Monday, September 21, 2009

Easy but few people practice

Easy but few people practice

Abdullah Bin Amr Bin Al-Aas (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated that the Prophet (peace 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 Subhan Allah 10 times, Alhamduillah 10 times and Allahu Akbar 10 times at the end of each Salah. By practicing this deed you earn 150 rewards for your tongue and 1,500 for the scale (of good deeds).

“And before you go to sleep say Subhan Allah 33 times, Alhamdulilah 33 times and Allahu Akbar 34 times. By saying these words before you sleep you gain 100 good deeds for your tongue and 1,000 deeds for the scale.”

The companions (Allah be pleased with them) asked, “O Messenger (of Allah), how is that these deeds are easy, yet few people do them?”

The Prophet (peace be upon him) replied, “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.

“Further, when he lies down on his bed, Shaitan comes to him and causes him to fall asleep before he mentions these words.” Abdullah Bin Amr (may Allah be pleased with him) said, “I saw the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) say these words using his hand to count them.”(Abu Dawood, no. 5065, Al-Tirmidhi, no. 3410, An-Nisa’i, no. 926 and Ahmad, 2/205)

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Thursday, September 10, 2009

On praying at night in the month of Ramadan

ALLAH’s Messenger (peace be upon him) said:

"Whoever prayed at night in it (the month of Ramadan) out of sincere Faith and hoping for a reward from Allah, then all his previous sins will be forgiven."

Source: Al-Bukhari (3/32, no. 226)

Got this in an email…

AN IMMAM WITH  GUTS!!
Thought you might enjoy this interesting Prayer given in Kansas at the opening session of their Senate. It seems Prayer still upsets some People. When Minister Joe Wright was asked to open the new session of the Kansas Senate, everyone was expecting the usual generalities, but this is what they heard: 
Almighty Allah, we come before you today to ask Your forgiveness and to seek your direction and Guidance. We know Your Word says, 'Woe to those who call evil good,' but that is exactly what we Have done. 
We have lost our spiritual equilibrium and reversed our values.
We have exploited the poor and called it the lottery. 
We have rewarded laziness and called it Welfare.
We have killed our unborn and called it Choice. 
We have shot abortionists and called it Justifiable. 
We have neglected to discipline our Children and called it building self esteem...
We have abused power and called it Politics. 
We have coveted our neighbor's possessions and called it ambition. 
We have polluted the air with profanity and Pornography and called it freedom of expression. 
We have ridiculed the time-honored values of our forefathers and called it enlightenment. 
Search us, and know our hearts today; cleanse us from every sin and set us free.  Amin! 
The response was immediate. A number of Legislators walked out during the prayer in Protest. In 6 short weeks, Central Mosque where the Immam was serving logged more than 5,000 phone calls with only 47 of those calls responding negatively. The Mosque is now receiving International requests for copies of this prayer From India , Africa and Korea .
Commentator Paul Harvey aired this prayer on His radio program, 'The Rest of the Story, ‘and received a larger response to this program than any other he has ever aired.. 
With the Lord's help, may this prayer sweep over our nation and wholeheartedly become our Desire so that we again can be called 'one nation Under God.' 
If possible, please pass this prayer on to your friends. 'If you don't stand for something, you will fall for everything.'
Think about this: If you forward this Prayer to everyone on your E-mail list, in less than 30 days it would be heard by the world.
How many people in your address book will   
Not receive this prayer...... .do you have the guts to pass it on?   
Regards,