Bismillah ar-Rahman ar-Rahim
Iqra Islamic Publications
Welcome to Islam
Accept Islam for your salvation
Live according to Islam for your spiritual progress

Muslim Students

By: Syed Abid Ali

A good deed is any act that will please Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta‘ala) and His Messenger, Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘alayhi wa Salaam). These are some of the good deeds that we can perform.

A good deed is to learn or teach people how to recite the Qur’an. This deed will make Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta‘ala) really happy. Also if you teach someone about it, it is a good deed too. Going to Madrasa and learning more about Islam is really good. By doing all this you are not only helping others, you are helping yourself by doing a good deed that makes Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta‘ala) happy and if you make Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta‘ala) happy there is a great heavenly reward.

Helping your parents is a good deed. You can help your parents by cleaning the house, don’t watch too much T.V, study well in school, wash the dishes or anything that will make them happy and not mad.

Being kind to your servants is a good deed. If someone is thirsty, even if it is an animal, you should give water. Giving money or anything that can help the poor is a good deed. If you do any of these deeds you will get a du‘a from whoever you helped.

If you avoid evil thoughts and evil deeds then you will start doing good deeds. If you think good thoughts, then you’ll do good deeds. This will make you a clean Muslim that avoids evil things.

Praying Salah five times a day is a good deed. If you do zikr, du‘a or become familiar with these, it is a good deed too. These good deeds will help you be a better Muslim.

Another good deed is to respect your elders. You could do that by speaking to them in a low voice, listen to them and help them out in any way you can. If they tell you to do something, do it. When you help your elders they will reward you by making du‘a for you. So be good to your elders.

If you’re good to your teachers, it is also a good deed. You can be good to them by not talking in class, help them by cooperating in class, studying hard or anything that will make them happy. Be good to your friends and help them out with their problems. Another good deed is to help your neighbours in their problems or difficulties so Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta‘ala) will save you from your problems and difficulties.

If you do good deeds it will make your heart bigger, cleaner and filled with Noor (light). If your heart is filled with Noor, you’ll be a Mu’min and Insha Allah you will enter Paradise. Ameen.

Dhu’l Hijjah 1421, February 2001

< Return to Muslim Students Index

< Return