Arrogance Will Prevent Access to Paradise

Abd-Allaah ibn Mas’ood said that the Prophet (sallallaahu ʻalayhi wa sallam) said: “No one who has an atom’s-weight of arrogance in his heart will enter Paradise.”

(Muslim)

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Performing Good Deeds Within Your Capacity

A Hadith narrated by ʻAa’ishah (may Allaah be pleased with her) said, “A woman from the tribe of Bani Asad was sitting with me, and the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu ʻalayhi wa sallam) came to my house and said, ‘Who is this?’ I said, ‘She is so-and-so; she does not sleep at night because she is engaged in prayer.’ The Prophet (sallallaahu ʻalayhi wa sallam) said, ‘Do (good) deeds within your capacity; Allaah never gets tired (of giving rewards) until you get tired (of doing good deeds).’”

[Al-Bukhari and Muslim]

The Reward for Praying ‘Isha and Fajr in the Mosque

‘Uthman bin `Affan (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: I heard the Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) saying: “One who performs `Isha’ prayer in congregation, is as if he has performed Salaah for half of the night. And one who performs the Fajr prayer in congregation, is as if he has performed Salaah the whole night.”

{Muslim}

Having Private Time with Allah

Try to spend at least ten minutes (at first) a day reading about the next life, the heart, and other beneficial topics for the heart. Doing this is extremely valuable for our hearts which are full of diseases; loving worldly things too much, hardness of the heart, filthy desires and arrogance.

Start today and have some private time with Allah. The Prophet (saw) would also do this.

Avoid Hollow Religiosity

The hypocrites built a masaajid in the time of the Prophet (saw), yet they were exposed. Don’t be someone who lives one life at home with music, movies, bad language, a gangster type attitude and other sins, yet in front of the people in public shows a pious face. Allah will expose such a person and these sins will slip out.

Have Some Private Time with Allah

Try to spend, at least, half an hour a day reading about the next life, the heart, and beneficial topics for the heart. Some people spend more than two hours a day doing this.

This activity is extremely beneficial for our hearts, which are full of diseases like loving worldly things too much, hardness, filthy desires and arrogance.

Have some private time with Allah. the Prophet (saw) would do this too.

Falling Behind in the Prayer Rows

From Abu Sa’eed al-Khudri: The Messenger of Allaah (saw) saw some of his companions falling back (in the rows for prayer) and said to them: “Come forward and follow me (in prayer) and let those who come after you follow you. People will persist in falling back until Allaah puts them back.”

(Muslim)

Some Ulema have said that this means if you are late for salaah and are always in the last rows, you’ll start falling behind in many good actions!