Thursday, November 1, 2012

70 Ways To Earn Rewards from Allah





Asalam Wa Alikum


70 Ways To Earn Rewards from Allah

1. Repentance done sincerely for Allah: The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: "Allah will forgive the sins of anybody who repents before the sun rises from the west (i.e., a major sign for the Day of Judgment)." (Muslim) He (peace be upon him) also said: "Allah accepts the repentance of His slaves until the time of their death (i.e., when the soul is departing)." (Tirmidhi)

2. 'Umrah during Ramadan: The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: "Performing 'Umrah during it (Ramadan) is like performing Hajj with me." (Bukhari & Muslim)

3. Recitation of the Quran: The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: "Recite the Quran, for it will intercede for you (with Allah) on the Day of Judgment." (Muslim)

4. Learning and teaching the Quran: The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: "The best amongst you is the one who learns the Quran and teaches it to others." (Bukhari)

5. The Mention of Allah: The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: "Shall I not tell you about the best of your deeds, the most pure (i.e., righteous and sincere) of them to your Creator, that which will entitle you to the highest ranks, which is better for you than donating gold and silver for the sake of Allah, which is better than fighting your enemies in Jihad where you kill them or they kill you (i.e., you become martyrs)?" The people replied: "Yes, O Messenger of Allah." So He (peace be upon him) said: "The mention of Allah." (Tirmidhi)

6. Seeking Allah's forgiveness: The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: "For he who always seeks the forgiveness of Allah, Allah will relieve him from all adversities, make a way out for him from all hardships and provide him from means which he could never have expected." (Nasa'i)

7. Performing complete and proper ablution: The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: "Whosoever performs a complete and proper ablution, sins will leave his body – even from under his nails." (Muslim)

8. Supplicating between the Adhan and Iqamah: The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: "Supplication between the Adhan and Iqamah is not rejected." So people asked: "What should we ask for?" He (peace be upon him) replied: "Ask Allah for His forgiveness." (Tirmidhi)

9. Performing the five daily prayers: The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: "There is no Muslim who, at the time of prayer, performs ablution properly, then performs the prayer in humility before Allah and perfects its pillars; except that this will expiate all his past minor sins. This is for every prayer throughout his life." (Muslim)

10. Offering Fajr and 'Asr prayers promptly: The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: "Whoever performs the two cool prayers (i.e., 'Asr and Fajr) on time will enter Paradise." (Bukhari)

11. Supplicating during the virtuous time on Fridays: The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: "There is a virtuous time every Friday; never does a Muslim supplicate during it except that Allah grants him what he asks for." (Bukhari & Muslim)

12. Reciting chapter Al-Kahf from the Quran on Fridays: The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: "Whoever recites chapter Al-Kahf on a Friday will have a light (i.e., will be guided) between it and the next Friday." (Nasa'i)

13. Going to the mosque: The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: "Whoever goes to the mosque to pray and returns; Allah will make a dwelling for him in Paradise for every time he goes (and every time he comes back)." (Bukhari & Muslim)

14. Praying in congregation: The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: "Praying in congregation is twenty seven multiples higher in reward than praying alone ." (Bukhari & Muslim)

15. Offering supererogatory prayers: The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: "Allah will build a dwelling in Paradise for anyone who prays twelve supererogatory rak`ah daily in addition to the compulsory prayers." (Muslim)

16. Offering funeral prayers: The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: "Whosoever attends a funeral and prays over the dead receives a reward equal to a Qiraat, and whosoever was also present at the burial receives a reward equal to two Qiraat." So people asked: "What is a Qiraat?" He (peace be upon him) replied: "It is equal to twice the size of the greatest mountain (i.e. Uhud)." (Bukhari & Muslim)

17. Women praying at home: The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: "Do not deprive women from praying in the houses of Allah (i.e., the mosques) but praying at home is better for them (in reward)." (Abu Dawud)

18. Supplications after prayer: The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: "Allah will forgive the sins, even if they were as much as the foam of the sea, for anyone who exalts Allah thirty-three times saying 'Subhan Allah', praises Him thirty-three times saying 'Al-hamdulillah' and glorifies Him thirty-three times saying 'Allahu Akbar', and then completes the supplications to be one hundred by saying: 'None has the right to be worshipped except Allah alone, without partner. To Him belong sovereignty and praise, and He is over all things Omnipotent.' " (Muslim)

19. Thanking Allah after eating or drinking: The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: "Allah is pleased with the slave who thanks Him after eating or drinking (When Allah is pleased with a slave He forgives his sins)." (Muslim)

20. Zakat Al-Fitr: Ibn 'Abbas said: "The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) made Zakat Al-Fitr obligatory as a means of purifying the fasting person from idle talk and foul language and feeding the poor. It is accepted as Zakat from whoever pays it before the ('Eid) prayer, and as a (simple) charity from whoever pays it after that." (Abu Dawud)

21. Optional charity: The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: "Charity wipes out sins as water extinguishes fire." (Tirmidhi)

22. Paying charity secretly: The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: "Righteous deeds protect a person from an evil end; a charity spent in secret extinguishes Allah's wrath; and maintaining good ties of kinship increases ones lifespan." (Tabarani)

23. Spreading the Islamic salutation (of salaam): The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: "O people! Spread the salaam; maintain good ties with kin; and pray at night while people are sleeping, then you will enter Paradise peacefully." (Tirmidhi)

24. Removing harmful objects from people's way: The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: "I saw a man enjoying himself in Paradise (simply) because he removed from a road a tree that used to harm people." (Muslim)

25. Dutifulness to parents: The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: "What a loss is for him! What a loss is for him! What a loss is for him!" Someone asked: "Who, O Allah's Messenger?" He replied: "He whose parents reach old age, either one or both of them, and he does not use their presence (by being good to them, etc.) to cause him to enter Paradise." (Muslim)

26. The wife's obedience to her husband: The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: "If a woman prays the five obligatory daily prayers, fasts the month of Ramadan, guards her private parts (from adultery and fornication), and is obedient to her husband, she will be able to enter Paradise from any of its gates." (Ibn Hibban)

27. Earning lawfully: The Prophet (peace be upon him) was asked about the best earnings, he replied: "Those which a man earns by his hands, or any other lawfully earned money." (Hakim)

28. Providing for ones family: The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: "If a man provides for his family hoping for the reward, it will be counted as charity for him." (Bukhari & Muslim)

29. Providing for widows and the needy: The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: "One who provides for widows and the poor is like one who fights Jihad for the sake of Allah (in reward)." He (peace be upon him) added: "(He is) like one who prays at night without tiring and one who fasts continuously." (Bukhari)

30. Nurturing the orphan: The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: "I and the one who nurtures an orphan will be like this in Paradise (then he joined his index and middle fingers together)." (Bukhari)

31. Stroking the head of an orphan: The Prophet (peace be upon him) said in reply to a man who complained about the hardness of his own heart: "Stroke the head of an orphan and feed the needy." (Ahmad)

32. Fulfilling people's needs: The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: "It better for one of you to fulfill the need of his brother (in Islam) than residing for I'tikaf in my mosque for two months." (Hakim)

33. Visiting Muslims: The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: "Prophets will be in Paradise, the truthful will be in Paradise, and those who visit their Muslim brothers purely for the sake of Allah will be in Paradise." (Tabarani)

34. Visiting the sick: The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: "When a Muslim visits his sick brother, he never ceases to be in a Khurfah of paradise until he returns." He was asked: "What is a Khurfah?" He (peace be upon him) replied: "Its fruits." (Muslim)

35. Maintaining ties with those who sever them: The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: "Al-wasil (i.e., one who maintains ties) is not the one who recompenses the good done to him by his relatives, but Al-wasil is the one who keeps good relations with those relatives who sever the bond of kinship with him."

36. Cheering up Muslims: The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: "On the Day of Resurrection, Allah will cheer up (by His forgiveness) He who cheers up his fellow Muslim." (Tabarani)

37. Easing matters for those in hardship: The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: "Allah will make matters easy in the Hereafter for he who eases hardship for a Muslim." (Muslim)

38. Being kind and merciful to the weak: The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: "Allah will be merciful with those who are merciful with others; be merciful with those on the earth, and the One above the heavens will be merciful with you." (Tirmidhi)

39. Reconciling between people: The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: "Should I not tell you of a deed that is a rank higher than fasting, praying and spending in charity?" People replied: "Indeed, O messenger of Allah" He (peace be upon him) replied: "Reconciling between people." (Abu Dawud)

40. Having good manners: When The Prophet (peace be upon him) was asked about which act leads people to enter Paradise the most, he replied: "Piety and good manners." (Tirmidhi)

41. Being bashful: The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: "Bashfulness is a part of faith, and faith leads to Paradise." (Ahmad)

42. Truthfulness: The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: "Be truthful, as truthfulness leads to virtue, and virtue leads to Paradise." (Bukhari)

43. Forgiveness and controlling anger: Allah says what means: "And march forth in the way (which leads) to forgiveness from your Lord and Paradise as wide as are the Heavens and the Earth, prepared for the pious. Those who spend (in Allah's cause) in prosperity and in adversity, who repress anger and who pardon men; verily, Allah loves the good- doers." (Aali-'Imraan:133-134)

44. Shaking hands: The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: "Never do two Muslims shake hands except that their sins are forgiven before they depart." (Abu Dawud)

45. Having a cheerful face: The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: "Do not undermine any kind deed, even if it is to meet your Muslim brother with a cheerful face." (Muslim)

46. Leniency during trade: The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: "May Allah have mercy upon the one who is easy when he buys and easy when he disputes (i.e., forgives easily)." (Bukhari)

