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Rules of Advancing (Deeds and Acts) In The Islamic Sharia

Auther : Dr. Fahd Ibn Humoud Al-Usaymi

The Islamic Sharia is so keen to secure the interests of the individual and the community and to help human being get disciplined and obey his Lord.

There are many evidences that confirm the trend of Sharia towards persuading man to heed and carry out good deeds as soon as he can. Among these good deeds we are exerted to advance are the following:

Repenting from sins, paying debts, burying dead persons, getting married, performing prayers in the first part of its time if there are no urgent reasons for delay (such as travelling, rain or sickness), making the journey for performing pilgrimage, making up for missed days of the compulsory fast, writing ones legal will (before one is overtaken by death) and paying expiatory obligations. Prophet (pbuh) used to pray Allah asking for both immediate and postponed good and ask Muslims to do the same:

Aishah (rd.) narrated that Prophet (pbuh) taught her the following supplication: O Lord! I ask You of all good, immediate and postponed, those which are known to us or those which are not! O Lord! I ask You of the best of what Your servant and Prophet Muhammad had asked You! And I seek refuge with You from the worst of which Your servant and Prophet Muhammad had sought refuge with You! O Lord! I ask You Paradise and what brings me near to it of sayings and deeds, and ask You to make good any ordainment You had passed on me. Through such supplications, Prophet (pbuh) has drawn the Muslims attention for seeking good deeds without any delay.

Abu Hurairah (rd.) narrated that the Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said: A strong believer is better and dearer to Allah than the a weak believer, but each of them has a share of goodness. Stick to what is beneficial to you, and seek help from Allah, avoiding the feeling of inability. When afflicted by some thing, do not say: could I have done this or that, such a thing would have not afflicted me! Better say: Allah had destined and executed what He wishes! If opens the way for Devil to work!

It is clear from these Traditions that a believer must be shrewd and utilize the whole of his time in activities that are beneficial for him in this world and in the Hereafter. Thus he could hope to acquire a garden whose width is that of (the whole) of heavens and of the earth, and escape Fire whose fuel is men and stones. O Allah1 Guide us to the right path and help us do good deeds that satisfy You.

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