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Clarification regarding the reward for offering the twelve rak’ahs of Sunnah Salah everyday

Question

There is a Hadith in Sahih Muslim and other Hadith collections that whoever prays twelve rak’ahs voluntary prayers in day and night will have a house built for him in Jannah.

My question is if any one prays these twelve rak’ahs daily, will he receive a house daily in Jannah?

 

Answer

The Hadith in question is recorded in Sahih Muslim and other Hadith collections. See here.

Other versions of this Hadith have the words ‘من ثابر’ which means, ‘Whoever habitually performs’ (Refer: Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 414 and Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith: 1140)

‘Allamah Sindhi (rahimahullah) has mentioned that through this Hadith, we understand that to attain the reward of securing one house in Jannah, a person will have to ensure that he habitually perform these twelve rak’ahs.

(Refer: Hashiyatus Sindhi ‘Ala Sunan Ibn Majah, vol. 1 pg. 350)

 

Several narrators of this Hadith have mentioned that after hearing this Hadith, they did not leave out this practice [daily].

(Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 728)

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar