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

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: “The good deeds of any person will not make him enter Paradise (i.e., no one enters paradise only through his good deeds).” The Prophet’s companions asked: “Not even you?” The Prophet replied: “Not even myself, unless God bestows his favor and mercy on me. So be moderate in your religious deeds and do what is within your ability. None of you should wish for death, for if he is a doer of good, he may increase his good deeds, and if he is an evil doer, he may repent to God.” – Sahih al-Bukhari, Volume 7, Hadith 577

Asalaamu Alaikum Wr Wb, it is only by the will of Allah my brother. please pass to others so that they may benefit too inshallah.

-Allah gives more benefits and blessings to those who are thankful [14:7]

How easy is it to thank Allah? It is so light on the tongue yet SO heavy on the scales!

Therefore let us thank Allah abundantley for the favours he has given us for we will NEVER be able to even comprehend any of the favours that Allah has given us. So thank Allah day and night and know that he gives more to those who are thankful!

The Abundance of Durood on Friday

Abu Huraira (R.D.) the Shaabi narrattes: The sins of Eighty years of that person will be forgiven who recites the following Durood Eighty times on Friday after Asar Salaah before he gets up from his place. He will also get the Blessings of Eighty years of worship for reciting the Durood.

“”Allahumma salli ‘alaa muhammadinin nabiyyil ummiyyi wa-ala aalihi wa sallam tasleema”

The pious saint, Shaikh Zakariya (R.A.) used to read the above durood Eighty times every Friday after Asar Salaah punctually and he would emphasise this practice upon his companions.

There are many Ahaadith regarding the virtues of abundantly reciting Durood on the Blessed day of Friday. Abu Darda (R.D.) the Sahaabi narrates that the Holy Prophet (S.A.W) said: Send Blessings (Durood) upon me abundantly on Fridays because the angels visit (me) on this blessed day. And when a person sends Durood upon me, it is presented to me as soon as he completes its recitation. Abu Darda (R.D.) the Sahaabi says, I enquired from the Holy Prophet (S.A.W) “Even after your death?”

The Holy Prophet (S.A.W) replied “Yes, even after my death!”. Allah has forbidden the Earth from decaying the Holy bodies of the Prophets of Allah (P.B.U.T) Thus the Prophet of Allah is alive (in His grave) and He is given sustenance.

It has been reported by the Sahabbi, Umar (R.D.) that the holy Prophet (S.A.W) said “Send Durood upon me abundantly in the Bright Night (i.e The night proceeding Friday) and during the Bright Day (i.e Friday) and whenever your Durood is presented before me I pray for you and ask forgiveness for you from Allah”.

It has been quoted from Hafiz-Ibn-Qayyim (R.A) “To send Durood upon the Holy Prophet (S.A.W) is more virtuous on Fridays, because Friday is the leader of all the days of the week and the Holy Prophet (S.A.W) is the leader of all creation. Therefore this day (Friday) holds a special particularity of Durood upon the Holy Prophet (S.A.W) which the other days do not hold.

It has been narrated from the Sahaabi Ibn-Abbas (R.D) that the Holy Prophet (S.A.W) said

“The person who writes Durood in a book will continuously receive its reward until my name remains in that book.”

Reward of the Righteous Deed in this Life & in the Hereafter

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

(Friday speech delivered by Imam Mohamed Baianonie at the Islamic Center or Raleigh, NC on July 7, 2000)

Allah (S.W.T) said in surat An-Nahl, (Verse 97), what can be translated as, “Whoever works righteousness, whether male or female, while he (or she) is a true believer, verily, to him We will give a good life (in this world) with respect, and We shall pay them certainly a reward in proportion to the best of what they used to do.”

Imam Ibn Katheer says: “In this great verse, there is a promise from Allah (S.W.T.) – and He does not break his promise – for everyone, man or woman, who does a good deed and whose heart is believing in Allah and His Messenger. Allah (S.W.T.) promises to give good life for such a person in this life as a quick reward for the righteous deed. Allah (S.W.T.) also promises to give more rewards to this person in the Hereafter.

