Angels rush to see…

Sahih Muslim (17)

It was narrated that Rifa’ah bin Rafi said:
“We were praying behind the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) one day and when he raised his head from bowing he said:
‘Sami Allahu liman hamidah (Allah hears the one who praises Him).’
A man behind him said: ‘Rabbana wa lakal-hamd, hamdan kathiran tayyiban mubarakan fih.
(O our Lord, and to You be praise, much blessed and pure praise.)’
When the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) had finished, he said:
“Who is the one who spoke just now?”
The man said: ‘I did, O Messenger of Allah.’
The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: ‘I saw thirty-some angels rushing to see which of them would write it down first.'”
It was narrated from Abu Hurairah that:
The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said:
“When the Imam says: ‘Sami Allahu liman hamidah (Allah hears the one who praises Him),’
then say: ‘Rabbana wa lakal-hamd,’ (Our Lord, and to You be the praise).’
Whoever says that and it coincides with the angels saying it, his previous sins will be forgiven.”

Surah Sajdah

Surah Sajdah (4)

Quran

Surah Hajj

verse 47

And indeed, a day with your Lord is like a thousand years of those which you count.

indicates that the length of a day with Allah is a thousand years.

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In Surah As Sajdah

verse 55

He arranges [each] matter from the heaven to the earth; then it will ascend to Him in a Day, the extent of which is a thousand years of those which you count.

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In Surah Al- Ma’arij

verse 4

‘The angels and the Rooh [Jibreel] ascend to Him in a Day the measure whereof is fifty thousand years’

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There are two ways in which these ayaat may be reconciled:

The first was reported by Ibn Abi Haatim via Sammaak from ‘Ikrimah

from Ibn ‘Abbaas:

the day of a thousand years mentioned in Surah al-Hajj is one of the six days in which Allah created the heavens and the earth; the day of a thousand years mentioned in Surah al-Sajdah is the length of time it takes for a matter to go up to Allah; and the day of fifty thousand years is the Day of Resurrection.

The second (way of reconciling the ayaat) is that what is meant by all of them is the Day of Resurrection, and the difference in the time span depends on whether a person is a believer or a disbeliever. This is indicated by the ayaah (interpretation of the meaning):

‘Truly that Day will be a Hard Day, far from easy for the disbelievers.”

[al-Muddaththir 74:9-10].

These two suggestions were mentioned by the author of al-Itqaan. And Allaah knows best.”

Illiyyun

Surah Sajdah (6)

كَلَّا إِنَّ كِتَابَ الْأَبْرَارِ لَفِي عِلِّيِّينَ

وَمَا أَدْرَاكَ مَا عِلِّيُّونَ

كِتَابٌ مَرْقُومٌ

يَشْهَدُهُ الْمُقَرَّبُونَ

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Surah Al Muttafin

verses 18-21

No! Indeed, the record of the righteous is in ‘illiyyun.

And what can make you know what is ‘illiyyun?

It is [their destination recorded in] a register inscribed

Which is witnessed by those brought near [to Allah ].

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Narrated AbuUmamah:

The Prophet (ﷺ) said: Prayer followed by a prayer with no idle talk between the two is recorded in Illiyyun.

Sunan Abi Dawud 1288
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Dialects and Readings of the Qur’an

Narrated AbuSa’id al-Khudri:

The Prophet (ﷺ) said:

A man from the Illiyyun will look downwards at the people of Paradise and Paradise will be glittering as if it were a brilliant star.

He (the narrator) said: In this way the word durri (brilliant) occurs in this tradition, i.e. the letter dal (d) has short vowel u and it has no hamzah (‘). AbuBakr and Umar will be of them and will have some additional blessings.

Sunan Abi Dawud 3987

How the Quran should be recited?

Always try to read Quran with Proper Wudhu, Tarteel, Slow Pace, Respectable place, Tajweed Rules, Avoid Talking.

