Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Build us a House...in Jannat!

Bismillahi walhamdulillahi 'alaa rasulillah..

One of the things that I’m trying to do to maintain a steadily increasing level of eiman is making a habit of praying my sunnah prayers regularly...(and i am still trying!) Here’s why - The Messenger of Allah sallalahu 'alaihi wassalam said,

“Allah will build a house in Paradise for whoever is diligent in observing 12 sunnah rakaat (as follows):
4 rakaat before and 2 after the Zuhr Prayer, 2 after the Maghrib, 2 after the Isha Prayer, and 2 before the Fajr Prayer.”

[Reported by Tirmidhi and others]

We all know that if we miss a sunnah prayer, then there is no sin. But what do we lose as a result of missing sunnah prayers regularly?

an easy way to earn a house in Jannah and a means of earning Allah’s love..!!!

“My slave does not draw near to Me with anything I love more than what I have made obligatory on him. And my slave continues to draw near to Me with supererogatory actions (e.g. the sunnah prayers) until I love him.”

(click here for the complete hadith)

a means of closeness to RasulAllah sallalahu 'alaihi wassalam in Paradise :

“I ask for your companionship in Paradise”, said Rabiaah ibn Kaab RA

“Is there anything else?”, said RasulAllah sallalahu 'alaihi wassalam

“That is all”, said Rabiaah ibn Kaab RA

“Then help me with respect to yourself by multiplying your prostrations (i.e. increase your prayers)”, said the Beloved of Allah sallalahu 'alaihi wassalam

(click here for complete hadith)

a strong shield against shaitaan - the reason for establishing prayer is the remembrance of Allah as stated in Suratu Thaha verse14, and the best shield against shaitaan is the remembrance of Allah. Therefore, establishing prayer is a sheild against shaitaan.

Bottom line - if we don’t have a really, really good reason, then there is NO reason to miss the sunnah prayers! So let’s be diligent in observing the sunnah prayers, inshaAllah. Just look at all that we’re missing out on!

Now thats a mortgage deal that you cannot beat (and halal too!). Funny how much sacrifice we make to get a house on earth (i.e. busting our backs to pay haram mortgage!) but simple things like this we dont do.

and Allah knows best ;)

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