Best deeds : According to Quran and Hadiths

qur hadiIt is narrated on the authority of Abdullah bin Mas’ood (may Allah be pleased with him), who observed: “I asked Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) which deed was the best.” He (the Holy Prophet) replied: ‘The Prayer at its appointed hour.’ I (again) asked: “Then what?” He (the Holy Prophet) replied: ‘Kindness to the parents.’ I (again) asked: “Then what?” He replied: ‘Earnest struggle in the cause of Allah.’ I refrained from asking any more questions for fear of annoying him (Sahih Muslim: 120). Some of the human qualities, The Almighty Allah loves, “Say (O Muhammad to mankind): “If you (really) love Allah, then follow me (i.e. accept Islamic monotheism, follow the Quran and the Sunnah), Allah will love you and forgive your sins. And Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful” (Quran: 3:31). Patience “And Allah loves as-Sabirun (the patient)” (Quran: 3:146). Justice and Dealing with Equity “Be just: that is nearer to piety; and fear Allah” (Quran: 5:8). Putting Trust in Allah “Certainly, Allah loves those who put their trust (in Him)” (Quran: 3:159), Perfection of One’s Work The Messenger (peace be upon him) said: “Allah loves that if one does a job he perfects it.” Rescuing Abu Ya ‘la Dailami and Ibn Asakir narrated: Abu Hurairah and Anas Ibn Malik said: Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) said: “Allah loves rescuing the one who needs rescue.” Being Kind and Gentle to Others Baihaqani narrated: Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) said: “Allah is kind and gentle (to others).” Kindliness “Aisha narrated: The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said: “Allah loves kindliness in all matters.”(Bukhari) Repentance “Truly, Allah loves those who turn unto him in repentance.” (Quran: 2:222) Piety “Verily, then Allah loves those who are al-Muttaqun (the pious).” (Quran: 3:76) Good-doing “Truly, Allah loves Al-Muhsinun (the good-doers).” (Quran: 2:195) Body Purification “And Allah loves those who make themselves clean and pure [ i.e. who clean their private parts with dust (which has the properties of soap) and water from urine and stools, after answering the call of nature].”(Quran: 9:108) Humility of the Rich Muslim narrated: Sa’d Ibn Abi Waqqas said: Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) said: “Allah loves the believer who is pious and rich, but does not show off.” Belief and Work Al-Tabarani narrated: Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) said: “Allah loves the slave who believes and acquires a career (or work).” Reflection of Allah’s Grace Al-Tirmidhi narrated: Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) said: “Allah loves from amongst his slaves, the one who has a sense of zeal or honor.”

Good Manners and Conduct Al-Tirmidhi narrated: Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) said: “The best loved by me and the nearest to me on the seats on the Day of Resurrection are those who have the best manners and conduct amongst you, who are intimate, are on good terms with others and are humble, and the most hated by me and who will be on the furthest seats from me are those who are talkative and arrogant.” Love of Allah is the basis of worship that should be directed to Him alone. Any other love should be for His sake too. The real love of Allah is to do whatever He ordained and to abandon whatever He forbade, in addition to following the Prophet’s Sunnah. Whoever obeys someone or something other than Allah and His Messenger, or follows any saying other than theirs, or fears other than Allah or seeks the pleasure of other than Allah, or puts his trust in other than Him, does not love Allah, nor does he love His Messenger. Muslims should also love one another and wish the best for one another. Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) said: “One will not be a true believer unless he loves for his brother what he loves for himself.” (Bukhari, Muslim, Nasa’i, Ahmed and Ibn Majah) Imam Malik and Imam Ahmed narrated: Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) said: “Allah said: My love is due to those who love one another for My sake.”