See Quran 56: 77-79 verses
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The Rewards of Walking to the Prayer

Narrated AbuUmamah:

The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said:

If anyone goes out from his house after performing ablution for saying the prescribed prayer in congregation (in the mosque), his reward will be like that of one who goes for hajj pilgrimage after wearing ihram (robe worn by the hajj pilgrims).

And he who goes out to say the mid-morning (duha) prayer, and takes the trouble for this purpose, will take the reward like that of a person who performs umrah. And a prayer followed by a prayer with no worldly talk during the gap between them will be recorded in Illiyyun.

Sunan Abi Dawud 558

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May Allah azza wa jal make us among them. Aameen.

Surah Ar Rad

Copy of Sahih Muslim

Quran

Surah Ar Rad

verse 28

Those who have believed and whose hearts are assured by the remembrance of Allah . Unquestionably, by the remembrance of Allah hearts are assured.”

اَلَّذِیۡنَ اٰمَنُوۡا وَ تَطۡمَئِنُّ قُلُوۡبُہُمۡ بِذِکۡرِ اللّٰہِ ؕ اَلَا بِذِکۡرِ اللّٰہِ تَطۡمَئِنُّ الۡقُلُوۡبُ

The Night of Decree

saurah qadr (1)

Quran

Surah Qadr verses 1-5

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In Surah Dukhan verses 3-5

Indeed, We sent it down during a blessed night. Indeed, We were to warn [mankind].

On that night is made distinct every precise matter –

[Every] matter [proceeding] from Us. Indeed, We were to send [a messenger].

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Qadar means that Allah has decreed everything that happens in the universe according to His prior knowledge and the dictates of His wisdom. 

Belief in al-Qadar includes four things:

1 – The belief that Allaah knows all things, in general and in detail, from eternity to eternity, whether that has to do with His actions or the actions of His slaves.

2 – The belief that Allaah has written that in al-Lawh al-Mahfooz (the Book of Decrees).

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Concerning these two matters Allah says in Surah al-Hajj 22:70

“Know you not that Allaah knows all that is in the heaven and on the earth? Verily, it is (all) in the Book (Al‑Lawh Al‑Mahfooz). Verily, that is easy for Allaah”

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Abdullah b. ‘Amr b. al-‘As reported:

I heard Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) as saying:
Allah ordained the measures (of quality) of the creation fifty thousand years before He created the heavens and the earth, as His Throne was upon water.
Sahih Muslim 2653 b

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The first thing Allah created was the pen. He said to it: Write. It asked: What should I write, my Lord?
He said: Write what was decreed about everything till the Last Hour comes.
Sunan Abi Dawud 4700

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In Surah al-Hadid verse 22

“No calamity befalls on the earth or in yourselves but it is inscribed in the Book of Decrees (Al Lawh Al Mahfooz) before We bring it into existence. Verily, that is easy for Allah”

The pens have been lifted and the pages have dried.

Al-Mubaarakpuri said:

“The pens have been lifted and the pages have dried” means,

What has been decreed has been written in al-Lawh al-Mahfooz (the Book of Decrees), and nothing else will be written after that is finished.

Tuhfat al-Ahwadhi, 7/186

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The writing is of two types: one kind which cannot be altered or changed, which is what is in al-Lawh al-Mahfooz, and a type which may be altered or changed, which is in the hands of the angels. And the ultimate outcome is what is written in al-Lawh al-Mahfooz.

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3 – The belief that whatever happens only happens by the will of Allaah – whether that has to do with His actions or the actions of created beings.

Allah says concerning His actions in Surah al-Qasas verse 68

“And your Lord creates whatsoever He wills and chooses”

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4 – The belief that all things that happen are created by Allaah in their essence, their attributes and their movements.

Allah says in Surah al-Zumar verse 62

“Allah is the Creator of all things, and He is the Wakeel (Trustee, Disposer of affairs, Guardian) over all things”

If a person believes in all these things then he believes correctly in the divine will and decree (al-qadar).

