Receiving Seventy Rewards

عن عبد الرحمن بن مريح الخولاني قال سمعت أبا قيس مولى عمرو بن العاص يقول: سمعت عبد الله بن عمرو يقول: من صلى على رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم صلاة صلى الله عليه وملائكته سبعين صلاة فليقل عبد من ذلك أو ليكثر (مسند أحمد، الرقم: ٦٦٠٥، وإسناده حسن وحكمه الرفع إذ لا مجال للإجتهاد فيه كما في القول البديع صـ ٢٣٧)

Hazrat Abdullah bin Amr bin Aas (radhiyallahu ‘anhuma) reported, “Whoever sends salutations upon Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) once, Allah Ta‘ala and His angels will send seventy mercies and blessings upon him in return of his one Durood. Hence, whoever wishes to increase his Durood should increase it, and whoever wishes to decrease his Durood should decrease it (i.e. if he wants to earn great rewards, then he should increase his Durood).”

A Means of Earning the Happiness of Allah Ta‘ala

It is mentioned that once, a great Aalim who was also a khalifah of Hazrat Shaikhul Hadith, Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahimahullah), came to Shaikh Yunus Jonpuri (rahimahullah) and said to him, “Hazrat! I feel that Allah Ta’ala is displeased with me. Please show me a way that Allah Ta’ala will become pleased with me.”

Shaikh Yunus Jonpuri (rahimahullah) replied, “Who am I? I am the lowest servant of Allah Ta’ala! How can I show you a way to mend your relationship with Allah Ta’ala?” The Aalim responded, “Please show me a way! You are well versed in the Ahaadith of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), and Allah Ta’ala has blessed you with great knowledge and taqwa.”

Shaikh Yunus Jonpuri (rahimahullah) replied, “From what I understand, if you make the one who is resting in Madinah Munawwarah happy (i.e. you make Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) happy), then Allah Ta’ala will become happy with you.”

The person asked Shaikh Yunus (rahimahullah) to explain further how he would be able to make Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) happy. Shaikh Yunus Jonpuri (rahimahullah) explained, “You will need to do two things:

  1. Recite abundant Durood upon Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam).
  2. Make a concerted effort to find the different sunnats of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) and practice upon them. Even if there is no need to engage in a certain sunnah action, still practice on the sunnah. For example, you do not have a need to drink water, still intentionally sit down and drink water, so that you will be practicing upon the sunnah of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam). Insha Allah, through practicing on these two things, Allah Ta’ala will be happy with you.

The reason for this is that Allah Ta’ala has mentioned in the Quraan Majeed:

قُلۡ  اِنۡ کُنۡتُمۡ تُحِبُّوۡنَ اللّٰہَ فَاتَّبِعُوۡنِیۡ یُحۡبِبۡکُمُ اللّٰہُ وَ یَغۡفِرۡ لَکُمۡ ذُنُوۡبَکُمۡ ؕ وَ اللّٰہُ غَفُوۡرٌ  رَّحِیۡمٌ ﴿۳۱﴾

“Say (O Muhammad (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam))! If you possess love for Allah Ta’ala, then follow me (Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam)), Allah Ta’ala will love you and forgive your sins.”

One month later, the Aalim came again to Shaikh Yunus Jonpuri (rahimahullah) and kissed his hands saying, “Allah Ta’ala is now pleased with me!”

Shaikh Yunus Jonpuri (rahimahullah) enquired, “How is it that you now know that Allah Ta’ala is pleased with you, and previously, how did you know that Allah Ta’ala was displeased with you?”

The person replied, “Previously, I would not find the motivation and enthusiasm to perform salaah, and would not find any enjoyment when making zikr. My heart would not be inclined towards zikr and my heart would remain in a state of restlessness. Now that Allah Ta’ala is happy with me, I find the spirit and motivation pulling me towards salaah and I perceive enjoyment when making zikr. Similarly, an extremely great and happy sign which shows that Allah Ta’ala is happy with me is that a few days ago, I had seen Hazrat Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) in a dream, and he said to me, “I am now pleased with you.”[1]

[1] ماهنامه اشرف الجرائد جون 2023 صـــــ 46


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