18 October 2017 CE | 27 Muharram 1439 AH

Hadith Explanation

Build Real Estate

Umm Habibah bint Abu Sufyan (radi Allahu anha) narrated that the Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Whoever prays twelve rakat during the day and night will have a house built for him in Paradise: four rakat before Zuhr and two after it, two rakat after Maghrib, two rakat after Isha, and two rakat before Fajr.” (Hasan Sahih hadith) [Tirmidhi]

One of the Umayyad Khalifa’s asked Ibn Hazm, “Why do we fear death?”  Ibn Hazm 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 Dunya and it shows in the form of our properties, businesses, possessions, etc., looking very nice. When we try to imagine our property in the Akhirah 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. Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) told us that whoever prays these 12 rakat of Sunnah, gets a beautiful mansion made for him or her in Jannah.
Let’s get on with it inshaAllah.

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