Reward Equivalent to Freeing Ten Slaves

dome picعن البراء بن عازب رضي الله عنه أن النبي صلى الله عليه و سلم قال من صلى علي مرة كتب الله له عشر حسنات ومحا عنه عشر سيئات ورفعه بها عشر درجات وكن له عدل عشر رقاب رواه ابن أبي عاصم في كتاب الصلاة عن مولى للبراء لم يسمه عنه (الترغيب و الترهيب رقم 2563)

Hadhrat Baraa bin Aazib (Radhiallahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said: “Whoever recites durood upon me once, Allah Ta’ala will record ten righteous deeds in his favour, expiate ten of his sins, elevate his status in the Hereafter by ten ranks and he will receive the reward equivalent to freeing ten slaves.

Durood Recited as Esaal-e-Thawaab

Once a woman came to Hasan Basri (Rahmatullahi Alaihi) and said to him, “O Imam, my daughter has passed away and I desire to see her in a dream. (Is there any way for me to see her.)” Hasan Basri told her, “After completing your Esha salaah, perform four rakaats of nafl salaah. Recite in each of the rakaats Surah Faatiha and Surah Takaathur. Thereafter, as you lie down, continue reciting durood on Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) until sleep overtakes you.”

The woman did as she was advised and that very night she saw her daughter in a dream. She saw her undergoing torture on account of the sins she committed. She was covered in tar, her hands were bound, and her feet were tied in hot, burning chains of fire. The woman was greatly distressed and saddened to see her daughter in this condition. When she awoke the next morning, she hastened to Hasan Basri, and in great distress told him what she had seen. He told her, “Give charity on her behalf. Perhaps Allah Ta’ala will pardon her through your sadaqah.”

The following day, Hasan Basri (Rahmatullahi Alaihi) saw the girl in a dream. He saw her in a beautiful garden while she was seated on a throne with a crown of honour on her head. He asked her, “Who are you?” She replied saying, “O Hasan, do you not recognize me?” He replied in the negative. She then said, “I am the daughter of the woman who spoke to you.” Hasan Basri replied, “How is it that I see you in ease and comfort whereas your mother told me of your pitiful condition. The girl replied, “All that my mother had told you was true. Certainly that was my previous condition and like me there were seventy thousand people undergoing the same torment. However we all were forgiven by Allah Ta’ala on account of the durood of a saintly man. The saintly man, while passing by our graveyard, recited durood upon Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) once and conveyed the reward of the durood to the inmates of the graves. That durood was so beloved and appreciated by Allah Ta’ala that He emancipated us from the torment and punishment of the grave. It is through the blessings of that saintly man’s durood that you find me in this condition.” (Fazaail Durood)

يَا رَبِّ صَلِّ وَ سَلِّم دَائِمًا أَبَدًا عَلَى حَبِيبِكَ خَيرِ الخَلْقِ كُلِّهِمِ

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