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A Journey to the Hereafter

by | Jan 27, 2014

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Do you know hereafter definition? Do you think about the world hereafter? How do you detach yourself from the Dunya? or need you really do that?

This is a question that often crosses our minds and leaves most of us thinking and confused.

Hereafter Definition:

Hereafter definition is different in Islam than the hereafter definition in other religions.

It is said that we should put as much effort into this world and the next depending on how much time we will spend in either. This world as we know is only a few short hours compared to the next world which is for eternity so isn’t it logical that we put MUCH more effort into eternity rather than for something that is so temporary that it may end at ANY second?

Subhan Allah:

If we look at the Seerah of Prophet Nooh, we learn that he lived approximately a thousand years, and built towns and cities and everything on earth from scratch after the flood.

But at the time of his death, the angel of death found him lying on his back on bare earth in a tent that wasn’t even big enough to shelter his whole body, surprised the angel asked him why did he not build a house for himself in all these years. and Subhaan Allah looks at what he had to say to it.

He replied I had been waiting for you all those years. It never occurred to me to build a house for myself in such a short life. Subhan Allah. The angel then told him, there’d come a time when people won’t even live for a hundred year but they’ll have grand houses. Surprised Hazrat Nooh A.S. replied this short a life? If I was to spend such a short life I won’t ever raise my head from prostration.

Allah O Akbar!!

Isn’t it inspiring folks? 🙂 I know we can’t reach his level of Imaan and but we can try. right? SO let’s see what we can do to achieve more good deeds while going through our routinely, worldly affairs.

Earning a better HereAfter

1. Earn a thousand good deeds in Minutes

Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) said: “Is anyone of you incapable of earning one thousand Hasanah (rewards) a day?” Someone from the gathering asked, “How can anyone of us earn a thousand Hasanah?” Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) said: “Glorify Allah a hundred times by just saying “Subhanallah” and Good deeds will be written for you, or a thousand sins will be wiped away.”(Muslim 4:2073)

2. One of the Rare Treasures of Paradise

Hadhrat Abu Dharr [Ra] narrated that Rasulallah [Saw] said: “Should I not tell you of one treasure of the unlimited treasures of Paradise?”I replied spontaneously “Oh Rasulallah (Peace be upon him) that would be an honor indeed!” Rasulallah (Saw) said: “That rare treasure is LA HAWLA WA LA QUWWATA ILLA BILLAH.” (“The strength to do good and to refrain from evil comes from the grace and mercy of Allah!”) –(Ibn Majah)

3. A Date Palm planted in Paradise for the one who Recites this

Hadhrat Jaa’bir [Ra] narrated that Rasulallah(Peace be upon him) said: “For the person who recites SUB-HAN’ALLAH HIL AZEEM WA BI-HAM’DIHI, [Pure and perfect is Allah in his glory and praise], – A date palm will be planted for him in Paradise” (Tirmidhi)

4. We Can Earn Over a BILLION Rewards hereafter in Just a Few Seconds!

Narrated ‘Ubaadah that the Messenger of Allah said, “Whoever seeks forgiveness for the believing men and believing women, Allah will write for him a good deed for each believing man and believing woman.” (Tabarrani) 

5. Glorifying Allah 100 times when one goes to bed

When you go to bed, glorify Him and praise Him and magnify Him One hundred times: that will be one hundred on the tongue and a thousand in the scales. 

Who among you does 2,500 bad deeds in one day?’ They said: ‘How could we not count (our sins)?’ He said: ‘The Shaytaan comes to anyone of you whilst he is praying and says, Remember this, remember that, until he finishes his prayer and does not do (this dhikr), or he comes to him when he is lying down and makes him sleep until he falls asleep (without doing this dhikr).’” (Sunan al-Tirmidhi, 3332). 

6. Earning 1000 good deeds and wiping away a 1000 bad deeds in Minutes

If a person says “Subhanallah” (glory be to Allah) 100 times, a thousand good deeds are recorded for him and a thousand bad deeds are wiped away. (Muslim)

7. Virtues of Reciting AYAT UL KURSI after Salaat

Rasulallah (peace be upon him) said: “Whoever recites Aayatul Kursi after every Fard (Fard Salat). Only death is keeping him/her from entering Jannah. (As soon as he/she dies, will enter Jannah) (Nisa’i, Ibne Habban, Ibnelsani A’n Abi Amatah Albahili Radiallah Anhu)

Another Hadith states that Reciting Ayatul Kursi after one Fard (Fard Salat) will cause a person to stay in Allah’s protection until the next Salat. (Tibrani Fil Kabeer)

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