70 ways to earn rewards from Allah

1.  Repentance done sincerely for Allah:
The Prophet (Sallallaho Alaihe Wa’sallam ) said:
“Allah will forgive the sins of anybody who repents  before  the  sun rises  from  the  west (i.e.,  a major  sign  for  the  Day  of  Judgment).” (Sahih Muslim)

He ( Sallallaho Alaihe Wa’sallam) also  said:
“Allaah  accepts  the  repentance  of  His slaves until the time of their death (i.e., when the soul is departing).”(Tirmidhi)

2.  ‘Umrah  during  Ramadhaan:
The  Prophet  (Sallallaho Alaihe Wa’sallam ) said: “Performing ‘Umrah  during  it (Ramadhaan) is like performing Hajj with me.” (Sahih Bukhaari & Sahih Muslim)

3.  Recitation  of  the  Qur’aan:
The  Prophet  (Sallallaho Alaihe Wa’sallam ) said: “Recite the Qur’aan, for it will intercede for you (with Allaah) on the Day of Judgment.” (Sahih Muslim)

 4.  Learning  and  teaching  the  Qur’an:
The  Prophet (Sallallaho alsihe wa’sallam ) said:
“The best amongst you is the one who learns the Qur’aan and teaches it to others.” (Sahih Bukhaari)

5.  The  Mention  of  Allaah:
The  Prophet  ( Sallallaho alaihe wa’sallam) said: “Shall I not tell you about the best of your deeds, the most    pure  (i.e.,  righteous  and  sincere)  of  them  to your Creator, that which will entitle you to the highest ranks, which is better for you than donating gold and silver  for  the  sake  of  Allah,  which  is  better  than fighting your enemies  in Jihaad  where you  kill them or  they  kill  you  (i.e.,  you  become  martyrs)?” The people  replied: “Yes,  O  Messenger  of  Allah.”  So  he ( S.A.W.W) said: “The mention of Allah.” (Tirmidhi)
6.  Seeking Allaah’s forgiveness:
The Prophet (S.A.W.W ) said:
“For he  who  always seeks  the forgiveness of Allah, Allah  will  relieve him  from  all  adversities,  make  a way out for  him from  all  hardships  and provide him from  means  which  he  could  never  have  expected.”
(Nasaa’i)
7.  Performing  complete  and  proper  ablution:
The Prophet  (Sallallaho alaihe wa’sallam ) said:
“Whosoever  performs  a  complete and  proper  ablution,  sins  will  leave his  body  – even from under his nails.”
(Sahih Muslim)
8.  Supplicating  between  the  Adhaan  and  Iqaamah:
The  Prophet  ( Sallallaho alaihe wa’sallam) said:
“Supplication  between  the  Adhaan  and  Iqaamah  is  not  rejected.” So  people asked: “What  should  we  ask  for?”  He  (S.A.W.W ) replied: “Ask Allah for His forgiveness.”
(Tirmidhi)
9.  Performing the five daily prayers:
The Prophet ( Sallallaho alihe wa’sallam) said:
“There is no Muslim who, at the time of prayer, performs ablution properly, then  performs the prayer in  humility  before  Allah  and perfects  its  pillars; except  that  this  will  expiate  all  his  past  minor sins. This is for every prayer throughout his life.”
(Sahih Muslim)
10. Offering  Fajr  and  ‘Asr  prayers  promptly:
The Prophet  (Sallallaho alaihe wa’sallam ) said:
“Whoever  performs  the  two  cool prayers  (i.e.,  ‘Asr  and  Fajr)  on  time will  enter Paradise.”
(Sahih Bukhaari)
11. Supplicating during the virtuous time on Fridays:
The Prophet (Sallallaho alaihe wa’sallam ) said:
“There is a virtuous time every Friday;  never  does  a  Muslim  supplicate during  it except  that  Allah  grants him  what  he  asks  for.”
(Sahih Bukhaari & Sahih Muslim)
12. Reciting  chapter  Al-Kahf  from  the  Qur’aan  on Fridays:
The  Prophet  ( Sallallaho alaihe wa’sallam) said:
“Whoever  recites chapter  Al-Kahf  on  a  Friday  will  have  a  light (i.e., will  be  guided) between  it  and  the  next  Friday.”
(Nasaa’i)
13. Going  to  the  mosque:
The  Prophet  (Sallallaho alaihe wa’sallam ) said:
“Whoever  goes  to  the  mosque  to  pray  and  returns; Allah  will  make  a dwelling  for  him  in  Paradise  for every time he goes  (and every time he  comes back).”
