Road to Return #19 – Good Intentions With Wrong Actions

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Yahya Ibrahim

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Having good intentions but doing the wrong thing. That's just as big as a transgression as doing good deeds, with bad intentions, if not more

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Subhan Allah, for us as Muslims, that concept of by any means necessary is unacceptable. For us, the ends are as important, but lesser than the means. The means are what are really important because you may not ever accomplish the goal. You may not ever get to that final line, you might not ever achieve what you were intending and planning on achieving. And that's not what you will be judged by Allah on, did you get there or not, but you will be judged on how in the process to get there for us as Muslims, it's not the ends will justify the means. For us as Muslims, the means are what make the ends legitimate. Is it even worth setting out with that as a goal in mind, and therefore the Prophet

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sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, Allah cautions Islam the Quran by saying your only job is to transmit and to inform people, whether people accept or not, has nothing to do with you, oh, Mohan nuts, I sell them. Your job is to call and to invite and to represent the truth. It's not about how many you can get at the end of the day. For us. It's about quality. And it's not about quantity. For us. It's not about doing the wrong just because I got a good intent. You can't Rob someone to give to the poor. We don't have a robin hood culture in Islam. You cannot fake it till you make it from the beginning. You have to do what's right, be ethical, have the good intent, but also have the right

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actions. And therefore those are the two principles of any deed being accepted by Allah, you have a class good intentions, but it must also be suitable action conforming to the tradition of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. Either way, if it doesn't meet those conditions, it is considered an act of extremism. And that's where extremists kind of took away the true spirit of Islam. They may have a good intent. They may did want to defend their homeland, they may want to stand up for a press Muslim, but if you do it the wrong way, it's an unacceptable abomination and a transgression against Allah and the Sunnah of the prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam May

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Allah subhana wa Taala protect you and I from both of those two transgressions from having bad or wrong intentions for seeking the pleasure of others more than a law even if we're doing good deeds, and May Allah also protect us from doing evil deeds with good noble intentions. Both of them are transgressions against our Allah subhanho wa Taala and the sooner of his Nabi Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam