Footsteps in Paradise

The Messenger (peace and blessings of Allah be upon Him ) called upon Bilal (May Allah be pleased with him) and said, “What did you do to deserve entering Paradise? For I have heard the rustling of your garment in front of me in Paradise.” He replied, “O Messenger of Allah! I have never called the Athaan except that I have prayed two units of prayer after it, and no impurity has ever happened to me except that I have made ablution after it.” Rasulullah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon Him) then said, “It is because of them.”
[Ibn Khuzaimah ~ Hadith Sahih]

We benefit from this hadith:

  • Bilal (May Allah be pleased with him) is from the people of paradise because the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon Him) witnessed this for him whereby he heard his footsteps in paradise.
  • The virtue of praying two units of prayer after athan because this was one of the reasons that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon Him) heard Bilal’s (May Allah be pleased with him) steps in paradise.
  • The virtue of performing ablution after impurity.

And Allah Knows Best!

Whilst some of us yet struggle to read our nawafil properly, reading after every wudhu may seem like a big order, but then again Paradise is something that we truly need to work for.

And then there goes the saying Where there is a will, there is a way

Once we set it upon ourselves to do something and most importantly pray to Allah, Allah will help us
Furthermore, being in the month of Ramadan with distractions at its minimum, we can surely contrive to accomplish our goal

It is said that if we perform an act regularly for a month, it becomes second to nature and we then do it all around the year.

Then surely if we practice doing this deed regularly throughout a month, we can achieve to pray after every ablution all throughout the year by Allah’s help.

May Allah keep us steadfast!

Bint Ayesha

Writer, AAT

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