- 10 to 700 times if follow Islam strictly,
* Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah's Apostle said, "If any one of you improve (follows
strictly) his Islamic religion then his good deeds will be
rewarded ten times to seven hundred times for each good deed and a
bad deed will be recorded as it is."
(Sahih Bukhari 1.40)
- depends on intentions,
* ``Narrated 'Umar bin Al-Khattab:
I heard Allah's Apostle saying, "The reward of deeds depends
upon the intentions and every person will get the reward
according to what he has intended. So whoever emigrated for
worldly benefits or for a woman to marry, his emigration was
for what he emigrated for."''
(Sahih Bukhari 1.1)
* Narrated Abu Burda's father:
Allah's Apostle said "Three persons will have a double reward:
1. A Person from the people of the scriptures who believed in his
prophet (Jesus or Moses) and then believed in the Prophet
Muhammad (i.e. has embraced Islam).
2. A slave who discharges his duties to Allah and his master.
3. A master of a woman-slave who teaches her good manners and
educates her in the best possible way (the religion) and
manumits her and then marries her."
(Sahih Bukhari 1.97)
- of Jews, Christians and Muslims,
* Narrated Salim bin 'Abdullah:
My father said, "I heard Allah's Apostle saying, 'The period of
your stay as compared to the previous nations is like the period
equal to the time between the 'Asr prayer and sunset. The people
of the Torah were given the Torah and they acted (upon it) till
mid-day then they were exhausted and were given one Qirat (of
gold) each. And then the people of the Gospel were given the
Gospel and they acted (upon it) till the 'Asr prayer then they
were exhausted and were! given one Qirat each. And then we were
given the Qur'an and we acted (upon it) till sunset and we were
given two Qirats each. On that the people of both the scriptures
said, 'O our Lord! You have given them two Qirats and given us
one Qirat, though we have worked more than they.' Allah said,
'Have I usurped some of your right?' They said, 'No.' Allah said:
"That is my blessing I bestow upon whomsoever I wish."
(Sahih Bukhari 1.532)
* Narrated Abu Musa:
The Prophet said, "The example of Muslims, Jews and Christians is
like the example of a man who employed laborers to work for him
from morning till night. They worked till mid-day and they said,
'We are not in need of your reward.' So the man employed another
batch and said to them, 'Complete the rest of the day and yours
will be the wages I had fixed (for the first batch). They worked
up till the time of the 'Asr prayer and said, 'Whatever we have
done is for you.' He employed another batch. They worked for the
rest of the day till sunset, and they received the wages of the
two former batches."
(Sahih Bukhari 1.533)
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