(Sahih Bukhaari & Sahih Muslim)
14. Praying  in  congregation:
The  Prophet  (Sallallaho alaihe wa’sallam ) said:
“Praying  in  congregation  is  twenty  seven  multiples higher  in  reward than  praying  alone .”
(Sahih Bukhaari  & Sahih Muslim)
15. Offering supererogatory prayers:
The Prophet (Sallallaho alaihe wa’sallam ) said:
“Allah  will  build  a  dwelling  in  Paradise  for anyone who prays twelve supererogatory rak’ah daily in addition to the compulsory prayers.”
(Sahih Muslim )
16. Offering  funeral  prayers:
The  Prophet  (Sallallaho alaihe wa’salm ) said:
“Whosoever attends a funeral and prays over the dead receives  a  reward equal  to  a  Qiraat, and  whosoever was also present at the burial receives a reward equal to two Qiraat.” So people asked: “What is a Qiraat?”
He  (S.A.W.W ) replied: “It  is  equal  to  twice  the  size  of  the greatest mountain (i.e. Uhud).”
(Sahih Bukhaari & Sahih Muslim)
17. Women  praying  at  home:
The  Prophet  ( Sallallaho alaihe wa’sallam) said:
“Do not deprive women from praying in the houses of Allah  (i.e.,  the  mosques)  but  praying  at  home  is better for them (in reward).”
(Abu Daawood)
18. Supplications  after  prayer:
The  Prophet  (Sallallaho alaihe wa’sallam ) said:
“Allah  will  forgive  the  sins,  even  if  they  were  as much  as the foam  of the  sea, for  anyone  who  exalts Allah  thirty-three  times  saying ‘Subhaanallaah’, praises  Him  thirty-three  times  saying  ‘Al- Hamdulillaah’  and  glorifies  Him  thirty-three  times saying  ‘Allaahu  Akbar’,  and  then  completes  the supplications to be one hundred by saying: ‘None has the  right  to  be  worshipped  except  Allaah  alone, without  partner.  To  Him  belong  sovereignty  and praise,  and  He  is  over all  things  Omnipotent.’  ”
(Sahih Muslim)
19. Thanking  Allaah  after  eating  or  drinking:
The Prophet  (Sallallaho alaihe wa’sallam ) said:
“Allah  is  pleased  with  the  slave who  thanks  Him  after  eating  or drinking (When Allah  is  pleased  with a  slave  He  forgives  his  sins).”
(Sahih Muslim)
20. Zakaat  Al-Fitr:
Ibn  ‘Abbas ( R.A) said:
“The Messenger  of  Allaah ( Sallallaho alaihe wa’sallam) made  Zakaat  Al-Fitr obligatory as a means of purifying the fasting person from  idle talk  and  foul  language  and  feeding  the poor.  It  is  accepted  as  Zakaat from  whoever  pays  it before  the  (‘Eed)  prayer,  and  as  a  (simple) charity from whoever pays it after that.”
(Abu Dawood)
21. Optional  charity:
The  Prophet  (Sallallaho alaihe wa’sallam ) said:
“Charity wipes out sins as water extinguishes fire.”
(Tirmidhi)
 22. Paying  charity  secretly:
The  Prophet  (Sallallaho alaihe wa’sallam ) said:
“Righteous deeds protect a person from an evil end; a charity  spent  in secret  extinguishes  Allah’s  wrath; and  maintaining  good  ties  of kinship increases  ones lifespan.”
(Tibaraani)
23. Spreading the Islamic salutation (of salaam):
The Prophet  ( Sallallaho alaihe wa’sallam) said:
“O  people!  Spread  the  salaam; maintain  good ties  with  kin;  and  pray  at night  while people  are  sleeping,  then  you  will  enter  Paradise peacefully.”
(Tirmidhi)
24. Removing harmful objects from people’s way:
The Prophet  (Sallallaho alaihe wa’sallam ) said:
“I  saw  a  man  enjoying  himself  in Paradise (simply) because he  removed from a  road a tree that used to harm people.”
(Sahih Muslim)
25. Dutifulness  to  parents:
The  Prophet  (Sallallaho alaihe wa’sallam ) said:
“What a loss is for him! What a loss is for him! What a loss is for him!” Someone asked: “Who, O Allaah’s Messenger?” He replied: “He whose parents reach old age,  either one  or  both of  them,  and he does  not use their  presence  (by being  good  to  them,  etc.)  to  cause him to enter Paradise.”
(Sahih Muslim)
26. The wife’s obedience to her husband:
The Prophet (Sallallaho alaihe wa’sallam ) said:
“If a  woman  prays the  five obligatory  daily prayers,  fasts  the  month  of Ramadaan,  guards  her private  parts  (from  adultery  and  fornication),  and  is  obedient  to  her  husband,  she  will  be  able  to  enter Paradise from any of its gates.”
