By Asma bint Shameem
Okay. Let’s get right to the point. Want to know of a deed that’s super easy, super fast and super simple yet it’s so great in the sight of Allaah that it takes you to Jannah?
Why not, right?
Abdullah ibn ‘Amr (Radhi Allaahu anhu) narrated that the Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam)
said:“There are two characteristics that whenever the Muslim maintains them will enter Jannah. These two traits are easy to possess. However, only a few people acquire them.
Say “Subhaan Allaah” ten times, “Alhamdulillaah” ten times and “Allaahu Akbar” ten times at the end of each Salah. By practicing this deed you earn one hundred and fifty rewards for your tongue and one thousand five hundred for the scale (of good deeds).
And before you go to sleep say “Subhaan Allaah” thirty three times, “Alhamdulillaah” thirty three times and “Allaahu Akbar” thirty four times. By saying these words before you sleep you gain one hundred good deeds for your tongue and one thousand deeds for the scale.
So who among you would commit two thousand five hundred sins in one day (to counter that)?
They said: ‘How could we not count (our sins)?’
He (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) said,”
Right after a person finishes praying, Shaytaan comes to him and reminds him of this or that (something that he has to do). Therefore this person gets up and leaves without saying these words. Additionally, when he lies in his bed Shaytaan comes to him and causes him to fall asleep before he can mention these words.”
‘Abdullah ibn ‘Amr (may Allah be pleased with him) said , “ I saw the messenger of Allaah (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) say these words using his hand to count them.
Recorded by Abu Dawud, at Tirmithi and others. Verified to be authentic by al-Albani (Sahih ut Targhib wat-Tarhib)
What a beautiful yet easy way to earn Jannah!
All you have to do is the following:
1. After each salaah, remember to say Subhaan Allaah 10 times, Alhamdulillaah 10 times and Allaahu Akbar 10 times. That makes a total of 30 after each salaah.
2. If we say these words after each of the five daily prayers, that makes a total of 30 X 5 = 150
3. Each good deed is recorded as 10 good deeds or more, by the Mercy of Allaah. So saying these words after each salaah will be recorded for us as 1500. How? (150 X 10 = 1500)
4. Then when you go to bed, remember to say Subhaan Allaah 33 times, Alhamdulillaah 33 times and Allaahu Akbar 34 times. That makes a 100. ( 33 + 33 + 34 = 100)
5. Saying these words 100 times will be recorded as 1000 good deeds by the Generosity of Allaah al-Kareem.
6. Adding the two together gives us 2500 good deeds (1500 + 1000 = 2500)
What more could a person ask for? How much easier could it get?
Yet the Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) informed us that, although saying these words is really easy, only a few people do it.
And how TRUE that is.
We all are way too familiar with how the Shaytaan will come to us at the end of our prayer and make us remember a thousand other things that suddenly will seem so ‘important’ to us that we will forget to say these easy words and go rush off to finish that ‘urgent’ matter.
And even if we do manage to defeat the Shaytaan after the prayers, and remember to say these words, he surely comes to us as we are getting ready for bed and makes us soooo tired and sleepy that we are asleep even before our head hits the pillow and we forget to say these amazingly easy words!
EXCEPT for those on whom Allaah has mercy. And In Shaa’ Allaah we can be one of them.
All we have to do is:
– Have SINCERE intentions to say these words after every salaah and before you go to bed.
– Specifically ASK the Lord of the heavens and the earth, the One in control of every thing and every one, to enable you to say these words and make it easy for you. All you have to do is ask. And He will make it possible for you.
– be PERSISTENT in your effort to say these words. Don’t get discouraged if you forget a few times. Keep at it and In Shaa’ Allaah soon, it will become part of your routine and the shaytaan won’t be able to distract you, bi ithnillaahi Ta’ala.
Two thousand five hundred sins?
Another point to ponder over is the statement of the Prophet Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam when he said:
“So who among you would commit two thousand five hundred sins in one day (to counter that)?”
In other words, if Allaah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala is giving us this opportunity every single day to earn 2500 good deeds, then there should be absolutely ZERO excuse for the person whose sins are heavier than his good deeds in the scale on the Day of Judgment.
Just think about it.
In order for that person to have his scale of bad deeds heavier than the scale of good deeds, he must have done at least 2500 bad deeds per day, to get to that point! May Allaah save us and protect us. Ameen.
So who amongst us does 2500 bad deeds in a day?
In Shaa’ Allaah there’s NONE amongst us who does that.
So strive to do good deeds all day long….all life long. Stay away from bad deeds and bad company. And remember to say these beautiful yet easy, simple words at the end of the salaah and at the end of the day and In Shaa’ Allaah Jannah will be yours.
And Allaah knows best.