Less than 10 minutes of worship for a mountain of rewards!

Less than 10 minutes of worship for a mountain of rewards!

Assalam Alaykum

As we head into the last ten nights of Ramadan we all want to maximize our worship so that we may benefit from Laylatul Qadr. So how about deeds which are easy to do yet tremendous in reward? Do we not want to fill our scales with as much good deeds as possible? Here comes the opportunity…

The Prophet  [Sall Allahu Alayhi Wa Sallam] said, ‘Shall I tell you of the best of deeds, the most pure in the sight of your Lord and of the highest order? That which is far better than spending gold and silver, better than meeting your enemy at the battlefield where you strike at their necks and they at yours?’ The companions replied, ‘Yes O Messenger of Allah.’ The Prophet replied, ‘It is Dhikr/zikr (Remembrance) of Allah [Narrated by Tirmidhi]

1. The Prophet [Sall Allahu Alayhi Wa Sallam] said that the four most beloved dhikr/zikr to Allah are- subhan Allah, alhamdulillah, la ilaha illa Allah, Allahu akbar [Narrated by Muslim]. If we recite each a hundred times it takes about five minutes in total. Yet what are the possible rewards? [The name in brackets is the narrator of the saying of the Prophet]

– reward for 400 acts of charity [Muslim]
– 100 plants planted in paradise [Tirmidhi]
– sins fall away like leaves fall off an old tree [Tirmidhi]
– given safety from hellfire [Tirmidhi]
– Subhan Allah a 100 times carries the reward of 1000 good deeds, 1000 sins removed and reward of freeing 100 slaves [Muslim]
– Subhan Allah a 100 times also carries reward of freeing 100 slaves from the children of Ismail [Ahmad]
– Alhamdulillah a 100 times carries the reward of donating 100 horses in charity [Ahmad]
– Allahu akbar a 100 times carries the reward for making a 100 sacrifices [Ahmad]
– these words make tawaf around the throne of Allah, mentioning the name of the one who uttered them [Ibn Majah, Ahmad, Tabarani]

2. The phrase is- Subhan Allahi wa bihamdihi (Allah is free from all imperfection and all praise be to Him)

So what are the rewards for saying subhan Allahi wa bihamdihi a hundred times? It takes just over a minute of our night. The Prophet peace be upon him says (and in the brackets are the narrators)
– Whoever says this a hundred times will have all their sins forgiven even if they are like the foam of the sea [Muslim]
– 100 palm trees will be planted in paradise [Tirmidhi and Hakim]
– The phrase is one of two phrases dear to the all-Merciful along with subhan Allahil adheem (Allah, the all-Mighty is free from Imperfection) [Muslim]
– This phrase along with subhan Allahil adheem is very heavy on our scale of good deeds [Muslim]

So tonight and every night till the end of Ramadan, take out ten minutes (or even less) from the night and say a 100 times each (or even more if you want!)- subhan Allah (Allah is free from imperfection), Alhamdulillah (all praise and thanks are due to Allah), la ilaha illa Allah (there is none worthy of worship but Allah), Allahu akbar (Allah is the Greatest) and subhan Allahi wa bihamdihi (Allah is free from imperfection and to Him is all praise and thanks). Praying that we all have a successful Laylatul Qadr!

submitted by Raiiq Ridwan