Ways for Gaining Rewards

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  • 1. Bismi Allahi Alrrahmani AlrraheemiIn the name of Allah, the mostBeneficent, the most Merciful

2. Ways for Gaining Rewards : The Holy Quran : ,W , , , , , : , 1. Memorizing Quran: Aisha reported that the Prophet(pbuh) said: "Such a person who recites the Quran andmasters it by heart, will be with the noble righteous scribes(in Heaven). And such a person exerts himself to learn theQuran by heart, and recites it with great difficulty, will havea double reward." : : W : , 2. Reciting Quran: Abu Umama reported that the Prophet(pbuh) said: "Recite the Quran, for on the Day ofResurrection it will come as an intercessor for those whorecite It." 3. : ,W : 3. Learning and Teaching Quran: Uthman bin Affanreported that the Prophet (pbuh) said: "The best amongyou (Muslims) are those who learn the Quran and teach it." , : , W , : 4. Suratul Al-Ikhlas: Abu Edarda reported that the Prophet(pbuh) said: " Suratul Ikhlas: (Chapter 112) is equal toone-third of the Quran!" : : W :? :5. Suratul Falaq and Surat Nas: Uqba bin Amir reportedthat the Prophet (pbuh) said: What wonderful verses havebeen sent down tonight. the like of which has never beenseen! They are: Say: I seek refuge with the Lord of thedawn, and Say: I seek refuge with the Lord of men.(chapters: 112 113 114 ), : , W : 6. Suratul Baqarah: Abu Huraira reported that the Prophet(pbuh) said: Do not make your houses as graveyards.Satan runs away from the house in which Suratul Baqarahis recited. 4. : : W : , , ,, , , , , ,,:7. Suratul Baqarah and Suratu Ali Imran: Abu Umamareported that the Prophet (pbuh) said: Recite the Quran,for on the Day of Resurrection it will come as an intercessorfor those who recite It. Recite the two bright ones, al-Baqara and Al Imran, for on the Day of Resurrection theywill come as two clouds or two shades, or two flocks ofbirds in ranks, pleading for those who recite them. ReciteSurah al-Baqara, for to take recourse to it is a blessing andto give it up is a cause of grief, and the magicians cannotconfront it..! :: W 8 : ? : :8. Ayatul Kursi (The Throne): Ubay bin Kab reported thatthe Prophet (pbuh) said to him: O Abal-Mundhir, do youknow which verse of Allahs Book that you have is thegreatest? I replied, Allah, there is no god but He, the Living,the Eternal(2:254) . Thereupon he struck me on my breastand said: May knowledge be pleasant for you, O AbalMundhir! : :W 9 , : 5. 9. The last two verses of Al-Baqarah: Abu Masudreported that the Prophet (pbuh) said: Whoever recitesthe last two Verses of Suratul Baqarah during the night,they will be sufficient for him. : ,W :: , 10. Memorizing ten verses of Suratul Kahf: Abu Edardareported that the Prophet (pbuh) said:Whoever learns byheart the first ten verses of Suratul Kahf, he will beprotected from the Dajjal.This hadith has been transmitted by Qatada with the samechain of transmitters. But Shuba (one of the narrators)said: At the end of Suraul Kahf . Remembering Allah :: W : , :?:11. Remembering Allah much: Abu Huraira reported thatthe Prophet (pbuh) said : Mufarridun have gone ahead.They (the Companions of the Prophet (pbuh) ) said: AllahsMessenger, who are Mufarridun? He said: They are thosemales and females who remember Allah much. , , : : , : 6. 