On the ather hand , any ordinary deeds is regarded as an act of worship if the intention behind it is to obey and please Allah alone , and man will be rewarded for it as a good deed .
The prophet ( peae be upon him ) said :” Allah will rewarded you for whatever you spend with the intention of gaining Allah ‘s pleasure even if it were a mouthful of food you put into your wife’s mouth .”
Mua’aath Ibn Jabal (ra) used to say : ” I expect Allah ( subhanahu wa Taa’la ) to reward for the time I spend in sleep as i expect him to reward me for night prayer , because I sleep with the intention to strengthen myself for the night prayer “.
However , good motivation behind a wrong action does not make it good.and does not justify it. In other words , the good intention is not a valid excuse for commiting wrongful or sinful acts. However ,if the person does this out of ignorance he might be exempted.
Intention and Acts of Worship:
In islam , Niyyah ( intention ) is part of every act of worship.
The validity of the act of worship depends upon the sincerity of intention.
1. If the intention is sencerity for the sake of Allah , the act of worship is correct and accepted.
The Propheta (peace be upon him) said; ” On the Day of resurrection deeds will be presented to Allah .From them the deeds done sincerely for Allah’s sake will be separated and the rest will be thrown in the Fire of Hell.”
2. If the intention is not for the sake of Allah then the act of worship is incorrect and rejected.
3. If the intention backing the act of worship is to please Allah but mixed with other purposes then the act of worship is incorrect and will be rejected for Allah Almighty ;
The Prophet (peace be upon him)said: Whosoever prays to show off is associating a partner with Allah .Whosoever fasts to show off , he is associating a partner with Allah.Whosoever gives a charity to show off he is associating a partner with Allah “.
The Hadith emphasizes that the muslim must be sincere , truthful , and honest in his act of worship , he must make them all exclusively for the sake of Allah alone.
Sincerity is one of the conditions od accepting good deeds.
The other condition is that the action must be done in accordance with the Shariah as it will be explained in the other Hadith.
The Hadith means that action are juded according to the motivations behind them.The validity or goodness of action depends upon the intention associated them.
The reward or punishment of an action is not only determined by the nature of the action itself but also according to the intentions linked with it.
Therefore intention is the most important factor for our actions.And Allah Almighty looks first into our hearts to judge our action.One can say the intention is the spirit of the action.The action is accepted or rejected according to what is in our hearts.
The Prophet (peace be upon him) said :” Allah does not look at your bodies, nor does He look at your appearance, but He looks at your hearts “.
Islam considers kindness to parents next to the worship of God.
The Quran says
“ And we have enjoined upon man (to be good) to his parents: His mother bears him in weakness upon weakness……
Surah 31: verse15.
The muslim woman wears hijab (veil) on the basis of her belief that it is a command from Allah, revealed to protect the Muslim Woman, to make her character distinct, and to keep her away from the slippery slope of immorality and error. It is not a custom or tradition inherited from her mother or grandmother.
The Prophet said,
“The example of the person abiding by Allah’s order and restrictions in comparison to those who violate them is like the example of those persons who drew lots for their seats in a boat.
Some of them got seats in the upper part, and the others in the lower. When the latter needed water, they had to go up to bring water (and that troubled the others), so they said, ‘Let us make a hole in our share of the ship (and get water) saving those who are above us from troubling them.
So, if the people in the upper part left the others do what they had suggested, all the people of the ship would be destroyed, but if they prevented them, both parties would be safe.”
Abu Musa al-Ash’ari narrated that the Prophet r said: “A good friend and a bad friend are like a perfume-seller and a blacksmith: The perfume-seller might give you some perfume as a gift, or you might buy some from him, or at least you might smell its fragrance. As for the blacksmith, he might singe your clothes, and at the very least you will breathe in the fumes of the furnace.” [Bukhari]
ItIt is a concern in Islam to lead or guide the Muslims in the gathering of good people because the human is affected in a good way or in a bad way by his friend. Thus, he should keep company with the righteous people.
– Also, it warns the Muslim from making friendship with or accompanying bad people such as those who don’t pray, those who don’t follow the Sunnah, those who smoke, etc…
Aisha reported: Whenever the Prophet r was given a choice between two matters, he would choose the easier as long as it was not sinful to do so; but if it was sinful he was most strict in avoiding it. He never took revenge upon anybody for his own sake; but when Allah’s Legal Bindings were outraged, he would take revenge for Allah’s sake. [Bukhari and Muslim].
It shows that Islam is a religion of ease and tolerance except in the case of a sin.
– Forgiveness and Forgiveness and tolerance is a reason for the brotherhood and friendship amongst Muslims.
– We should take the Prophet as a model in his forgiveness, tolerance and patient. WWe should take the Prophet as a model in his forgiveness, tolerance and patience.
– AA Muslim who forgives and tolerates will get a great reward from Allah.
– Forgiveness and tolerance can be made Forgiveness and tolerance can be made in all cases except when it concerns the duties towards Allah.
– Forgiveness and tolerance is not a weakness or defect but it is a willingness to get the rewards from Allah.
– Silence towards evil is NOT a type of forgiveness and tolerance.
Abu Hurayrah narrated: A man said to the Prophet Muhammad r : “Advise me!” The Prophet replied: “Do not become angry.” The man repeated (his request) several times, and the Prophet said in each case, “Do not become angry.” [Al-Bukhari].
– نهي الإسلام عن الغضب لأن نتائجه ضارة، وحذر منه لأنه من الشيطان، والمسلم لا يغضب الآخرين بغير حق.
Islam has warned us against anger because it has bad consequences and forbid it because it is from Satan. The Muslim shouldn’t be angry with anyone unjustly.
Insight and forbearance are good characteristics and whoever gets angry often will have much to regret.