Ways For Gaining Rewards

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Department of Jaliyat in Zulfi
Language: Arabic – English | Format: PDF | Pages: 35 | Size: 1 MB

There are many ways to gain reward from Allah and in this book there are some examples like: The Holy Qur’an, Remembering Allah, Ablution, Prayer and Fasting.

1. Memorizing Qur’an: Aisha reported that the Prophet (pbuh) said: “Such a person who recites the Quran and masters it by heart, will be with the noble righteous scribes (in Heaven). And such a person exerts himself to learn the Quran by heart, and recites it with great difficulty, will have a double reward.”

2. Reciting Qur’an: Abu Umama reported that the Prophet (pbuh) said: “Recite the Qur’an, for on the Day of Resurrection it will come as an intercessor for those who recite It.”

3. Learning and Teaching Qur’an: Uthman bin Affan reported that the Prophet (pbuh) said: “The best among you (Muslims) are those who learn the Qur’an and teach it.”

4. Suratul Al-Ikhlas: Abu Edarda reported that the Prophet (pbuh) said: ” Suratul Ikhlas: (Chapter 112) is equal to one-third of the Qur’an!”

5. Suratul Falaq and Surat Nas: Uqba bin Amir reported that the Prophet (pbuh) said: What wonderful verses have been sent down tonight. the like of which has never been seen! They are:” Say: I seek refuge with the Lord of the dawn,” and” Say: I seek refuge with the Lord of men.” (chapters: 112 – 113 – 114 )

6. Suratul Baqarah: Abu Huraira reported that the Prophet (pbuh) said: ‘Do not make your houses as graveyards. Satan runs away from the house in which Suratul Baqarah is recited.”d of men.”

7. Suratul Baqarah and Suratu Ali Imran: Abu Umama reported that the Prophet (pbuh) said: “Recite the Qur’an, for on the Day of Resurrection it will come as an intercessor for those who recite It. Recite the two bright ones, al- Baqara and Al ‘Imran, for on the Day of Resurrection they will come as two clouds or two shades, or two flocks of birds in ranks, pleading for those who recite them. Recite Surah al-Baqara, for to take recourse to it is a blessing and to give it up is a cause of grief, and the magicians cannot confront it.”.

8. Ayatul Kursi (The Throne): Ubay bin Ka’b reported that the Prophet (pbuh) said to him: “O Abal-Mundhir, do you know which verse of Allah’s Book that you have is the greatest? “I replied, “Allah, there is no god but He, the Living, the Eternal ” (2:254) . Thereupon he struck me on my breast and said: May knowledge be pleasant for you, O Abal Mundhir!”

9. The last two verses of Al-Baqarah: Abu Mas’ud reported that the Prophet (pbuh) said: “Whoever recites the last two Verses of Suratul Baqarah during the night, they will be sufficient for him.”

10. Memorizing ten verses of Suratul Kahf: Abu Edarda reported that the Prophet (pbuh) said: ” Whoever learns by heart the first ten verses of Suratul Kahf, he will be protected from the Dajjal.”
This hadith has been transmitted by Qatada with the same chain of transmitters. But Shu’ba (one of the narrators) said: At the end of Suraul Kahf . (chapters: 112 – 113 – 114 )

11. Remembering Allah much: Abu Huraira reported that the Prophet (pbuh) said : “Mufarridun have gone ahead.” They (the Companions of the Prophet (pbuh) ) said: Allah’s Messenger, who are Mufarridun? He said: “They are those males and females who remember Allah much. “

12. Abu Musa reported that the Prophet (pbuh) said: “The example of the one who celebrates the Praises of his Lord (Allah) in comparison to the one who does not celebrate the Praises of his Lord, is that of a living creature compared to a dead one.” Continue reading

The Excellence Of Knowledge

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Ibn Rajab Al-Hanbali
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These are some brief words about the meaning of knowledge and its classification into that which is beneficial and that which is not; as well as a note regarding the excellence of the knowledge of the Salaf over that of the Khalaf. The way and wisdom of the Salaf, all goodness lies in traversing the way of the Salaf, beneficial Knowledge with regards the ‘Inner Sciences’, the foundation of knowledge and many other branches of the beneficial knowledge. From the signs of beneficial knowledge is that one does not lay claim to having knowledge or become boastful of it. He does not accuse others of ignorance unless they oppose the Sunnah and its people, in which case he speaks against him out of anger form the sake of Allah, not out of personal anger or the desire of gaining ascendancy over him. As for the second category of knowledge which Allah mentioned by way of censure, examples of it can be found in his mention of magic (sihr), astronomy, the Rationalisation of the People of Opinion, debating about the religion. From those sciences that have been innovated in the discussion and analysis of the ‘inner sciences’ dealing with matter such as gnosis and the actions of the heart and their ensuing implications based upon pure opinion, spiritual experience (dhawq), or spiritual realization (kashf). The same applies to delving too deeply into the science of genealogies even though it be something that is needed. The same applies to delving too deeply into the Arabic language and indeed to do so serves to direct one away from learning more important matters and to devote oneself to it prevents one from acquiring much beneficial knowledge. From amongst these sciences are those innovated by the Mu’tazila in their discussion of Qadr and setting up analogies for Allah while a clear prohibition has been mentioned against delving into Qadr. Linked to this is the innovation concocted by the Mu’tazila, and those who traverse their path, in their discussion of the Essence (dhat) of Allah, the Exalted, and His Attributes through the medium of rationalization. Continue reading