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Respected reader, there are many fruits which result from following the Sunnah: 


Number 1 of ‘ Some of the Fruits of Following the Sunnah’

1) Reaching the stage of love, i.e. drawing closer to Allāh. By performing Nawāfil (Supererogatory Prayers), a believer attains Allāh’s love. 

Ibn Ul-Qayyim, may Allāh have mercy upon him, said, “Allāh will not love you until you love His beloved Prophet, Muhammad (PBUH) , both internally and externally, believe him, obey his commandments, reply positively to his call, resort to his judgment, prefer his love over the love of others, and prefer his obedience over the obedience of others. Otherwise, do not overburden yourself. Go back to your previous state, and try to find another light (pathway), because you are not on the straight path.” (Madārij Us-Sālikeen, 3/37) 

Number 2 of ‘Some of the Fruits of Following the Sunnah’

2) Gaining the company of Allāh, so that Allāh will guide one to the good.
Accordingly, one’s organs would only do what pleases Allāh Almighty, because if one gains Allāh’s love, he will gain His company.

Number 3 of ‘Some of the Fruits of Following the Sunnah’

3) Having his supplications answered, which entails Allāh’s love.

One who draws closer to Allāh through voluntary prayers will attain Allāh’s love, and he who attained Allāh’s love will have his supplications answered.

The following Hadeeth indicates the above three fruits of following the Sunnah: 

Abu Hurayrah (ABPWH) reported that Allāh’s Messenger (PBUH) said,

“Allāh, The Most High, says, ‘He who is hostile to a Waliy (Companion) of Mine, I declare war against him. My slave approaches Me with nothing more beloved to Me than what I have made obligatory for him, and My slave keeps drawing closer to Me with voluntary acts until I love him, and when I love him, I become his hearing with which he hears, his sight with which he sees, his hand with which he seizes, and his foot with which he walks, if he asks Me I will surely give him, and if he seeks refuge in Me I will surely protect him.’.”

(Al-Bukhāriy no. 6502)

Number 4 of ‘Some of the Fruits of Following the Sunnah’

4) Compensating for any shortcomings incurred in the performance of the
obligatory prayers.


This is indicated by the following Hadeeth:

Abu Hurayrah (ABPWH) reported that Allāh’s Messenger (PBUH) said,

“The first thing one will be called to account for on the day of judgment is his prayer. If it is found to be valid, he will be safe and successful, and if it is found to be invalid, he will be in misfortune and loss. If there were shortcomings in his obligatory prayers, Allāh will say to His angels (even though he already knows), ‘See if my servant has voluntary prayers,’ and the shortage of his obligatory prayers will be compensated with his voluntary prayers, then the rest of his deeds will be dealt with in the same manner.”

(Ahmad no. 9494, Abu Dawud no. 864, At-Tirmidthi no. 413)


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