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Saturday, March 28, 2009

Does Allah Keep A Record Of Your Intention?

Yes. Angels keep record of your intention.

It has been related that the angels record a person’s intentions that is why a person is rewarded for having a good intention.

Imam Muslim narrated from Abu Hurayrah (radhi allahu anhu), who said, ‘The Messenger of Allah (sallallahu alahi wa-sallam) said, ‘Allah says, ‘When a Muslim intends to do an evil action, do not record it. If he does it, then write it down as one say’ah (evil deed). If he intends to do a good deed and does not do it, then write down as one hasanah (good deed), and if he does it, then write it down as ten". [Saheeh Muslim (1/117, hadeeth no. 128)]

And in another hadeeth of Bukharee and Muslim, ‘The angels says, ‘O Lord, Your slave wants to do something bad,’ although He (Allah) Knows best about him. So, Allah says, ‘Watch him. If he does it then write it down as it is. If he does not do it, then write it down as one hasanah for him, for he is abstaining from it because of Me". [Saheeh Muslim (1/117, hadeeth no. 129)]

Narrated Abu Bakrah Ath-Thaqafi (radhi allahu anhu): ‘Allah’s Messenger (sallallahu alahi wa-sallam) said, ‘When two Muslims are engaged in a combat against each other with swords, and one is killed, both are doomed to Hell.’ I said, ‘O Messenger of Allah! As to the one who kills, it is understandable, but why the other one?’ He replied, ‘He was eager to kill his opponent.’

This Hadeeth leads to the conclusion that one would be punished for such sinful intention for which he has made a firm determination, and for the commitment of which he has adopted necessary measures, even if he doe not succeed in committing it because of certain obstruction. Thus, determination is different from a suggestion from the devil. The latter is excusable while one is accountable for his determination.

(Source: As-Sunnah Newsletter. E-mailed by King, creator of Islam-Great Religion on facebook. )


  1. Thank you for posting this narrative sister, may the blessings of Allah (SWT) be upon you!

  2. You are welcome brother. May Allah's blessings be with you too. :)


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