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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