Last updated on February 17th, 2018 at 08:27 am
Good marital relationship
Mutual respect, love, understanding, and courtesy of one’s spouse plus mutual tolerance are not only a must for marital and familial bliss but also very meritorious. The eternally blessed Messenger of Allah has said that:
“The most perfect faith have those Muslims who have better morals, and the best of these are those who are best for their spouse” (Tirmidhi)
If husband and wife follow this principle and live with mutual love and try their best to be good to each other, their marital life shall be enriched with happiness and they shall go on earning more and more merits and Divine rewards all their lives.
Remove harmful thins on roads
Removing dirt and filth and other troublesome things like thorns or fruit peels on which someone may slip from the way is a very good deed. Our Prophet upon whom be eternal blessings has been quoted by Abu Hurairah as follows:
“Belief has more than seventy divisions of which the highest is the assertion that there is no god but Allah and the lowest is to remove something that causes pain or trouble and filth from the way”
In another hadith related by Abu Hurairah, the Messenger of Allah said:
“Removing filth from the way is a Sadaqah” (Bukhari and Muslim)
Learning your faith
It is the duty of every Muslim to know about his Faith to enable him lead life according to it. It is not necessary for everyone to become a theologian. Only necessary learning is necessary. For instance important points about prayers, hajj, zakat, what is allowed and what is forbidden in matters of everyday life.
While the acquisition of knowledge is a duty, observance of religious duties in the light of this knowledge has been promised much reward and merit. Every act of learning Faith is a good deed in itself. For instance, our eternally blessed Prophet said that:
“For the one who walks a path in order to acquire some knowledge. Allah makes the path to Paradise easy; and angels being pleased with this deed of the seeker after knowledge, spread their wings in his path”. (Abu Dawud, Tirmidhi)
“If Allah gives guidance to even one person through you it is far better for you than red camels” (Bukhari and Muslim).
Red camels were highly prized among the Arabs. Thus this hadith means that if your teachings benefit someone, it is better than wealth.
Hence whenever one gets the chance to teach others any aspect of religion, particularly one’s own family, should avail it and continue doing this good deed because it is a perpetual source of merit.
Although piety and knowledge are the true attributes of greatness in Islam, the youngsters have been enjoined to give due respect to their elders. Our Prophet – upon whom be peace – went to the extent of saying that
”He is not of us who does not have kindness for our young and respect for our old” (Abu Dawud and Tirmidhi)
It was a custom of our eternally blessed Prophet that if a younger member of a delegation began to speak, the Holy Prophet asked him to let the elders speak first. This shows the great emphasis upon respect for elders which is highly merited and rewarded.