The Eliminators of Good Deeds

Since 2012-11-19

 

1- Disbelief, Allah Almighty has said, {And whosoever disbelieves in Faith [i.e. in the Oneness of Allâh and in all the other Articles of Faith i.e. His (Allâh’s) Angels, His Holy Books, His Messengers, the Day of Resurrection and Al-Qadar (Divine Preordainments)], then fruitless is his work; and in the Hereafter he will be among the losers.} [Surat Al-Mâ’idah: 5]
 
{وَمَن يَكْفُرْ‌ بِالْإِيمَانِ فَقَدْ حَبِطَ عَمَلُهُ وَهُوَ فِي الْآخِرَ‌ةِ مِنَ الْخَاسِرِ‌ينَ} المائدة: 5
 
Transliteration: Wa Man Yakfur Bil-’Īmāni Faqad Ĥabiţa `Amaluhu Wa Huwa Fī Al-’Ākhirati Mina Al-Khāsirīna
 
2- Joining others in worship with Allah and hypocrisy, Allah Almighty has said, {If you join others in worship with Allâh, (then) surely (all) your deeds will be in vain,} [Surat Az-Zumar: 65]
 
{لَئِنْ أَشْرَ‌كْتَ لَيَحْبَطَنَّ عَمَلُكَ} الزمر: 65
 
Transliteration: La’in ‘Ashrakta Layaĥbaţanna `Amaluka
 
The Messenger of Allah, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him, has said, «Allah Glorified and Exalted has said, ‘I am the One, One Who does not stand in need of a partner. If anyone does anything in which he associates anyone else with Me, I shall abandon him with the one whom he associates Me with.» [Reported by Muslim 2985]
 
«قال الله -تبارك وتعالى-: أنا أغنى الشُّركاء عن الشِّرك، من عمل عملًا أشرك فيه معي غيري، تركته وشركه» رواه مسلم 2985
 
3- Heresies and innovations in religion, the Messenger of Allah, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him, has said, «If somebody innovates something which is not in harmony with the principles of our religion, that thing is rejected.» [Reported by Al-Bukhari and Muslim]
 
«من أحدث في أمرنا هذا ما ليس فيه فهو ردٌّ» متفقٌ عليه
 
4- Denying the Divine Decree, Abdullah ibn ‘Umar, may Allah be pleased with him and his father, said, «When you happen to meet such people tell them that I have nothing to do with them and they have nothing to do with me. By Him (the Lord) Who I swear by, if any one of them (who does not believe in the Divine Decree) had with him gold equal to the bulk of (the mountain) Uhud and spent it (in the way of Allah), Allah would not accept from him unless he affirmed his faith in Divine Decree.» [Reported by Muslim]
 
«قال عبد الله بن عمر رضي الله عنه: فإذا لقيت أولئك فأخبرهم أني برئ منهم وأنا برآء مني، والذي أحلف به لو أن لأحدهم مثل جبل أحد ذهباً فأنفقه ما قبل الله منه حتى يؤمن بالقدر» رواه مسلم 8
 
5- The imperfection of prayer, the Messenger of Allah, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him, has said, «The first thing which the slave of Allah will be asked and accounted for on the Day of Resurrection is his prayer, if it is good, he wins and succeeds, and if it is spoilt, he fails and loses.» [Reported by an-Nassâ’i 464 and at-Tirmidhi 413. It is deemed authentic by al-Albani]
 
«إنَّ أوَّل ما يحاسب به العبد بصلاته، فإن صلحت فقد أفلح وأنجح، وإن فسدت فقد خاب وخسر» رواه النسائي 464 والترمذي 413 وصححه الألباني
 
6- Claiming other than the real father to be one’s father and taking other than the real ally to be one’s ally. The Messenger of Allah, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him, has said, «And he who claims anyone else as his father besides his own father or makes one his ally other than the one (who freed him), there is a curse of Allah, of His angels and of the whole mankind upon him. Allah will not accept from him, on the day of Resurrection, neither the obligatory acts of worship nor the supererogatory acts (as recompense).» [Reported by Muslim 1370]
 
«ومن ادعى إلى غير أبيه أو انتمى إلى غير مواليه فعليه لعنة الله والملائكة والنَّاس أجمعين، لا يقبل الله منه يوم القيامة صرفًا ولا عدلًا» رواه مسلم 1370
 
