Plant Yourself a Tree in Jannah , Right Now!
أَبِى هُرَيْرَةَ أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ -صلى الله عليه وسلم- مَرَّ بِهِ وَهُوَ يَغْرِسُ غَرْسًا فَقَالَ « يَا أَبَا هُرَيْرَةَ مَا الَّذِى تَغْرِسُ ». قُلْتُ غِرَاسًا لِى. قَالَ « أَلاَ أَدُلُّكَ عَلَى غِرَاسٍ خَيْرٍ لَكَ مِنْ هَذَا ». قَالَ بَلَى يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ. قَالَ « قُلْ سُبْحَانَ اللَّهِ وَالْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ وَلاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ اللَّهُ وَاللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ يُغْرَسْ لَكَ بِكُلِّ وَاحِدَةٍ شَجَرَةٌ فِى الْجَنَّةِ
Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated:
The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) passed by him while he was planting a plant. The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) said, “O Abu Hurayrah what are you planting?” I said: A plant for me.” He said: Would you like me to tell of a plant better than this?” I said: Of course, O Messenger of Allah.” He (peace and blessings be upon him) said, “Say: Subhan-Allah, Wal-hamdu-lillah, wa la ilaha illallah, wa Alllahu Akbar (Glory is to Allah, praise is to Allah, non has the right to be worshipped but Allah, and Allah is the Greatest) for each one a tree will be planted for you in Paradise.”
Collected by Ibn Majah 3807. Al-Albani graded this hadeeth as being saheeh in his checking of Ibn Majah.
Benefits for this subject:
- These four words are a tree in Jannah
- This hadeeth show the superiority of these four words.
- The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) mentioned Hamd after Tasbih to establish the rank of saying “Subhan-Allah.” It has been authentically reported that Al-Hamdulilah fills the scale. Therefore it’s heavier than Subhan-Allah. Included in Al-Hamdulilah is the affirmation of Allah’s complete attributes. And Subhan-Allah frees Allah above any deficiencies in His names. Affirmation is more complete than negation. [ Faydul Qadeer 2871]
- Allah says, “But the good righteous deeds that last are better with your Lord for rewards and better in respect of hope.” [Al-Kahf 46]. The scholars of Tafsir include these four words in the above hadeeth as an explanation for this verse. [Tafsir Surahtul Kahf by Shaykh Muhammad ibn Salih Al-Uthaymeen (may Allah have mercy on him)
Translated and prepared by Abu Aaliyah Abdullah ibn Dwight Battle.
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