So the Quran is saying that Allah will never decrease our good deeds
but the hadith says if we omit Asr, all our good deeds will be lost.
There seems to be a contradiction here. Can somebody comment on this
and clear me off this confusion?
the problem here is the English rendering of the Arabic and asserting that they're implying our "good" deeds to ...
In the name of Allah the most Beneficent the most Merciful,
In such issues, there are always some differences in the opinions of scholars. Why?
There are lot of reasons for scholarly difference; I will enumerate some of them:
there are few ahadith on such issues;
there are different ahadith with different meaning;
the existing ahadith don't give us a ...
Allah says in Surat-ul-Furqan:
إِلَّا مَن تَابَ وَآمَنَ وَعَمِلَ عَمَلًا صَالِحًا فَأُولَٰئِكَ يُبَدِّلُ اللَّهُ سَيِّئَاتِهِمْ حَسَنَاتٍ ۗ وَكَانَ اللَّهُ غَفُورًا رَّحِيمًا
Except for those who repent, believe and do righteous work. For them Allah will replace their evil deeds with good. And ever is Allah Forgiving and Merciful.
The hadith is well known and you may find it in many hadith books such as sahih Muslim, sunan abi Dawod, sunan an-Nasa'i and Jami'i at-Tirmidhi (all on the authority of abu Hurrairah()):
When a man dies, his acts come to an end, but three, recurring charity, or knowledge (by which people) benefit, or a pious son, who prays for him (for the deceased). (...
I assume you are referring to this hadith or this:
Whoever leaves the 'Asr prayer will have all his (good) deeds annulled.
Note that in the Arabic original neither the hadith nor the Verse you refer to use the word good as @Sayyid mentioned in his answer. Both only speak about deeds or work, without a qualification of it, this can only be concluded to ...
"Good deeds" without conscious of God is not regarded as "good deeds" in Islam, that's where the confusion lies.
In Islam you are not judged based on actions, rather based on intention.
Al-Baqara: Verse 225: لَا يُؤَاخِذُكُمُ اللَّهُ بِاللَّغْوِ فِي
أَيْمَانِكُمْ وَلَٰكِنْ يُؤَاخِذُكُمْ بِمَا كَسَبَتْ قُلُوبُكُمْ ۗ
وَاللَّهُ غَفُورٌ حَلِيمٌ ...
This is -in my opinion- a great hadith, which shows the importance of the intention and the narrow path between hypocrisy and sincerity (devotion) in the acts!
This hadith is to be found in sahih Muslim in the Chapter "One who fights to show off and gain a reputation deserves Hell" ... which already gives a hint about the meaning!
The quintessence: is you'...
There's a few differing ahadith. It seems natural to believe that belief in Allah is the best deed:
The Prophet was asked, "Which is the best deed?" He said, "To believe in Allah and His Apostle."
Sahih al-Bukhari 1519; see also Sunan an-Nasa'i 4985 and Sunan an-Nasa'i 3129
Beyond this, it's considered context-dependent, i.e....
This is a sahih hadith I came across that supports the increase of good deeds after one's death:
Abu Hurairah (RA) reported: The Messenger of Allah (SAW) said, "When a man dies, his deeds come to an end except for three things: Sadaqah Jariyah (ceaseless charity); a knowledge which is beneficial, or a virtuous descendant who prays for him (for the deceased)....
First I think you need to correct your view somehow! As deeds are not written by rates as this would imply a prejudice which doesn't go ahead with Allah's attribute of being just, therefore they are only recorded and wait for the final judgement!
As we may read in the Qur'an Every action would usually be recorded at the very moment it is done:
Man does ...
Bismillah, this is my first post in this SE network.
As Muslims, we are supposed to do everything with intention only for Allah. In that way, everything that we do can be given a reward (thawaab). Indeed, it is mainly for our own good both in this world and hereafter, but we also do good things to others (including non-muslims) because Allah and His ...
Of course yes. When a Muslim brother or a sister needs help, we have to help. But as much as we can. Even with dua, or sending money and... . But if you wanted and you couldn’t, it’s OK. In your example, you government doesn't let you to help them, you should try again but if you couldn’t, its fine.
First of all, good question. I think many of us have pondered about this at some point in his or her life, myself included.
We may see as though people 'enjoy committing the haram', but in reality anything haram is a poison for the soul. There is a hadith that says every time we commit sin, a black spot appears on our heart.
Abu Hurairah (raa) narrated: ...
