Good deeds In Islam

Praise be to Allah.

The Muslim will receive more rewards if Allah encourages him to do noble deeds.

There is a lot of righteous deeds which, in accordance with each person’s circumstances, his determination and his resources, can be accomplished by rich and poor, old and young, men and women.

Allah says (the word is interpreted):

“Whoever does justice — whether it be male or female — whether he is genuinely a faithful believer [of Islamic Monotheism], We are going to give him good life (in this world with dignity, happiness and lawful provision) and We are sure to pay them a reward in proportion as well as they did in the past. (i.e. Paradise in the Hereafter)”

[al-Nahl 16:97]

Allah the Almighty commands us to remind Him constantly and do good deeds, for forgetfulness is an illness that causes virtue to be ignored. [Quran 20:115] One’s good deeds should be based on one’s trust in Allah the Almighty; we must always note the reward for noble works, which leads us to execute them. And Allah is the Alfighty, the Almighty, the Almighty, the All-Mighty, the Almighty.

1 – Praying in congregation in the mosque 

The Prophet ( peace and blessings of Allaah be on him) was narrated from Abu Hurayrah, saying, “If any person goes to the Mosque in the morning and in the night, Allah prepares for him an honourable place every time he comes and goes to Paradise.”

2 – Attending funerals and offering the funeral prayer 

Abu Hurairah (may Allaah have joy in him) was told: “Those who go to a funeral before he gives (the) prayer have one qiraate (rewarding), and those who attend before the burial is made, have two qiraats.” They said: “Why are the two qiraats? He said: ‘The Messenger of Allaah’ (blessings from Allah have to be upon him). “It said,” Like two big mountains.

3 – Saying Subhaan Allaah wa bi hamdih (Praise and glory be to Allaah) one hundred times. 

Abu Hurairah (may Allaah have joy in him) was told: “Those who go to a funeral before he gives (the) prayer have one qiraate (rewarding), and those who attend before the burial is made, have two qiraats.” They said: “Why are the two qiraats? He said: ‘The Messenger of Allaah’ (blessings from Allah have to be upon him). “It said,” Like two big mountains.

4-  Loving those who perform virtuous deeds, because the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: “A person will be (on the Day of Resurrection) with those whom he loves (in life).” [Al-Bukhari and Muslim]

Some of the major or al-Kaba’ir sins in Islam

In Islamic ethics, sin is an essential idea. Islam teaches that sin is an act, and not a state of life, and Muslims view sin as something that is contrary to God’s (Allah’s) commandments and contradicts the laws and norms laid down in religion. On the day of Judgement, God judges the good deeds of the man and his sins, and punishes those whose bad deeds prevail over the good deeds. These people are believed to be sentenced to life in fires in the world.

In the Qur’an Allah says:

“We will expiate (your) small sins and make you enter an honourable entrance if you avoid large sins that are not permitted to you. (Chapter 4:31).

A mucallaf must therefore know what big sins are, and he / she must stop. Thus, Allah will forgive his minor sins and wrongs in His mercy and according to His promise.

Minhajus Saleheen (of Ayatullah Sayyid Abul Qasim al-Khoui, Dama Zilluhu) takes the following list of the great sins:

1. To believe that Allah has any partner or colleague in His Divinity; to worship someone besides Allah.

2. To lose hope in the mercy of Allah; to believe that Allah would not save him on the day of judgement.

3. To have no fear of Allah; to think that Allah would not punish him for his sins.

4. To misbehave with parents; disobeying them or injuring their feeling.

5. To kill someone unjustly, i.e. without permission of sharia.

6. To slander a married woman, accusing her of adultery.

7. To eat an orphan’s money or property unlawfully and unjustly.

8. To flee from jihad (religious war).

9. To use or eat a thing or money obtained as interest.

10. Fornication and/or adultery.

Praise be to Allah.

The Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) explained the seven sins that doom a person to Hell in a saheeh hadeeth that was narrated by the two Shaykhs, al-Bukhaari and Muslim, in as-Saheehayn, in which it was narrated that the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) said: “Avoid the seven sins that doom a person to Hell.” We said: What are they, O Messenger of Allah? He said: “Associating others with Allah (shirk); witchcraft; killing a soul whom Allah has forbidden us to kill, except in cases dictated by Islamic law; consuming orphans’ wealth; consuming riba; fleeing from the battlefield; and slandering chaste, innocent women.”  

How will the major sins be forgiven?

There are two major sins of a kind: failure to uphold “Huqooq-ullah” (duty to Allah) and breach of “Huqooq-ul-“Ibaad” (duty to Allah). The greatest sins regarding the non-observance of Huqooq-ullah including failing to offer convincing or mandatory prayer of any day’s fasting can be forgiven by Allah, the Most Forgiving, so long as the delinquent believers honestly repents to him and seek his forgiveness. He needs to compensate for missing prayers and fasts “Fard” (mandatory) and “Waajib,” when he owes it.

Against that back-bits, robberies or snatches, or robs anybody of the belonging or the belonging of a person, or take money or anybody’s belonging or any gamblings or any gambling interests, are not forgiven by Allah All-Potence while He is the owner, the most important sins related to ‘Huqooq-ul-Ibaad’ as one hurts anybody’s faith, goodness, life, property or even the heart.