A Hadith narrated by ʻAa’ishah (may Allaah be pleased with her) said, “A woman from the tribe of Bani Asad was sitting with me, and the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu ʻalayhi wa sallam) came to my house and said, ‘Who is this?’ I said, ‘She is so-and-so; she does not sleep at night because she is engaged in prayer.’ The Prophet (sallallaahu ʻalayhi wa sallam) said, ‘Do (good) deeds within your capacity; Allaah never gets tired (of giving rewards) until you get tired (of doing good deeds).’”
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim]
Imam Nawawi (rh) mentions hastening to do good deeds.
Scholars mention that a person should hasten to do good deeds whilst the opportunity is there, as they mention the opportunity may be taken away and may not return again.
Remember, if one person acts upon the good you call them to or a project you are involved in, inshaa’Allah you have a world of good to look forward to in the next life!
When hiding your deeds, Allah will expose them to reveal the good side of a person.
The person who does good deeds for the people, his good deeds have no value and will have no effect.
To test yourself: look at how you are in public, in private, when people are asleep or when you are alone.
Some would fast for 40 years and their own wives wouldn’t even know about it. They would take the lunch she made and give it to the poor.
Keep the good deeds you are doing like Qiyaam, fasting, weekly charity, and do it in private after Ramadan.
Shaykh Khalid al Sabt mentions that those who don’t find the urge to strive to do good deeds in these nights then when will they strive?
One of the righteous would stay up at night and say, yaa Allah, my concern for You has annihilated all other mundane concerns.
Some have said, he who does good during the day gets rewarded during the night and he who does good during the night gets rewarded during the day.
It is also said that the noblest of all deeds is to oppose one’s desires at all times.
Ibn al-Mundhir narrated – as reported in al-Durr al-Manthoor (2/314) – from Anas ibn Maalik (ra) about the meaning of the Verse (interpretation of the meaning):
“Race with one another in hastening towards forgiveness from your Lord”
That it refers to the first takbeer. This was narrated by some of the Mufassireen from Mak-hool and Sa’eed ibn Jubayr among the Taabi’een.
Ibn Abdul Barr mentions that one of the scholars saw another, who passed away, in his dream and asked him, what did Allah do with you? He replied, he forgave me for a Hadith that I narrated that spread between the people!
This is the reward for leaving just some good!