The good life in this life as promised by Allah (S.W.T.) comprises all aspects of comfort including Halal Rizq, self-satisfaction, happiness, and contentment. The prophet (S.A.W.) says: “He Who submitted himself to Allah (S.W.T.), and is provided enough sustenance, and Allah (S.W.T.) made him content with what He gave him, he indeed succeeded.” {Authentic Hadith reported by Imams At-Trmithi and Ahmad}.

And also Imam Muslim reported that, the prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.) said :” Allah does not deal unjustly with a believer about a good deed because he is given blessings for it in the Hereafter; but the disbeliever is given in the world the reward for good deeds, he has performed and when he comes to the Hereafter, there is no good deed for which he can be rewarded.”

What are the righteous deeds?

“The righteous deeds include every thing that Allah (S.W.T.) loves and accepts from sayings and the physical acts; the hidden (acts by heart) and the openly (acts by limbs).

The acts by heart include the love for Allah and His messenger, fear of Allah, asking Him for forgiveness, Having sincerity to Him alone in deen, being patient, thanking for His blessings, accepting His judgment, depending on Him, hoping for His mercy, fear of His punishment, and all things of this nature are the righteousness.”

The acts by limbs include saying “La Elaha Ellalaah Muhamadun Raswolullah”, prayers, zakah, fasting, hajj, straight talk, loyalty (returning someone’s possessions to them), kindness with parents, having good accord with relatives, keeping promises and treaties, enjoining what is good and forbidding what is evil, Jihad in the cause of Allah, learning, teaching, kindness with the neighbor, with the orphan, with the poor, with the wayfarer, with the animals, supplication, remembering Allah and reciting Qur’an.”

What are the necessary conditions for the righteous deeds to be accepted?

Every righteous deed must meet two conditions to be accepted by Allah (S.W.T.):

The first is sincerity. This is achieved when the righteous is for the sake of Allah (S.W.T.) alone.

The second is following the prophet (S.A.W.). This is achieved when the righteous deeds are done exactly as prescribed by the prophet (S.A.W.). If these two conditions are met, the righteous deed will be accepted by Allah (S.W.T.). In this case, the doer of righteous deeds will deserve the reward in this life and in the Hereafter as promised by Allah (S.W.T.).

The immediate reward in this life can be manifested in the following:

The guidance and coming out of the darkness of (Falsehood) into the light of (Truth). Allah (S.W.T) said in surat Yunus, (Verse 9), what can be translated as, “Verily, those who believe, and do deeds of righteousness, their Lord will guide them by their faith…”

And also Allah (S.W.T) said in surat At-Talaq, (Verse 11), what can be translated as, “…that He may take out, those who believe and do righteous good deed from the darkness to the light…”

Love for them from Allah (S.W.T.) and in the hearts of the believers Allah (S.W.T) said in surat Maryam, (Verse 96), what can be translated as, ” Verily, those who believe, and do deeds of righteousness, the Most Beneficent will bestow love for them (in the hearts of the believers).”

And also Imams Bukhari and Muslim reported that, the prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.) said: “If Allah love person, He calls Jibriael (Gabriel) saying: Allah love so and so; O Jibriael love him. Jibriael would love him, and then Jibriael would make an announcement among the resident of the heavens, Allah loves so and so, therefore, you should love him also. So, all the resident of the heavens would love him and he is granted the pleasure of the people of the earth.”

Wiping away their bad deeds. Allah (S.W.T) said in surat Al-Ankabut, (Verse 7), what can be translated as, ” Those who believe, and do deeds of righteousness, surly, We shall remit from them their evil deeds and shall reward them according to the best of that which they used to do.”

Allah’s protection and good care. In the Qudsi (Holy) Hadith, reported by Imams Bukhari and Muslim that, the prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.) said: “Allah (S.W.T.) said:…My servant countess to draw near to Me with supererogatory works so that I shall love him. When I love him I am his hearing with which he sees, his hand with which he strikes and his foot with he walks…”

And Also, Allah (S.W.T.) will protect the children of the good doers. The Qur’an has told us how Allah (S.W.T.) protected the treasure that was under the destroyed wall of two orphan villagers in the city because of their righteous parents. The renovation was from the duties of Al-Khudr and Mousa (S.A.W.). {Story in surat Al-Kahf}

Finding good ways and sustenance where they are not expected. Allah (S.W.T) said in surat At-Talaq, (Verses 2&3), what can be translated as, “…And whosoever fears Allah and keeps his duty to Him, He will make a way for him to get out (from every difficulty). And He will provide him from sources he never could imagine.”

