Faqeea Abu Lalees says that there are 10 praiseworthy attributes about sila rehmi: 1. It wins the pleasure of Allah Ta’ala, who has ordered its fulfillment. 2. It promotes happiness among the family and Rasulullah PBUH has said that the best of deeds is to make a Muslim happy. 3. The angels also feel happy about it. 4. The Muslims praise the one who keeps it up. 5. Satan is grieved by it. 6. It brings a long life. 7. It increases one’s livelihood. 8. It brings happiness to the dead. When the deceased father/grandfather comes to know about it, it brings them great happiness. 9. It strengthens mutual help. When you do well to someone, he would help you wholeheartedly in your time of need. 10. One will benefit from it after his death, as the beneficiaries will always remember him with good wishes and prayers.
Who shall Be Under The Shade of Arsh? Hazrat Anas RA says that three types of persons will enjoy a place in the shade of the Grand Throne of Allah Ta’ala: The one practicing sila-rehmi; he enjoys a long life, expansion in sustenance and also a vast grave. A widow who brings up young children of her deceased husband, without her remarrying, so that she faces no difficulties in looking after them till they are grown up. The person who prepares a feast and invites the poor and orphans for it.
Favorable Steps Near Allah: Hazrat Hassan RA narrates Prophet Muhammad PBUH’s saying that: The two favorable steps to Allah are: a step of the Muslim towards farz salat and a step to meet the relatives (mehram).