Hadith on Intentions

بسم اللہ الرحمن الرحیم

السلام علیکم ورحمتہ اللہ و برکاتہ

Today I was going through a book and read a Hadeeth which many of us Alhaamdulilaah already know and have read many times. But still wanted to share with you people, though it’s just a little word “Intention” or “Niyyaah” but it has great importance according to the saying of Holy Prophet ﷺ:

Actions are but by intention and every man shall have but that which he intended.

Narrated’ Umar bin Khataab (May Allaah be pleased with him) reported, Messenger of Allaahﷺ  said:

The deeds are considered by the intentions and the person will get the reward according to his intentions. So whoever emigrated for Allaah and His Messengerﷺ, his emigration will be for Allaah and His Messenger; and whoever emigrated for wordly benefits, or for a woman to marry, his emigration would be for what he emigrated for.

[Al-Bukhari  and Muslim]

According to another Hadith, the reason for this Hadith is that a person sent a proposal of a marriage to a woman named Umm Qais, which she turned down saying that he should have to emigrate to Al-Madina for it. Accordingly he did it, for a specific purpose and the two were married there.

On the basis of Hadith the real basis of one’s action is Niyyah (Intention) and every one will be judged and answerable for his Niyyah. So Ikhlas (Sincerity) is important for every action or in other words every righteous deed is done to seek the Pleasure of Allaah Subahanahu wa Ta`ala.

May Allaah Subahanahu wa Ta`ala show us the path of righteous people and save us from riyaa (showing off). Aameen.

السلام علیکم


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إِنَّ صَلَاتِى وَنُسُكِى وَمَحۡيَاىَ وَمَمَاتِى لِلَّهِ رَبِّ ٱلۡعَـٰلَمِينَ Surely my prayer and my sacrifice and my life and my death are for Allaah, The Lord of the worlds. Al-Qura'an O'Allaah, Make Your love the most beloved thing to me of all loves, and make my fear of You be the most fearful thing to me of all fears. Free me of the necessities of this world by [granting] me a desire to meet You. When the eyes of the people of the world are cooled by their worldly belongings, let my eyes be cooled by Your worship.. Allaah'huma Aameen.

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