Good deeds

1- Narrated Abdullah bin Amr:

A person asked Allah’s Apostle: “What (sort of) deeds in or (what qualities of) Islam are good? He replied:

“To feed (the poor) and greet those whom you know and those whom you don’t know.”

[Buhari, Hadith 2:28]

2- Abu Darr, may Allah be pleased with him, reported:

The Prophet, peace be upon him, said: “Do not belittle any good deed, even meeting your brother with a cheerful face.”

[Riyadu’s-Saliheen, Hadith 121]

3- Abu Hurairah, may Allah be pleased with him, reported:

Messenger of Allah, peace be upon him, said: “While a man was walking on his way he became extremely thirsty. He found a well, he went down into it to drink water. Upon leaving it, he saw a dog which was panting out of thirst. His tongue was lolling out and he was eating moist earth from extreme thirst. The man thought to himself: ‘This dog is extremely thirsty as I was.’ So he descended into the well, filled up his leather sock with water, and holding it in his teeth, climbed up and quenched the thirst of the dog. Allah appreciated his action and forgave his sins.”

The companions asked: “Shall we rewarded for showing kindness to the animals also?” He, peace be upon him, said:

“A reward is given in connection with every living creature.”

[Riyadu’s-Saliheen, Hadith 126]

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