Be merciful and Allah will be merciful with you. Simple!

Abdullah ibn Amr reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Those who are merciful will be shown mercy by the Most Merciful. Be merciful to those on the earth and the One in the heavens will have mercy upon you.”

In another narration, the Prophet said, “Be merciful to the people of the earth and the One in the heavens will have mercy upon you.”

Source: Sunan al-Tirmidhī 1924

Helping the poor is like fighting for the sake of Allah

The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “The one who looks after a widow or a poor person is like a Mujahid (warrior) who fights for Allah’s Cause, or like him who performs prayers all the night and fasts all the day.”

Source: Sahih Bukhari – 5353

Whoever reads Soorat al-Kahf on the day of Jumu’ah, will have a light that will shine from him from one Friday to the next.” (Narrated by al-Haakim, 2/399; al-Bayhaqi, 3/249. Ibn Hajar said in Takhreej al-Adhkaar that this is a hasan hadeeth, and he said, this is the strongest report that has been narrated concerning reading Soorat al-Kahf.

Source: See: Fayd al-Qadeer, 6/198. It was classed as saheeh by Shaykh al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Jaami’, 6470)

Two rakat sunnah before Fajr are worth more than the whole world and everything in it.

`A’isha relates that the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) said, “The two [sunnah] cycles (rak`ats) of the morning prayer are better than the world and what it contains’

Source:[Muslim] Book 9, Hadith 1102

Teaching someone islamic knowledge is Sadaqah Jariya, but It is important that  the teaching is correct.

When a man passes away, his good deeds will also come to an end except for three: Sadaqah Jariyah (ceaseless charity); a knowledge which is beneficial, or a virtuous descendant who prays for him (for the deceased)” Narrated by Abu Hurairah,

Source: Sahih Muslim Book 13, Hadith 1383

Allah’s Loves regular devotions even if they are small

A’isha said that Rasulullah saw said: “The deeds most loved by Allah (are those) done regularly, even if they are small.” (Bukhari, Muslim)

Source: Sahih al-Bukhari 6462 book 81 hadith 51

Praying Isha and Fajr in Jamma, it is as if you have prayed the whole night

`Uthman bin `Affan reported: I heard the Messenger of Allah saying: “One who performs Isha’ prayer in congregation, is as if he has performed Salat for half of the night. And one who performs the Fajr prayer in congregation, is as if he has performed Salat the whole night.”

Source: [Muslim]

Another narration mentions

`Uthman bin Affan narrated that he had heard the Messenger of Allah saying: “He who attends Isha’ in congregation, is as if he has performed Salat for half of the night; and he who attends `Isha’ and Fajr prayers in congregation, is as if he has performed Salat for the whole night.”

Source: [Tirmidhi]

Good Manners will be the heaviest thing in the scales on the day of judgement.

Abu Darda reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Nothing is heavier upon the scale of the believer on the Day of Resurrection than his good character. Verily, Allah hates the shameless, obscene person.”

Source: Sunan At-Tirmidhi 2002

Do a sunnah each day

Smile, say ‘Bismillah’ before drinking, sleep on the right side – there are so many.

Reading each letter of the Quran is worth 10 rewards, that is multiplied in Ramadan and doubled if you are struggling to learn. As an authentic hadith in At-Tirmithee proves: “Whoever reads a letter from the Book of Allah, he will have a reward. And that reward will be multiplied by ten. I am not saying that “Alif, Laam, Meem” is a letter, rather I am saying that “Alif” is a letter, “laam” is a letter and “meem” is a letter.” So increase your recitation of the Qur’an to gain these merits, and to gain the following merit as well.

70,000  Angels pray for you when you visit the sick

I heard the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) saying, “When a Muslim visits a sick Muslim at dawn, seventy thousand angels keep on praying for him till dusk. If he visits him in the evening, seventy thousand angels keep on praying for him till the morning; and he will have (his share of) reaped fruits in Jannah.”

