Today is Monday, October 24th and I am Happy to be alive.
Assalamu Alaikum, I hope everyone is well. Thank you very much in the court of the great Lord Almighty
Allaah has instructed man to do good deeds. They told each other to cooperate in good deeds. Allah says, ‘O you who believe! Help one another in righteousness and piety. '(Surat al-Ma'ida: 2)
When a servant does good deeds for himself and extends a helping hand to others, Allah also extends a helping hand to that person. It has been narrated in the hadith-
‘As long as a Muslim is engaged with the help of his other Muslim brother, Allah also extends his hand with his help.’ (Muslim, Nasai, Tirmidhi)
On the other hand, those who advise (people) to do good deeds and to refrain from evil deeds, but do good deeds according to the advice themselves and do not refrain from evil deeds, have clear guidelines in the Qur'an and Hadith. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):
‘Tell the people to follow the path of justice; But forget yourself. But you continue to study the Book. Do you not use your intellect? '(Surat al-Baqara: verse 44)
In another verse, Allaah says in clear language about giving advice to the believers:
‘O you who believe! Why do you say things that you do not obey?
Therefore, every believing Muslim should do what he himself will do and advise others to do.
The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) declared punishment for telling others to do good deeds without doing good deeds. It has been narrated in the hadith-
Why are you in this condition? Do you not enjoin what is right and forbid what is wrong?
In reply he would say, ‘Yes’ I would order honest work but I would not do it myself. I used to tell others to refrain from bad deeds but I myself did not obey them. '(Bukhari and Muslim)
In the light of the above-mentioned hadith, it is understood that before giving advice to others, it is necessary to implement that advice among oneself. It has two benefits.
One is - can be free from the suffering or punishment declared in the hadith.
And the second is - in addition to doing it yourself, if someone else is asked to do it, then his advice will be followed properly. Or any action taken will be duly performed.
Therefore, it is possible to achieve success in this world and in the hereafter by doing good deeds and advising others to refrain from evil deeds.
May Allaah grant the Muslim Ummah the Tawfeeq to do more and more good deeds. In addition to good deeds, give the gift of good deeds to others. Amen.