Hadeeth Twenty: All of His Actions are for Allaah

From Aboo Hurairah (radiyallaahu ‘anhu) who said that Allaah’s Messenger () said:

Whoever loves for Allaah and hates for Allaah, gives for Allaah and withholds for Allaah, then he has completed eemaan[1].[2]


So this hadeeth clearly shows the manner in which the believer conducts all his affairs and behaves in all his dealings, all of them are for Allaah and he does not give a share in any of them to other than Him, the One free and far removed from all imperfections. In all his affairs he distances himself from seeking after personal gain and enjoyment. In his loving and hating, giving and withholding he seeks only Allaah’s pleasure and His Paradise. He does not seek after the worldly positions, wealth or reputation! Then if he falls into the like of this he repents and turns back (to his Lord), so:


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[1] Translator’s note: Eemaan being true Islâmic faith comprising of belief, sayings and actions and it increases through obedience to Him and decreases through disobedience.

[2] Reported by Aboo Daawood (Eng. Trans. vol.3, p.1312, no.3664) and others and its chain of narration is hasan.