Hadith on Deeds: Intention and Reward

📖Sahih al-Bukhari 54
Narrated ‘Umar bin Al-Khattab: Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said, “The reward of deeds depends upon the intention and every person will get the reward according to what he has intended. So whoever emigrated for Allah and His Apostle, then his emigration was for Allah and His Apostle. And whoever emigrated for worldly benefits or for a woman to marry, his emigration was for what he emigrated for.”

  • This hadith from Sahih al-Bukhari, narrated by Umar bin Al-Khattab, conveys that the reward of deeds is contingent upon one’s intention. It emphasizes that individuals will be rewarded based on their intentions when performing actions. If someone migrates (referring to the concept of “hijrah” in Islam) solely for the sake of Allah and His Messenger, their migration will be solely for that purpose. However, if someone migrates for worldly gains or to marry a woman, their migration will be considered for those specific reasons. The hadith highlights the importance of pure intentions in one’s actions and the significance of aligning one’s deeds with sincere intentions in order to attain the full reward from Allah.