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Relieve Your Heart- Think Well of Others

Relieve Your Heart: Think Well of Others

Nothing relieves the heart and makes one happy more than thinking well of others. It protects one from the harm of worrisome thoughts that disturb his peace of mind and exhaust the body. Thinking well of others leads to a sound heart, strengthens the ties…

Bad Intentions

Are Bad Intentions a Sin Worthy of Hell?

Short Answer: God only holds us to account for our good intentions. If we follow through with them and act upon them, we may be rewarded up to hundreds or thousands of times over. Out of His Infinite Mercy, He magnifies the impact of good deeds, and minimizes the impact of evil deeds. _____________________________________ Salam Dear …

Those Who Are Best in Deeds

Those Who Are Best in Deeds

The more sincere an act is and the more rigorously it adheres to the conformities of Islamic Law, the more virtuous it is. A brisk market of ideological orientations has recently come up in the philosophical circles of the West – especially in America…

Don't Persist in Sin- Good Deeds Erase Bad Deeds

Don't Persist in Sin: Good Deeds Erase Bad Deeds

Now that we are on the road again to being the good believer God created us to be, we find ourselves contemplating, well, what next? The thought of doing a good deed might pop into our head from time to time, but due to our busy life…

only for reward

Should We Do Good Only for Reward?

Asalamu Alaikum Junaid, Thank you for your questions. First, imagine that there really is no afterlife. In that case, your life ends once and for all with your death. All the good deeds you have done simply vanish with your death. But Allah the All Merciful does not want the good deeds of any of …

Purity of Intentions

Purity of Intentions

The Arabic term ikhlas literally means purity, which is used in the Quran to refer to various things. For example, a verse mentions the purity of milk: We produce, for your drink, milk, pure and agreeable to those who drink it. (16:66) Purity in this verse refers to something that is natural, pure, wholesome, and …

Dhikr - How Should We Remember God?

Dhikr - How Should We Remember God?

When we do good, we must always try to be conscious of the fact that we are doing it for God. Talk to God as you are doing the good deed, ask Him to accept it from you, and to enable you to do more good.

Assuming The Worse In Others

When we assume the worse in others intentions it creates and prolongs the conflict we are in with that person. If we think positively then it ends that conflict.

seeking reward

If I Do Good Only For Reward, Is My Good Deed Accepted?

Asaalaamu alaykum, and thank you for sending your question to Ask About Islam. Sheikh Faraz Rabbani of SeekersHub answers this question quite well in the following video: Transcript: Sh. Faraz Rabbani: “So does seeking reward affect the intention? Allah, subhannahu wa ta’ala, is Arrham Ul-Raheemeen. He is unimaginably merciful. He is more merciful than any imaginable reality of …

Sincerity and Facebook: How to Fix my Intention

Sincerity and Facebook: How to Fix my Intention?

Salam Dear Sister, Thank you so much for this very important question and for contacting Ask About Islam. This question shows that you are sincere and that you are seeking the reward of Allah and you are worried if something else gets in your heart other than the pure desire of pleasing Him (Glorified and …

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