In Islam, good deeds get great rewards

Story by  Eman Sakina | Posted by  Aasha Khosa • 15 d ago
Muslims praying in the dargah of Nizamuddin Auliya (Ravi Batra)
Muslims praying in the dargah of Nizamuddin Auliya (Ravi Batra)


Eman Sakina

Having good character and performing good deeds is very important for the followers of Islam and for them to please Almighty Allah.

Allah says in Holy Quran about righteous deeds: “Whoever works righteousness whether male or female while he (or she) is a true believer (of Islamic Monotheism) verily, to him We will give a good life (in this world with respect, contentment, and lawful provision), and We shall pay them certainly a reward in proportion to the best of what they used to do (i.e. Paradise in the Hereafter)” (Quran, 16:97)

Friday Musings

According to the above verse, if we do good deeds for the benefit of the All-Powerful Allah, we will be rewarded with Paradise. So, doing good deeds genuinely represents improving one’s life and aids Muslims in their quest to draw closer to Allah. Islam is a religion of society; as such, it requires its adherents to create a community in which everyone works to support and care for one another and where everyone performs good deeds for the glory of Allah Almighty. Islam has provided instructions with the goal of enabling people to improve their lives and carry on living them in a better way.

Doing a deed and doing the deed with good intentions are separate things. The intention is that doing this deed will reward a Muslim with virtues and help to attain the mercy of Allah in this world and afterward then this surely is a base that Allah will accept the deed and will reward accordingly. The

Prophet said about the intention of good deeds in a way: “The reward of deeds depends upon the intentions and every person will get the reward according to what he has intended.” (Sahih Bukhari)

The following are the kinds of good deeds that every person can do every day:

Praying in congregation in the mosque:

About praying in Mosque five times a day, our beloved Prophet Muhammad said: “Whoever goes to the mosque in the morning and evening, Allah will prepare for him an honorable place in Paradise every time he goes and comes” (Bukhari). Offering prayer in Mosque has the great reward that is Paradise in Hereafter that every Muslim wishes for.

Ask for forgiveness every day

In Holy Quran Allah says: “And Allah does not guide the wrongdoing people.” (Quran 3:86). This verse concludes that, if a person commits a mistake and sticks to it, Allah neither will forgive him nor will accept his good deeds. For the acceptance of good deeds, we should ask for forgiveness every day and every time.

Attend funerals and offer a funeral prayer:

Prophet Muhammad said about attending funeral prayer: “Whoever attends a funeral until he offers the (funeral) prayer will have one “qiraat”(of reward) and whoever attends until the burial is done will have two “qiraats”.

Avoid procrastination:

Avoid delaying any good deed, which means if any good act and thought comes to your mind then do it at once. Do not delay it because whenever there is anything that leads to good our beloved Prophet would perform it at his first comfort.

Quran recitation:

Whoever recites Quran daily will surely earn a great reward from Almighty Allah. Prophet (SAW) stated in Hadith that: “Whoever reads a letter of the Book of Allah will be credited with a good deed, and a good deed gets a tenfold reward.

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Be thankful to Allah:

The purpose of human creation is to worship Allah and be thankful to Him for what He has commenced upon us.