عن ربيح بن عبد الرحمن بن أبي سعيد الخدري عن أبيه عن جده قال خرج علينا رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم ونحن نتذاكر المسيح الدجال فقال ألا أخبركم بما هو أخوف عليكم عندي من المسيح الدجال فقلنا بلى يا رسول الله فقال الشرك الخفي أن يقوم الرجل فيصلي فيزين صلاته لما يرى من نظر رجل رواه ابن ماجه والبيهقي ربيح بضم الراء وفتح الباء الموحدة بعدها ياء آخر الحروف وحاء مهملة (الترغيب والترهيب 1/81)
Hadhrat Abu Sa’eed Khudri (Radhiallahu Anhu) reports that on one occasion Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) came to us while we were discussing Dajjaal. Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “Should I not inform you of what I fear more over you than Dajjaal?” The Sahaabah (Radhiallahu Anhum) replied: “Definitely, do inform us, O Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam).” Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) replied: “The hidden shirk wherein a person performs salaah and beautifies his salaah and performs it properly, and he only does so because he sees that someone is watching him (i.e. he only beautifies his salaah to show off to the person how pious he is).”
Hazrat Shaikh Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned:
One should endeavor to emulate every sunnah of Sayyidina Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam). Apart from the sunnah, one should strive to even carry out the mustahab acts of Deen. This is my advice to you in my lifetime and after I leave the world. Through this one will receive the promise of becoming from among the beloved servants of Allah Ta’ala. Allah Ta’ala says in the Qur’an:
قُل إِن كُنتُم تُحِبّونَ اللَّـهَ فَاتَّبِعوني يُحبِبكُمُ اللَّـهُ وَيَغفِر لَكُم ذُنوبَكُم وَاللَّـهُ غَفورٌ رَحيمٌ
(O Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) inform your ummah), If you love Allah Ta’ala, Follow me (i.e. Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)), Allah Ta’ala will love you and forgive your sins. For Allah Ta’ala is Most-Forgiving, Most Merciful." (Qutbul Aqtaab Hazrat Sheikhul Hadith Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) pg. 397)
Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned:
It is possible that there be good deeds in a person’s life despite him also being involved in sins. However, the noor of the heart cannot co-exist with sins. Where sins are perpetrated, immediately the light of the heart is affected. (Malfoozaat Hakeemul Ummat 6/113)
Hadhrat Mufti Muhammad Rafee` Uthmani daamat barakaatuhum writes regarding Hadhrat Moulana Yaseen Sahib rahmatullahi alaih, the father of Mufti Muhammad Shafee` Sahib rahmatullahi alaih:
During his final illness, in spite of being afflicted with severe bouts of diarrhoea and high fever, he would walk to the Musjid with the support of his walking stick. When eventually this became unmanageable he was forced to perform his Salaah at home for about five to six days.
During that period, he once mentioned to his son Mufti Muhammad Shafee` Sahib rahmtullahi alaih: ‘Shafee`! It seems that I will pass away on account of this diarrhoea. However, I am not grieved by this, for the Hadeeth has counted this as a form of shahaadat (martyrdom).’ It was the time of Maghrib on a Thursday night when his condition had seriously deteriorated. It seemed that he was on the throes of death. At that time my respected grandmother addressed my father: ‘Don’t go to Musjid to perform your Maghrib Salaah. Read your Salaah at home.’ This ardent lover of jamaat Salaah in this pitiful state told my father: ‘No. Go to the Musjid.’ Accordingly, my beloved father executed his instruction. The next morning at the time of subh saadiq he awakened my father saying: ‘Hurry up. I have to clean myself. My namaaz should not be made qadhaa.’ After cleaning him and changing his clothing he said: ‘Lift me up so that I could make wudhu.’ As my respected father lifted him, he noticed that his limbs were motionless and his eyes were raised to the sky. His condition had suddenly changed. After being made to lie down he felt at ease and in this state he began to engage in zikr, toubah and istighfaar etc. Then all of a sudden he told my grandmother: ‘Rasul maqbool Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam…’ This was all that could be heard clearly. He said a few other words which seemed to be ‘tashreef laaye (has come).’ The pangs of death had begun. He began reciting the kalimah until his voice subsided, but his tongue was still in motion. Eventually there was total silence and the reality of his constant du`aa materialised:
جب دم واپسیں ہو یا اللہ – لب پر ہو لاالہ الا اللہ
“O Allah! When the time approaches for my soul to return
Allow my lips to be engaged in reciting La ilaaha illallah”
(Hayaat-e-Mufti A`zam, p. 22)
One should recite the following two hundred times during the day:
لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللَّهُ وَحْدَهُ لَا شَرِيكَ لَهُ لَهُ الْمُلْكُ وَلَهُ الْحَمْدُ وَهُوَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ
There is no deity besides Allah Ta’ala alone, who has no partner. To Him belongs the entire universe, and for Him is all praise and He has power over everything.
عن عبد الله بن عمرو قال : قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم : من قال : لا إله إلا الله وحده لا شريك له له الملك وله الحمد وهو على كل شيء قدير مائتي مرة في يوم لم يسبقه أحد كان قبله ولا يدركه أحد بعده إلا بأفضل من عمله رواه أحمد والطبراني إلا أنه قال : " كل يوم " ورجال أحمد ثقات وفي رجال الطبراني من لم أعرفه (مجمع الزوائد رقم 16829)
Hadhrat Abdullah bin Amr (Radhiallahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “The one who recites the following two hundred times daily will receive such abundant reward that none from the creation will match him, whether from the former people or the latter, except the one who recites it more (or something greater).