12. Abu Musa reported that the Prophet (pbuh) said: Theexample of the one who celebrates the Praises of his Lord(Allah) in comparison to the one who does not celebrate thePraises of his Lord, is that of a living creature compared toa dead one.::W : ? : ? : , 13. Tasbeeh: Saad reported that the Prophet (pbuh) said:Is one amongst you powerless to get one thousand virtuesevery day. Amongst those who had been sitting there, oneasked: How can one amongst us get one thousand virtuesevery day? He said: Recite: Subhan Allah : Subhan Allah,one hundred times for (by reciting them) one thousandvirtues are recorded (to your credit) and one thousandvices are blotted out. :: , ,: 14. Abu Huraira reported that the Prophet (pbuh) saidWhoever says, Subhan Allah wa bihamdih, one hundredtimes a day, Allah will forgive his sins even if they were likethe foam of the sea. : : : ,,:, 7. 15. Abu Huraira reported that the Prophet (pbuh) said:whoever says: Subhana Allah wa bihamdih Glorified is Allahand to Him belongs all praise one hundred times in themorning and evening, nobody will come on the Day ofResurrection with better than him, except the one who saysthe same or adds more.,, : , , : , : 16. Abu Huraira reported that the Prophet (pbuh) said:There are two phrases that are light on the tongue butheavy on the scale of rewards and are dear to the GraciousOne. These are: Subhan Allah wa bi hamdih, Glorified isAllah with all praise to Him, and Subhan Allah al-`adheem,Glorified is Allah, the Great. ,, : : : : , ,17. Abu Huraira reported that the Prophet (pbuh) said: Theuttering of (these words): Subhan Allah, Wa AlhamduLillah, Wa La Illaha Illa Allah , Wa Allahu Akbar ( Hallowedbe Allah; all praise is due to Allah, there is no god but Allahand Allah is the Greatest)is dearer to me than anythingover which the sun rises., : , :, , , , , : 8. 18. Abu Huraira reported that the Prophet (pbuh) said:Whoever glorifies Allah (SWT) (says subhan Allah) afterevery prayer thirty three times, praises Allah (SWT) (saysal-hamdu lillah) thirty three times, and magnifies Allah(SWT) (says Allahu akbar) thirty-three times, which addsup to ninety-nine, then completes one hundred by sayingLa illaha ill-Allah wahdahu la sharika lah, lahul-mulku walahul-hamdu, wahuwa `ala kulli shayin qadir, his sins willbe forgiven, even if they were like the foam of the sea. :: W : , :? ,:19. A treasure of paradise: Abu Musa reported that theProphet (pbuh) said: Shall I tell you a sentence which isone of the treasures of Paradise? It is: La haula walaquwwata illa bil-lah. (There is neither might nor powerexcept with Allah).: , W , , : , ,,,, , : ,,,,,:20. Superior Istighfar: Shadad bin Ows reported that theProphet (pbuh) said: The most superior way of asking forforgiveness from Allah is: Allahumma anta Rabbi la ilahailla anta, Khalaqtani wa ana abduka, wa ana ala ahdika wawadika mastatat, Aaudhu bika min Sharri ma sanatu,abuu Laka binimatika alaiya, wa Abu bidhanbi faghfirli 9. innahu la yaghfiru udhdhunuba illa ant. The Prophet(pbuh) added. If somebody recites it during the day withfirm faith in it, and dies on the same day before theevening, he will be from the people of Paradise; and ifsomebody recites it at night with firm faith in it, and diesbefore the morning, he will be from the people of Paradise.The meaning : (O Allah! You are my Lord! None has theright to be worshipped but You. You created me and I amYour slave, and I am faithful to my covenant and mypromise as much as I can. I seek refuge with You from allthe evil I have done. I acknowledge before You all theblessings You have bestowed upon me, and I confess toYou all my sins. So I entreat You to forgive my sins, fornobody can forgive sins except You.) , W , , ::,, ,, : , , , :21. Dua when waking up: Ubadah bin Assamit reportedthat the Prophet (pbuh) said: Whoever gets up at nightand says: La ilaha il-lallah Wahdahu la Sharika lahuLahulmulku wa Lahul hamdu wahuwa ala kullishaiin Qadir.Alhamdu lil-lah, wa subhanal-lah, wa la-ilaha illal-llahuwallahu akbar, wa la hawla Wala Quwata il-la-bil-lah.And then says: Allahumma, Ighfir li (O Allah! Forgive me).Or invokes (Allah), he