The Essence of the Holy Qur’an
The Relationship Between Faith and Deeds
“Whoever does righteousness, whether male or female, while he is a believer – We will surely cause him to live a good life, and We will surely give them their reward [in the Hereafter] according to the best of what they used to do.”
(Al Quran, Nahl, 16:97)
Dear Brothers and Sisters!
On top of the most important blessings bestowed upon us by the Lord Almighty (s.w.t.) comes the faith. Faith stands for believing sincerely in the existence and unity of Allah, His Angels, His Books, His Prophets, the Day of Judgment, and the Qada and Qadar (the Predestination and the belief that all things, good or bad, come from Allah (s.w.t.). It is to acknowledge sincerely and profess all truths conveyed to us by the Prophet of Mercy (s.a.w.). It is to be submitted to Allah (s.w.t.) with loyalty and devotion.
Every human is born on al-Fitra (the Islamic disposition). Fitra means that every person has an essence of creation that is inclined to faith and goodness. Those who choose faith, Islam and beneficence (ihsan) are blessed with unending blessings. Allah (s.w.t.) is always with believers who have complete faith and trust in Him. Allah (s.w.t.) protects and helps them, and never leaves them alone.
Faith adds meaning to people’s life, gives them an awareness of living in accordance with the purpose of creation, shapes their behaviours, directs their ideas and decisions. Faith makes people strong, patient and enduring against the hardships of life. Faith removes solitude, weakness and hopelessness. Faith helps people be fully aware and grateful for the blessings.What keeps our faith alive is our good deeds, what makes it to reach maturity is good morals. Our Lord (s.w.t.) heralded this to everyone who believes and does right, good and beautiful deeds in line with His approval: Our Beloved Prophet (s.a.w.) remarked that the connection between faith and good morals is indispensable as follows: “The most complete of the believers in faith is the one with the best character among them.” Faith and good deeds are the most valuable wealth we have that will help us attain the mercy of Allah in the Afterlife.
Jobayer Al Mahmud