Dawood ibn Muhammad narrated to us that he heard an Nabaajee saying:
“There are five traits for accepted deeds:
Having Imaan by knowing Allaah,
knowing the truth,
sincerely performing worship to Allaah,
acting upon the Sunnah and
eating from what is permissible.
If you miss one of these your deeds will not be raised. This is because if you know Allaah but do not know the truth you would not benefit, and if you know the truth but do not know Allaah you would not benefit. If you know Allaah, know the truth but do not sincerely perform worship for Allaah you would not benefit. If you know Allaah, know the truth, sincerely perform worship for Allaah but it is not according to the Sunnah you would not benefit. And if you complete the four but you do not eat from what is permissible you would not benefit.
Published: Jul 18, 2008
Translator: Abu Abdul-Waahid, Nadir Ahmad
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فإن فقدت واحدة لم يرتفع العمل وذلك إذا عرفت الله و لم تعرف الحق لم تنبفع، و إذا عرفت الحق و لم تعرف الله لم تنتفع، وإن عرفت الله و عرفت الحق و لم تخلص العمل لم تنبفع، وإن عرفت الله و عرفت الحق وأخلصت العمل ولم يكن على السنة لم تنتفع، وإن تمت الأربع ولم يكن الأكل من حلال لم تنتفع.