will be responded to and if heperforms ablution and prays, his prayer will be accepted.Meaning: (None has the right to be worshipped but Allah.He is the Only One and has no partners. For Him is theKingdom and all the praises are due for Him. He isOmnipotent. All the praises are for Allah. All the glories are 10. for Allah. And none has the right to be worshipped butAllah, And Allah is Great And there is neither Might norPower Except with Allah). : : , W , , , ,, ,: ,22. Tahleel: Abu Hurairah reported that the Prophet (pbuh)said: Whoever says: La ilaha illal-lahu wahdahu la sharikalah, lahu-l-mulku wa lahu-l-hamdu wa huwa ala kullishaiin qadir, one hundred times will get the same rewardas given for manumitting ten slaves; and one hundred gooddeeds will be written in his accounts, and one hundred sinswill be deducted from his accounts, and it (his saying) willbe a shield for him from Satan on that day till night, andnobody will be able to do a better deed except the one whodoes more than he.Meaning: (He who uttered: There is no god but Allah, theOne, having no partner with Him, His is the Sovereigntyand all praise is due to Him and He is Potent overeverything ) : : , ,, , :23. Abu Ayyub Al-Ansari reported that the Prophet (pbuh)said:Whoever says: La ilaha illal-lahu wahdahu lasharika lahu, lahu-l-mulku wa lahu-l-hamdu wa huwa ala 11. kulli shaiin qadir, ten times, he is like one whoemancipated four slaves from the progeny of Ismail.Meaning: (There is no god but Allah, the One, having nopartner with Him, His is the Sovereignty and all praise isdue to Him and He is Potent over everything ) , , W , , :: ,24. Remembering Allah: Abu Huraira and Abu Said Al-Khudri reported that the Prophet (pbuh) said:People donot sit (in an assembly) to remember the name of Allahwithout being surrounded by angels and covered by Mercy,and there descends upon them tranquility, and Allah makesa mention of them to those who are with Him. : , W : ,25. Blessing the prophet: Abu Huraira reported that theProphet (pbuh) said: He who blesses me once, Allah wouldbless him ten times.: :W ,:26. Thanking Allah after eating or drinking: Anas binMalik reported that the Prophet (pbuh) said: Allah ispleased with His servant who says: (Al-Hamdu lillah) Wheneating or drinking. 12. Ablution and Prayer :: W : , 27. Performing ablution well: Uthman bin Affan reportedthat the Prophet (pbuh) said: He who performs ablutionwell, his sins would come out from his body, even comingout from under his nails. , : : :28. Uthman bin Affan reported that the Prophet (pbuh) said: He who performs ablution as enjoined upon him by Allah,and offers obligatory prayers, Allah will forgive his sins allhis (sins) done during the period from one prayer toanother.:: W ,, : ,: , 29. Saying Sahadah after ablution: Umar bin Al-Khattabreported that the Prophet (pbuh) said: If anyone amongstyou performs the ablution, and completes it well and thensays:Ashhadu AlLa ilaha illal-lahu , wa ash hadu anna 13. Muhammadan abduhu wa rasuluh. ( I testify that there isnone worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammadis the servant of Allah and His Messenger) . the eight gatesof Paradise would be opened for him and he may enter bywhichever of them he wishes. , W ,, : : ,30. Repeating Adhan: Abdullah bin Amr reported that theProphet (pbuh) said: When you hear the Muadhdhin,repeat what he says, then invoke a blessing on me, foreveryone who invokes a blessing on me will receive tenblessings from Allah. : , W ,, : : ; 31. Dua after Adhan: Jabir bin Abdillah reported that theProphet (pbuh) said: Whoever after listening to the Adhansays, Allahumma Rabba hadihi iddawatit-tammh was-salatil qaimah, aati Muhammadan al-waseelata wal-fadeelata, wabathhu maqaman mahmudan-il-ladhi waattah. (O Allah! Lord of this perfect call (of not ascribingpartners to You) and of the regular prayer which is going tobe established! Kindly give Muhammad the right ofintercession and superiority and send him (on the Day ofJudgment) to the best and the highest place in Paradisewhich You promised him), then intercession for me will bepermitted for him on the Day of Resurrection. 