47. Lowering one's gaze: The Prophet (peace be upon him) said that Allah says: "A lustful look is like a poisoned arrow of Satan; whoever refrains from it out of fear from Me, I will replace it with belief whose sweetness he will find in his heart." (Tabarani)

48. Enjoining good and forbidding evil: The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: "Whoever sees an evil should stop it with his hands; if he is unable to do so, then with his tongue; if he is unable to do that, then with his heart (by hating it), and this is the lowest level of belief." (Bukhari)

49. Attending virtuous gatherings: The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: "Never do a group of people gather to mention Allah the Almighty, except that they will be surrounded with angels; the mercy of Allah will descend upon them, tranquility will shade them and Allah will mention them (with pride) in front of the angels." (Muslim)

50. Guarding one's tongue: The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: "Whoever guarantees (i.e., restrains) what is between his two jaws (i.e., the tongue), and what is between his legs (i.e., the private parts), I will guarantee him Paradise." (Muslim)

51. Guiding people to virtue: The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: "Every good done to others is a charity, and the one who guides to a good deed gets the same reward as the one who performs the good deed." (Bukhari & Muslim)

52. Calling people to the religion of Allah: The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: "One who calls people towards guidance gains the same reward (from Allah) as those who follow him, without their reward being reduced." (Muslim)

53. Concealing people's faults: The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: "Whoever conceals others' faults in this life; Allah will conceal his faults on the Day of Resurrection." (Muslim)

54. Perseverance: The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: "Never is a Muslim is afflicted with a calamity, sadness, worry, harm, or hardship - even a prick of a thorn - except that Allah, will expiate his sins (due to this)." (Bukhari)

55. Expiation of a gathering: The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: "Whoever sits in a gathering and commits bad deeds (i.e., speech) in it; then says before he stands up to leave: 'Subhanaka Allahumma wa bihamdika, ash- hadu allaa ilaaha illaa ant, astaghfiruka wa atoobu ilayk,' Allah will forgive that which he committed during the gathering." (Tirmidhi)

56. Rearing daughters: The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: "He who has three daughters, and he shelters them, provides for them and is merciful to them, will definitely be admitted into Paradise." (Ahmad)

57. Kindness to animals: The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: "A man saw a dog panting and eating mud out of thirst; so the man used his shoe to give the dog some water from a well. Allah appreciated this action and admitted him into Paradise." (Bukhari)

58. Not asking anything of people: The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: "Whosoever guarantees me that he will not ask people for anything, I can guarantee him Paradise." (Bukhari)

59. Exalting Allah: The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: "Whosoever says: 'Subhan Allah wa bihamdih' one hundred times a day, Allah will forgive his sins even if they were as great as the foam of the sea." (Bukhari & Muslim)

60. Charity with continuous benefit: The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: "When a son of Adam dies, he ceases to gain (additional) benefit from his deeds except from three: a charity that is continuous in benefit, beneficial knowledge and a righteous child that supplicates for him." (Muslim)

61. Giving charity from the husband's wealth: The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: "If a woman spends from the wealth of her house without causing harm (to her family), she will get the reward of what she spent and her husband also gets a reward because he earned it. (Moreover) the one who is entrusted with money gets the same reward (of spending it), without any of them (the wife and the entrusted) decreasing the rewards of the others." (Bukhari)

62. Honesty in trade: The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: "When two people trade, they have the choice (to proceed with or stop the transaction), so if they are honest and clarify (e.g., defects in their merchandise) their trade will be blessed, but if they lie and conceal (defects) there will be no blessing in their trade." (Bukhari)

63. Relieving Muslims: The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: "Whosoever relieves another Muslim of any hardship, Allah will relieve him from one of the hardships of the Day of Resurrection." (Muslim)

64. Assisting people: The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: "Every day, charity is due from each of your joints; assisting a man to mount his beast or helping him load his luggage on it is a charity." (Bukhari)

65. Intercession to fulfill people's needs: The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: "Intercede (to fulfill people's needs) and you will be rewarded." (Bukhari)

66. Supplicating for parents: The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: "Allah the Almighty and Exalted will raise the rank of the righteous slave in Paradise, then the slave will ask: 'O Allah! How did I attain this rank?' Allah will reply, 'By virtue of your child's supplication for your forgiveness.' " (Ahmad)

67. Supplicating for Muslims in their absence: The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: "Whenever a Muslim supplicates for his Muslim brother in his absence, an angel says: 'You will get the same (as you supplicated for).' " (Muslim)

68. Immediately following up a sin with a good deed: The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: "Fear Allah wherever you are, and follow up a sin with a good deed, it will eradicate it - and deal with people kindly." (Ahmad)

69. Defending Muslims in their absence: The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: "Whosoever defends his Muslim brother in his absence, Allah will keep the Hellfire away from his face on the Day of Resurrection." (Tirmidhi)

70. Being fair between people: The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: "Every day that the sun rises, charity is due from each of your joints, and being fair between people is a charity." (Bukhari)

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