Abu Sa’eed al Khudri (Allah be pleased with him) reported Allah’s Messenger (صلى الله عليه و سلم) as saying:
Every servant of Allah who observes fast for a day in the way of Allah, Allah would remove, because of this day, his face farther from the Fire (of Hell) to the extent of seventy years’ distance.
From Ameer-ul-Mu’mineen Abu Hafs Umar bin Al-Khattab, who said: I heard the Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- say:
” إنَّمَا الْأَعْمَالُ بِالنِّيَّاتِ، وَإِنَّمَا لِكُلِّ امْرِئٍ مَا نَوَى”.
‘Indeed actions are but by intentions and every man shall have that which he intended.’
[Collected by Bukhari and Muslim]
Having a great regard for intentions was the transactions of the hearts of the Companions –Radhi Allaahu anhum– and those who about Allaah and the scholars who raise the people. Indeed they would perform one action and they would have many intentions for that action, so that they could gain great rewards for themselves with every intention.
Source : What is Your Intention When you Read the Qur’aan?
By Fawaz ibn Ali al-Madkhali, Translated by Abbas Abu Yahya
Abu Umaamah (radiya Allaahu ‘anh) related that the Prophet (sall Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said :
“Each of [the following] three has a guarantee with Allâh – that if he lives, he is taken care of , and if he dies, he will enter Paradise: One who enters his house with ‘Salaam’ has a guarantee with Allâh ‘Azza Wa-Jall (The Most Mighty and Exalted); One who goes out to the Masjid has a guarantee with Allâh; and One who geos out in the way of Allâh has a guarantee with Allâh.” 
 Al-Adab Al-Mufrad (1094). Al-Albaanee said, “Saheeh.”
Abu Sa’eed al-Khudri (May Allah be pleased with him) said:-
“Whoever reads Surah al-Kahf on the night of Jumu’ah, will have a light that will stretch between him and the Ancient House (the Ka’bah).”
(Narrated by al-Daarimi# 3407. This hadeeth was classed as saheeh by Shaykh al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Jaami, 6471)
“Whoever reads Surah Al-Kahf on the day of Jumu’ah, will have a light that will shine from him from one Friday to the next.”
(Narrated by al-Haakim, 2/399; al-Bayhaqi, 3/249. It was classed as saheeh by Shaykh al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Jaami’, 6470)
Note:-The surah may be read during the night or the day of Jumu’ah. The night of Jumu’ah starts from sunset on Thursday, and the day of Jumu’ah ends at sunset. Therefore the time for reading this surah extends from sunset on Thursday to sunset on Friday.
Narrated ‘abdu ALlaah ibn ‘Umar (رَضِيَ الله عَنْهُمَا) that the messenger of Allaah (صَلَّى للَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ) said:
“He who prays ad-Doha, fasts three days every month and does not abandon Witr neither travelling nor at residence, will have the reward of a martyr written for him”
[atTabarani in Muyamma’ azZawa’ed (241/2), declared saheeh by sheikh al-Albani (rahimahu Allaah) in sahih at-Targhib wa Taarhib, no. 595]
Note: ad-Doha starts when the sun raises the length of a spear (approximately 10 to 20 minutes after sunrise) and ends about 15 to 30 minutes before the adhan for duhr, it is prayed in pairs of rakats and can consist of at least two, to as many rakat as you would like beyond that. To read this information (regarding ad-Doha) directly from sheikh Bin Baz rahimahu Allaah please visit: http://www.binbaz.org.sa/mat/15443
Source: Benefit shared by brother AbduLlah alMeksiki via Yahoo groups
Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:
My friend (the Messenger of Allah) (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) directed me to observe fast for three days in every month, to perform two Rak`ah (optional) Duha prayer at forenoon and to perform the Witr prayer before going to bed.
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].
The Prophet sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said:
“The people of Paradise will not have any regrets except for those moments in which they were not engaged in the dhikr (remembrance) of Allaah.”
[Saheeh, related by lbnus-Sunnee in ‘Aml al-Yawma wal-Laylah (no.3). Refer to Saheehul-Jaami’ no.5446]
the Prophet sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said:
“There is no time in which the son of Aadam does not remember Allaah in it, except that it will be a source of regret for him on the Day of Judgement”
[Hasan, related by Abu Nu’aym in al-Hiliyatul-Awliyaa (51361-362). Refer to Saheehul-Jaami’ no.5720]
AI-Waabilus-Sayyib min Kalimit-Tayyib (pp.78-82).
Imaam ibn al-Qayyim al-Jawziyyah (d.751 H), rahimahullaah
Source: From al-Istiqaamah magazine Shawwal 1418H/ February 1998
Further reading: http://abdurrahman.org/zikr/polishinghearts.html
On the authority of Abi Mas’ood ‘Uqbah bin ‘Amr al-Ansaaree al-Badaree -may Allah be pleased with him- he said: The Messenger of Allah -sallahu ‘alayhi wasallam- said:
“Whoever directs someone to a good, then he will have the reward equal to the doer of the action”
The hadeeth in this chapter indicates that the person who directs someone to a good whether it be pertaining to the good of the Worldly Life or Hereafter: he will have a similar reward like the one who performed it without their being any decrease from the reward of the doer of the action (the one who is actually doing the act), rather it is a (full) reward because of him being a good model and exemplar in doing beneficence – Ash-Sheikh ‘Abdullah bin ‘Abdur Rahman Al-Bassaam
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