Do Not Look Down on any Good Deed

Ali Albarghouthi

Channel: Ali Albarghouthi

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You walk into a grocery store and find that something had fallen off the shelf. You walk past it thinking, why should I do anything? It is such a small thing, somebody else's burden, not mine for sure.

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Someone asks you for money on the street, but you ignore him. Someone else will give him something you say to yourself, what I do will not change his life anyway. It's not my problem.

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You think of doing something good, but soon dismiss the idea as too small. It's not going to change anything. It won't work anyway. And so we keep lying on the couch and many ideas to do good. pass us by.

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Our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told us not to look down on any good deed, even if it worked to smile at someone.

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Donate, he said, even if the only thing you find is half a date. Now, how is half a date going to help anyone? It's too small. They're not going to be full when they eat it and they're going to still be hungry. Why give it

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small deeds matter.

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They're the first step to bigger deeds. They are the key to receiving greater blessings from Allah.

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If the only thing you could do is a small thing, it may count as something monumental with Allah.

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The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that someone may say a word or a sentence. And because of it, Allah will be happy with him because of it till the Day of Judgment, or someone could be say, a word or a sentence. And Allah will be angry with them because of it.

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till the Day of Judgment,

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a small good deed could be the thing that saves you an eye from hellfire.

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Small deeds are a way to move away from a state of doing nothing and feeling nothing.

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You feel better when you do them, and they open the door for other good deeds

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is a way for you to change your reality one step at a time.

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It's a way for you to start when starting seems too heavy and daunting. It is the first step it changes you and it makes change possible.

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In the face of a corrupt and unjust reality a small deed. Good deed is resistance.

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Even if it changes nothing, you at least resisted oppression and injustice. Good deeds help you stay righteous. Even if everyone around you decided to give up at least you will die righteous.

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And if you inspire others to be good, you will be rewarded every time they are.

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So the next time you see an opportunity to do something good sees it sees it no matter how small it is. It is there for you. And for a reason. You never know. It could be the thing that takes you to Jenna

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Sarah Maalik.