7- Quitting to perform al-’Asr prayer (afternoon prayer), the Messenger of Allah, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him, has said, «Whoever leaves observing al-’Asr prayer, then all his deeds will be in vain.» [Reported by Al-Bukhari 553]
 
«من ترك صلاة العصر فقد حبط عمله» رواه البخاري 553
 
8- Going to the fortune-teller, the Messenger of Allah, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him, has said, «He who visits a diviner and asks him about anything, his prayers extending to forty nights will not be accepted.» [Reported by Muslim 2230]
 
«من أتى عرافًا فسأله عن شيء لم تقبل له صلاة أربعين ليلة» رواه مسلم 2230
 
9- Being unjust, abusing others through cursing, unlawful besiege of their money, murdering, and others, the Messenger of Allah, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him, has said, «Whoever has wronged his brother, should ask for his pardon (before his death), as (in the Hereafter) there will be neither a dinar nor a dirham. (He should secure pardon in this life) before some of his good deeds are taken and paid to his brother, or, if he has done no good deeds, some of the bad deeds of his brother are taken to be loaded on him (in the Hereafter).» [Reported by Al-Bukhari 6534]
 
«من كانت عنده مظلمة لأخيه فليتحلله منها، فإنَّه ليس ثمَّ دينار ولا درهم، من قبل أن يؤخذ لأخيه من حسناته، فإن لم يكن له حسنات أخذ من سيِّئات أخيه فطرحت عليه» رواه البخاري 6534
 
The Prophet, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him, has also said, «Do you know who is the broke? They answered, ‘A broke man amongst us is the one who has neither dirham with him nor wealth. Upon which the Prophet said, ‘The broke man of my Umma (nation) would be he who would come on the Day of Resurrection with prayers and fasting and Zakat (obligatory alms giving). Nevertheless, because he hurled abuses upon others, brought calumny against others, and unlawfully consumed the wealth of others, he shed the blood of others, and beat others; his virtues would be credited to the account of this one and that one (who suffered at his hand). And if his good deeds fall short to clear his account, then the sins of those he had wronged would be entered in his account and he would be thrown in Hellfire.» [Reported by Muslim 2581]
 
«أتدرون ما المفلس؟ قالوا: المفلس فينا من لا درهم له ولا متاع، فقال: إنَّ المفلس من أمَّتي، يأتي يوم القيامة بصلاةٍ وصيامٍ وزكاةٍ، ويأتي قد شتم هذا، وقذف هذا، وأكل مال هذا، وسفك دم هذا، وضرب هذا، فيعطى هذا من حسناته وهذا من حسناته، فإن فنيت حسناته، قبل أن يقضى ما عليه، أخذ من خطاياهم فطرحت عليه ثمَّ طرح في النَّار» روه مسلم 2581
 
10- Keeping dogs without a legitimate excuse, the Messenger of Allah, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him, has said, «If somebody keeps a dog, he loses one Qirat (of the reward) of his good deeds every day, except if he keeps it for watching the herd, for the purpose of agriculture, or for hunting.» In another narration, «he loses two Qirats.» [Reported by Al-Bukhari 2322 and Muslim 1575]
 
«من أمسك كلباً، فإنه ينقص كل يوم من عمله قيراط، وفي رواية: قيراطان، إلا كلب غنم أو حرث أو صيد» رواه البخاري 2322 ومسلم 1575
 
11- Swearing to Allah to do something, the Messenger of Allah, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him, has said, «And Allah Glorified and Exalted has said, ‘Who is he who adjures about Me that I would not grant pardon to so and so; I have granted pardon to so and so and blotted out your deeds (the one who took an oath that I would not grant pardon to so and so).» [Reported by Muslim 2621]
 
«وإنَّ الله -تعالى- قال: من ذا الَّذي يتألى عليَّ أن أغفر لفلان، فإنِّي قد غفرت لفلان، وأحبطت عملك» رواه مسلم 2621
 
12- Raising the voice above the voice of the Prophet, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him, which includes violating his commands, Allah Almighty has said, {O you who believe! Raise not your voices above the voice of the Prophet, nor speak aloud to him in talk as you speak aloud to one another, lest your deeds should be rendered fruitless while you perceive not.} [Surat Al-Hujurât: 2]
 
{يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا لَا تَرْ‌فَعُوا أَصْوَاتَكُمْ فَوْقَ صَوْتِ النَّبِيِّ وَلَا تَجْهَرُ‌وا لَهُ بِالْقَوْلِ كَجَهْرِ‌ بَعْضِكُمْ لِبَعْضٍ أَن تَحْبَطَ أَعْمَالُكُمْ وَأَنتُمْ لَا تَشْعُرُ‌ونَ} الحجرات: 2
 
Transliteration: Yā ‘Ayyuhā Al-Ladhīna ‘Āmanū Lā Tarfa`ū ‘Aşwātakum Fawqa Şawti An-Nabīyi Wa Lā Tajharū Lahu Bil-Qawli Kajahri Ba`đikum Liba`đin ‘An Taĥbaţa ‘A`mālukum Wa ‘Antum Lā Tash`urūna
 
13- The fleeing of the slave from his master, the Messenger of Allah, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him, has said, «When the slave runs away from his master, his prayer is not accepted.» [Reported by Muslim 70]
 
«إذا أبق العبد لم تقبل له صلاةٌ» رواه مسلم 70
 
He, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him, has also said, «The slave who fled from his master committed an act of infidelity as long as he would not return to him.» [Reported by Muslim 68]
 
«أيما عبد أبق من مواليه فقد كفر حتَّى يرجع إليهم» رواه مسلم 68
 
14- Forged speech and evil actions, the Messenger of Allah, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him, has said, «Whoever does not give up forged speech and evil actions, Allah is not in need of his leaving his food and drink (i.e. Allah will not accept his fasting.)» [Reported by Al-Bukhâri 1903]
 
«من لم يدع قول الزُّور والعمل به، فليس لله حاجة في أن يدع طعامه وشرابه» رواه البخاري 1903
 
15- Drinking alcoholic drinks, the Messenger of Allah, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him, has said, «The prayers of he who drinks alcoholic drinks will not be accepted for forty days. If he turns to Allah in repentance, Allah will forgive him.» [Reported by at-Tirmidhi 1862, and an-Nassâ’i 5686. It is deemed authentic by al-Albani]
 
«من شرب الخمر لم تقبل له صلاة أربعين صباحًا، فإن تاب تاب الله عليه» رواه الترمذي 1862 والنسائي 5686 وصححه الألباني
 
16- Disobedient wife, a rightfully hated Imam (ruler, governor, president…), the one who prays the funeral prayer before the congregation gathers, the Messenger of Allah, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him, has said, «There are three types of people whose prayer is not accepted by Allah, will not ascend to heavens, and will not rise above their heads. They are a man who becomes the Imam of some people while they hate him, a man who prays a funeral prayer while nobody asked him to do so, and a woman whose husband called for her to his bed (to have intercourse) at night but she does not respond.» [Reported by al-Albani 485 in Sahîh at-Targhib, He said: It is authentic by the virtue of another Hadith]
 
«ثلاثة لا يقبل الله منهم صلاةٌ، ولا تصعد إلى السَّماء، ولا تجاوز رؤوسهم: رجلٌ أمَّ قومًا و هم له كارهون، ورجلٌ صلَّى على جنازةٍ ولم يؤمر، وامرأةٌ دعاها زوجها من الليل فأبت عليه» رواه الألباني 485 في صحيح التَّرغيب وقال: صحيح لغيره
 
17- Speaking while the Imam is delivering Friday sermon, as well as touching pebbles and the like, the Messenger of Allah, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him, has said, «He who has touched the pebbles has acted nonsense.» [Reported by ibn Majah 847, it is deemed authentic by al-Albani]
 
«من مس الحصى فقد لغا» رواه ابن ماجه 847 وصححه الألباني
 
18- A women putting on perfume while going to the mosque, the Messenger of Allah, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him, has said, «No prayer is accepted from the woman who comes to this mosque putting on perfume until she returns home and performs total ablution as she does for major impurity.» [Deemed authentic by al-Albani in Sahîh aj-Jami’ (the Authentic Collection)]
 
«لا تقبل صلاة لامرأة تتطيب لهذا المسجد حتَّى ترجع فتغتسل غسلها من الجنابة» صححه الألباني 7385 في صحيح الجامع
 
