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Gateways of Goodness in Ramadan-II

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1-          Reciting Thikr (remembrance of Allaah) after Fajr prayer until sunrise. The Prophet,  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ), said: "Whoever performs Fajr prayer in congregation, then stays remembering Allaah till the sun rises, then performs two Rak‘ahs, will have the reward of Hajj and ‘Umrah in full." [At-Tirmithi: Hasan]
2-          Performing Friday prayers regularly. The Prophet,  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ), said: "The five daily prayers, and from one Friday prayer to the (next) Friday prayer, and from Ramadan to Ramadan are expiations for the sins committed in between (their intervals), provided major sins are not committed." [Muslim]
3-          Seeking the hour in which supplications are answered on Friday. The Prophet,  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ), said: "There is a time on Friday during which a Muslim, while he (or she) is performing prayer and is supplicating, will be granted whatever he (or she) is supplicating for.'' [Al-Bukhaari and Muslim]
4-          Reading Surat Al-Kahf. The Prophet,  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) said: "A Muslim who reads Surat Al-Kahf on Friday, a light will shine for him between this Friday and the next one." [An-Nasaa’i and Al-Haakim]
5-          Giving charity frequently. "Charity extinguishes sin as water extinguishes fire." [At-Tirmithi]
6-          The best charity is that of the poor. The Prophet,  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ), was asked: "What is the best charity?" and he said: "The best charity is that which is given by a poor man, and start giving charity to those under your care." [Abu Daawood, Ibn Khuzaymah, and Al-Haakim]
7-          Giving charity in secret. "Doing favors helps in saving from evil deaths, secret charity puts out the anger of the Lord, and maintaining kinship ties increases one's lifespan." [At-Tabaraani]
8-          Obeying and being dutiful to parents. The Prophet,  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ), said: "He is a loser, he is a loser, he is a loser." It was said, "O Messenger of Allaah, who is he?” He replied: "He who lives until his parents reach old age, either one or both of them, and misses the chance to enter Paradise (because of being dutiful to them)." [Muslim]
9-          Supplicating for parents. The Prophet,  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ), said: "Allaah The Almighty raises the degree of the righteous slave in Paradise, and as a result he asks, 'O my Lord, where did I get this from?' Allaah will Say, 'This is because of your son's asking forgiveness for you.'" [Ahmad]
10-     Dutifulness to one's maternal uncles and aunts. The Prophet,  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ), said: "The maternal aunt is like the mother in position." [Al-Bukhaari]
11-     Saying kind words. The Prophet,  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) said: "Save yourself from Hell even by giving half a date in charity, and if you do not find that, then by saying a kind word." [Al-Bukhaari and Muslim]
12-     Fulfilling people's needs. The Prophet,  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ), said: "A man who goes to fulfill [the Muslim's] need, (then he pointed with his finger), it will be better for him than making I‘tikaaf (staying in seclusion) in this Masjid of mine for two months.” [Al-Haakim]
13-     Visiting the sick. The Prophet,  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ), said: "A man who visits an ailing person will attain the fruits of Paradise." [Muslim]
14-     Maintaining kinship ties. The Prophet,  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ), said: "Kinship ties are hanging on the Throne, saying, 'whoever keeps ties with me, Allaah will keep good connection with him; and whoever severs ties with me, Allaah will sever connection with him.'" [Al-Bukhaari and Muslim]
15-     Making Muslims happy. The Prophet,  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ), said: "Whoever meets his Muslim brother with what he likes seeking to make him happy with it, Allaah will make him happy on the Day of Resurrection." [At-Tabaraani]
16-     Making life easy for people in straitened circumstances. The Prophet,  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ), said: "A person who makes things easy for an insolvent person, Allaah will make things easy for him in this life and in the Hereafter." [Muslim]
17-     Showing compassion and mercy to the weak. The Prophet,  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ), said: "Allaah will be Merciful with those who show mercy to others. Show mercy to those on earth, and The One in Heaven will show mercy to you." [Abu Daawood and At-Tirmithi]
18-     Reconciling people. The Prophet,  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ), said: "Shall I not inform you of something more excellent in degree than fasting, prayer and almsgiving?" The people replied, "Yes, O Messenger of Allaah." The Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) said: "It is reconciling people." [Abu Daawood and At-Tirmithi]
19-     Forbearance, forgiveness, and suppressing anger. Allaah The Almighty Says (what means): {And who restrain anger and who pardon the people - and Allaah loves the doers of good.}[Quran 3:134] The Prophet,  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ), said to Al-Ashajj ibn ‘Abd Al-Qays: "You have two qualities that Allaah The Almighty loves: forbearance and patience." [Muslim]
20-     Shaking hands with love and a pure soul. The Prophet,  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ), said: "No two Muslims meet and shake hands with one another but Allaah will forgive them before they leave." [Abu Daawood and At-Tirmithi: Hasan]
21-     A smiling face. The Prophet,  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) said: "Smiling at your brother is charity."
22-     Lowering one’s gaze from what Allaah The Almighty forbade. The Prophet,  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ), said: "The unlawful look is one of the poisonous arrows of Satan, and whoever abstains from it out of fear from Allaah will find its sweetness in his heart." [At-Tabaraani]
23-     Enjoining good and forbidding evil. The Prophet,  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) said: "Whoever sees evil let him change it by his hand; if he is unable, let him change it by his tongue; and if he is unable, let him abhor it in his heart and this is the weakest level of faith." [Muslim]
24-     Sitting with righteous and good people. The Prophet,  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ), said: "No people sit to mention Allaah The Almighty but the angels will circle them, mercy will shower them, tranquility will descend upon them, and Allaah will mention them among those with Him." [Muslim]
25-     Preserving one's tongue and private parts. The Prophet,  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ), said: "Whoever gives me a guarantee to safeguard what is between his jaws and what is between his legs (his tongue and private parts), I shall guarantee him Paradise." [Al-Bukhaari and Muslim]

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