WHAT REWARDS DO I REAP (IN THE AAKHIRAH) WHEN SOWING THE FOLLOWING SEEDS (OF SALAAH)?

Hadhrat Maseehul Ummat رحمه الله said:

“People in general regard Nafl as superfluous, and so do the Ahl-e-Ilm (People of Knowledge) in particular. The People of Knowledge are more trapped in this misconception. From the very beginning the students are taught that while there is thawaab for Nafl, there is no sin in abstaining. In view of this definition, the students labour under the impression that there is nothing wrong if Nawaafil is discarded. A more ruinous idea is that Nafl is not an act of importance. Thus, they dismiss Nawaafil as if the Shariat’s exhortation to perform Nafl is futile. Nafl is never futile or unimportant. It is complimentary of Faraaidh compulsory acts of ibaadat. It perfects Fardh (by compensating for the deficiencies in the way of discharge). From this angle, Nafl is exceedingly important. Furthermore, Nafl is a salient sign of Divine Love.”

 

What Rewards Do I Reap (In The Aakhirah) When Sowing The Following Seeds (Of Salaah)?

The Reward For The One Who Offers Twelve Rakaats (Sunnah and Nafl) Salaah In A Day

Umm Habiba bint Abu Sufyaan Radiyallahu anhu narrates: I heard Rasulullah Sallallahu alayhi wasallam saying: “A mumin who offers twelve rakaats optional salaah, apart from the compulsory salaah, for the sake of Allah Ta’aala in the day and night, Allah Ta’aala builds a house for him in Jannah, or a house is built for him in Jannah.”

  • The Reward For Offering Two Rakaats Sunnats Of Fajr

Aisha Radiyallahu anha narrates that Rasulullah Sallallahu alayhi wasallam said: “Two rakaats (sunnat) of Fajr are better than the world and whatever is in it.” Another narration states: “They (the two rakaats) are more beloved to me than the entire world.”

  • The Reward For Offering Four Rakaats Sunnats Of Zuhr

Al Bara ibn Azib Radiyallahu anhu narrates that Rasulullah Sallallahu alayhi wasallam said: “He who offers four rakaats before Zuhr is as though he offered them at night as Tahajjud salaah.”

Umar Radiallahu narrates: I heard Rasulullah Sallallahu alayhi wasallam say: “Four rakaats before Zuhr but after mid-day are counted as four rakaats of Tahajjud. Every single creation of Allah glorifies Allah at that time.”

  • The Reward For Offering Four Rakaats Sunnats Of Asr

Umm Salamah Radiyallahu anha narrates that Rasulullah Sallallahu alayhi wasallam said: “He who offers four rakaats before the Asr salaah, Allah Ta’aala will make his body unlawful to the fire of Jahannam.”

Hazrat Ali Radiyallahu narrates that Rasulullah Sallallahu alayhi wasallam said: “My followers will continue walking on Earth with definite forgiveness as long as they offer these four rakaats before the Asr salaah.”

 

  • The Reward For Offering Sunnats And Nafl After Esha

Hazrat Ibn Umar Radiyallahu anhu narrates that Rasulullah Sallallahu alayhi wasallam said, “He who offers the Esha salaah in congregation and then offers four rakaats (i.e. two Sunnats and 2 Nafl of Esha) before leaving the Masjid, it will be as though he offered them on Laylatul Qadr (the night of power).”

  • Tahajjud

Nabi Sallallahu alayhi wasallam was asked, “Which Salaah is most virtuous after the Fardh Salaah?” He said, “Salaah in the depths of the night.”

Nabi Sallallahu alayhi wasallam said, “O people! Spread the Salaam, feed others, maintain family ties, and perform Salaah at night when others are asleep and you will enter Jannah safely.”

  • Ishraaq

Nabi Sallallahu alayhi wasallam said, “Whoever reads Fajr Salaah, then sits in his place remembering Allah until sunrise, then performs two rakaats, shall be rewarded as if he had performed a Hajj and an ʿUmrah, with a reward that is complete, complete, complete.”

  • Chasht

Nabi Sallallahu alayhi wasallam said, “Whoever performs chasht will not be written amongst the heedless (people), and whoever performs four rakʿats will be written amongst the worshippers, and whoever performs six rakaats, it will suffice for him on that day, and whoever performs eight rakaats will be written amongst the pious, and whoever performs twelve rakʿats, Allah will build for him a palace in Jannah.”

  • Awaabeen (Nafl Salaah after the Sunnats of Maghrib)

Nabi Sallallahu alayhi wasallam said, “He who offers six rakaats after Maghrib salaah – without talking any evil between them – then these six Rakaats will be equal to the worship of twelve years.”

Hazrat Ammaar bin Yasaar Radiyallahu narrates, “I saw my beloved Prophet Sallallahu alayhi wasallam offering six rakaats after Maghrib salaah and he said: “He who offers six rakaats after Maghrib salaah shall have his sins forgiven, even if they are equal to the foam on the ocean”