Hastening Towards Good Deeds

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!

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Ramadaan Series {Day 28} – Hide Your Good Deeds as You Hide Your Sins

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.

Ramadaan Series {Day 23} – Doing Good Deeds in The Last 10 Blessed Days of Ramadaan

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?

Performing Good Deeds at All Times

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.

How Can One Race Towards Good Deeds?

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”

[al-Hadeed 57:21]

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.

The Reward of Leaving Even a Little Good

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!

Don’t Belittle Even the Smallest Deed

They said: “If a man comes (into the masjid) and the Imam is in Sajdah, then he should (join) him in the Sajdah even though that rak’ah doesn’t count (for him).”

Some said: “Perhaps he doesn’t raise his head up from the Sajdah except that he is forgiven (due to that sajdah).!”

[Ibn Qudamah (rh)]

*Note:* Joining the Imam in his Sajdah is recommended.