vol. 2]

Source : The Book Of Jumu’a (Friday) : Chapter 2 – Perfume and (cleaning the teeth with) Siwaak on Friday. Al-Lulu Wal-Marjan, Compiled by : Fuwad Abdul-Baqi, Translated by : Dr. Muhammad Muhsin Khan

Daily-Hadith · Deeds · Great Rewards · Hajj · Umrah

Performing ‘Umra in Ramadaan is equal to Hajj (in reward)

786. Narrated Ibn ‘Abbaas (radhi Allaahu anhu) :

Allaah’s Messenger (Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasallam) asked an Ansaari woman, “What prevented you from performing Hajj with us?” She replied, “We have a camel and the father of so-and-so and his son (i.e. her husband and her son) rode it and left one camel for us to use for irrigation.” He said (to her), “Perform ‘Umra when Ramadaan comes, for ‘Umra in Ramadaan is equal to Hajj (in reward)” or said something similar.

[Saheeh Al-Bukhaari, Hadeeth No. 10, Vol. 3]

The Book Of Hajj : Chapter 36 – The superiority of performing ‘Umra in Ramadaan. Al-Lulu Wal-Marjan, Compiled by : Fuwad Abdul-Baqi, Translated by : Dr. Muhammad Muhsin Khan

Great Rewards · Shaytan

Verily, he has told you the truth though he is a liar

Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:

The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) put me in charge of charity of Ramadan (Sadaqat-ul-Fitr). Somebody came to me and began to take away some food-stuff. I caught him and said, “I must take you to the Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam).” He said, “I am a needy man with a large family, and so I have a pressing need.” I let him go. When I saw the Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) next morning, he asked me, “O Abu Hurairah! What did your captive do last night?” I said, “O Messenger of Allah! He complained of a pressing need and a big family. I felt pity for him so I let him go.” He (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, “He told you a lie and he will return.” I was sure, according to the saying of the Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) that he would return. I waited for him. He sneaked up again and began to steal food-stuff from the Sadaqah. I caught him and said; “I must take you to the Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam).” He said, “Let go of me, I am a needy man. I have to bear the expenses of a big family. I will not come back.” So I took pity on him and let him go. I went at dawn to the Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) who asked me, “O Abu Hurairah! What did your captive do last night?” I replied, “O Messenger of Allah! He complained of a pressing want and the burden of a big family. I took pity on him and so I let him go.” He (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, “He told you a lie and he will return.” (That man) came again to steal the food-stuff. I arrested him and said, “I must take you to the Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam), and this is the last of three times. You promised that you would not come again but you did.” He said, “Let go of me, I shall teach you some words with which Allah may benefit you.” I asked, “What are those words?” He replied, “When you go to bed, recite Ayat-ul-Kursi (2:255) for there will be a guardian appointed over you from Allah, and Satan will not be able to approach you till morning.” So I let him go. Next morning the Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) asked me, “What did your prisoner do last night.” I answered, “He promised to teach me some words which he claimed will benefit me before Allah. So I let him go.” The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) asked, “What are those words that he taught you?” I said, “He told me: `When you go to bed, recite Ayat-ul-Kursi from the beginning to the end  i.e.,[ Allah! none has the right to be worshipped but He, the Ever Living, the One Who sustains and protects all that exists. Neither slumber nor sleep overtakes Him. To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the earth. Who is he that can intercede with Him except with His Permission? He knows what happens to them (His creatures) in this world, and what will happen to them in the Hereafter. And they will never compass anything of His Knowledge except that which He wills. His Kursi encompasses the heavens and the earth, and preserving them does not fatigue Him. And He is the Most High, the Most Great].’ (2:255). He added: `By reciting it, there will be a guardian appointed over you from Allah who will protect you during the night, and Satan will not be able to come near you until morning’.” The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, “Verily, he has told you the truth  though he is a liar. O Abu Hurairah! Do you know with whom you were speaking for the last three nights?” I said, “No.” He (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, “He was Shaitan (Satan).”

[Al-Bukhari].

