Assalaam alaikum wa rahmatullah wa barakatuh sisters
This week’s Hadith from An Nawawi’s collection.
*Hadith 37: “Allah recorded the good Deeds…..”*
On the authority of Ibn Abbas (May Allah be pleased with both of them): On the authority of the Messenger of Allah (May Allah’s Blessings and peace be upon him) from among the sayings that he related from his Lord (glorified and exalted be He) is that He said, “Verily, Allah recorded the good deeds and the evil deeds. Then He clarified how [that recording should occur:] whoever decided to do a good
deed but he did not do it, Allah records it with Him as a complete good deed. And if he decided to do it and actually did it, Allah records it with Him as ten good deeds up to seven hundred times up to many times over. If he decided to do an evil deed but he did not do it, Allah records it with Him as one complete good deed. If he decided to do it and
he actually did it, Allah records it as one evil deed.”
Recorded by al-Bukhari and Muslim in their two Sahihs with that wording.
This hadith demonstrates both the great justice as well as the great grace of Allah. No one is wronged by Allah in any way. If a person does an evil, it is considered one evil. If a person does a good deed, it is rewarded
handsomely by Allah. A believer should think about hadith of this nature. This information makes the person realize that Allah is truly the Compassionate, the
Merciful. The response from the believer should be full devotion and love for his Merciful Creator.
Allah has decreed what the good deeds and evil deeds are. He has recorded the deeds of mankind or has ordered the angels to record the deeds of mankind in the manner described in this hadith.
First, if a person truly decides to do a good deed and then ends up not doing it, Allah will have recorded for him one good deed.
Second, if the person actually performs the good deed, it will be multiplied for him by a multiple of ten up to a multiple of whatever Allah, in His mercy and grace, wills.
Third, if a person decides to do an evil deed and then, for the sake of Allah, he changes his way and does not do that deed, Allah will record for him one good deed.
Fourth, if a person actually does perform the evil deed, Allah will only record one evil deed against him.
Such is the mercy and grace of Allah. With this type of reckoning, only
those who truly deserve to be destroyed and punished will be destroyed and