Monday, 11 February 2013


Asalam Aleikum Warahmatullah Wabarakatuh!

Its been a while since I proper blogged as in writing my own thoughts kind of blog so I thought I would share something that I have been thinking about. It is going to be a very watered down version but its still something lol. 

It is related by Umar Ibn al-Khattab (رضى الله تعالى عنه ) that he heard the Messenger of Allah (صلى الله عليه وسلم ) say:The actions are but judged according to intentions; and to every man is due what he intended. Thus, whosoever migrates for the sake of Allah (SWT) and His Messenger (صلى الله عليه وسلم ) (and there is no other motive of his migration except compliance with the commands of Allah (SWT) and his Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم ) and winning of their good pleasure), his migration is accounted for the sake of Allah and His Messenger (صلى الله عليه وسلم ) (and doubtlessly, he is to true Muhajir- Emigrant- and shall receive the recompense prescribed for Hijrat-Migration-towards Allah and His Messenger (صلى الله عليه وسلم )); and whosoever migrates for the sake of this world or to wed a woman (his migration will not be for Allah and the Prophet [صلى الله عليه وسلم ]), and will be accounted only for the purpose for which it is intended. (Bukhari and Muslim)

This hadith shows that all you do is judged by intention. A deed for the sake of gaining the pleasure of Allah will be deemed good and carry merit in the sight of Allah however that which is done with bad intention and wickedness though outwardly seeming good will earn you the wrath of Allah.  

For many of us, when we start getting closer to our deen we tend to forget the small details and want to make big leaps that we may sometimes not be able to stick to.We may sometimes become so engrossed in what will people say and we lose sight of the ultimate aim. We forget that only Allah seeing us is what matters and while we may portray something else on the outside, He sees what is in our hearts. May Allah guide us and clean our hearts and may He help us to renew our intentions constantly because it is difficult.

Allah's mercy is such that idf you intended a good deed but cant do it, you get a reward for it, if you intend a bad deed and dont do it, you also get a reward for that. If you intend a good deed and do it, you get rewarded as much as Allah wills and when you intend a bad deed and do it, you only get one sin. Subhan'Allah!!! 
Allah judges the worth and value of a deed by the motive with which it is performed so dont let your deeds go to waste. Always do whatever you do for the sake of Allah. With this you can earn rewards through any act. Before you do anything, stop and think why and for whom you are doing it.

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