There are three of each: saviours, damnations, high ranks and absolutions

Posted on November 2, 2014


The Messenger of Allah (SAW) said:

“There are three saviours and three damnations, three high ranks and three absolution.

As for the saviours, they are:
– fearing Allah (SWT) in secret and in public,
– spending moderately in poverty and in richness, and
– justice in contentment and in anger.

As for the damnations, they are:
– sever miserliness,
– following one’s desires, and
– self-infatuation.

As for the high ranks, they are:
– spreading the greeting of salam,
– providing food for guests, as well as the poor and needy, and
– praying at night whilst people are asleep.
As for the absolutions, they are:
– making ablution in cold nights,
– walking to the congregational prayers, and
– awaiting the next prescribed prayer having just finished a prescribed prayer in the Masjid.”

[Preparing For The Day Of Judgement pg.10, Imaam Ibn Hajar Al-‘Asqalani]