Forty Very Easy, Quick & Rewarding Good Deeds for all of us to do every day!

Every Nafil prayed is the Reward of praying a Fard Salaah!

In this most blessed month of Ramadhan all good deeds are multiplied. Every Nafil one prays one will gain the reward of a fard Salaah!

The Prophet peace be upon him said: “Whoever draws near to Allaah during it (Ramadaan) with a single characteristic from the characteristics of (voluntary) goodness, he is like whoever performs an obligatory act in other times. And whoever performs an obligatory act during it, he is like whoever performed seventy obligatory acts in other times.”Sahih Ibn Khuzaymah, no. 1887.

There is only 10 days left now so let us pray as many Nafils as we can and get the reward of a fard Salaah! We need EVERY good deed we can get for on the day of judgement we will BEG for just one good deed but NO one including our own mothers will not give us a single good deed for they will say that we are also in need of one good deed!

So act now for we may be dead tomorrow!

Providing for those who are breaking the fast

Zaid ibn Khalid Juhni related that the Prophet (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallim) said: He who provides for the breaking of the Siyam of another person earns the same merit as the one who was observing Siyam diminishing in any way the reward of the latter (Tirmidhi).

When is Laylatul Qadr?

There is great difference of opinion about this, because it is of the matters whose certain knowledge has been lifted by Allah Most High from this Ummah, for the wisdom that people strive to seek it:

In general, it is agreed that it is most likely to be in the last ten nights of Ramadan, with the odd nights being more likely. Of the odd nights, the night of the 27th (which is the night before the 27th of Ramadan, for the Islamic day starts with nightfall) is most likely. Imam Shafi`i said that it is most likely to be the 21st, then the 23rd, then the 27th. Imam Nawawi followed the position of Imam Muzani and Imam Ibn Khuzayma that it moves around within the last ten nights. [Nawawi, al-Majmu` Sharh al-Muhadhdhab, 6.488]

Therefore let us pray everynight including 27th, 28th, 29th and 30th for it could fall on any of those nights.

And Allah knows best in all matters

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Fasting the six days of Shawwal will gain rewards of fasting the WHOLE year!

The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) explained this when he said: “Whoever fasts for six days after (Eid) al-Fitr has completed the year: (whoever does a good deed (hasanah) will have ten hasanah like it).”

According to another report: “Allaah has made for each hasanah ten like it, so a month is like fasting ten months, and fasting six days completes the year.” (al-Nisaa’i and Ibn Maajah. See also Saheeh al-Targheeb wa’l-Tarheeb, 1/421).

In commenting on the above mentioned hadeeth, As-San`aanee said in Subul us-Salaam: “If the thirty days of Ramadhaan fasting are assimilated with the six days of fasting in Shawwaal, it altogether makes 36 days. According to Sharee`ah, each virtue is rewarded ten times. Therefore, if we multiply 36 with 10, it makes 360, a number which equals the days of a year. Some scholars are of the opinion that these six days of fasting in Shawwaal must be completed in a continuous order right after the end of Ramadhaan. Some believe that is enough to merely complete six days of fasting in Shawwaal (in any order, either successive or with intervals), an opinion which is deemed to be correct.”

Perhaps it is proper for us to pray these days on Mondays and Thursdays, as in that case we would be following another Sunnah: `Aa’isha, radhiallaahu `anhaa, narrated: “The Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam, used to fast Mondays and Thursdays”. [an-Nasaa’ee, Saheeh]

If it is easier for one to fast on weekends, then in that case one would still be following another sunnah at the same time: Umm Salama, radhiallaahu `anhaa, narrated: Allaah’s Messenger used to fast mostly on Saturday and Sunday, and he used to say: “They are the festival days for the mushrikeen, and I like to act contrary to them.” [an-Nasaa’ee, Ibn Khuzaymah, who graded it saheeh, and Ibn Hajar agreed]

And Allah knows best in all matters

Praying two Rak’ahs and seeking forgiveness after doing bad deeds.

An authentic Hadith reported by Imam Abu Dawod that the prophet (S.A.W.) said:

“If a servant does a bad deed, then he makes a good wudu, and pray two Rak’ahs and seek Allah’s forgiveness, then Allah will forgive him.”

Good Manners and Conduct

Al-Tirmidhi narrated: Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) said: “The best loved by me and the nearest to me on the seats on the Day of Resurrection are those who have the best manners and conduct amongst you, who are intimate, are on good terms with others and are humble, and the most hated by me and who will be on the furthest seats from me are those who are talkative and arrogant.”

Love of Allah is the basis of worship that should be directed to Him alone. Any other love should be for His sake too. The real love of Allah is to do whatever He ordained and to abandon whatever He forbade, in addition to following the Prophet’s Sunnah.

Whoever obeys someone or something other than Allah and His Messenger, or follows any saying other than theirs, or fears other than Allah or seeks the pleasure of other than Allah, or puts his trust in other than Him, does not love Allah, nor does he love His Messenger. Muslims should also love one another and wish the best for one another. Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) said:

“One will not be a true believer unless he loves for his brother what he loves for himself.” (Bukhari, Muslim, Nasa’i, Ahmed and Ibn Majah)

Imam Malik and Imam Ahmed narrated: Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) said:

“Allah said: My love is due to those who love one another for My sake.”

Saa’d Ibn Ubadah, asked, ‘Apostle of Allah, what form of Sadaqah is the best?’ He replied, ‘Water.’ (Abu Dawood)

Ma`ruf al-Karkhi, one of the righteous imams of the early Muslims (salaf), said,

“Whoever says,

‘Allahumma aslih Ummata Muhammad Allahumma farrij `an Ummati Muhammad Allahumma Rham Ummata Muhammad [salla Allahu `alayhi wa sallam]

(O Allah, improve the state of the Umma of Muhammad O Allah, grant ease to the Umma of Muhammad O Allah, have mercy on the Umma of Muhammad),’

ten times every day will be written down as one of the highest of elect believers (abdal).” [Abu Nu`aym, Hilyat al-Awliya , 8.366]

اللهم أصلح أمة محمد اللهم فرج عن أمة محمد أللهم ارحم أمة محمد

Why? The Prophet of Mercy (peace and blessings be upon him) said,

“Have mercy on those on earth, and the Lord of the Skies will have mercy on you.” [Ahmad, Abu Dawud, Tirmidhi, and Bukhari in his al-Adab al-Mufrad from Abd Allah ibn Amr (Allah be pleased with him)]