1. Following the command of Allah.

2. Conformity with Allah sending blessing upon him.

3. Conformity with the angels sending blessings.

4. Receive 10 blessings from Allah.

5. Ten levels are raised for the servant.

6. Ten good deeds are written for the servant.

7. Ten sins are erased from the servant.

8. Du’ā’ is accepted if preceded with salawāt on the Prophet ﷺ.

9. Intercession of the Prophet ﷺ.

10. A means for forgiveness of sins.

11. Allah will suffice the servant.

12. Closeness to the Prophet ﷺ on the Day of Judgement.

13. Reward of charity.

14. A means of the fulfilment of your needs.

15. Allah and His angels send blessings upon the servant.

16. A means of cleansing and purification.

17. Glad tidings of Paradise before death.

18. Protection from the terrors of the Day of Judgement.

19. The Prophet ﷺ responds to him.

20. A means for the servant to remember what he has forgotten.

21. A means of blessings on the gathering and lack of regret on the Day of Judgement.

22. A means to repel poverty.

23. It repels the description of being a miser.

24. Protection from the Prophet’s ﷺ curse.

25. Leads to the path towards Paradise.

26. A protection from the stench of a gathering where Allah and His Prophet ﷺ are not mentioned.

27. It completes speech, after Allah’s praise.

28. Abundance of light on the Sirāt.

29. Protection from hardness of the heart.

30. Allah bestows favourable praise upon the servant.

31. A source of blessings for the servant himself.

32. A means of receiving Allah’s mercy.

33. A means to continuously love the Prophet ﷺ.

34. A means of the Prophet ﷺ continuously loving the servant.

35. A means of guidance and a ‘living’ heart.

36. The servant’s name is presented to the Prophet ﷺ.

37. The servant’s feet will be firm on the Sirāt.

38. The servant fulfils a small portion of the Prophet’s ﷺ right.

39. Comprises gratitude to Allah.

40. It is a du’ā’.

[Adapted from Jalā’ al-Afhām by Ibn al-Qayyim (raḥimahullāh)]

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