Allah made every act of worship performed in salaah/namaaz a means of atonement for the (minor) sins committed, and also rewarded them with a special light for praying. In fact, salaah brings forth
•light and strength into the heart,
•increases the share of one’s provision in this life,
•inspires others to love the one who prays, and
•lets Angels and also the earth with its mountains, trees and rivers rejoice..
On the day of Judgement, when the believing servants of Allah meet their Lord, their salaah shall turn into light and transform into reward.
(—• Ibn al Qayyim al Jawziyyah)
Benefits of Dhikr:
- Repels Shaytan, and humiliates him.
- Pleasing to Allaah.
- Removes sorrows and heartaches.
- Brings happiness and optimism to the heart.
- Brightens the heart and face.
- Increases one’s sustenance and blessings.
- Causes one to grow closer in love to Allah.
- Opens up a door of dialogue between the servant and the Lord.
- When done in fortunate circumstances, it’s repaid by Allah remembering him in less fortunate circumstances.
- Causes its practitioner to be kind and loving to others.
Summary of Wabil as-Sayyib by Ibn al-Qayyim
‘The condition of the one who relies on Allah is like the condition of the one who is given a pound by a King, then it gets stolen from him; so the King says to him: “I have many times as much as that, so don’t worry. When you come to me, I will give you much more than that from my treasures.”
Thus if this person knows the truthfulness of the king’s statement, and trusts him, and knows that his treasures are full of that, then what he missed will not make him sad.’ –
Imam ibn al Qayyim
Imam Ibn ul-Qayyim رحمه الله
“If Allah wants well for a slave, He strips away from his heart the ability to see his own good deeds and speaking about them with his tongue, and preoccupies him with seeing his own sin, and it continues to remain in front of his eyes until he enters jannah.”
[Tareeq Al- Hijratain,1/168-169]
Before you make du’aa it’s worth knowing:
“Invoking Allah’s name al-Qayyum has a special effect in answering du’aas and ending afflictions.” —•
Ibn al-Qayyim, Prophetic Medicine (p. 257)
“There is nothing more beneficial for the heart than treating people well and wanting good for them. If you do this, you will gain the love and affection of strangers; you will maintain the companionship and love of friends; and your kindness will extinguish the fire of hatred raging in the breast of your enemy…”
“The person who treats others kindly and thinks well of them, will find that his intention will remain true, he will feel at ease, his heart will be sound and Allah will protect him from evil and calamity.”
Imam ibn al Qayyim (rahimahullah) ~ Madarij al-Salikeen 2/511
“You get the best out of others when you give the best of yourself.” ~ Harvey S. Firestone
❝The believers whose faith is close to perfection are the ones who show greatest mercy❞ Ibn al-Qayyim, in: Ighathat al-Lahfan 2/913
“Allah will never forget goodness that you put forth, a worry that you relieved from someone, or happiness that you brought to someone’s sad heart. Be good to others even if you yourself are not greeted with good. It’s not for them but rather for Allah as He loves those who do good.” Shaykh Arefe