مَن جَاءَ بِالْحَسَنَةِ فَلَهُ عَشْرُ أَمْثَالِهَا ۖ وَمَن جَاءَ بِالسَّيِّئَةِ فَلَا يُجْزَىٰ إِلَّا مِثْلَهَا وَهُمْ لَا يُظْلَمُونَ
Whoever comes [on the Day of Judgement] with a good deed will have ten times the like thereof [to his credit], and whoever comes with an evil deed will not be recompensed except the like thereof; and they will not be wronged....
The definition of the shahādatayn (the two testimonies of Islam) as explained by Al-Hāzimi comprised of three affirmations and one negation:
Understand the meaning of the testimonies
Refrain from saying or doing what violates or breaks either testimony.
So the definition of shahāda 'amaliyya is line 3.
In his book about ...
NOTE. The translation here leaves a lot to be desired. Instead of "if somebody intends to do", I would use "if somebody is resolved to do" or "if someone has decided to do". The Arabic word used in the hadith is hamma (Arabic: هم). This word refers to the onset of resolution to take some action (Arabic: الهم أول العزيمة) and not intention. The word nawa (...
We do not blame Shaitan for bad acts:
And Satan will say when the matter has been concluded (Day of Judgement), "Indeed, Allah had promised you the promise of truth. And I promised you, but I betrayed you. But I had no authority over you except that I invited you, and you responded to me. So do not blame me; but blame yourselves. I cannot be called to ...
As‘salaamu alaikum, brother!
You have absolutely no reason to feel guilty about your motivation for doing good deeds. Yearning for the Jannah is a legitimate motive according to the teachings of the Qur‘an....
“Say: ‘Is that (the agony of Hellfire) best, or the Gardens of Eternity, promised to the righteous?‘ For them that is a reward AS WELL AS A GOAL. ...
Are deeds like Maths?
We don't exactly know how deeds are counted at least we have no clear values or an expiation catalogue like:
deed x = 10 hassanaat (if done in situation A)
deed x = 5 hassanaat (if done in situation B)
deed x = 100 hasanaat (if done in situation C)
deed y = 3 sins (…)
deed z = 1 hassanah (…)
So the matter can't ...
I think this has less to do with the Quran specifically, and more to do with good deeds in general.
The person probably meant to say that reciting the Quran gives a lot of good deeds, and getting a lot of good deeds is a good idea (in addition to the obvious reason) because good deeds erase bad deeds.
It is a well-known concept in Islam that good deeds ...
The hadith of wudhu does not indicate that the person will be able to go to Jannat-al-Firdaws only for that action.
Rather the Prophet (SAW) says:
فُتِّحَتْ لَهُ ثَمَانِيَةُ أَبْوَابِ الْجَنَّةِ
All eight gates of Paradise will be opened for him.
The gates of Paradise do not correspond to the levels of Paradise. Meaning, it isn't like one gate will lead to ...
It is good to know at first what a "shaitan" is. Literally it comes from the root word that has a meaning "impurity". Shaitan refers to a rebellious entity, it can be a human, jinn, or something else. It is a common word, in contrast to some "specific entities"; e.g. like vehicles; it can be a car, bike, or drone.
In quran it is mentioned:
And thus did ...
It's important to note here that enjoining that which is good and forbidding that which is evil is not the same as being judgemental.
Allah does not like the public mention of evil except by one who has been wronged. And ever is Allah Hearing and Knowing.
If [instead] you show [some] good or conceal it or pardon an offense - indeed, Allah is ever ...
According to Islamweb (source), it does include those who never prayed, etc.
"This Hadeeth shows that those people did not do any good deeds or perform prayers, because people who performed prayers, payed Zakah and did good deeds, had left Hell before them. However, this does not mean that it is possible to neglect prayers relying on this intercession. ...
The reality as detailed in the Quran is very different. The only manner in which bad deeds can be removed is through doing actual real good deeds and the sum total of all our deeds will be weighed by God Himself for each of us individually in order to determine our eternity.Period." The ten to one ratio and the doubling of good and bad deeds are the only ...
in hadith qudsi , Allah says :
"My slave approaches Me with nothing more beloved to Me than what I have made obligatory upon him, and My slave keeps drawing nearer to Me with voluntary works until I love him. " [Al-Bukhari]
So doing obligatory works (doing wajib and not doing haram) is the best. Adding voluntary works (doing Mustahab and not doing ...
As Narrated by `Abdullah:
The Prophet (ﷺ) said, "I know the person who will be the last to come
out of the (Hell) Fire, and the last to enter Paradise. He will be a
man who will come out of the (Hell) Fire crawling, and Allah will say
to him, 'Go and enter Paradise.' He will go to it, but he will imagine
that it had been filled, and then he will ...