حَدَّثَنَا حَفْصُ بْنُ عُمَرَ، قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا خَالِدُ بْنُ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ، عَنْ حُصَيْنٍ، عَنْ أَبِي وَائِلٍ، عَنْ حُذَيْفَةَ ـ رضى الله عنه ـ أَنَّ النَّبِيَّ صلى الله عليه وسلم كَانَ إِذَا قَامَ لِلتَّهَجُّدِ مِنَ اللَّيْلِ يَشُوصُ فَاهُ بِالسِّوَاكِ‏.‏

Narrated Hudhaifa:

Whenever the Prophet (ﷺ) got up for Tahajjud prayer he used to clean his mouth (and teeth) with Siwak.

Sahih al-Bukhari 1136


‘Aishah (May Allah be pleased with her) reported:

The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “The Miswak (tooth-stick) cleanses and purifies the mouth and pleases the Rubb.”

Riyad as Saliheen 1202


Narrated Abu Huraira:

Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said, “If I had not found it hard for my followers or the people, I would have ordered them to clean their teeth with Siwak for every prayer.”

Sahih al-Bukhari 887

The Virtue Of Glorifying Allah

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It was narrated from Nu’man bin Bashir that :
the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said:
“What you mention of glory of Allah, of Tabsih (Subhan-Allah), Tahlil (Allahu-Akbar) and Tahmid (Al-Hamdu lillah), revolves around the Throne, buzzing like bees, reminding of the one who said it.
Wouldn’t any one of you like to have, or continue to have, something that reminds of him (in the presence of Allah)?'”
Sunan Ibn Majah 3809

Virtues of Friday Prayer

Sahih Muslim (3)

وعن أبي هريرة رضي الله عنه، أن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم ، قال‏:‏ ‏ “‏من اغتسل يوم الجمعة غسل الجنابة، ثم راح في الساعة الأولى فكأنما قرب بدنة، ومن راح في الساعة الثانية، فكأنما قرب بقرة، ومن راح في الساعة الثالثة، فكأنما قرب كبشًا أقرن، ومن راح في الساعة الرابعة، فكأنما قرب دجاجة، ومن راح في الساعة الخامسة، فكأنما قرب بيضة، فإذا خرج الإمام، حضرت الملائكة يستمعون الذكر‏”‏ ‏(‏‏(‏متفق عليه‏)‏‏)‏ ‏.‏
Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:
The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said,
“He who takes a bath on Friday, like the bath for ceremonial purity,
and then goes (to the mosque), he is like one who offers a camel as a sacrifice to seek the Pleasure of Allah;
and he who comes at the second hour is like one who offers a cow to win the Pleasure of Allah;
and he who comes at the third hour is like one who offers a ram with horns (in sacrifice);
and he who comes at the fourth hour is like one who offers a hen;
and he who comes at the fifth hour is like one who offers an egg.
And when the Imam ascends the pulpit, the angels (who write the names of those who come to the mosque before the coming of the Imam) close (their record) in order to listen to the Khutbah.”

[Al-Bukhari and Muslim]

Riyad as Saliheen
Hadith 1155

Those who are Near

Sahih Muslim (18)

وعنه وعن أبي سعيد رضي الله عنهما قالا‏:‏ قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم‏:‏ ‏ “‏لا يقعد قوم يذكرون الله عز وجل إلا حفتهم الملائكة، وغشيتهم الرحمة ونزلت عليهم السكينة، وذكرهم الله فيمن عنده‏”‏ ‏(‏‏(‏رواه مسلم‏)‏‏)‏‏.‏
Abu Hurairah and Abu Sa’id Al-Khudri (May Allah be pleased with them) reported:
The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, “When a group of people assemble for the remembrance of Allah, the angels surround them (with their wings), (Allah’s) mercy envelops them, Sakinah, or tranquillity descends upon them and Allah makes a mention of them before those who are near Him.”


Riyad as Saliheen
Hadith 1448

This is for the Countenance (Face) of Allah


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Just Imagine whenever you are tired, you give up. Remember these few words

I am doing this……..

For the Pleasure of Allah.

For seeing the Face of Allah when I Return to Him.

For the Countenance of Allah.

Alhamdullilah ala kulli hal.


