7 types of good deeds for which Allah rewards a person.
Discourse notes: 25/07/12
Ramadan 4 -
The prophet (saw) told the companions something about Ramadan once. (Generally, human beings either acts due to an incentive or out of fear of a harm. This is why Allah mentioned about the heavens and hell).
- In relation to this he (saw) said;
There are 7 types of deeds for which Allah rewards a person. -
1) According to the deed the reward is proportional. One deed done, one reward given.
2) Second type are double the rewards of a deed performed.
3) Some deeds when performed, their rewards are ten folds in return.
4) whereas there are deeds which a person gets rewarded 700 times more to the deed performed.
5) There are other deeds which when performed saves a person from hell.
6) There are other deeds that make it wajib for a person to get paradise.
7) The seventh type of reward for a deed, is a reward only Allah knows.
- The prophet (saw) said if a person commits a sin then only one sin is written, not two or five.
- whereas person who intends to do good but does not carry it out then one reward is written for it. – The difference here is a person’s sin is written when he/she commits the sin. In comparison to the person who makes an intention for good he is given the reward even before he does it.
- The person who carries out the good deed after making the intention he gets 10 rewards.
- If a servant does a deed only for Allah or gives in charity he gets 700 times more reward! So, those who go out in the path of Allah, they will get 700 times for every good deed he/she does. Saying one subhanAllah equals 700 times reward in the path of Allah!
- The deed that makes paradise wajib is if a person dies in iman.
- The good deed that saves a person from hell is, if a person has died without associating anyone with Allah.
- The reward for the deed that only Allah knows, is fast. – For that only Allah will reward the individual. As no angel knows the reward of it. – They do not write it down in the books of good deeds. Allah is the only one who knows of the deed. So he will be the one who directly rewards his servant.
* Reported by imam Ahmad ibni baihaki
People who have kinnah (deep-rooted hatred of others) will not be forgiven even if they worship all night, in the night of power! Never mind in Ramadan.
Three signs of kinnah:
1) when a person here’s the loss of another, he outwardly feel sad but inwardly is overwhelmed with joy and happiness at his loss!
2) Those who cut relations with kinship in matters of dunya. Not those who cut relations for the sake of Allah. For example a person is rebellious to the laws of Allah e.g knowingly he/she opens a haram business. To cut relations with him/her so that the estranged person repents and come back to deen is allowed. – to teach him a lesson.
3) Those who visit the soothsayers and magicians in order to seek help in matters:- To have a son, to curse someone, to break marriages, to make someone suffer. In essence those who turn to shaitan for help. Anyone who practices magic, palm reading & black magic for instance, will NEVER be forgiven, until they leave their ways. Those who go to them (magicians) and those who practice it!! Some people make the excuses ‘we only practice evil magic because we were inflicted with it. It is only for our protection and revenge on them’. This is a poor excuse! Do we not have the sunnah and the shari’ah for protection? Didn’t the prophet (saw) not teach us how to protect ourselves from magic and the magicians? Of course he did! These are known as the masnoon duas.