Good Deed: #156 Make an effort


(Y. Ali) That man can have nothing but what he strives for;

Zubair (Radiyallahu Anhu) reported, The Prophet(Peace be upon him) , said: “If one of you should take his rope and bring a bundle of fire-wood on his back and then sell it, with which Allāh should save his honour, it is better for him than that he should beg of people whether give him or do not give him.” (Bukhari. 24:50.)

Two Muslims were wrestling before the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him). The defeated person said at the end of wrestling, “Allah suffices me.” The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) saw this statement as reflecting the man’s failure and laziness to resist his opponent in the game; hence the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said to him, “Almighty Allah blames His servants for laziness, so you are to do your best and if, after this, you are overcome, you can then say ‘Allah suffices me.'”

During a battle a Sahabah asked the prophet (SAW) whether he could untie his camel and depend on Allah to protect it for him or he had to tie it, the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) answered him, “Tie it and depend on Allah (in all your affairs after making use of all the required means)” (Ibn Hibban, Ibn Khuzaimah and At-Tabarani).

No Reward Without Effort 1 of 3 Shaykh Mufti Kamaluddin Ahmed Ahmad

Action plan

1. Seek Allah help with dua but make an effort by taking action
2. Be responsible and accountable for your actions
3.  Have an intention to do your best and ask Allah to help you.
4.  Make a plan
5. Prioritise
6. Act
7. Persevere

Other resources

No Reward Without Effort 2 of 3

No Reward Without Effort 3 of 3


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