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Chapter 13
Numerous ways of doing Good
Allah, the Exalted, says:
"... and whatever you do of good deeds, truly, Allah knows it well.''
"And whatever good you do, (be sure) Allah knows it.''
"So whosoever does good equal to the weight of an atom (or a small ant), shall see it.''
"Whosoever does a good deed, it is for his ownself...''
ُﺟ ﱟرذ ﻲِﺑَأ ﻦﻋ
لﺎﻗ ﻪﻨﻋ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا ﻲﺿر َةَدﺎَﻨُﺟ ِﻦﺑ ِبَﺪْﻨ
لﺎﻗ ؟ ُﻞَﻀْﻓأ ِلﺎﻤْﻋﻷا ﱡيأ ،ﻪﱠﻠﻟا َلﻮﺳر ﺎﻳ ﺖﻠﻗ
ِﻪِﻠﻴِﺒَﺳ ﻲِﻓ ُدﺎَﻬِﺠﻟاَو ، ِﻪﱠﻠﻟﺎِﺑ ُنﺎﻤﻳِﻹا
ُﺖْﻠُﻗ :
لﺎﻗ ؟ ُﻞَﻀْﻓأ ِبﺎَﻗﱢﺮﻟا ﱡيأ
ﺎَهُﺮَﺜآأو ، ﺎَﻬِﻠْهأ ﺪْﻨِﻋ ﺎَﻬُﺴَﻔْﻧأ
ًﺎﻨَﻤَﺛ «
ُﺖْﻠُﻗ : ْنِﺈَﻓ
لﺎﻗ ؟ ْﻞﻌْﻓأ ْﻢَﻟ
َقَﺮْﺧﻷ ُﻊَﻨْﺼَﺗ ْوأ ًﺎﻌِﻧﺎَﺻ ُﻦﻴﻌُﺗ
ُﺖْﻠُﻗ :
ُﺖْﻔُﻌَﺿ ْنإ َﺖﻳأَرأ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا لﻮﺳر ﺎﻳ
لﺎﻗ ؟ ِﻞﻤﻌْﻟا ِ
ﺾْﻌَﺑ ْﻦَﻋ
َﻚِﺴﻔَﻧ ﻰﻠﻋ َﻚْﻨِﻣ ٌﺔﻗﺪﺻ ﺎﻬﱠﻧِﺈَﻓ ِسﺎﱠﻨﻟا ﻦَﻋ َكﱠﺮَﺷ ﱡﻒُﻜَﺗ
ﻪﻴﻠﻋ ٌﻖﻔﺘﻣ
ه اﺬه ﺔﻠﻤﻬﻤﻟا دﺎﱠﺼﻟﺎﺑ
ىِوُرو ، رﻮﻬﺸﻤﻟا ﻮ
» ًﺎﻌﺋﺎَﺿ «
ْوأ ِﺮْﻘﻓ ْﻦِﻣ عﺎﻴﺿ اَذ ْيأ
َﻚﻟذ ﻮﺤْﻧو ، ٍلﺎﻴِﻋ
ُﻪﻠْﻌِﻓ ُلِوﺎﺤُﻳ ﺎﻣ ُﻦﻘﺘُﻳ ﻻ يﺬﱠﻟا
Abu Dharr (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: I asked: "O Messenger of Allah! Which action is the
best?'' He (PBUH) said,
"Faith in Allah and Jihad in the way of Allah.''
I asked: "Which neck (slave) is best (for
emancipation)?'' He said,
"That which is dearest of them in price and most valuable of them to its masters"
. I asked:
"If I cannot afford (it)?'' He said,
"Then help a labourer or work for one who is disabled"
. I asked: "If I cannot do
(it)?'' He said,
"You should restrain yourself from doing wrong to people, because it (serves as) charity which you
bestow upon yourself".
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].
This Hadith shows the excellence of Jihad and emancipation of slaves. It also highlights the
importance of co-operation and sympathy with others. Similarly, one who refrains from putting others into trouble,
his reward for it is no less than that of propitiatory offering and kindness. It also tells that faith in Allah is the basis
for the acceptance of good deeds. In fact, conduct is the fruit of one's Faith. Without Faith nothing will be acceptable
by Allah.
لﺎﻗ ﻢﱠﻠَﺳو ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ ُﷲا ﻰّﻠَﺻ ِﻪﱠﻠﻟا َلﻮُﺳر ﱠنأ ًﺎﻀﻳأ ﻪﻨﻋ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا ﻲﺿر ﱟرذ ﻲِﺑَأ ﻦﻋ
ﱢﻞآ ﻰﻠﻋ ُﺢِﺒْﺼُﻳ
ْﻜَﺗ ﱡﻞآو ، ٌﺔﻗَﺪَﺻ ٍﺔَﻠﻴِﻠْﻬﺗ ﱡﻞُآو ، ٌﺔَﻗﺪﺻ ٍةَﺪﻴِﻤْﺤﺗ ﱡﻞُآو ، ٌﺔﻗﺪَﺻ ٍﺔﺤْﻴِﺒﺴَﺗ ٌﻞُﻜَﻓ ، ٌﺔَﻗﺪﺻ ْﻢُآِﺪَﺣَأ ْﻦِﻣ ﻰَﻣَﻼُﺳ
َﻗَﺪَﺻ ٍةﺮﻴِﺒ
ٌﺔَﻗﺪﺻ ِﺮَﻜْﻨُﻤﻟا ِﻦَﻋ ٌﻲْﻬَﻧو ، ٌﺔَﻗﺪﺻ ِفوُﺮْﻌﻤﻟﺎﺑ ٌﺮْﻣأو ،
ﻰﺤﱡﻀﻟا َﻦِﻣ ﺎﻤُﻬُﻌَآْﺮﻳ ِنﺎَﺘَﻌآَر َﻚﻟَذ ْﻦِﻣ ُئِﺰْﺠُﻳو
ﻢﻠﺴﻣ .
ﻢﻴﻤﻟا ﺢﺘﻓو مﻼﻟا ﻒﻴﻔﺨﺗو ﺔﻠﻤﻬﻤﻟا ﻦﻴﺴﻟا ﻢﻀﺑ
Abu Dharr (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said,
"When you get up in
the morning, charity is due from every one of your joints. There is charity in every ascription of glory to Allah; there
is charity in every declaration of His Greatness; there is charity in every utterance of praise of Him; there is charity
in every declaration that He is the only true God (worthy of worship); there is charity in enjoining good; there is
charity in forbidding evil. Two Rak`ah of Duha (Forenoon prayer) is equal to all this (in reward)"
There are three hundred and sixty joints in a human body. It is these joints which enable him to work
and make all kinds of movements. If man's body did not have these joints it would have been impossible for him to
sit, stand, lie, move and make use of different organs of his body. Thus every joint is a blessing for which one must
express gratitude to Allah. It is yet another Blessing of Allah that He has also told man a very easy way of
thanksgiving which can be practised even by the poorest man in the world. This means of thanksgiving is recitation
of Tasbih (
Subhan Allah
), Tahmid (
Al-hamdu lillah
), Takbir (
Allahu Akbar
), Tahlil (
La ilaha illallah
), and to preach
virtue and forbid wrong/ unlawful, etc. If one is unable to do even this, then he should perform two Rak`ah prayer at
any time between sunrise and sunset. If one wants to enlarge their number, he can increase them to eight with the
condition that the eight are divided into four couplets.