scenerynew5Umm Habibah bint Aboo Sufyaan (radi Allaahu 'anhaa) narrated that the Messenger of Allaah (sal Allaahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Whoever prays twelve Raka'aat during the day and night will have a house built for him in Paradise: four Raka'aat before Dhuhr and two after it, two Raka'aat after Maghrib, two Raka'aat after 'Ishaa, and two Raka'aat before Fajr.” (Hasan Sahih,Tirmidhi)

One of the Umayyad Khalifa’s asked Ibn Hazm (r), “Why do we fear death?”  Ibn Hazm (r) replied,

“Because we hate to go from what we have built to what we have destroyed.”

Whatever efforts and accumulations we have made are for this Dunyah and it shows in the form of our properties, businesses, possessions, etc., looking very nice. When we try to imagine our property in the Aakhirah we don’t see anything, or at best, we are uncertain. Thus, we don’t feel comfortable about going there. But our death will bring an end to this life and will take us to the life of that uncertain place anyway.  

So why not invest in a real estate project for the Hereafter? A person’s heart is where their wealth is, e.g. a lady is always conscious of where her purse is, and if she has to leave it and go somewhere she tells someone else to mind it for her. If we send our wealth forward and do the deeds that earn us riches for the Hereafter then our hearts will also be inclined to move on from this temporary abode. Rasool Allaah (sal Allaahu alaihi wa sallam) told us that whoever prays these 12 Raka'aat of Sunnah, gets a beautiful mansion made for him or her in Jannah!

Let’s get on with it inshaa'Allaah.