At all times – Whether During Weekends, Weekdays, Holidays, Day and Night- the Muslim (or Muslimah) Has Numerous Beneficial Affairs to keep Him (or Her) Busy By The Tawfeeq of Allaah

In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Betower of Mercy

Allaah [The Most High] said:

لَّا خَيْرَ فِي كَثِيرٍ مِّن نَّجْوَاهُمْ إِلَّا مَنْ أَمَرَ بِصَدَقَةٍ أَوْ مَعْرُوفٍ أَوْ إِصْلَاحٍ بَيْنَ النَّاسِ ۚ وَمَن يَفْعَلْ ذَٰلِكَ ابْتِغَاءَ مَرْضَاتِ اللَّهِ فَسَوْفَ نُؤْتِيهِ أَجْرًا عَظِيمًا

There is no good in most of their secret talks save (in) him who orders Sadaqah (charity in Allah’s Cause), or Ma’ruf (Islamic Monotheism and all the good and righteous deeds which Allah has ordained), or conciliation between mankind, and he who does this, seeking the good Pleasure of Allah, We shall give him a great reward. [Soorah An-Nisaa Ayah 114]

[وَمَن يَفْعَلْ ذَٰلِكَ ابْتِغَاءَ مَرْضَاتِ اللَّهِ فَسَوْفَ نُؤْتِيهِ أَجْرًا عَظِيمًا – and he who does this, seeking the good Pleasure of Allah, We shall give him a great reward].

Therefore, this is why it is incumbent upon a servant (of Allaah) to seek the Face of Allaah by carrying out deeds sincerely for the sake of Allaah in every instance and in every type of good deed, so that he (or she) can receive this great reward. [Ref 1]

Imaam Ibn Rajab (rahimahullaah) said, ”The manifold increase of reward (for a deed) is estimated in accordance with the perfection of a person’s Islaam and strength of sincerity in that action”. [Ref 2]

Some Good Deeds We Can Perform Everyday- by the Tawfeeq of Allaah- Whether During Weekends, Weekdays, Night, Day etc

Narrated Abu Hurairah (radiyallaahu-anhu): Allaah’s Messenger (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) said:  There is Sadaqah (charity) to be given for every joint of the human body (as a sign of gratitude to Allaah) everyday the sun rises. To judge justly between two persons is regarded as Sadaqah, and to help man concerning his riding animal by helping him to ride it or by lifting his luggage on to it, is also regarded as Sadaqah, and (saying) a good word is also Sadaqah, and every step taken on one’s way to offer the compulsory congregational prayer is also Sadaqah, and to remove a harmful thing from the way is also Sadaqah. [Bukhaari, hadeeth Number 2989. Vol 4]

Few Fawaa’id from Shaikh Saaleh Al-Fawzaan (may Allaah preserve him) about this hadeeth

Allaah (Glorified Be He) has not limited charity to a person’s spending by way of wealth; rather Allaah (The Most High) made it wider than this and everyone is able to partake in it.

Acts of charity mentioned in this hadeeth:

[1] To judge justly between two people in a dispute and bring about conciliation between them– by uniting their hearts and make them become pleased with one another. This indeed is a great act of charity.  Allaah (The Most High) said:

لَّا خَيۡرَ فِى ڪَثِيرٍ۬ مِّن نَّجۡوَٮٰهُمۡ إِلَّا مَنۡ أَمَرَ بِصَدَقَةٍ أَوۡ مَعۡرُوفٍ أَوۡ إِصۡلَـٰحِۭ بَيۡنَ ٱلنَّاسِ‌ۚ وَمَن يَفۡعَلۡ ذَٲلِكَ ٱبۡتِغَآءَ مَرۡضَاتِ ٱللَّهِ فَسَوۡفَ نُؤۡتِيهِ أَجۡرًا عَظِيمً۬ا

There is no good in most of their secret talks save (in) him who orders Sadaqah (charity in Allah’s Cause), orMa’ruf (Islamic Monotheism and all the good and righteous deeds which Allah has ordained), or conciliation between mankind, and he who does this, seeking the good Pleasure of Allah, We shall give him a great reward.” [Soorah An-Nisaa: Ayah 114]

Therefore, a person should not leave the people in dispute; rather it is incumbent upon him to be eager to bring about conciliation between disputing parties, especially relatives.  As for some people—and Allaah’s Protection is sought—they only bring into disputes that which will increase it.  This type of person is a shaytaan.

