Hadith 1 from An-Nawawi

BismiLlah Al Rahman Al Rahim,

It is narrated on the authority of Amirul Mu’minin, Abu Hafs ‘Umar bin al-Khattab, radiyallahu ‘anhu, who said: I heard the Messenger of Allah, sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam, say:

“Actions are (judged) by motives (niyyah), so each man will have what he intended. Thus, he whose migration (hijrah) was to Allah and His Messenger, his migration is to Allah and His Messenger; but he whose migration was for some worldly thing he might gain, or for a wife he might marry, his migration is to that for which he migrated.”

[Al-Bukhari & Muslim]

Many hadith scholars begin with this narration.

If the intention could be measured then it would represent half of our faith, if not then third.

A bad believer is someone with no intention.

If we put Allah in the first place then we’re ok, we should not try to make Allah fit the action.

We should always be conscious of our intentions.

~ by youngmuslimworld on August 11, 2010.

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