(Ibn Habban)
27. Earning lawfully:
The Prophet (Sallallaho alaihe wa’sallam ) was asked about the  best  earnings,  he  replied:
“Those  which  a  man earns  by  his  hands,  or  any  other  lawfully  earned money.”
(Hakim)
28. Providing  for  ones  family:
The  Prophet  (Sallallaho alaihe wa’sallam ) said:
“If  a  man  provides  for  his  family  hoping  for  the reward,  it  will  be counted  as  charity  for  him.”
(Sahih Bukhaari & Sahih Muslim)
29. Providing for  widows and the  needy:
The Prophet (Sallallaho alaihe wa’sallam ) said:
“One who provides for widows and the poor is like one who fights Jihad for the sake of Allah (in reward).”
He (Sallallaho alaihe wa’sallam ) added: “(He is)  like one  who prays at  night  without  tiring  and  one  who  fasts continuously.”
(Sahih Bukhaari)
30. Nurturing  the  orphan:
The  Prophet  ( Sallallaho alaihe wa’sallam) said:
“I and the one who nurtures an orphan will be like this in  Paradise  (then he  joined  his  index  and  middle fingers together).”
(Sahih Bukhaari)
31. Stroking  the  head  of  an  orphan:
The  Prophet  (Sallallaho alaihe wa’sallam ) said  in  reply  to  a  man  who complained  about  the hardness  of  his  own  heart: “Stroke (gentle caress)  the  head  of  an orphan and feed the needy.”
(Ahmad)

 32. Fulfilling people’s needs:
The Prophet ( Sallallaho alaihe wa’sallam) said:
“It better for one of you  to fulfil the need of  his brother (in  Islaam)  than  residing  for  I’tikaaf  in  my  mosque for two months.”
(Haakim)
33. Visiting Muslims:
The Prophet (Sallallaho alaihe wa’sallam ) said:
“Prophets will  be  in  Paradise,  the  truthful  will  be  in  Paradise, and those who  visit their  Muslim  brothers  purely for the sake of Allah will be in Paradise.”
(Tabaraani)
34. Visiting  the  sick:
The  Prophet  (Sallallaho alaihe wa’sallam ) said:
“When  a Muslim visits his sick brother, he never ceases to be in a Khurfah  of  paradise  until  he  returns.” He  was asked:  “What  is  a Khurfah?”  He  ( Sallallaho alaihe wa’sallam) replied:  “Its fruits.”
(Sahih Muslim)
35. Maintaining  ties  with  those  who  sever  them:
The Prophet (Sallallaho alaihe wa’sallam ) said:
“Al-waasil (i.e., one who maintains ties) is not the one who recompenses the good done to him  by  his  relatives,  but  Al-waasil  is  the  one  who keeps  good  relations  with  those  relatives  who  sever the bond of kinship with him.”
36. Cheering  up  Muslims:
The  Prophet  (Sallallaho alaihe wa’sallam ) said:
“On the Day of Resurrection, Allah will cheer up (by His forgiveness)  He who  cheers  up  his  fellow  Muslim.”
(Tabaraani)
37. Easing matters for those in hardship:
The Prophet  ( Sallallaho alaihe wa’sallam) said:
“Allaah  will  make  matters  easy  in  the Hereafter  for he who  eases hardship  for  a Muslim.”
(Sahih Muslim)
38. Being kind and merciful to the weak:
The Prophet ( Sallallaho alaihe wa’sallam) said:
“Allaah will be merciful with those who are merciful  with  others;  be  merciful  with  those  on  the earth, and the One above the heavens will be merciful with you.”
(Tirmidhi)
39. Reconciling between people:
The  Prophet ( Sallallaho alaihe wa’sallam) said:
“Should I not tell you of a deed that is a rank higher than  fasting,  praying  and  spending  in  charity?” People  replied: “Indeed,  O messenger  of  Allah” He (Sallallaho alaihe wa’sallam ) replied: “Reconciling  between  people.”
(Abu Daawood)
40. Having  good  manners:
When  the  Prophet  (Sallallaho alaihe wa’sallam ) was asked  about  which  act  leads  people  to  enter  Paradise the  most,  he  replied: “Piety  and  good  manners.”
(Tirmidhi)
41. Being bashful (shy from sins):
The Prophet  (Sallallaho alaihe wa’sallam ) said:
“Bashfulness is  a  part  of  faith,  and  faith  leads  to  Paradise.”
