October 10, 2015

The Doors of Heaven

It is narrated that Abdullah ibn `Umar radhiya allahu anhu [may God be pleased with him] said:  "While we were praying with the Messenger of God ﷺ, a man from the crowd said:  'Allahu akbar kabiran wal hamdu lillahi kathiran wa subhanallahi bukratan wa asilan.' [God is indeed the Greatest, all praises are due to Him, many praises, and all glory is His alone, morning and evening.]

The Messenger of God ﷺ  said:  'Who is the one who said these words?'

A person from the crowd said:  'It is me O Messenger of God.'

The Prophet said:  'They amazed me! They caused the doors of heaven to be opened.'

Ibn `Umar said:  'I have never abandoned these words since I heard the Messenger of God ﷺ say that.'"

Narrated by Muslim