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The Prophet said: ..................
By:"Ahlul Bayt", Lucknow
Date: Saturday, 23 September 2017, 11:13 pm

Bismillah Arrahman Arraheem

As-salamu alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatoh,

Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (salla llāhu ʿalayhi wa-alehe wa-sallam) said:

“When Allāh created Adam (alayhi salām), and blew His spirit in his form. The angels performed sajdah to him. Then Allāh sent him along with his wife, Hawa (alayhi salām), into jannah. Adam (alayhi salām) looked at the throne and saw 5 lines written on it. Adam (alayhi salām) asked, “O’ My Lord! Who are They?” Allāh said, “They are those through whom My creation will seek My intercession and I will intercede through Them.” Adam said, “O’ My Lord! They have great importance to You. What are Their names?” Allāh said, “I am Mahmood and first of Them is Muhammad (salla llāhu ʿalayhi wa-alehe wa-sallam), I am Ala and the second of Them is Ali (alayhi salām). I am Fatir and the third from Them is Fatima (alayhi salām). I am Mohsin and the fourth from Them is Hasan (alayhi salām). I am Ahsan and the fifth from Them is Hussain (alayhi salām). They all praise Me, Allāh”

[Reference: Maani ul Akbar pg 157, narrated by Ibne Masood]

[Reference: Maani ul
Akbar pg 157, narrated by Ibne
Masood]

A humble request:
Please do pray for earliest restoration
of Jannat al-Baqi; protection of Mausoleum of Sayyidah
Zaynab bint ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.) and Sayyidah
Ruqayyah/Sakina bint Hussain (a.s.) & early
re-appearance of Imam-E-Zamana
(atfs).
Quranic
Reflection Ahat 42:23 – Increased
Rewardوَمَنْ يَقْتَرِفْ
حَسَنَةً نَزِدْ لَهُ فِيهَا
حُسْنًا ۚ إِنَّ اللَّهَ غَفُورٌ
شَكُورٌ
wa-man yaqtarif hasanatan nazid lahū fīhā husnā.
Innallāha ghafūrun shakūr
Whoever performs a good deed, We shall increase its
goodness for him.
Indeed Allah is all-Forgiving, all-Appreciative.
(Sūratush Shūrā No.42, Āyat 23)The Grace of the Almighty envelopes the human
being, allowing him to ascend towards him despite his meager
actions. It is this Grace that forgives sins (Q 39:53),
annuls evil deeds (Q 66:8), and multiplies reward (Q 4:40). Without these
bestowals of Grace reaching an esteemed status with the
Almighty would be difficult, if not
impossible.Part of this Grace
is to grant increased good for the good that a human being
does, as mentioned in the above verse. The increase in good
is interpreted as perfecting it or removing the defects that
may be present in it and beautifying it. Refining of the
good done by the human being makes it worthy of acceptance
by Allah, and propels the doer to higher
ranks.Other verses of the Quran
also talk about an increase in goodness of good deeds. Allah
says: and We shall reward them according to the
best of their deeds (Q 29:7).And That
Allah may give them the best reward of what they have done,
and give them more out of His grace (Q 24:38).
These verses show that Allah does not only reward good with
good, He increases the goodness of the good action and then
rewards it accordingly.The
word hasana in this verse is indefinite,
meaning any type of good. It is not a specific type of good
and hence not restrictive. Any good deed, small or big,
falls under this verse and will receive the increase in good
promised here. The part before this verse talks about love
of the Prophet’s family as the reward for his mission.
Thus one of the best types of good deeds in this verse is
interpreted as the love of the Ahlul Bayt. Whoever has that
in the heart will receive a lot of increase in goodness. It
is from this Wilayah that all other good deeds arise. A
Hadith from Imam al-Hasan (a) says: Performing good
deeds is love for us the Ahlul Bayt(quoted from
Tafsīr Namūneh).The
two qualities of Allah that end the verse are connected to
the good that the human being performs:
a) Forgiving – He overlooks the flaws and forgives them so
that the deeds becomes perfect, divested of all that
diminishes its quality. This is because Allah is aware of
the weakness of the human being and his inadequacies. He is
willing to overlook those and reward him with a worthy
reward. This is proof of His great love for the human being
and His desire for his success.
b) Appreciative – The root is from gratitude. When God is
Shakur it does not have the same meaning as when a human
being is Shakur. Names and qualities take on a different hue
when talking about God. Yasin al-Jibouri in his
book Concept of God in Islam explains
this name: Al-Shakūr – Allah, appreciates even the few
good deeds His servants do, doubling His rewards for them.
His way of thanking them is by giving them of His bounties
though He was the One Who enabled them to do such good deeds
in the first place. He planted in their hearts the desire to
do them, then He provided for them all the means to carry
them out . . . He rewards them even for small acts of
obedience to Him with an abundance of His good things. He
grants for a few days’ endeavor a bliss in the hereafter
that never ends.Recite this
verse to remind yourself of the abundant Grace of God.
Remember that He gives increase in reward, much more than we
deserve. That remembrance will bring you closer to Him and
help you appreciate His love for you. Let it also be a
lesson on how to treat others, returning favors with more
than what is deserved.Sources: ‘Allāmah Muhammad
Husayn Tabātabā’ī, Tafsīr al-Mīzān;
Āyatullāh Nāsir Makārim Shirāzī
(Ed.), Tafsīr-e Namūneh; Yasin T.
Al-Jibouri, Concept of God in Islam; http://www.alketab.org/الشورى_
٢٣ https://www.academyofislam.com/quranic-reflection-no-734-ayat-4223-increased-reward/
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The Prophet said: ..................
"Ahlul Bayt", Lucknow -- Saturday, 23 September 2017, 11:13 pm
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