So the entire universe is the dominion of Allah, and nothing can happen in His dominion without His knowledge and will.

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Virtues of the Night of Qadr
‘Aishah (May Allah be pleased with her) reported:
The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) used to seclude himself (in the mosque) during the last ten nights of Ramadan. He would say, “Search for Lailat-ul-Qadr (Night of Decree) in the last ten nights of Ramadan.”
Riyad as Saliheen Hadith 201

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Doing Good deeds
Prayer at Night (Tahajjud)

 

Narrated Aisha:

With the start of the last ten days of Ramadan, the Prophet (ﷺ) used to tighten his waist belt (i.e. work hard) and used to pray all the night, and used to keep his family awake for the prayers.

Sahih al-Bukhari 2024

Narrated `Ali bin Abi Talib:

One night Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) came to me and Fatima, the daughter of the Prophet (ﷺ) and asked, “Won’t you pray (at night)?”

I said, “O Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ)! Our souls are in the hands of Allah and if He wants us to get up He will make us get up.

When I said that, he left us without saying anything and I heard that he was hitting his thigh and saying, “But man is more quarrelsome than anything.” (18.54)

Sahih al-Bukhari 1127

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Supplicating For Forgiveness And To Be Kept Safe and Sound.

It was narrated from ‘Aishah that she said:
“O Messenger of Allah, what do you think I should say in my supplication, if I come upon Laylatul-Qadr?”
He said: “Say: ‘Allahumma innaka ‘afuwwun tuhibbul-‘afwa, fa’fu ‘anni (O Allah, You are Forgiving and love forgiveness, so forgive me).'”
Sunan Ibn Majah 3850

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Rewards
It was narrated from Abu Hurairah that the Prophet said:
“Whoever fasts during Ramadan” and according to the Hadith of Qutaibah, the Prophet said:
“Whoever spends the nights of Ramadan in prayer (Qiyam) out of faith and in the hope of reward, he will be forgiven his previous sins, and whoever spends the night of Lailat Al-Qadr in prayer out of faith and in the hope of reward, he will be forgiven his previous sins.”
Sunan an-Nasa’i 2202
So Laylat al-Qadr has this distinction, because it is prescribed for us during this night to strive hard in worship, du‘aa’ and dhikr, and to seek it

And Allah Alone knows and He is the source of all Power. May Allah send blessings and peace upon our Prophet Muhammad.

Establish Prayer

success (2)

Quran

Surah Taha

verse 14

Indeed, I am Allah . There is no deity except Me, so worship Me and establish prayer for My remembrance.

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It was narrated from Abu Hurairah that :
When the Messenger of Allah was coming back from the battle of Khaibar, night came and he felt sleepy, so he made camp and said to Bilal: “Keep watch for us tonight.”
Bilal prayed as much as Allah decreed for him, and the Messenger of Allah and his Companions went to sleep.
When dawn was approaching, Bilal went to his mount, facing towards the east, watching for the dawn. Then Bilal’s eyes grew heavy while he was leaning on his mount (and he slept). Neither Bilal nor any of his Companions woke until they felt the heat of the sun. The Messenger of Allah was the first one to wake up.
The Messenger of Allah was startled and said: “O Bilal!” Bilal said: “The same thing happened to me as happened to you.
May my father and mother be ransomed for you, O Messenger of Allah!”
He said: “Bring your mounts forward a little.
” So they brought their mounts forward a little (away from that place).
Then the Messenger of Allah performed ablution and told Bilal to call the Iqamah for prayer, and he led them in the prayer.
When the Prophet finished praying,
he said: “Whoever forgets a Salah, let him pray it when he remembers, for Allah says: And perform the prayer for My remembrance.” [Ta-Ha: 14]
He (one of the narrators) said: “Ibn Shihab used to recite this Verse as meaning, ‘when you remember’.”
Sunan Ibn Majah 697