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Hell Fire and Women

Narrated Ibn `Abbas: The Prophet said: “I was shown the Hell−fire and that the majority of its dwellers were women who were ungrateful.” It was asked, “Do they disbelieve in Allah?” (or are they ungrateful to Allah?) He replied, “They are ungrateful to their husbands and are ungrateful for the favors and the good (charitable deeds) done to them. If you have always been good (benevolent) to one of them and then she sees something in you (not of her liking), she will say, ‘I have never received any good from you.”

Sweetness of Faith

The Prophet said, “Whoever possesses the following three qualities will have the sweetness (delight) of faith: −

1. The one to whom Allah and His Apostle becomes dearer than anything else.

2. Who loves a person and he loves him only for Allah’s sake.

3. Who hates to revert to Atheism (disbelief) as he hates to be thrown into the fire.”

Wish for Brother…

Narrated Anas:
The Prophet said, “None of you will have faith till he wishes for his (Muslim) brother what he likes for himself.”

Good Deeds…

Narrated `Abdullah bin `Amr: A man asked the Prophet , “What sort of deeds or (what qualities of) Islam are good?” The Prophet replied, ‘To feed (the poor) and greet those whom you know and those whom you do not Know.

Namaz-e-Tawbah

Perform the Ghusl (bath) and Wuzu (ablution).
Then recite four rakats prayer.
In each rakat after Surah Hamd recite Surah Tawheed/Ikhlaas thrice and Surah Falaq once and Surah Naas once.
And after the prayer do recite 70 times “Astaghfirullaah Rabbee Wa Atoobu Ilayh”
Then recite the following Duaa: “Laa Hawla Walaa Quwwata illaa Billaahil Aliyyil Adhweem, Yaa Azeezu Yaa Ghaffaar, ighfirlee Dhunoobee, wa Dhunoobi Jamee’il Mu’mineena Wal Mu’minaat, Fa innahoo Laa Yaghfirudh Dhunooba illa Anta”.

And the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) said:

No servant of my Ummat performs this prayer that a caller does not calls out from the sky: O slave of Allah! This deed has been elevated and your repentance (Tawbah) has been accepted and your sins are forgiven.

An angel will call out beneath the heavens: O slave of Allah! Congratulations to you and your family members.

An angel would call out: Your enemy would be satisfied with you on the day of Judgment. Another angel would call out: O slave of Allah! You would leave this world with faith. You would not be arrested. Your grave shall be expansive and illuminated.

Another angel would call out: O slave of Allah! Your parents are happy with you though they were dissatisfied with you before. Your parents and your descendants shall get salvation and there shall be increase in the livelihood in the world and the hereafter.

Hazrat Jibraeel (a.s.) would call out: At the time of death I would come with the Angel of death and would be kind to you and you shall not have any problem. Your body would not be pained at the time the soul is taken out.

The people asked: O Messenger of Allah (s.a.w.s.), how should one perform this if one desires to perform it in any other month? The Prophet (s.a.) replied:

In the same way with the merits.

And said: Jibraeel has taught me these words on the night of ascension (Shab-e-Me’raj).

 

Whose Islam is the best?

Narrated Abu Musa: Some people asked Allah’s Apostle, “Whose Islam is the best? i.e. (Who is a very good Muslim)?” He replied, “One who avoids harming the Muslims with his tongue and hands.

Branches of Faith..

Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet said, “Faith (Belief) consists of more than sixty branches (i.e. parts). And Haya’
(This word “Haya'” covers a large number of concepts which are to be taken together; amongst them are self respect, modesty, bashfulness, and scruple, etc. Its predominant meaning is: pious shyness from committing religious indiscretions) is a part of faith.”

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