Ticket No.9 – Ablution After Impurity and Praying Two Units of Prayer After the Athaan
The Messenger (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) called upon Bilal (radi Allahu anhu) and said, “What did you do to deserve entering Paradise? For I have heard the rustling of your garment in front of me in Paradise.” He replied, “O Messenger of Allah! I have never called the Athaan except that I have prayed two units of prayer after it, and no impurity has ever happened to me except that I have made ablution after it.” Rasulullah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) then said, “It is because of them.”
[Ibn Khuzaimah ~ Hadith Sahih]
We benefit from this hadith:
- Bilal (radi Allahu anhu) is from the people of paradise because the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) witnessed this for him whereby he heard his footsteps in paradise.
- The virtue of praying two units of prayer after athan because this was one of the reasons that the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) heard Bilal’s (radi Allahu anhu) steps in paradise.
- The virtue of performing ablution after impurity.
And Allah Knows Best!