Glorifying God is a form of alimony

It is narrated from Allah’s messenger (AS) that he said:

“When I was being ascended (usriya bi) to the Heavens, I have entered Paradise and I have witnessed lands and in it there were Angels making bricks from Gold and silver, and then they seem to hold back their work. Then I said to them; what is the matter with you; why did you hold back? Then they replied, we are waiting for the Alimony; Then I said: What is your Alimony; they said it is the saying of the believer of: ‘Sub’ana Allah Wal Hamdu lilallah Wa la ilaha il-la Allah walllahu Akbar’-(Glory be To God, and all praise be to God, and there is no god but God, and God is Greater)’; if he utters (such words) then we resume our work but if he holds back (such words) we hold back.”

روي عن رسول الله (صلى الله عليه وآله) : لما أُسري بي إلى السماء دخلتُ الجنة فرأيت فيها قيعان ، ورأيت فيها ملائكةً يبنون لبنةً من ذهب ولبنةً من فضة وربما أمسكوا ، فقلت لهم : ما بالكم قد أمسكتم ؟.. فقالوا : حتى تجيئنا النفقة ، فقلت : وما نفقتكم ؟.. قالوا : قول المؤمن : سبحان الله والحمد لله ولا إله إلا الله والله أكبر .. فإذا قال بنينا ، وإذا أمسك أمسكنا .

Source: shabakat alsiraj – Albihar;

4 thoughts on “Glorifying God is a form of alimony”

  1. Alhamdulillah! Most interesting post and hadith. I did not know the word alimony was used in such a context, that is, the giving of what is rightfully due, and the giving was a rak’at of the namaz.

    Ya Haqq!


  2. Salaams Katib,

    Ma sha Allah! A profound and beautiful hadith of the Beloved of God (alaihi al-salatu wa al-salam). So, here’s my alimony payment 😉

    ‘Sub’ana Allah Wal Hamdu lilallah Wa la ilaha il-la Allah walllahu Akbar’

    Abdur Rahman


  3. Salams Br. Darivish

    All praise are due to Allah.
    Indeed the this hadeeth has employed the term “alimony” in a remarkable spiritual way. This is the first time I have come to know this context.

    May Allah bless you



  4. Salams Br Abdurahman

    Ameen to your offered alimony;
    ‘Sub’ana Allah Wal Hamdu lilallah Wa la ilaha il-la Allah walllahu Akbar’




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