Saturday, January 22, 2011

Tremendous Virtues

"Whoever says: 'Glorified is Allah, the Most Great, and praised is He' 
[Subhan Allah al-'Adhim wa bi-Hamdih] will have a date palm
planted for him in Paradise."['Sahih al-Jami'' #5531]

"Whoever is stricken with sadness, grief, sickness or hardship and says: 'Allah is my Lord, without any partners' [Allahu Rabbi, la sharika lah], then it will be removed from him."  ['Sahih al-Jami'' #6040]

"Whoever ate something, then said: 'Praise be to Allah who has fed me this food and provided it for me, without any strength or power on my part' [al-Hamdu lillah aladhi at'amani hadha wa Razaqnih bi ghayr hawlin minni wa la quwwa] is forgiven his past and future sins.

And whoever wears a garment and says: Praise be to Allah who has clothed
me with this garment and provided it for me without any strength or power
on my part[al-Hamdu lillah aladhi kasani hadha at-thawb wa Razaqnih
bi ghayr hawlin minni wa la quwwa] is forgiven his past and future
sins." ['Sahih al-Jami'' #6086]

"Whoever enters the marketplace and says: 'There is none worthy of worship
except Allah who has no partners, for Him is the Dominion, and for Him is
all Praise, He brings life and He causes death, and He is Alive and does not
die, in His Hand is all good, and He is able to do all things,' [La ilaha ill-Allah,
Wahdahu la sharika lahu, lahul-Mulk, wa lahul-Hamd, yuhyiyy wa yumit,
wa Huwa Hayyun la yamut, bi Yadihil-Khayr wa Huwa 'ala kulli shay'in
Qadir] then Allah will write one million good deeds for him, and will wipe 
away one million of his bad deeds, and will raise him one million levels
and will build a home for him in Paradise." ['Sahih al-Jami'' #6231]

"Whoever controls his anger when he is able to act upon it, then Allah
will call him to come in front of all of the Creation so that he would let
him choose from the Hur al-'Ayn and marry from them whomever he pleases." 
['Sahih al-Jami'' #6518]

"Whoever asks Allah for Paradise three times [Allahumma inni as'aluk 
al-Jannah], then Paradise will say: 'O Allah! Enter him into Paradise!'
And whoever seeks protection with Allah from the Fire three times
[Allahumma najjini min an-Nar],the Fire will say: 'O Allah! Protect him

from the Fire!'" [Reported by at-Tirmidhi, and it is authentic]

'Abdullah bin Mas'ud said: 'Whoever reads 'al-Mulk' (chapter 67 of the Qur`an) 
every night, Allah will protect him from the torment of the grave.
At the time of the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him), we used to call it
al-mani'ah (that which protects). In the Book of Allah, it is a chapter which
- whoever recites it every night - has done very well." 
['Sahih at-Targhib wat-Tarhib' #1475]

"Whoever asks Allah sincerely for martyrdom [Allahumma inni as'aluk
ash-shahadah], Allah will cause him to reach the status of the martyrs 
even if he dies in his bed." ['Sahih al-Bukhari' #1909]
"No one witnesses that there is none worthy of worship but Allah and that
I am Allah's Messenger - truthfully, from his heart - except that Allah makes
the Fire of Hell forbidden to touch him."
[Reported by Muslim, Ahmad, and al-Bayhaqi] 

Important Note: In light of these tremendous virtues, it is important to keep in
mind that the Salaf (radiallaahu 'anhum) would throw their good deeds behind
them - meaning they would not rely on them nor become complacent - and keep
their sins in front of them.

1 comment:

  1. Na'am, thses are definitely TREMENDOUS virtues. Let us not waste our time...and let us fill our time with thses sayings of benefit. Keep that tongue moist with the remembrance of Allaah Azza wa Jal!!!