(Ahmad)
42. Truthfulness:
The Prophet ( Sallallaho alaihe wa’sallam) said:
“Be truthful, as truthfulness  leads  to  virtue,  and  virtue  leads  to Paradise.”
(Sahih Bukhaari)
 43. Forgiveness  and  controlling  anger:
Allaah  says what  means:
“And  march  forth  in  the  way  (which leads) to forgiveness from your Lord and Paradise as wide as are  the Heavens and the Earth,  prepared for the  pious.  Those  who  spend  (in  Allah’s  cause)  in prosperity  and  in adversity,  who  repress  anger  and who  pardon  men;  verily,  Allaah loves  the  good- doers.”
(Quran, Aali-‘Imraan:133-134)
44. Shaking  hands:
The  Prophet  (Sallallaho alaihe wa’sallam ) said:
“Never  do two  Muslims  shake  hands  except  that  their  sins  are forgiven before they depart.”
(Abu Daawood)
45. Having a cheerful  face:
The Prophet (Sallallaho alaihe wa’sallam ) said:
“Do not  undermine  any  kind  deed,  even  if  it  is  to  meet your Muslim brother with a cheerful face.”
(Sahih Muslim)
46. Leniency during trade:
The Prophet (Sallallaho alaihe wa’sallam ) said:
“May Allah have mercy upon the one who is easy when he buys and easy when he disputes (i.e., forgives easily).”
(Sahih Bukhaari)
47. Lowering  one’s  gaze:
The  Prophet  (Sallallaho alaihe wa’sallam ) said  that Allah  says:
“A  lustful  look  is  like a  poisoned  arrow of  Satan;  whoever  refrains  from  it  out  of  fear  from Me,  I  will  replace  it  with  belief  whose sweetness  he will find in his heart.”
(Tabaraani)
48. Enjoining  good  and  forbidding  evil:
The  Prophet ( Sallallaho alaihe wa’sallam) said:
“Whoever sees an evil should stop it with his hands; if he is unable to do so, then with his tongue; if  he  is  unable  to  do  that,  then  with  his  heart  (by hating  it),  and  this  is  the  lowest  level  of  belief.”
(Sahih Bukhaari)
49. Attending  virtuous  gatherings:
The  Prophet  (Sallallaho alaihe wa’sallam ) said:
“Never do  a group of  people  gather to  mention Allah  the  Almighty, except  that  they  will  be surrounded  with  angels;  the  mercy  of  Allaah will descend  upon them,  tranquillity  will shade them  and Allah will mention them (with  pride) in front of the angels.”
(Sahih Muslim)
50. Guarding  one’s  tongue:
The  Prophet  (Sallallaho alaihe wa’sallam ) said:
“Whoever guarantees (i.e., restrains) what is between his two jaws (i.e., the tongue), and what is between his legs  (i.e.,  the  private  parts),  I  will guarantee  him Paradise.”
(Sahih Muslim)
51. Guiding  people  to  virtue:
The  Prophet  (Sallallaho alaihe wa’sallam ) said:
“Every good  done to  others is  a charity, and the one who guides to a good deed gets the same reward as the one  who  performs  the  good  deed.”
(Sahih Bukhaari  & Sahih Muslim)
52. Calling  people  to  the  religion  of  Allah:
The Prophet  (Sallallaho alaihe wa’sallam ) said:
“One  who  calls  people  towards guidance  gains  the  same  reward  (from Allah)  as those  who  follow  him,  without  their  reward  bein reduced.”
(Sahih Muslim)
53. Concealing  people’s  faults:
The  Prophet  (Sallallaho alaihe wa’sallam ) said:
“Whoever  conceals  others’  faults  in  this  life;  Allah will  conceal  his faults  on  the  Day  of  Resurrection.”
(Sahih Muslim)
54. Perseverance:
The  Prophet  (Sallallaho alaihe wa’sallam ) said:
“Never  is  a Muslim  is  afflicted  with  a  calamity,  sadness,  worry, harm,  or  hardship – even a  prick  of a  thorn – except that  Allah,  will  expiate  his  sins  (due  to  this).”
(Sahih Bukhaari)
55. Expiation  of  a  gathering:
The  Prophet  (Sallallaho alaihe wa’sallam ) said:
“Whoever sits  in a gathering  and commits  bad deeds (i.e.,  speech)  in  it; then  says  before  he  stands  up  to leave: ‘Subhaanaka Allaahumma wa bihamdika, ash- hadu  allaa  ilaaha  illaa  ant,  astaghfiruka  wa  atoobu ilayk,’ Allaah  will  forgive  that  which  he  committed during the gathering.”
