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No Reward without Good Intention (Islamic Legal Maxims)

Islamic Legal Maxims or Al-Qawa’id Al-Fiqhiyah are short rules that help jurists infer the rulings of life’s situations and human actions.

In this video, Sheikh Kutty continues explanation of the first grand Islamic Legal Maxim, “matters are judged by intentions“. He highlights one of the manifestations of this maxim, which is expressed in the subsidiary maxim, “no reward without an intention”.

An application of this maxim, which Sheikh Kutty explains here, is how to convert a our daily habits into rewarding acts of worships. Even spousal intimacy can be an act of worship.