14. ::W : ,32. Adhan: Abu Said Al-Khudri reported that the Prophet(pbuh) said: whoever hears the Adhan, whether a humanbeing, a jinn or any other creature, will be a witness forhim (the one making Adhan) on the Day of Resurrection. W : : , : , : : 33. Building mosques: Uthman bin Affan reported that theProphet (pbuh) said:Whoever builds a mosque for thesake of Allah, Allah will build for him something like it inParadise. : W , : , ,34. Saying Amin: Abu Huraira reported that the Prophet(pbuh) said: Say Amin when the Imam says Amin, for ifanyones utterance of Amin synchronises with that of theangels, his past sins will be forgiven.::W ,, : , 15. 35. Walking to mosque after making ablution in thehouse: Abu Huraira reported that the Prophet (pbuh) said:He who purifies himself in his house, and then walks toone of the houses of Allah for the sake of performing anobligatory prayer, both his steps (would be significant) asone of them would obliterate him a sin and the second onewould raise him a status.: , W : , : ,, ,,: 36. Paces towards the mosque: Abu Huraira reportedthat the Prophet (pbuh) said: Should I not suggest to youthat by which Allah obliterates the sins and elevates theranks (of a person). They (the hearers) said: Yes,Messenger of Allah. He said: Performing the ablutionthoroughly despite Nuisances , multitude of paces towardsthe mosque, and waiting for the next prayer after observinga prayer, that is the real Insistence. ,:, , : ,37. Going to mosque: Abu Huraira reported that theProphet (pbuh) said: Allah will prepare for him who goesto the mosque (every) morning and in the afternoon (forthe congregational prayer) an honorable place in Paradisewith good hospitality for (what he has done) every morningand afternoon goings. 16. , W , :: 38. Assunan Arrawatib: Umm Habiba (the wife of the HolyProphet (pbuh) reported that the Prophet (pbuh) said: Ahouse will be built in Paradise, for anyone who prays in aday and a night twelve rakahs (rather than the obligatoryprayers).= They are: 4 rakas before Dhohr Prayer and 2 rakas afterit. 2 After Maghrib , and 2 after Isha, and 2 before fajr.: , W : : : ,39. Prayer during the night: Abu Haraira reported that theProphet (pbuh) said: the most excellent prayer afterwhat is prescribed is prayer during the night. : : , ::40. Isha and Fajr Prayers: Uthman bin Affan reported thatthe Prophet (pbuh) said: He who observes the Ishaprayer in congregation, it is as if he prayed up to themidnight, and he who prays the morning prayer incongregation, it is as if he prayed the whole night. 17. :: ,,: : ,41. Attending Jumuah Prayer: Abu-Huraira reported thatthe Prophet (pbuh) said: He who takes a bath and thencomes for Jumuah prayer, then keeps silence till the Imamfinishes the sermon, and then prays along with him, hissins between that time and the next Friday would beforgiven, and even of three days more. ::: : ) , ,,,,, , , (, : ,42. Going Early to Jumuah prayer: Abu Huraira reportedthat the Prophet (pbuh) said: Any person who goes for theprayer (in the first hour i.e. early), it is as if he hadsacrificed a camel (in Allahs cause); and whoever goes inthe second hour it is as if he had sacrificed a cow; andwhoever goes in the third hour, then it is as if he hadsacrificed a ram; and if one goes in the fourth hour, t...