19- Debt,
a- The Messenger of Allah, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him, has said, «The one who dies while there is a debt unpaid, it will be paid from his good deeds where there is neither a Dirham nor a Dinar (on the Day of Resurrection).» [Reported by ibn Majah 1973 and deemed authentic by al-Albani]
 
«من مات وعليه دينار أو درهم قضي من حسناته ليس ثمَّ دينار ولا درهم» رواه بن ماجه 1973 وصححه الألباني
 
b- Abu Huraira, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “When the body of a dead person in debt was brought to the Messenger of Allah, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him, he would ask, «Had he left property enough to clear off his debt?» If the property left had been sufficient for that (purpose), he observed funeral prayer for him, otherwise he would say to the Muslims present at the time, «You observe prayer for your companion.’» [Reported by Al-Bukhâri 5371]
 
«كان يؤتى بالرَّجل المتوفى عليه دين، فيسأل: هل ترك لدينه فضلًا؟ فإنَّ حدث أنَّه ترك وفاء صلَّى، وإلا قال للمسلمين: صلوا على صاحبكم» رواه البخاري 5371
 
c- The Messenger of Allah, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him, has said, «All the sins of a martyr are forgiven except (unpaid) debt.» [Reported by Muslim 1886]
 
«يغفر للشَّهيد كلّ ذنبٍ إلا الدَّين» رواه مسلم 1886
 
d- The Messenger of Allah, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him, has said, «The soul of a believer is attached to his debt until it is paid in behalf of him.» [Reported by at-Tirmidhi 1078 and ibn Majah 1972, it is deemed authentic by al-Albani]
 
«نفس المؤمن معلقةٌ بدينه حتَّى يقضى عنه» رواه الترمذي 1078 وابن ماجه 1972 وصححه الألباني
 
20- Transgressing the sacred limits of Allah in secret, the Messenger of Allah, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him, has said, «Verily, I know that some people of my nation will come on the Day of Judgment bearing good deeds as (huge as) the mountains of Tuhamah, however, Allah will make such deeds as scattered floating particles of dust.” Thawban said, “O Messenger of Allah, describe them, disclose them for us lest that we be amongst them while we do not know.” The Prophet said, “They are your brothers (i.e. you cannot distinguish them from yourselves), they are from your people, and they worship Allah at night as you do. However, they are the people who transgress the sacred limits of Allah in secret.» [Reported by ibn Majah 3442. It is deemed authentic by al-Albani]
 
«لأعلمنَّ أقواما من أمَّتي يأتون يوم القيامة بحسنات أمثال جبال تهامة بيضا فيجعلها الله -عزَّ وجلَّ- هباءً منثورًا، قال: ثوبان يا رسول الله صفهم لنا جلهم لنا أن لا نكون منهم ونحن لا نعلم؟ قال: أمَّا إنَّهم إخوانكم ومن جلدتكم ويأخذون من الليل كما تأخذون ولكنهم أقوام إذا خلوا بمحارم الله انتهكوها» رواه ابن ماجه 3442 وصححه الألباني
 
21- Who innovates a heresy or give shelter to a heresy innovator in Medina, the Messenger of Allah, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him, has said, «Medina is a sanctuary from the ‘Ayr Mountain to such and such a place, and whoever innovates in it a heresy or commits a sin, or gives shelter to such an innovator in it will incur the curse of Allah, the angels, and all the people. In addition, none of his compulsory or optional good deeds of worship will be accepted on the Day of Judgment.» [Reported by al-Bukhari and Muslim]
 
«المدينة حرم ما بين عير إلى ثورٍ، فمن أحدث فيها حدثًا أو آوى محدثًا فعليه لعنة الله والملائكة والنَّاس أجمعين، لا يقبل الله منه يوم القيامة صرفًا ولا عدلًا» متفقٌ عليه
 
22- Undutifulness to parents, the Messenger of Allah, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him, has said, «Shall I inform you of the biggest of the great sins? ... and being undutiful to one’s parents.» [Reported by al-Bukhari and Muslim]
 
«ألا أنبئكم بأكبر الكبائر؟ .. وعقوق الوالدين» متفقٌ عليه
 
He has also said, «The deeds of a kinship severer are not accepted.» [Deemed good by al-Albani in Sahih at-Targhib, 2538] Therefore, it is more probable that the deeds of the undutiful to his parents are not accepted.
 
