Importance of doing deeds in Secret – Sunday 29th 2012

Reported by Zubair bin Al-Awwam (Radia Allaahu ‘anhu):  Prophet Muhammad (Salla Allaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) said, “Whoever among you is able to carry out a hidden good deed, he should do it.” Authenticated by Al-Khateeb in At-Tarikh (1/296), Al-Qadhi in Musnad Ash-Shahab (1/37), and Al-Albani in As-Silsila As-Sahiha (5/398).

Examples of some Hidden deeds that we should perform:

1- Weeping out of fear of Allah

Narrated Abu Hurairah (Radhia Allaahu ‘anhu) that Allah’s Messenger (Salla Allaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) said, “Seven people whom Allaah will shade on the day when there is no shade except his – and he mentioned “A man who remembered Allaah in seclusion and his eyes shed tears.” (Al- Bukhâri)

Ibn Hubarah (Radhia Allaahu ‘anhu) said: “The one who remembered Allaah and his eyes shed tears, he fulfilled the sincerity in weeping; because one may weep while he is in congregation and does not weep when he is alone (in seclusion), and the Prophet (Salla Allaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) mentioned that the state of who remembered Allaah alone in seclusion should be considered those whose tears are shed when they are in seclusion where no one knows about that except Allaah (Subhanaahu wa Ta’ala).” (Al-Ifsa An Ma’aani ab-Sihaah )

2- Supplicating/invoking in ones absence

Abu Ad-Darda (Radhia Allaahu ‘anhu) narrated that the Prophet (Salla Allahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) said, “The Dua (invocation) of a Muslim person for his brother in his absence is granted. At his head there is an appointed angel, whenever he invokes for his brother with good, the appointed angel will say, “Ameen and the same thing for you.” (Muslim)

Ibn Hubarah (Radhia Allaahu ‘anhu) said: “The one who remembered Allaah and his eyes shed tears, he fulfilled the sincerity in weeping; because one may weep while he is in congregation and does not weep when he is alone (in seclusion), and the Prophet (Salla Allaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) mentioned that the state of who remembered Allaah alone in seclusion should be considered those whose tears are shed when they are in seclusion where no one knows about that except Allah (Subhaanahu wa Ta’ala).” (Al-Ifsa An Ma’aani ab-Sihaah )

Sheikh ul-Islam (Rahimahullah) said: “The invocation of the absent one for his brother in his absence is more granted than the Du’aa of the present one, because it is more sincere and far away from Shirk.” (Majmu’ al Fatwa)

3- Offering voluntary acts profusely

Suhaib (Radhia Allaahu ‘anhu) narrated that Allah’s Messenger (Salla Allaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) instructs “Offering the voluntary prayer away from the people’s sight, equals 25 degree more than offering the Salah in the sight of the people.” (Abu Ta’laa and authenticated by Al-Albaani in Sahîh al Jami no. 3821)

An-Nawawi (Radhia Allaahu ‘anhu) said that the Prophet (Salla Allaahu ‘alahi wa sallam) said: “Offering the voluntary prayer in the house is more concealed and far away from Riya (Show-off), more protected from the nullifiers of rewards, and will be blessed by Allaah’s mercy because the Angels descend in it and the Shaytaan flees from it.” (Sahîh Muslim)

4- Loving the Masakeen (The Poor people)

Narrated by Abu Dharr (Radhia Allaahu ‘anhu), “My Khalil (Salla Allaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) commanded me with seven matters: He commanded me with loving the Masakin and drawing close to them…” (Reported by Ahmed and authenticated by Al-Albaani in Sahîh al-Targhib wat-Tarhib No. 811)

5- Offering voluntary fasts profusely

The Messenger of Allaah (Salla Allaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) said: “Allah said, every deed of the son of Adam is for him except fasting; it is for Me and I shall reward for it…” [Sahih Al-Bukhari and Muslim]

6- Maintaining the Fajr and ‘Isha prayers

Narrated Abu Hurairah (Radhia Allaahu ‘anhu) that the Messenger of Allaah (Salla Allaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) said, “No Salah is more burdensome to the hypocrites than the Fajr (Dawn) prayer and the Isha (Prayer), and if they knew their merits, they would come to them even if they had to crawl to do so.” (Al-Bukhâri & Muslim)

Allaah (Subhaanahu wa Ta’ala) says in Surat an Nisa, verse 142:

“And when they stand for prayer, they stand lazily, showing [themselves] to the people and not remembering Allaah except a little”

Ibn ‘Umar (Radhia Allaahu ‘anhu) said, “When we used to miss a person at Isha prayer and Fajr prayer, we suspected  him.” (Al Bazzar and authenticated by Al-Albani  in Sahih at-Targhib wat-Tarhib no. 417)

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