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Riyad as-Salihin / Book 12 / Hadith 1286

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Riyad as-Salihin
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Ibn Mas'ud (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:

I asked the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ): "Which action is dearest to Allah?" He (ﷺ) replied, "Performing As-Salat (the prayer) at its earliest fixed time." I asked, "What is next (in goodness)?" He (ﷺ) said, "Kindness towards parents." I asked, "What is next (in goodness)?" He (ﷺ) said, "To participate in Jihad in the Cause of Allah."[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

وعن ابن مسعود، رضي الله عنه قال‏:‏ قلت يا رسول الله أي العمل أحب إلى الله تعالى‏؟‏ قال‏:‏ ‏"‏الصلاة على وقتها‏"‏ قلت‏:‏ ثم أي‏؟‏ قال‏:‏ ‏"‏بر الوالدين‏"‏ قلت ثم أي‏:‏ قال‏:‏ ‏"‏الجهاد في سبيل الله‏"‏ ‏(‏‏(‏متفق عليه‏)‏‏)‏