«فلا يقبل عمل قاطع رحم...» حسنه الألباني 2538 في صحيح الترغيب
 
23- Kinship severer, the Messenger of Allah, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him, has said, «The deeds of the son of Adam are presented (to Allah) every Thursday night. The deeds of a kinship severer are not accepted.» [Deemed good by al-Albani in Sahîh at-Targhib, 2538]
 
«إنَّ أعمال بني آدم تعرض كلّ خميس ليلة الجمعة، فلا يقبل عمل قاطع رحم» حسنه الألباني 2538 في صحيح الترغيب
 
24- Reminders of generosity or injury, Allah Almighty has said, {O you who believe! Do not render in vain your Sadaqah (charity) by reminders of your generosity or by injury,} [Surat Al-Baqarah: 264]
 
{يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا لَا تُبْطِلُوا صَدَقَاتِكُم بِالْمَنِّ وَالْأَذَىٰ} البقرة: 264
 
Transliteration: Yā ‘Ayyuhā Al-Ladhīna ‘Āmanū Lā Tubţilū Şadaqātikum Bil-Manni Wa Al-’Adha
 
25- Committing adultery with the wife of a Mujahid (a fighter for the cause of Allah), the Messenger of Allah, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him, has said, «The sanctity of the wives of the Mujahids for those who sit at home (i.e. do not go out for Jihad) is like the sanctity of their mothers. Anyone who stays behind looking after the family of a Mujahid and betrays his trust will be made to stand on the Day of Judgment before the Mujahid who will take away from his meritorious deeds whatever he likes. So what do you think (will he leave anything)?» [Reported by Muslim 1897]
 
«حرمة نساء المجاهدين على القاعدين، كحرمة أمَّهاتهم، وما من رجلٍ من القاعدين يخلف رجلًا من المجاهدين في أهله، فيخونه فيهم، إلا وقف له يوم القيامة، فيأخذ من عمله ما شاء فما ظنكم» رواه مسلم 1897
 
26- Killing the believer, Allah Almighty has said, {And whoever kills a believer intentionally, his recompense is Hell to abide therein; and the Wrath and the Curse of Allâh are upon him, and a great punishment is prepared for him.} [Surat an-Nisâ’: 93]
 
{وَمَن يَقْتُلْ مُؤْمِنًا مُّتَعَمِّدًا فَجَزَاؤُهُ جَهَنَّمُ خَالِدًا فِيهَا وَغَضِبَ اللَّـهُ عَلَيْهِ وَلَعَنَهُ وَأَعَدَّ لَهُ عَذَابًا عَظِيمًا} النساء: 93
 
Transliteration: Wa Man Yaqtul Mu’umināan Muta`ammidāan Fajazā’uuhu Jahannamu Khālidāan Fīhā Wa Ghađiba Allāhu `Alayhi Wa La`anahu Wa ‘A`adda Lahu `Adhābāan `Ažīmāan
 
The Messenger of Allah, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him, has said, «If a man kills a believer unjustly and rejoices over killing him, Allah will not accept any action or duty of his, obligatory or supererogatory» [Reported by Abu Dâwûd 4270. It is deemed authentic by al-Albani]. The same notion is clarified in the Hadith of the broke mentioned in item no. 9.
 
«من قتل مؤمنًا فاغتبط بقتله لم يقبل الله منه صرفًا ولا عدلًا» رواه أبو داود 4270 وصححه الألباني
 
27- Belittling the asylum (of protection) granted by a Muslim, the Messenger of Allah, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him, has said, «The asylum (of protection) granted by any Muslim (whether of high or low rank) is to be secured (respected) by all the other Muslims; and whoever betrays a Muslim in this respect incurs the curse of Allah, the angels, and all the people, and none of his compulsory or optional good deeds of worship will be accepted.» [Reported by al-Bukari 7300 and Muslim 1370]
 
«ذمَّة المسلمين واحدةٌ، يسعى بها أدناهم، فمن أخفر مسلمًا فعليه لعنة الله والملائكة والنَّاس أجمعين، لا يقبل الله منه صرفًا ولا عدلًا» رواه البخاري 7300 ومسلم 1370
 
