Habituate Goodness ๐Ÿ’ซ

ุจุณู… ุงู„ู„ู‡ ุงู„ุฑุญู…ู† ุงู„ุฑุญูŠู…

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“Every action has an equal and opposite reaction.” thus states Newton’s third law of (natural) motion. Whatever may be your action, there is bound to be a reaction; and nothing that illustrates this theory better than the shari’ idea of recompense. Rather, a good action may return a reward greater than the act itself.

It is authentically attributed to the eminent Companion, Ibn Mas’ood ุฑุถูŠ ุงู„ู„ู‡ ุนู†ู‡ that he said, when advising people of causes and consequences:

ุชุนูˆุฏูˆุง ุงู„ุฎูŠุฑ ูุฅู†ู…ุง ุงู„ุฎูŠุฑ ููŠ ุงู„ุนุงุฏุฉ

โ Get in the habit of doing good, for indeed doing good becomes habitual. โž ย [Al-Musannaf ibn Abi Shaybah, 4/165 (#4993)]

In other words, nurturing and priming oneself to enact good deeds will over time, accustom him to regular fulfillment of that deed. And it is revealed:

ู‡ูŽู„ู’ ุฌูŽุฒูŽุงุกู ุงู„ู’ุฅูุญู’ุณูŽุงู†ู ุฅูู„ู‘ูŽุง ุงู„ู’ุฅูุญู’ุณูŽุงู†ู

โ Is the reward for good (anything) except good? โž ย [Al-Rahman, 60]

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