Sunday, July 18, 2010

Reward of reciting Takbeer, Tasbeeh, Tahmeed and Tahleel a hundred times

Imam Ja'far Sadiq (a.s.) narrates from his predecessors that Amirul Momineen (a.s.) said,

"Some people gathered around the Messenger of Allah (s.a.w.s.) and asked,
'O Messenger of Allah (s.a.w.s.)! Rich people have wealth through which they can free slaves but what about the poor ones like us? They have money to go for Hajj but we can't go. They have enough money for giving Sadaqah but we do not have any. They have enough wealth to buy weapons and participate in Jihad but we do not have anything.'

The Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) said, 'The reward of reciting takbeer (Allaahu Akbar) a hundred times is better than the reward of freeing a slave. The reward of reciting Tasbeeh (Sub-haanallaah) a hundred times is better than taking a hundred camels for Hajj. The reward of reciting Tahmeed (Alh'amdulillaah) is better than taking more than a hundred  horses with saddles and straps laden with weapons of war for Jihad. And the reward of a person who recites Laa ilaaha illallaah a hundred times is better than everyone except one who recites it more than a hundred times'."

Amirul Momineen (a.s.) says, "When rich people came to know about this tradition, they too started performing these deeds. The poor people again came to
the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) and said that even rich people have come to know about this and they too are offering them.

The Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) replied, 'That is Allah's grace; He grants it to whom He pleases, and Allah is the Lord of mighty grace'."

  • Sawabul Aamaal (English - Printed by As-Serat Publications),  Pg 37