Righteous Deeds with the Same Reward as Hajj and Umrah

1- Reciting Zikr after the five daily prayers:

Abu Hurayrah  narrated that a group of destitute people came to the Prophet, , and said, “O Messenger of Allaah, the wealthy people will have higher grades and will have permanent enjoyment in high levels in Paradise. They pray like us and fast as we do, but they have more money by which they perform the Hajj, ‘Umrah, participate in Jihaad and give in charity.”The Prophet, , replied:“Shall I not tell you something upon which if you acted you would catch up with those who have surpassed you? Nobody would surpass you and you would be better than the people amongst whom you live except those who would do the same. Say ‘Subhaan Allaah’, ‘Alhamdulillaah’ and ‘Allaahu Akbar’ thirty-three times each after every (compulsory) prayer.’” [Al-Bukhaari]

This means that reciting this zikr (words of remembrance of Allaah The Almighty) after each prayer substitutes for Hajj and ‘Umrah for Muslims who cannot perform these acts of worship with a legitimate excuse under Sharee‘ah. They can come closer to their Lord by performing this righteous deed, which is the remembrance of Allaah The Almighty after the five daily prayers.

2- Performing the ‘Ishaa’ and Fajr prayers in congregation:

Abu Dharr  narrated that a group of the Companions  came to the Prophet, , and said, “O Messenger of Allaah, the wealthy people will have higher grades and will have permanent enjoyment and they pray like us and fast as we do. They have more money, which they give in charity.”The Prophet, , replied:“Has Allaah not rendered for you the‘Ishaa’ prayer in congregation equal to Hajj, and the Fajr prayer in congregation equal to ‘Umrah?” [Muslim]

3- Performing the Fajr prayer in congregation and staying in the mosque until sunrise to perform the Duha prayer:

The Prophet, , said: “Whoever prays the Fajr in congregation, then sits remembering Allaah until the sun rises, then prays two Rak‘ahs, he will receive the rewards of performing complete Hajj and ‘Umrah – he repeated that thrice.” [At-Tirmithi] [Al-Albaani: Saheeh]

4- Attending the congregational prayers at the mosque and walking to the mosque to perform voluntary prayers:

The Prophet, , said: “Whoever walks to [perform] an obligatory prayer in congregation, it is like Hajj [in terms of rewards], and whoever walks to [perform] a voluntary prayer, it is like a voluntary ‘Umrah [in terms of rewards].”

5- Attending the Eid prayers  (both Eid Al-Adha and Eid Al-Fitr):

Ibn Rajab  narrated that the Companion Mikhnaf ibn Sulaym  said, “The reward for attending Eid Al-Fitr prayer is equal to the reward of performing ‘Umrah and the reward for attending Eid Al-Adh-ha Prayer is equal to that of performing Hajj.”

6- Performing prayers in Qubaa’ Mosque:

The Prophet, , said: “He who purifies himself at his home and comes to Masijid Qubaa’ and prays therein will have the reward like that of ‘Umrah.” [Ahmad, An-Nasaa’i and Al-Haakim] [Al-Albaani: Saheeh]

7- Teaching good:

The Messenger of Allah (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) said: “The one who goes out to the mosque wanting only to learn good or teach it has the reward of a complete Hajj.




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