Hastening to do good deeds

Uqbah bin Al-Harith (radi Allahu anhu) said: Once I performed the Asr prayer in Al-Madinah behind the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam). He (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) got up quickly after finishing the prayer with Taslim, and stepping over the people, went to one of the rooms of his wives. The people were startled at his haste, and when he came out and saw their astonishment at his urgency he said, “I recalled that there was left with me some gold which was meant for charity; I did not like to keep it any longer, so I gave orders that it should be distributed”

[Sahih al-Bukhari]

In another narration, the Messenger of Allah said, “I had left some gold for Sadaqah in the house, and did not wish to keep it overnight”


1.      A person should not keep such a thing because of which his attention is diverted from Allah (SWT) towards that thing.

2.      Although it is undesirable to jump over the neck of people in ordinary circumstances but it is permissible when special conditions warrant it.

And Allah Knows Best!

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