Hasten with Good Deeds Before 7 Things

After Esha Majlis ~ 5th Shawaal 1434


Just as a shop owner who worked hard all month and gained a huge profit at the end of the month, will naturally be careful how he handles his earnings. Whilst some of it will be used to pay off expenses, some will be saved and a portion will also be invested so as to yield more in the future. It is inconceivable that the profit will be left unattended and forgotten, lest it be usurped.

Similarly, after our toiling in Ramadaan, the Noor with which we have been blessed, requires careful investing for our future (Aakhirah). Left unattended and forgotten, the Noor will disappear. Essentially, in order to compound and escalate that Noor, we are required to hasten towards the Mercy of Allah, by continuing the performance of good deeds and not becoming lazy and complacent.

We should not procrastinate….

It is mentioned in Hadith Sharief that Rasulullah  صلى الله عليه و سلم advised the Believers to Hasten Toward Doing Good Deeds before the following Seven Things overtake him:

* Such poverty that makes him totally forget about doing any goods

* Such wealth that cause him to transgress the Laws of ALLAH

* A deadly illness that afflicts him

* Old age and senility overtake him

* Sudden death strikes him

* The appearance of Dajaal

* The onset of Qiyamah

Indeed, before all of the above happen, a Believer should turn to ALLAH and seek the Pleasure of ALLAH by spending in the path of ALLAH.

A few of the Malfoozaath of  Hazrath Moulana Yunus Patel Sahib (RA) from ‘Hedaayatus Saalikeen’  were also discussed, that directly influence ones Love for ALLAH Subhaanahu wa Ta’aala, encourages one to connect to Him and urge one to give priority to Deen and Shari’ah.

” Drowning in the ocean of an Illicit Love is a detrimental weakness because instead of giving ones heart to the Creator of hearts, one gives it to a body which is going to perish. Many are the lovers who run off like mules when age overtakes the beauty of the beloved.

The lovers of ALLAH however, have hearts filled with sukoon because The Beauty of ALLAH never perishes….”


Hasten Towards Performing Good Deeds




وَسَارِعُوا إِلَىٰ مَغْفِرَةٍ مِّن رَّبِّكُمْ وَجَنَّةٍ عَرْضُهَا السَّمَاوَاتُ وَالْأَرْضُ أُعِدَّتْ لِلْمُتَّقِينَ

Hasten towards the forgiveness from your Lord, and a Garden whose width is that of the heavens and of the earth, prepared for the righteous ~ Surah Al Imraan 3:133

What is the meaning of Hastening Towards Khayraat (Good Deeds)?

When man ponders over his existence and creation … Why has he been created? … Who is his Creator? … and how Powerful, Mighty and Supreme He is, then his heart will be naturally inclined towards worshipping and obeying that Mighty Creator : Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala. There will be a strong urge coming into his heart to perform actions pleasing to Allah Taala…

Hence, in the verses above, Allah Ta’ala exhorts the believers to perform actions that are good and full of reward.

When the inclination to do good deeds comes very strongly in one’s heart, then one should not delay, but should immediately do the good deed that he is prompted towards … He should NOT procrastinate.

In Arabic there is a word for procrastination known as ‘Tasweef’. It comes from the Arabic word ‘Sawfa’ which means ‘soon’ … Soon I will do it, or, later on … not now … but, when I get the time …

So what happens … One says : ‘soon’, ‘later on’ , ‘afterwards’ etc etc. All these lead to procrastination, and ultimately one fails to perform that particular deed …

Shaytaan has different ways of luring and enticing a person, deceiving him, ie : by causing him to delay and not performing the good deed …

Therefore, when a person is prompted to do some good deed/action then he should NOT delay. He should rather hasten towards good actions and not leave it for the “tomorrow” that may never come …

Remember! Time is passing by rapidly …

We say that we will do this good action tomorrow, but this strong inclination and desire of doing good later on, may not linger for long, but it may disappear altogether … 






Hazrat Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, “Be prompt in doing good deeds before you are overtaken by trials/tribulations, which would be like huge chunks of a ‘dark night’. A man would be a believer in the morning and turn to disbelief in the evening, or he would be a believer in the evening and turn a disbeliever in the morning. He would sell his Faith for worldly goods.” – [Muslim]