And also Allah (S.W.T) said in surat At-Talaq, (Verse 4), what can be translated as, “… And whosoever fears Allah and keeps his duty to Him, He will make his matter easy for him.”

Empowering them on earth and making them feel secure and at peace after fright and fear. Allah (S.W.T) said in surat An-Noor, (Verse 55), what can be translated as, “Allah has promised those among you who believe, and do deeds of righteousness, that He will certainly grant them succession to in the earth, as He granted it to those before them, and He will grant them the authority to practice their deen, that which He has chosen for them. And He will surly give them in exchange a safe security after their fear…”

The reward of righteous deed is also given in the Hereafter.

It is a great reward that no one knows its limit except Allah (S.W.T.). Many Qra’nic verses and authentic Ahadith declared that. The great reward is eternal bliss and happiness in Paradise: Allah (S.W.T) said in surat Al-Baqarh, (Verse 25), what can be translated as, “And give glad tidings to those who believe, and do deeds of righteousness, that for them will be Paradises under which rivers flow…and they shall have therein purified wives, and they will abide therein forever.”

And also Allah (S.W.T) said in surat Taha, (Verses 75 &76), what can be translated as, “But whoever come to Him as believer, and has done righteous good deeds, for such are the high ranks (in the Hereafter), and Paradise under which rivers flow, wherein they will abide forever…”

So, we should all do good deeds and make sure that our good deeds meet all the necessary conditions to gain the acceptance of Allah (S.W.T.). This way, we get the reward in this life and in the Hereafter. We ask Allah (S.W.T.) to help us do what he loves and pleased with and that he accepts our good deeds and rewards us with his mercy and blessings.

Source: http://islam1.org/iar/imam/archives/…_hereafter.php

Asalaamu Alaikum Wr Wb, Ramadaan is the month of the Qur’an so what better time to recite the noble Qur’an as much as is possible and at the same time get one can get into the habit of reciting the Qur’an for the rest of the year inshallah. In normal times outside of Ramadaan there is 10 rewards for every letter that one recites of the Qur’an: Rasulallah (Pbuh) says:

“Whoever reads a letter from the Book of Allah will receive a hasanah (good deed) from it (i.e. his recitation), and the hasanah is multiplied by ten. I do not say that Alif-Laam-Meem is (considered as) a letter, rather Alif is a letter, Laam is a letter, and Meem is a letter.” [At-Tirmidhi, Ad-Darimi]

But in the blessed month of Ramadhan ALL good deeds are multiplied:

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.

Therefore can you imagine how many rewards one can gain for every letter one recites of the Qur’an in this most blessed of months? COUNTLESS REWARDS!!!

So let us not waste a second for it may be our last! Let us get reciting and gain unimaginable rewards inshallah!

Reciting Qur’an whilst in Qiyaam (Standing in prayer)

Abd-Allah Ibn ‘Amr Ibn al-‘Aas (RA) narrated that the Prophet(Pbuh) said: Whoever recites ten Aayah (verses) in qiyaam will not be recorded as one of the forgetful. Whoever recites a hundred Aayah (verses) in qiyaam will be recorded as one of the devout, and whoever prays
a thousand Aayah (verses) in qiyaam will be recorded as one of the muqantareen (those who pile up good deeds).”
(Reported by Abu Dawood and Ibn Hibbaan. It is a hasan report. Sahih al-Attargheeb, 635).

Want to earn rewards that will go into the billions in just a few seconds?

Narrated ‘Ubaadah that the Messenger of Allah said, “Whoever seeks forgiveness for the believing men and believing women, Allah will write for him a good deed for EACH believing man and believing woman.” (Tabarrani)

Subhanallah this deed can be done in EVERY dua and can you imagine how many rewards can be gained for each and every Muslim we make dua for from Adam (As) until now and the last Muslim on earth. This is the easiest way to earn rewards that go into the billions and because it is Ramadan they also get increased so what are we waiting for? Start NOW!!!

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