In a Hadith narrated by Anas ibn Malik (May Allah bless him), Rasulullah (peace and blessings be upon him) said if Allah (Most High) wanted khair for His slave, Allah (Most High) will use him. The Sahaba asked Rasulullah (peace and blessings be upon him) how can Allah (Most High) use someone, to which Rasulullah (peace and blessings be upon him) responded that Allah (Most High) will make a person do something good before his or her death. [Tirmidhi 2068, Ahmad 13155, Hakim 1188, Musnad Abu Ya’la 3769]
Rasulullah (peace and blessings be upon him) wanted nothing but khair for his ummah!
In this Hadith, Rasulullah (peace and blessings be upon him) is directing our attention to the good that each one of us is capable of doing, as even in the Hadith, Rasulullah (peace and blessings be upon him) mentions, in the singular, that He will make a person do something good, which emphasizes that there is at least one thing that all of us are particularly good at or have a particular strength in. Similarly, each of the Sahaba carried a unique strength or quality.
May Allah (Most High) Guide us to His Nur, by His Nur and through His Nur.
Shaykh Faid Mohammed Said
27 Dhul Qidah 1436
Shaykh Faid is a jewel in the crown of traditional Islamic scholarship in the United Kingdom and we at SeekersHub are ever grateful for his friendship, guidance and support. He was born in Asmara, Eritrea, where he studied the holy Qur’an and its sciences, Arabic grammar and fiqh under the guidance of the Grand Judge of the Islamic Court in Asmara, Shaykh Abdul Kader Hamid and also under the Grand Mufti of Eritrea. He later went to study at Madinah University, from which he graduated with a first class honours degree. In Madinah, his teachers included Shaykh Atia Salem, Shaykh Mohamed Ayub (ex-imam of the Prophet’s Mosque, peace be upon him), Professor AbdulRaheem, Professor Yaqub Turkestani, Shaykh Dr Awad Sahli, Dr Aa’edh Al Harthy and many other great scholars. Shaykh Faid has ijaza in a number of disciplines including hadith, and a British higher education teaching qualification. He is currently the scholar in residence and head of education at Harrow Central Mosque, United Kingdom.
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Resources for Seekers:
Will Allah Reject All of Our Good Deeds If We Neglect Our Prayers?
The Criteria of Enjoining Good and Forbidding Evil
Good Deeds & Salvation: Putting Our Works Into Perspective
Why Do Good People Suffer While Bad People Get Away With Crimes?
Supplications for Good Character
Are Non-Muslims Who Lived Good Lives Condemned to Hell?
Can Good Deeds Be Sabotaged?
Is It Permissible to Lie to Conceal a Good Deed?
How Do I Motivate Someone to Perform the Good?