share of goodness

  • 1 I will have a share of goodness preserved with Allah until the day of resurrection.

    Allah said ( interpretation of the meaning ) :

    { Whoever intercedes for a good cause will have a share [i.e., reward] therefrom; and whoever intercedes for an evil cause will have a portion [i.e., burden] therefrom. And ever is Allāh, over all things, a Keeper.1 }

    Quran ( 4 : 85 )

    Abu Musa Al-Ash'ari (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:

    Whenever a needy person would come to the Prophet ( may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him ), he would turn to those who were present and say, "If you make intercession for him, you will be rewarded, because Allah decreed what He likes by the tongue of His Messenger".

    [Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

    This Hadith urges us to intercede to fulfill the permissible needs of other people, whether one intercedes to a ruler, a man of stature or an ordinary man. Moreover, one may intercede to ward off injustice or to bring about a benefit to a needy man.