Previously, we discussed two pairs that always come together in the Quran.
The first pair was prayer and charity.
The second pair was reward and punishment.
The third pair is: belief and good deeds
Belief and good deeds occur together 61 times:
“…they who believe and do righteous deeds – those are the companions of Paradise; they will abide therein eternally.” [2:82]
And you see it over and over in the Quran.
Allah tells us that belief requires action.
That was an excellent conversation I had with my high school class the other day. Some of them said “I know plenty of people who believe in God but don’t think anything needs to follow.”
A few of their classmates replied: “What good is a belief that doesn’t lead to anything?”
What do you think? Share your reflections below!
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we also get this alot these days that a person does not beleive in god but does all kind of good deeds, so is he gonna go to paradise.
by this ayah it has been cleared that belief is necessary, we must belief on Allah almighty and all our good deeds shall be for him only. then and only then we are gonna fall in that category.
There is no use for us to take in information that we do not then action. In other words, the Quran has the answers to all our questions. But indeed it requires action and furthermore Allah swt therefore tells us Himself, how we should live our lives. We need to fulfill mentally, physically, emotionally, the answers we obtain from our beautiful Quran.
Through our actions we will fulfill the way of life as Islam requires.
It is only by the Mercy and love of Allah that He enable us to do good deeds. I need to be a thankful and grateful slave as Allah has blessed us with so many hidden and apparent blessings. So should we not be constantly grateful. In doing so our actions will lead us in doing good deeds. Allah says in the Holy Qur’an. If you are grateful I will give you more. Remember me and I will remember you, be thankful and do not deny Me.
Waalaykum asalaam Rushana,
Thank you for sharing your reflections with us 🙂
I dont think he does if yes then why we use to call him as mardood or shaitan in stead of a muslim or yahoodi or esaai nothing such names because allah gave him this names so i dont thinks so he has any believe on allah because the one who believes on the oness of allah is called the muslims …
But i believe that believes needs the good deeds without ours deeds our believs is nt proved or the believe also need good deeds
believe = righteous deeds
imaan = islam
inside = outside
“What good is belief that doesn’t lead to anything?” Obviously that’s right.
Because if we believe in our minds, but we don’t lead in our lives, what’s the benefit? It should be that we act in life based on what we believe, no only believe in our minds.
Shaitan has belief in Allah but not the deeds.