28- Quitting the congregational prayer, the Messenger of Allah, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him, has said, «Whoever hears the call to pray, and does not respond, then there is no prayer for him unless he has a valid excuse.» [Reported by ibn Majah 652, it is deemed authentic by al-Albani]
 
«من سمع النِّداء فلم يأته فلا صلاة له إلا من عذر» رواه ابن ماجه 652 وصححه الألباني
         
29- Leaving the congregation of the Muslims, the Messenger of Allah, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him, has said, «Whoever departs the congregation (of Muslims) even by the amount of a span, he has, then, took off the garment of Islam unless he comes back. In addition, whoever calls the calls f the ways of ignorance, he is then from the people kneeling down in Hellfire.” A man said, “O Messenger of Allah, even he observes fasting and prayers?” He answered, “Even if he observes fasting and prayers.» [Reported by at-Tirmidhi 2863, it is deemed authentic by al-Albani]
 
«من فارق الجماعة قيد شبر، فقد خلع ربقة الإسلام من عنقه إلا أن يراجع، ومن ادعى دعوى الجاهلية، فإنَه من جثى جهنَّم، فقال رجل: يا رسول الله وإن صلَّى وصام؟ فقال: وإن صلى وصام» رواه الترمذي 2863 وصححه الألباني
 
30- Unjustified animosity between brothers in Islam, the Messenger of Allah, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him, has said, «The gates of Paradise are not opened but on two days, Monday and Thursday. and then every servant (of Allah) is granted pardon who does not associate anything with Allah except the person in whose (heart) there is animosity against his brother. And it would be said, “Look towards both of them until there is reconciliation; look toward both of them until there is reconciliation; look towards both of them until there is reconciliation.» [Reported by Muslim]
 
«تفتح أبواب الجنَّة يوم الاثنين، ويوم الخميس، فيغفر لكلِّ عبدٍ لا يشرك بالله شيئًا، إلا رجلًا كانت بينه وبين أخيه شحناء، فيقال: أنظروا هذين حتَّى يصطلحا، انظروا هذين حتَّى يصطلحا، انظروا هذين حتَّى يصطلحا» رواه مسلم
 
 
Q. Are the good deeds of a person annulled without him knowing about it?
 
1- Allah Almighty has said, {And We shall turn to whatever deeds they (disbelievers, polytheists, sinners) did, and We shall make such deeds as scattered floating particles of dust.} [Surat Al-Furqân: 23]
 
{وَقَدِمْنَا إِلَىٰ مَا عَمِلُوا مِنْ عَمَلٍ فَجَعَلْنَاهُ هَبَاءً مَّنثُورً‌ا} الفرقان: 23
 
Transliteration: Wa Qadimnā ‘Ila Mā `Amilū Min `Amalin Faja`alnāhu Habā’an Manthūrāan
 
2- Allah Almighty has said, {lest your deeds should be rendered fruitless while you perceive not.} [Surat Al-Hujurât: 2]
 
{أَن تَحْبَطَ أَعْمَالُكُمْ وَأَنتُمْ لَا تَشْعُرُ‌ونَ} الحجرات: 2
 
Transliteration: ‘An Taĥbaţa ‘A`mālukum Wa ‘Antum Lā Tash`urūna
 
3- Allah Almighty has said, {O you who believe! Do not render in vain your Sadaqah (charity) by reminders of your generosity or by injury,} [Surat Al-Baqarah: 264]
 
{يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا لَا تُبْطِلُوا صَدَقَاتِكُم بِالْمَنِّ وَالْأَذَىٰ} البقرة: 264
 
Transliteration: Yā ‘Ayyuhā Al-Ladhīna ‘Āmanū Lā Tubţilū Şadaqātikum Bil-Manni Wa Al-’Adha
 
 
The eliminators of good deeds are of two kinds:
 
1- General eliminators, which render all the good deeds in vain, they eliminate all the merits of a person.
 
2- Relative eliminators, which render in vain only some of the good deeds, not all of them. Many of those who perform good deeds will be surprised on the Day of Resurrection that these good deeds will not benefit him. They have committed an act that eliminated their reward. How can they be saved then?
 
 
Written by Dr. Salih ibn Abdullah As-Sayyah
Slightly modified

 

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