Also the one who seeks to bring about conciliation between the people should do that with justice; he should not oppress any of them or judge based on desires.

[2] Helping a person concerning his riding animal: To help him concerning his riding animal—whether it is a riding beast or a car—if he is weak or disabled. You help him to climb his riding beast or to get in his car, or help him carry his luggage. This is an act of charity.  Indeed, you did not give him money, but you aided him.

[3] Uttering a good word; such as greeting with As-Salaamu alaykum; supplicating for your Muslim brother etc. And a good word includes acts of worship a person does in the presence of his Lord, such as remembrance of Allaah-the utterance of Subhaanallaah; Laa-ilaaha-ilal-laah etc

[4] Walking to the masjid for the prayer: Every footstep taken towards the masjid is charity, and the farer the masjid the more reward a person gets. In this is an encouragement to attend the compulsory prayer in jamaa’ah and not to stay away from it.  To miss the prayer in jamaa’ah is a great loss.

[5]Removing something harmful from the way: Removing harmful things from the pathways of the Muslims or from the pathways of the people in general; likewise removing harmful things from the pathways of the animals. One should not place harmful things in pathways that will harm pedestrians. One should not leave a harmful thing which another person left in a pathway.  It has been reported in a hadeeth that the Prophet (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) said: ”While a man was going on a way, he saw a thorny branch and removed it from the way and Allaah (The Mighty and majestic) became pleased by his action and forgive him for that.” [Bukhaari Vol 1: hadeeth number 652].  He was entered into paradise because of his act of kindness to pedestrians.

But how about those who place harmful things in the roads; such as stones, thorns, planks of woods, metals, and spilling water on the road, which may be impure and placing rubbish on the roads.  The person who does this has greatly sinned and everyone passer-by supplicates against him.  The action of this person is oppression and the supplication of the oppressed person is answered. Therefore a Muslim should hasten to remove harmful things from the path in order to receive this reward mentioned in the hadeeth. [Ref 3]

Thirdly: We should never belittle any good deed!

The Messenger of Allaah (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) said: ”Do not regard any good deed as insignificant, even meeting your brother with a cheerful face”. [Ref 4]  

The Messenger of Allaah (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) said, ”Guard yourself from the Hellfire even with half of a date in charity. If one cannot find it, then a kind word (uttered to others)”. [Ref 5]

Finally: As we all know there are numerous other good deeds to be done -some of which are obligatory and others recommended;

The fives daily prayers, especially in congregation;

Recitation of the Qur’aan;

The Night prayer;

The morning and evening supplications;

Salaah Ad-Duhaa;

Repeating the words of the Mu’addhid, whilst he calls the Adhaan;

Lowering the gaze in order not to look at what is Haraam;

Attending study circles;

Visiting the sick;

Fasting on a Mondays and Thursdays;

keeping the ties of kinship;

Exercising patience when afflicted with a calamity;

kind treatment to parents;

Being humble and refraining from harming others with your tongue and hands;

Kind treatment to animals

Refraining from backbiting, slander, mockery or belittling others;

Using the Siwaak;

Feeding the poor;

The Sunnah prayers etc

All these good deeds and many others can be performed- some of which have their specific times, but others can be performed at anytime, whether during weekends, weekdays, holidays etc

We ask Allaah for Ikhlaas and Tawfeeq. Aameen

[Ref 1: Source: A slightly paraphrased excerpt from ‘Tayseer Al-Kareem Ar-Rahmaan Fee Tafseer Kalaam al-Mannaan’ by Imaam Sadi (rahimahullaah)…Publisher: Daar Ibn Hazm’ 1st Ed 1424 (Year 2003)

[Ref 2: Jaami’ul Uloom Wal-Hikam 2/ 316]

[Ref 3 Source: Al-Minhatur Rabbaaniyyah Fee Sharh Al-Arba’een of Al-Allaamah Saaleh Al-Fawzaan (may Allaah preserve him) pages 213-217]

[Ref 4: Saheeh Muslim. Number: 2626]

[Ref 5: Ṣaḥeeh Al-Bukhaari  6195]

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