How Will We Know If Our Deeds Will Be Accepted? – By Abu Khadeejah ‘Abdul Wahid

Abu Khadeejah ‘Abdul Wahid

All praise is due to Allah, the Lord of all creation—and may He extol the Messenger in the highest company of Angels, and grant him peace and security—likewise to his family, Companions, and true followers.

[06/01/2023] How Will We Know If Our Deeds Will Be Accepted? – By Abu Khadeejah ‘Abdul Wahid حفظه الله. Khutbah at Masjid As-Salafi, Birmingham, UK.

Some points discussed during this Khutbah:

  • The response of the Messenger ﷺ when ‘Ā’ishah (رضى الله عنها) asked him about the āyah, “And those who give that (their charity) which they give with their hearts full of fear, because they are sure to return to their Lord (for reckoning).” [Sūrah al-Mu’minūn 23:60]
  • ‘Abdullāh b. Abī Mulaykah (رحمه الله) on the Companions fearing hypocrisy for themselves. 
  • Abū Dardā  (رضى الله عنه) on the khushū’ of nifāq (humility and awe of hypocrisy).
  • Statements from Abū Dardā and ‘Alī (رضى الله عنهما) regarding the āyah, “Verily, Allāh accepts only from those who are Al-Muttaqun.” [Sūrah al-Mā’idah 5:27]
  • Ibn ‘Aṭiyyah (رحمه الله) on the intent of taqwā.  
  • Fuḍayl b. ‘Iyāḍ (رحمه الله) on the āyah, “Who has created death and life, that He may test you which of you is best in deed.” [Sūrah al-Mulk 67:2]
  • The two conditions that must be met in order for an action to be accepted, with evidence. 
  • Ibn Taymiyyah (رحمه الله) on the one whose deeds are accepted and the one whose deeds are not accepted.
  • Proof from the Qur’ān and Sunnah that good deeds are accepted from the sinner if he fears Allāh in it.
  • A warning against looking down upon or leaving small deeds of goodness, and considering any act of evil to be insignificant. 
  • Reasons why the deeds of a person are not accepted.
  • The importance of istighfār and du’ā in the acceptance of one’s deeds.
  • A sign that a person’s good deed was accepted. 

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