May Allah reward you for your tiring and exertion


“It is not that every person who tires himself (then) it is said to him “May Allāh reward you for your tiring and exertion.” No!, for if it is in accordance to the Book and the Sunnah then so be it, and if it is in opposition it is not said the reward is in accordance to the amount of tiring and exertion,

فمن أحدث في أمرنا هذا ما ليس منه فهو رد – حديث عائشة

“Whoever invents an affair into this affair of ours then it is rejected.” Hadith Ā’ishah

▪️ So if a person was to come with an innovation and he tired for the sake of it, we say to him, this is an innovation, you are not rewarded for it, rather you’re a sinner for it even if you intend by it a means to get closer to Allāh.

فالخوارج كلاب النار، شر قتلى تحت أديم السماء، وخير قتلى من قتلوا

“Al-Khawārij are dogs of the Hellfire, they are the worst slain under the heavens, and the best of those slain are the ones killed by them”

And it is known from their evil what is known, and despite that they had acts of worship, from fasting, standing in prayer, acts of worship, reading the Qurān, the Messenger of Allāh ﷺ said:

تحقرون قراءتكم مع قراءتهم، وصيامكم مع صيامهم، وصلاتكم مع صلاتهم، ويمرقون من الدين كما يمرق السهم من الرمية.

“You will belittle your recitation compared to theirs and your fasting compared to theirs, and your prayer compared to theirs, they will exit the religion just as the arrow exits the bow.”

Why in this state? Because they are in opposition to the guidance of the Prophet ﷺ

So weigh yourself, your deeds, your statements and actions with the evidence of the Book and the Sunnah you will traverse upon light from Allāh and guidance, not mere multitude in actions which you do not know where it is directed, towards what is correct or incorrect.

(لَّقَدْ كَانَ لَكُمْ فِي رَسُولِ اللَّهِ أُسْوَةٌ حَسَنَةٌ لِّمَن كَانَ يَرْجُو اللَّهَ وَالْيَوْمَ الْآخِرَ وَذَكَرَ اللَّهَ كَثِيرًا )

“Indeed in the Messenger of Allāh you have a good example to follow for him who hopes in (the Meeting with) Allāh and the Last Day and remembers Allāh much.” [Al-Ahzāb, 21]

(وَمَا آتَاكُمُ الرَّسُولُ فَخُذُوهُ وَمَا نَهَاكُمْ عَنْهُ فَانتَهُوا ۚ وَاتَّقُوا اللَّهَ ۖ إِنَّ اللَّهَ شَدِيدُ الْعِقَابِ)

“And whatsoever the Messenger gives you, take it, and whatsoever he forbids you, abstain (from it), and fear Allah. Verily, Allah is Severe in punishment.” [Al-Hashr, 7]

And the wrong Ijtihād are to be corrected.

“If you find within yourself a shortcoming then correct it…Indeed most things that do not have shortcomings are honourable”

Benefited from: Shaykh, the Allamah, the Trustworthy Advisor, Abu Abdirrahman Yahya bin Ali Al-Hajuri – may Allah preserve him


Translated by: Abu ‘Abdillāh ‘Omar bin Yahya Al-‘Akawi