Monday, August 17, 2009

A Deed Few People Practice

Abdullah ibn 'Amr (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated that the Prophet Muhammad(peace and blessings be upon him) said,

“There are two characteristics that whenever the Muslim maintains them will enter Jannah. These two traits are easy to possess. However, only a few people acquire them.

Say “ Subhanallah” ten times, “Al-Hamduillah” ten times and “Allahu Akbar” ten times at the end of each Salah. By practicing this deed you earn one hundred and fifty rewards for your tongue and one thousand five hundred for the scale (of good deeds).

And before you go to sleep say “Subhanallah” thirty three times, Al-Hamdulilah” thirty three times and Allahu Akbar thirty four times. By saying these words before you sleep you gain one hundred good deeds for your tongue and one thousand deeds for the scale.

The companions asked” Oh messenger, How is that these deeds are easy, yet few people do them?

The Prophet(peace be upon him) said,” Right after a person finishes praying Shaitan comes to him and reminds him of something that he has to do. Therefore this person gets up and leaves without saying these words. Additionally, when he lies in his bed Shaitan comes to him and causes him to fall asleep before he mentions these words.

‘Abdullah ibn ‘Amr(may Allah be pleased with him)said , “ I saw the Messenger of Allah(May Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him)say these words using his hand to count them.

(Collected by Abu Dawud(5065), At-Tirmithi( 3410)Nisa’i(926)and Ahmed(2/205) Imam An-Nawwawee graded the isnad of this hadeeth as being Saheeh and Imam At-Tirmithi said this hadeeth is Hasan Saheeh.)

Benefits derived from this hadeeth:

~ The invocation and the mention of Allah’s names are a means for the servant to enter Jannah.

~ Good deeds are multiplied by ten or more.

~ The scale is a fact.

~ Counting the glorification of Allah is done using the hands.

~ Shaitan is persistent with his whispers to the son of Adam during prayer and at bed time.

(end of Explanation)

We ask Allah to extend His mercy and allow us to practice this deed daily.

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