Habituate Goodness ๐Ÿ’ซ

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


“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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