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The Four Chosen Sentences

Bismillah.

A very beautiful hadith,

إِنَّ اللَّهَ اصْطَفَى مِنَ الْكَلَامِ أَرْبَعًا سُبْحَانَ

اللَّهِ وَالْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ وَلَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللَّهُ وَاللَّهُ

أَكْبَرُ فَمَنْ قَالَ سُبْحَانَ اللَّهِ كُتِبَ لَهُ

عِشْرُونَ حَسَنَةً وَحُطَّتْ عَنْهُ عِشْرُونَ

سَيِّئَةً وَمَنْ قَالَ اللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ مِثْلُ ذَلِكَ وَمَنْ

قَالَ لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللَّهُ مِثْلُ ذَلِكَ وَمَنْ قَالَ

الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ مِنْ قِبَلِ نَفْسِهِ

كُتِبَتْ لَهُ ثَلَاثُونَ حَسَنَةً وَحُطَّتْ عَنْهُ بِهَا

ثَلَاثُونَ سَيِّئَةً

Surely Allah has chosen four sentences from all speech – 1) Subhan Allah 2) Alhamdulillah 3) La ilaha il-lal-lah 4) Allahu Akbar. So whoever says ‘Subhan Allah’, twenty good deeds are written for him/her and twenty bad deeds are omitted from his/her account. And likewise for ‘Allahu Akbar’ and ‘La ilaha il-lal-lah’. And whoever sincerely says ‘Alhamdulillahi rabbil alameen’ thirty good deeds are written for him/her and thirty bad deeds are omitted from his/her account.

[Reported in Musnad Imam Ahmad]

The four chosen sentences:

1) Subhan Allah – Allah is far and free from all imperfections.

2) Alhamdulillah – All possible praises are for Allah.

3) La ilaha il-lal-lah – There is absolutely no object/deity worthy of any act of worship except Allah.

4) Allahu Akbar – Allah is the greatest.

Source: http://www.balligho.com