Follow the Right Path of Faith strictly

Abu Hurayrah (radi Allahu anhu) reported the Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) 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 (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said, “Not even me, unless Allah grants me His Mercy and Grace.”

[Sahih Muslim]

Commentary:

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 and that He grants us His Infinite Mercy and sincerity because even the greatest noble deed is invalid without it.

And Allah Knows Best!

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