The Messenger of Allah (sallallahu alayhi wa sallaam) said:
"Mach only gives victory to this nation because of its weak ones, because of their du' ad, prayer and ilchlas." (Targhib wa Tarhib).
Safety From Allah's Punishment And Wrath In The Hereafter:
Allah says about some people who observe ikhlas:
"And they give food, In spite of their love for it (at fir the love of Him), to the poor, the orphan, and the captive. (Saying), 'We feed you seeking Allah's Countenance only. We wish for no reward, nor thanks from you. Verily, we fear from our Lord a Day hard and distressful, that will make the faces look horrible (from extreme dislikeness to it).' So Allah saved them from the evil of that Day, and gave them Nadhratan (a light of beauty) and joy. And their recompense shall be Paradise, and silken garments, because they were patient." (Q76 [Insan]: 8-11)
Safety From Falling into Misguidance in this Dunya:
Allah says in the narration of the story of Prophet Yusuf (alayhi salaam) in the Qur'an:
"Thus it was, that We might turn away from him evil and illegal sexual intercourse. Surely he was one of our Mukhlasin (chosen, guided persons who observe ikhlas with Allah)." (Q 12 [Yusuf]:24)
Love From The Heavens:
The Messenger of Allah (sallallahu alayhi we sallaam) said:
"When Allah loves a slave. He summons Gibreel, saying: 'Micah, the Exalted, loves Fulan (such and such person), so love him, and Jubril will love him. Then he calls upon the people of the heaven, 'Allah loves Fulan, so love him', and the people of the heaven will love him. Then acceptance (honor, content, love. etc.) will be sent down (and spread up [meaning between the community of the believers]) on earth for him." (Bukhari)
Safety From Hardships And Disasters In This Life:
This is evident from the story of the persons who were trapped in the cave.
Tranquility, Joy and Contentment:
Allah says: "Verily, in the remembrance of Allah do hearts find rest.' (Q13 [Ra’d]:28).
Love of Faith:
"And know that, among you there is the Messenger of Allah. If he were to obey you (follow your opinions and desires) in much of the matter, you would surety be in trouble, but Allah has endeared the Faith to you and has beautified it in your hearts, and has made disbelief, wickedness and disobedience (to Allah and His Messenger) hateful to you. These! They are the rightly guided ones." (Q49 [Hujuraat]:7)
Acceptance of Du'aa:
This is evident from the story of the young boy, the wizard and the priest. Also, an example to this is the story of the three men who were trapped in the cave. This, indeed, is a vast subject with numerous examples testifying to the fact that 'Mims is an essential ingredient that ensures the acceptance of du’a
This is evident from the story of the man who had killed ninety nine persons, but then sought to repent from his crimes. This person's ikhlas in seeking forgiveness from Allah guided him until he died while his heart was coming back to Allah, the Exalted.
This article was culled from the publications of Deen Communication Limited