(Tirmidhi)
56. Rearing daughters:
The Prophet (Sallallaho alaihe wa’sallam ) said:
“He who has  three  daughters,  and  he  shelters  them,  provides for  them and  is  merciful  to  them,  will  definitely  be admitted into Paradise.”
(Ahmad)
57. Kindness to animals:
The Prophet ( Sallallaho alaihe wa’sallam) said:
“A man saw a dog panting and eating mud out of thirst; so the  man used his shoe to give the dog some water from a well.  Allaah appreciated this action and admitted him into Paradise.”
(Sahih Bukhaari)
58. Not  asking  anything  of  people:
The  Prophet  (Sallallaho alaihe wa’sallam ) said:
“Whosoever guarantees  me that  he will  not ask people for  anything, I can  guarantee  him Paradise.”
(Sahih Bukhaari)
59. Exalting Allah:
The Prophet (Sallallaho alaihe wa’sallam ) said:
“Whosoever says:  ‘Subhaanallaah  wa  bihamdih’  one  hundred times  a  day,  Allah  will  forgive  his  sins  even  if  they were  as  great  as  the  foam  of  the  sea.”
(Sahih Bukhaari  & Sahih Muslim)
60. Charity  with  continuous  benefit:
The  Prophet  (Sallallaho alaihe wa’sallam ) said:
“When  a  son  of  Adam  dies,  he  ceases  to  gain (additional) benefit from his deeds except from three: a  charity  that  is  continuous  in  benefit, beneficial knowledge  and  a righteous child that supplicates  for him.”
(Sahih Muslim)
61. Giving  charity  from  the  husband’s  wealth:
The Prophet (Sallallaho alaihe wa’sallam ) said:
“If a woman spends from the wealth of  her  house  without  causing  harm (to  her  family), she  will  get  the  reward  of  what  she  spent  and  her husband  also  gets  a  reward  because  he  earned  it. (Moreover) the one who is entrusted with money gets the same reward (of spending it), without any of them  (the wife and the entrusted) decreasing the rewards of the others.”
(Sahih Bukhaari)
62. Honesty in trade:
The Prophet (Sallallaho alaihe wa’sallam ) said:
“When two people trade, they have the choice (to proceed with or stop the transaction), so if they are honest and clarify (e.g., defects in their merchandise) their trade will be blessed, but if they lie and conceal (defects) there will be no blessing in their trade.”
(Sahih Bukhaari)
63. Relieving  Muslims:
The  Prophet  (Sallallaho alaihe wa’sallam ) said:
“Whosoever relieves another Muslim of any hardship, Allaah  will relieve him  from  one  of the hardships of the Day of Resurrection.”
(Sahih Muslim)
64. Assisting people:
The Prophet (Sallallaho alaihe wa’sallam ) said:
“Every day, charity  is  due  from  each  of  your  joints;  assisting  a man  to mount  his  beast  or  helping  him  load  his luggage on it is a charity.”
(Sahih Bukhaari)
65. Intercession  to  fulfill  people’s  needs:
The  Prophet ( Sallallaho alaihe wa’sallam) said:
“Intercede (to fulfil people’s needs) and you will be rewarded.”
(Sahih Bukhaari)
66. Supplicating  for  parents:
The  Prophet  ( Sallallaho alaihe wa’sallam) said:
“Allah the Almighty and Exalted will raise the rank of the righteous slave in Paradise, then the slave will ask :  ‘O  Allah!  How  did  I  attain  this  rank?’  Allah will reply,  ‘By  virtue  of your  child’s  supplication  for your forgiveness.’ ”
(Masnad Ahmad)
67. Supplicating  for  Muslims  in  their  absence:
The Prophet ( Sallallaho alaihe wa’sallam) said:
“Whenever a Muslim supplicates for his  Muslim  brother  in  his  absence,  an  angel  says: ‘You  will  get  the  same  (as  you  supplicated  for).’  ”
(Sahih Muslim)
68. Immediately following up a sin with a good deed:
The Prophet (Sallallaho alaihe wa’sallam ) said:
“Fear Allaah wherever you are, and follow up a sin with a good deed, it will eradicate it – and deal with people kindly.”
(Masnad Ahmad)
69. Defending  Muslims  in  their  absence:
The  Prophet (Sallallaho alaihe wa’sallam ) said:
“Whosoever  defends his Muslim  brother  in his absence,  Allaah will  keep the  Hellfire away from his face on the Day of Resurrection.”
(Tirmidhi)
70. Being  fair  between  people:
The  Prophet  (Sallallaho alaihe wa’sallam ) said:
“Every day that the sun rises, charity is due from each of  your  joints,  and  being  fair  between  people  is  a charity.”
(Sahih Bukhaari)

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