Everyone is looking for a better way, a faster way, a more rewarding way to do things to make life better and easier. And there are people in religion also who are no different, they do the same things like most other people but they add just a little bit more thought, a bit more effort to accomplish much greater rewards for the same deeds. The following are some of the easy ways to multiply your rewards for doing what you do already.
- Stay in wudhu all the time
- Use siwaak before wudhu
- Pray a short dua when shopping.
- Prayers when stopped at traffic lights
1. Stay in wudhu (ablution) all the time.
‘…..and Allah loves those who purify themselves.’
Ablution is a ritual and physical cleaning of certain limbs of the body – the hands, faces, feet and parts of the head as shown by the Prophet (SAW). Rewards are generally increased when in a state of wudhu as can be seen from a number of hadiths. The way to do this is to find a suitable place and perform the wudhu immediately after breaking your last wudhu.
It is a sign of a believer – The Prophet (SAW) said:’ No one preserves their wudhu except a Believer.’ (ibn Majah)
‘He who passes away in the state of wudhu dies as a martyr’ (Majma’uz zawaid and Fathul malikil ‘aliy)
The past and future minor sins of one who makes a thorough wudhu (i.e. by washing all limbs completely) on a cold day will be forgiven. Targheeb and Majma’uz zawaid)
One who performs wudhu at home then proceeds to the masjid for Fardh Salah secures the reward of a Haji in the state of ihram.(Sunan Abi Dawud)
For every step taken towards the masjid in the state of wudhu one sin is forgiven, one reward accrued and one stage is elevated in the hereafter.
2. Use Siwaak (miswak) before wudhu
Siwaak or Miswak is a traditional chewing stick prepared from the roots and twigs of various trees and has been used as a natural method for teeth cleaning in many parts of the world for many years.
It was Prophet’s habit to use Siwaak once he woke up as it leads to the oral hygiene, the emphasis on siwaak can be gauged from the Hadith, stated:
‘If it were not that it would be difficult on my nation, then I would have ordered them to use the siwaak for each pray.’ (Tirmidhi)
Using siwaak is also part of the adornment which believers are commanded to wear for every Salah – ‘O children of Adam, take your adornment at every masjid….’ [Quran 7:31]. It is also important as there are angels present in the masjid, and one is going to meet other people in the masjid.
Abu Nu’aym narrates on the authority of Jaabir (RA) that Rasulullah (SAW) said, ‘To perform 2 Raka’ah (units of prayer) after performing Miswak is more exalted than 70 Raka’ah which is performed without performing Miswak.’ [Al-Targhib wa at-Tarheeb
Aisha (RA) has reported that: The prayer before which the Miswak is utilised is 70 times more superior to that before which it is not used.”
Abu Darda (RA) states that:’“Make Miswak a must, do not be heedless as there are twenty four benefits in Miswak, the greatest benefit is that Allah, becomes pleased, there is increase in wealth, it freshens the breath, it strengthens the gums, it relieves headaches, it relieves toothache and due to the light from the face and teeth the angles shake hands.’
3. Dua when entering the marketplace
The Prophet (SAW) has said:’ Whoever enters the market and says:
Translation: None has the right to be worshipped except Allah alone, without partner, to Him belongs all sovereignty and praise. He gives life and causes death, and He is living and does not die. In His hand is all good and He is Omnipresent over all things.’
will wipe a million bad deeds from his record and grant him a million good
deeds, and will elevate him a million degree of virtue).
4. Prayers when stopped at traffic lights
4 million rewards in a minute:
Whoever recites these four sentences 10 times, he will get 4 million rewards. (Tirmidhi).
Reward equal to that of all believers in a minute:
Ubadah (RA) narrates that the Prophet (SAW) said: Whoever asks for forgiveness for the believing males and females then Allah will give him the reward equal to all the believing males and females.
Reward of four Quran recitations in a minute:
Reciting Surah Ikhlas (No. 112) once is equal to a reward of a third of the Quran; therefore if one recites it 3 times then they will get the reward of reciting the whole Quran. One can fairly easily read this Surah 12 times in one minute.
The angels have trouble recording the rewards of this 10 second prayer:
We have tried to provide quick, easy to implement duas when going about your everyday activities, none of which will add any time but will return multiple rewards. Please try to implement them as soon as possible, and please share.
Below are 40 duas from the Quran which were asked by many prophets and others to gain the blessings, mercy, and forgiveness from our Creator.