Sadaqah protects from the hellfire, SubhanAllah.

Adi bin Hatim (MAPH) reported: I heard the Prophet (SAWS) saying: “Protect yourself from (Hell) Fire, by giving of half of a date (in charity)”.

Source: (Al-Bukhari and Muslim).

Taking wudu and then walking to the mosque

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever purifies himself for ablution in his house and he walks to a house among the houses of Allah in order to fulfill an obligation among the obligations of Allah, then one step of his will expiate his sins and another step will elevate his status.”

Source: Sahih Muslim

Feeding someone who is fasting gives you the same reward as them, without diminish their rewards in any way.

The Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Whoever feeds the person who is breaking his fast, he will have his reward (for his fasting) without decreasing anything from the reward of the fasting person.”

Source: [Al-Tirmidhi, Ibn Maajah – Classed as Sahih by Sh al-Albaani]

Say SubhanAllah 100 times and a thousand wrongdoings will be wiped away.

The Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) said: “Is anyone of you incapable of earning one thousand Hasanah (rewards) a day?” Someone from the gathering asked, “How can anyone of us earn a thousand Hasanah?” Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) said: “Glorify Allah a hundred times by just saying “Subhanallah” and a Good deeds will be written for you, or a thousand sins will be wiped away.”

Source: (Muslim 4:2073)

In the last 3rd of the night, Allah accepts all dua’s

It was narrated by al-Bukhaari in his Saheeh (1145) and by Muslim (1261) from Abu Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him), that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “The Lord descends every night to the lowest heaven when one-third of the night remains and says: ‘Who will call upon Me, that I may answer Him? Who will ask of Me, that I may give him? Who will seek My forgiveness, that I may forgive him?’”

Source: Bukhaari  (1145) and Muslim (1261)

Reciting Surah Al-Ikhlas is equal to one third of the Qur’an’

A man heard another man reciting (Surat-Al-Ikhlas) ‘Say He is Allah, (the) One.’ (112. 1) repeatedly. The next morning he came to Allah’s Apostle and informed him about it as if he thought that it was not enough to recite. On that Allah’s Apostle said, “By Him in Whose Hand my life is, this Surah is equal to one-third of the Qur’an!”

Visit your brother for the sake of Allah

Abu Hurayrah (radi Allahu anhu) reported that the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said, “A man set out to visit a brother (in Islam) in another town and Allah sent an angel on his way. When the man met the angel, the latter asked him, “Where do you intend to go?” He said, “I intend to visit my brother in this town.” The angel said, “Have you done any favour to him?” He said, “No, I have no desire except to visit him because I love him for the sake of Allah, the Exalted, and Glorious.” Thereupon the angel said, “I am a messenger to you from Allah (to inform you) that Allah loves you as you love him (for His sake)”

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He who says ‘Subhanallahi wa bihamdihi’ 100 times a day his sins will be obliterated even if they are equal to the extent of the foam of the ocean

Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, “He who utters a hundred times in a day these words: `La ilaha illallahu, wahdahu la sharika lahu, lahul-mulku wa lahul-hamdu, wa Huwa `ala kulli sha’in Qadir (there is no true god except Allah. He is One and He has no partner with Him; His is the sovereignty and His is the praise, and He is Omnipotent),’ he will have a reward equivalent to that for emancipating ten slaves, a hundred good deeds will be recorded to his credit, hundred of his sins will be blotted out from his scroll, and he will be safeguarded against the devil on that day till the evening; and no one will exceed him in doing more excellent good deeds except someone who has recited these words more often than him. And he who utters: `Subhan-Allahi wa bihamdihi (Allah is free from imperfection and His is the praise)’ one hundred times a day, his sins will be obliterated even if they are equal to the extent of the foam of the ocean.”

Source: [Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

Zakat purifies your wealth

“Take the charity (Zakat) from their wealth in order to purify and cleanse them by way of it.”

Source: [Surah At-Tawbah: 103]

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