Abu Musa reported:

The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) was standing amongst us and he told us five things. He said:

Verily the Exalted and Mighty Allah does not sleep, and it does not befit Him to sleep. He lowers the scale and lifts it. The deeds in the night are taken up to Him before the deeds of the day, and the deeds of the day before the deeds of the night. His veil is the light. In the hadith narrated by Abu Bakr (instead of the word “light” ) it is fire. If he withdraws it (the veil), the splendour of His countenance would consume His creation so far as His sight reaches.

Sahih Muslim 179a


Abdullah b. Qais transmitted on the authority of his father (Abu Musa Ash’ari) that the Apostle (ﷺ) said:

There would be two gardens (in Paradise) the vessels and contents of which would be of silver, and two gardens whose vessels and contents would be of gold.

The only thing intervening to hinder the people from looking at their Lord will be the mantle of Grandeur over His face in the Garden of Eden.

Sahih Muslim 180


Sa’d bin Hisham narrated that:

Aishah mentioned that the Messenger of Allah said:

“Whoever loves to meet Allah, then Allah loves to meet him. And whoever dislikes meeting Allah, then Allah dislikes meeting him.”

She said: “O Messenger of Allah! All of us dislike death.”

He said: “It is not like that. But when the believer is given the good news of Allah’s mercy, His pleasure, and His Paradise, then he loves to meet Allah and Allah loves to meet him.

Whereas when the disbeliever is given the news of Allah’s punishment and His wrath, he dislikes meeting Allah, and Allah dislikes meeting him.”

Jami` at-Tirmidhi 1067


It was narrated from Anas bin Malik that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said:

“The greatest reward comes with the greatest trial.

When Allah loves a people He tests them. Whoever accepts that wins His pleasure but whoever is discontent with that earns His wrath.”

Sunan Ibn Majah 4031


Deeds which are done seeking Allah’s Countenance


1. Salat


Narrated Jarir bin `Abdullah

We were with the Prophet (ﷺ) on a full moon night. He looked at the moon and said,

“You will certainly see your Lord as you see this moon, and there will be no trouble in seeing Him. So if you can avoid missing (through sleep, business, etc.)

a prayer before the rising of the sun (Fajr) and before its setting (`Asr) you must do so. He (the Prophet (ﷺ) ) then recited the following verse:

And celebrate the praises Of Your Lord before The rising of the sun And before (its) setting.” (50.39)

Sahih al Bukhari 573


Umm Habibah (May Allah be pleased with her) the Mother of the Believers reported:

I heard the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) saying,

“A house will be built in Jannah for every Muslim who offers twelve Rak’ah of optional Salat other than the obligatory Salat in a day and a night (to seek the Pleasure of Allah).”


Riyad as Saliheen

Hadith 107


2. Dhikr


Narrated `Utban bin Malik Al-Ansari:

who was one of the men of the tribe of Bani Salim:

Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) came to me and said, “If anybody comes on the Day of Resurrection who has said: La ilaha illal-lah, sincerely, with the intention to win Allah’s Pleasure, Allah will make the Hell-Fire forbidden for him.

Sahih al-Bukhari 6423


3. Fasting


Narrated Abu Sa`id:

I heard the Prophet (ﷺ) saying, “Indeed, anyone who fasts for one day for Allah’s Pleasure, Allah will keep his face away from the (Hell) fire for (a distance covered by a journey of) seventy years.”

Sahih al-Bukhari 2840


 4. Charity


Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:

Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, “Wealth is not diminished by giving (in charity).

Allah augments the honour of one who forgives; and one who displays humbleness towards another seeking the pleasure of Allah, Allah exalts him in ranks.”


Riyad as Saliheen

Hadith 556


5. General Behaviour


Ibn ‘Umar said,

“There is nothing that is swallowed greater with Allah in reward than a slave of Allah who swallows and contains his rancour out of desire for the pleasure of Allah.”

Al-Adab Al-Mufrad 1318


And Allah is the Source of Strength.



وَاللَّهُ أَعْلَمُ بِأَعْدَائِكُمْ ۚ وَكَفَىٰ بِاللَّهِ وَلِيًّا وَكَفَىٰ بِاللَّهِ نَصِيرًا

Wallaahu a’lamu bi a’daaa’i-kum; wa kafaa billaahi waliyyanw wa kafaa billaahi naseera

Allah has full knowledge of your enemies, and Allah is Sufficient as a Wali (Protector), and Allah is Sufficient as a Helper.

 Surah An Nisaa
Verse 45