One of the best narrations in Hilyatul Awliyah

One of the best narrations ever, and it is sound/authentic (Sahih):

Sayyiduna ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib, Alayhis Salam, said concerning his spiritual companionship [Suhba] with the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ,

“I was still a young child and the Prophet ﷺ took me into his custody. I used to cling to him and he used to feed me.

As I grew up, he saw that I never uttered a lie, nor did I ever try to deceive people.

It was because in my eyes, the Prophet ﷺ was my guiding star, and I used to follow his actions and deeds very carefully.

You could say, I was attached to him like a foal of camel are attached to their mother.

On top of that, he ﷺ used to place before me high values of morality, and he ﷺ used to advise me to follow them.

Every year, he would spend a few days at the grotto of the Mount Hira and I used to accompany him.

In fact, I was his only companion then, and nobody was permitted to enter or meet him there at the grotto of Hira.

It was there that I used to see the light of revelation come down and I used to smell the fragrance of Prophet-hood upon the Prophet Muhammad.

Once the Prophet ﷺ himself told me:

“O Ali! You have attained a very high station with Allah. You see what I see and you hear what I hear.”

(Recorded in the Hilyatul Awliyah of Imam Abu Nu’aym Al-Asbahani ~ Also related in the Tafsir ad-Durr Al-Manthur by Imam Jalaludin Al-Suyuti)

These 8 Types Of Nafil Salaahs Have Greater Reward For All The Muslims


1. Ishraaq Salah

  • Ishraaq should be Performed 15 minutes after the sunrise.
  • It usually has 2 or 4 rakaats.

Benefit: This can give you a reward of one Hajj and one Umrah.

2. Salat ul Taubah

  • It should be Performed when the need arises.
  • Usually, has 2 Rakaats.

Benefit: If you will pray it with all of your heart and with a truthful heart and sincerity then ALLAH (SWT) will forgive the sins, INSHAALLAH.

3. Salaat ul Istikhaarah

  • Should be performed at any permissible time.
  • Usually, has 2 Rakaats.

Benefit: This Nafl is best when you areAsking for the Allah’s decision for yourself.

4. Salaat ul Hajaat

  • One should pray Salaat ul hajaat only in the time of need.
  • Usually, has 2 Rakaats.

Benefit: It is best for seeking help from ALLAH when you are in the need or in any kind of difficulty.

5. Tahajjud Salaah

  • Tahajjud should be prayed after Esha, latter part of night.
  • It usually has, Minimum 2 Rakaats and maximum 12 Rakaats.
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Benefit: This is best for Glorifying Allah (SWT)

6. Salaat ul Chaasht

  • The best time for this Nafl is Some part of the day (10:00 am) has passed until Zawaal.
  • Can be of 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 or 12 Rakaats.

Benefit: You will be counted among Allah’s loving people.

7. Tahiyyat ul Wudhu

  • Pray if after Wudhu
  • It has 2 Rakaats

Benefit: You are Entitled to enter Jannah.

8. Tahiyyat ul Masjid

  • Pray it upon entering masjid (Mosque) and before sitting down.
  • Tahiyyat ul Masjid has 2 Rakaats.

Benefit: This nafl is to honor ALLAH (SWT).

Hadeeth Bukhari: 647

🌷 ▫ Hadeeth 🌷
🍁 Hazrat Abu Hurairah Raziyallahu ‘anhu riwaayat karte hain ke Rasulullah ﷺ ne irshaad farmaaya: Aadmi ka jamaat se namaaz padhna apne ghar aur baazar mein namaaz padhne se pachees (25) darje zyaada sawaab rakhta hai.
(Bukhari: 647)



1. How many verses are in Holy Qur’an?

A. 6235
B. 6666.✔
C. 6237
D. 6238

2. How many times is the word ‘Qur’an’ repeated in Holy Qur’an?

A. 67
B. 68
C. 69
D. 70✔

3. Which is the best drink mentioned in Holy Qur’an?

A. Honey
B. Milk✔
C. Water
D. Juice

4. The best eatable thing mentioned in Holy Quran is?

A. Honey✔
B. Milk
C. Water melon
D. Dabino

5. Which is the shortest Sura of Holy Qur’an?

A. Falaq

6. The most disliked thing by Allah Ta’ala though Halal is?

A. Hajj
B. Divorce✔
C. Marriage
D. Murder

7. Which letter is used the most time in Holy Quran?

A. Wa
B. Ba’un
C. Alif✔
D. Qaf

8. Which letter is used the least in the Holy Qur’an?

A. Zaa✔
B. Maa
C. Taa
D. Laa

9. Which is the biggest animal mentioned in Holy Qur’an?
A. Fish
B. Whale
C. Elephant✔
D. Anaconda

10. Which is the smallest animal mentioned in Holy Qur’an?
A. Fly
B. Mosquito✔
C. Spider
D. Ant

Ans = Mosquito Q.2:26

11. How many words are in the smallest Sura (kausar) of Holy Qur’an?
A. 41
B. 42✔
C. 43
D. 44

12. Which Sura of Holy Quran is called the mother of Qur’an?
A. Baqara
B. Fatiha✔
C. Iklass
D. Yaseen

13. How many Sura start with Al-Hamdulillah?

A. Four
B. Five✔
C. 6ix
D. Se7en

Ans =B. Five; [ Fatihah, Anaam, Kahf, Saba & Fatir ]

14. How many Sura’s name is only one letter?
A. Two
B. Three✔
C. Four
D. Five

Ans = B. Three; [ Qaf, Sad & Noon ]

15. How many Sura start with word ‘Inna ‘?
A. Three
B. Four. ✔
C. Five
D. 6ix.

Ans =B. Four; [ Sura Fatha, Nuh,Qadr, Kausar ]

16. How many Sura are Makkahi (revealed in Mecca)?
A. 85
B. 86✔
C. 87
D. 88

17. and how suras many are Madni (revealed in Medina)?
A. 28✔
B. 27
C. 26
D. 25

18. Which Sura is from the name of tribe of Holy Prophet?
A. Lahab
B. Quraish✔
C. Hashim
D. Sab’i

19. Which Sura is called the heart of Holy Qur’an?
A. Iklas
B. Yaseen✔
C. Fatiha
D. Mulk

20. In which Sura is the name of Allah repeated only five times?
A. An’am
B. Hajj✔
C. Maryam
D. Mu’meen

21. Which Sura is the name of one Holy war?
A. Room
B. Ahzab✔
C. Fathi
D. Nasr

22. Which Sura is the name of one metal?
A. Ra’ad
B. Hadeed✔
C. Ahzab

23. Which Sura is called ‘Aroos-ul-Qur’an (the Bride of the Qur’an)?
A. Fatiha
B. Yaseen
C. Jinn
D. Rahman✔

24. Which Sura is considered as 1/3 of holy Qur’an?
A. Al-Ikhlas.✔
B. Falaq
C. Nass.
D. Fatiha

25. Which Sura was revealed twice?
A. Iklaas
B. Fatiha✔
C. Ayatul kursiyyu
D. Tauba

26. In which Sura is the backbiter condemned?
A. Munafiqun
B. Humaza✔
C. Nuhu
D. Zalzala

27. In which Sura is the name of Allah repeated in every verse?
A. Iklaas
B. Mujadala✔
C. Mumtahana
D. Fatiha

28. In which Sura does the letter ‘Fa’ did not appear?
A. Al-Imaran
B. Baqara.
C. fatiha✔
D. Nass

29. How many Suras starts with word ‘ Tabara Kallazi’
A. 4
B. 3
C. 2✔
D. 1

Ans= C. 2 [Mulk & Furqan]

30. Makkan Suras were revealed in how many years?
A. 13✔
B. 14
C. 15
D. 16

31. Medina Sura were revealed in how many years?
A. 8
B. 9
C. 10✔
D. 11

32. How many Suras start with word Qad?
A. 2✔
B. 3
C. 4
D. 5

Ans= A. 2 [Mujadala & Momenoon]

33. Which Sura is related to Hazrat Ali?
A. Humaza
B. Tagabun
C. Adiyat✔
D. Balad

34. Which Sura has every verse ending with letter ‘Dal ‘?
A. Iqra’a
B. falaq
C. Balad
D. Iklas✔

35. Which Sura is revealed in respect of Ahle Bayt?
A. Luqman
B. Qamar
C. Layl
D. Insan✔

Ans = D. Sura Insan/Dahr

36. Which Sura every verse ends with letter ‘Ra’
A. Buruj
B. Dariq
C. Kausar✔
D. Shams

37. In which Sura is the creation of human beings mentioned?
A. Hajj
B. Hijr✔
C. Hadid
D. Humaza

Ans = B. Sura Hijr verse 26.

38. In which Sura are the regulations for prisoners of war mentioned?
A. Baqara
B. Al- Imran
C. Nisa✔
D. Insan

39. Which Sura deals with the laws of marriage?
A. Dalaq
B. Mujadala
C. Nisa✔
D. Mumtahana

40. In which Sura is the story of the worship of cow of Bani Israeel mentioned?
A. Baqara
B. Taha✔
C. Qasas
D. Kahfi

41. In which Sura is the law of inheritance mentioned?
A. Nisa.✔
B. Ma’ida
C. Noor
D. Anbiya

42. In which Sura is the Hijra of the Holy Prophet mentioned?
A. A’araf
C. Nuhu
D. Anfal✔

43. In which Sura are the 27 Attributes of Allah mentioned?
A. Hadeed✔
B. Rahman
D. Yusuf

44. Which is the best night mentioned in Holy Qur’an?
A. Qamar
B. Qadar✔
C. Najm
D. Layl

45. Which is the best month mentioned in Holy Qur’an?
A. Rajab
B. Sha’abān
C. Ramadan✔
D. Hajj

46. How many words are in the longest Sura of Holy Qur’an?
A. 25500✔
B. 26600
C. 27700
D. 28800

47. How many times is Bismillahir Rahmaanir Raheem is repeated?
A. 116
B. 115
C. 114✔
D. 113

48. How many Sura start with Bismillahir Rahmaanir Raheem?
A. 116
B. 115
C. 114
D. 113✔

49. In what surah the first aya in the holy Qur’an revealed?
A. Fatiha
B. Muzammil
C. Mudassir
D. Iqra’a✔

50. What is the translation of ‘Muzammil’?
A. The enshrouded One✔
B. The cloaked One
C. The feared One
D. The Runaway One

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah’s Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

BarakAllāhu feekum

Wa Jazākumullāhu Khyran

May Almighty Allah accept our efforts and deeds in Ibadah and grant us all Jannatul firdaus