Hadith on Goodness: Rewards for Good Deeds

📖Sahih Muslim 1865 a
It has been narrated on the authority of Abu Sa’id al-Khudari that a Bedouin asked the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) about Migration. He replied: Do you talk of Hijra? The affair of Hijra is very difficult. But have you got camels? The bedouin said: Yes. He asked: Do you pay the poor-rate payable on their account? He replied: Yes. He (the Holy Prophet) said: Go on doing good deeds (across the seas), for surely God will not leave any of your deeds unrewarded.

  • This hadith from Sahih Muslim is a conversation between the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and a Bedouin who asked about migration (hijra). The Prophet initially remarked that migration is a difficult matter. However, he then asked the Bedouin if he owned camels and if he paid the zakat (obligatory charity) on their behalf, to which the Bedouin replied in the affirmative. The Prophet then encouraged the Bedouin to continue performing good deeds and acts of charity, even if they require traveling across the seas. He reassured the Bedouin that God will reward every good deed and will not leave any of them unrewarded. The lesson here is that while migration may be challenging, it is essential to continue doing good deeds and serving God, regardless of where one is located.