 Inducement towards the Recitation of some Special verses and Surah of the Noble Qur’an

Great Rewards · Salah (Prayer)

No Salaat (prayer) is more heavy (harder) for the hypocrites than the Fajr and the ‘Ishaa prayers

Bismillaah, wal-hamdulilaah, was-salaatu was-salaamu ‘alaa rasoolillaah,
as Salaamu ‘Alaykum wa Rahmatullaahi wa Barakaatuh

383. Narrated Aboo Huraira (radhi Allaahu anhu) :- The Prophet (Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasallam) said,

“No Salaat (prayer) is more heavy (harder) for the hypocrites than the Fajr and the ‘Ishaa prayers, and if they knew the reward for these Salaat (prayers) at their respective times, they would certainly present themselves (in the mosques) even if they had to crawl.” The Prophet (Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasallam) added, “Certainly, I intended or planned or decided to order the Mu’adhdhin (call-maker) to pronounce Iqaama and then take a fire flame to burn all those (men along with their houses who had not left their houses) so far for As-Salaat (the prayer) (in the mosque).”

[Saheeh Al-Bukhaari, Hadeeth No. 626, Vol. 1]

Source :The Book of Mosques and places of worship – Chapter 42 – Superiority of obligatory Salaat (prayer) in congregation and severe warning to those who keep away from it. Al-Lulu Wal-Marjan, Compiled by : Fuwad Abdul-Baqi, Translated by : Dr. Muhammad Muhsin Khan

Urging to Observe ‘Isha’ and Fajr Prayers in Congregation – Riyadh ul saaliheen

Character · Charity · Daily-Hadith · Great Rewards · Salah (Prayer) · Women

Great Reward of looking after Widows, Poor and Orphans

1878. Narrated Aboo Huraira (radhi Allaahu anhu) : The Prophet (Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasallam) said,

The one who looks after a widow or a poor person is like a Mujaahid (Muslim fighter) who fights for Allaah’s cause, or like him who performs Salaat (prayer) all the  night and observes Saum (fast) all the day.

[Saheeh Al-Bukhaari, Hadeeth No. 265, Vol. 7]

Source : The Book Of Zuhd and Al-Raqaa’iq – Chapter 2 – To do good to widows, poor and orphans. – Al-Lulu Wal-Marjan,Compiled by : Fuwad Abdul-Baqi,Translated by : Dr. Muhammad Muhsin Khan

Daily-Hadith · Great Rewards · Hereafter · Jihad

Nobody who enters Paradise likes to go back to the world except a Mujaahid

1232. Narrated Anas bin Maalik (radhi Allaahu anhu) : The Prophet (Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasallam) said,

Nobody who enters Paradise likes to go back to the world even if he got everything on the earth, except a Mujaahid who wishes to return to the world so that he may be martyred ten times because of the honour and dignity he receives (from Allaah).”

[Saheeh Al-Bukhaari, Hadeeth No. 72, Vol. 4]

Source : The Book Of Al-Imaara – Chapter 29 – The superiority of  martyrdom in Allaah’s Cause. Al-Lulu al-Marjan,Compiled by : Fuwad Abdul-Baqi,Translated by : Dr. Muhammad Muhsin Khan

Obligation of Jihad – Imam Al-Nawawi’s Riyad-us-Saliheen

Daily-Hadith · Dhikr · Du'aa (Supplications) · Great Rewards

Easy on the Tongue ,very heavy in the Balance, very dear to the Beneficent

1727. Narrated Aboo Huraira (radhi Allaahu anhu) : The Prophet (Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasallam) said,

There are two expressions which are very easy for the tongue to say, but they are very heavy in the balance (of deeds) and are very dear to the Beneficent (Allaah), and they are, ‘Subhaan Allaahi Al-Azeem and Subhaan Allaahi wa bihamdihi.(*)’ “

(*) [H. 1727] see the footnote of Hadeeth No. 1725.

[Saheeh Al-Bukhaari, Hadeeth No. 415, Vol. 8]

Source : The Book of Dhikr, Ad-Du’aa At-Tauba etc – Chapter 10 -The superiority of Tahleel (Saying: Laa ilaaha ill-Allaah) tasbeeh (Saying : Subhan Allaah) and to invoke Allaah (Subhahanu wata’alaa). Al-Lulu Wal-Marjan,Compiled by : Fuwad Abdul-Baqi,Translated by : Dr. Muhammad Muhsin Khan