Friday, December 3, 2010

Hadith:Follow the Right Path of Faith strictly

Sayyiduna Abu Hurairah (RadhiAllaho anho) narrates
that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said:
"Follow the Right Path of Faith strictly,
and be steadfast;
and keep in mind that none of you can achieve salvation
through his (good) actions.''
Someone asked, "Not even you, O Messenger of Allah?''
He (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said,
"Not even me, unless Allah grants me His Mercy and Grace".
This Hadith tells us that although the importance of Faith and its practice
is beyond any shadow of doubt, because this is the only way to attain
His Favours and Blessings, but one should not entirely depend upon practice
only because any shortcoming (which one does not even know) can ruin a good deed.
It is, therefore, essential that we also pray that our good deeds are accepted
by ALLAH, Subhanahu wa ta'ala, and that He grants us His Infinite Mercy
and sincerity because even the greatest noble deed is invalid without it.