Asbab Ikhtiyar Karna Tawakkul Kay Khilaf Nahi by Mufti Muneeb ur Rehman
[Sahih Bukhari: Book 3 ‘Sales and Trade’, Book 34, Number 290] Narrated Jabir bin ‘Abdullah (Radi Allah Anhu), Allah’s Apostle (sal-allahu-alleihi-wasallam) said: “May Allah’s mercy be on him who is lenient in his buying, selling, and in demanding back his money.”
[Sahih Bukhari: Book 3 ‘Sales and Trade’, Book 34, Number 291] Narrated Hudhaifa (Radi Allah Anhu), The Prophet (sal-allahu-alleihi-wasallam) said: “Before your time the angels received the soul of a man and asked him, ‘Did you do any good deeds (in your life)?’ He replied, ‘I used to order my employees to grant time to the rich person to pay his debts at his convenience.’ So Allah said to the angels; “Excuse him.” Rabi said that (the dead man said), ‘I used to be easy to the rich and grant time to the poor.’ Or, in another narration, ‘grant time to the well-off and forgive the needy,’ or, ‘accept from the well-off and forgive the needy.’
[Sahih Bukhari: Book 3 ‘Sales and Trade’, Book 34, Number 292] Narrated Abu Huraira (Radi Allah Anhu), The Prophet (sal-allahu-alleihi-wasallam) said: “There was a merchant who used to lend the people, and whenever his debtor was in straitened circumstances, he would say to his employees, ‘Forgive him so that Allah may forgive us.’ So, Allah forgave him.”
My Lord! grant me that I should be grateful for Thy favor which Thou hast bestowed on me and on my parents and that I should do good such as Thou art pleased with, and make me enter, by Thy mercy, into Thy servants, the good ones.
Surah Al Hashr Ki Fazeelat
[2. Surah Al-Baqarah: Ayah 261] The parable of those who spend their property in the way of Allah is as the parable of a grain growing seven ears (with) a hundred grains in every ear; and Allah multiplies for whom He pleases; and Allah is Ample-giving, Knowing.
[2. Surah Al-Baqarah: Ayah 262] (As for) those who spend their property in the way of Allah, then do not follow up what they have spent with reproach or injury, they shall have their reward from their Lord, and they shall have no fear nor shall they grieve.
[2. Surah Al-Baqarah: Ayah 263] Kind speech and forgiveness are better than charity followed by injury; and Allah is Self-sufficient, Forbearing.
[2. Surah Al-Baqarah: Ayah 264] O you who believe! do not make your charity worthless by reproach and injury, like him who spends his property to be seen of men and does not believe in Allah and the last day; so his parable is as the parable of a smooth rock with earth upon it, then a heavy rain falls upon it, so it leaves it bare; they shall not be able to gain anything of what they have earned; and Allah does not guide the unbelieving people.
[2. Surah Al-Baqarah: Ayah 265] And the parable of those who spend their property to seek the pleasure of Allah and for the certainty ‘of their souls is as the parable of a garden on an elevated ground, upon which heavy rain falls so it brings forth its fruit twofold but if heavy rain does not fall upon it, then light rain (is sufficient); and Allah sees what you do.
[2. Surah Al-Baqarah: Ayah 266] Does one of you like that he should have a garden of palms and vines with streams flowing beneath it; he has in it all kinds of fruits; and old age has overtaken him and he has weak offspring, when, (lo!) a whirlwind with fire in it smites it so it becomes blasted; thus Allah makes the communications clear to you, that you may reflect.
[2. Surah Al-Baqarah: Ayah 267] O you who believe! spend (benevolently) of the good things that you earn and or what We have brought forth for you out of the earth, and do not aim at what is bad that you may spend (in alms) of it, while you would not take it yourselves unless you have its price lowered, and know that Allah is Self-sufficient, Praiseworthy.
[2. Surah Al-Baqarah: Ayah 268] Shaitan threatens you with poverty and enjoins you to be niggardly, and Allah promises you forgiveness from Himself and abundance; and Allah is Ample-giving, Knowing.
[2. Surah Al-Baqarah: Ayah 269] He grants wisdom to whom He pleases, and whoever is granted wisdom, he indeed is given a great good and none but men of understanding mind.
[2. Surah Al-Baqarah: Ayah 270] And whatever alms you give or (whatever) vow you vow, surely Allah knows it, and the unjust shall have no helpers.
[2. Surah Al-Baqarah: Ayah 271] If you give alms openly, it is well, and if you hide it and give it to the poor, it is better for you; and this will do away with some of your evil deeds, and Allah is aware of what you do.
[2. Surah Al-Baqarah: Ayah 272] To make them walk in the right way is not incumbent on you, but Allah guides aright whom He pleases; and whatever good thing you spend, it is to your own good, and you do not spend but to seek Allah’s pleasure, and whatever good stuff you spend shall be paid back to you in full, and you shall not be wronged.
[2. Surah Al-Baqarah: Ayah 273] (Alms are) for the poor who are confined in the way of Allah – they cannot go about in the land; the ignorant man thinks them to be rich on account of (their) abstaining (from begging); you can recognize them by their mark; they do not beg from men importunately; and whatever good thing you spend, surely Allah knows it.
[2. Surah Al-Baqarah: Ayah 274] (As for) those who spend their property by night and by day, secretly and openly, they shall have their reward from their Lord and they shall have no fear, nor shall they grieve.
Our Lord! accept from us; surely Thou art the Hearing, the Knowing.
Hadith Qudsi: Tawaza (Aajzi Aur Inkisari)
You Cannot Please Everyone. A man said to al-Hasan al-Basree (rahimahullaah): ‘The people sit around you so that they may find fault with you!’ So he said, ‘Indeed, I encouraged my soul to aspire for Paradise so it aspired for it. Then I encouraged it to aspire for salvation from Hellfire and so it aspired for it. Then I encouraged it to aspire for salvation from the people, but I didn’t find a way to do that. Indeed the people were not pleased with their Creator although He provides for them, so how can they be pleased with another creation like themselves?’ .
Prophet Moosaa (’alayhis salaam) said:- ‘O my Lord, the people say things about me which are not (i.e. not true)! So Allah`(azza wa jall!’) revealed to him:- ‘O Moosaa, I did not make that (privilege) for Myself, so how can I make it the case for you?’ 
Maalik bin Dinaar:- ‘Since I have known the reality of people, I have not taken delight in their praise nor have I hated their criticism.’ It was said to him, ‘Why is that?’
He said, ‘The one who praises from amongst them is excessive and the critic from amongst them exaggerates! ” 
‘Aisha (radiyallaahu `anha) wrote to Mu’aawiyah (radiyallaahu` anhu): ‘Salamun ‘alayk. Amma ba’d. I have heard the Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam) say:- ‘Whoever gains the Pleasure of Allah by the anger of the people (i.e. thereby gains their anger)
Allah suffices him of the people’s troubles. ‘ And whoever gains the pleasure of the people by the Anger of Allah (i.e. in the process he gains His Anger), then Allah leaves him to the people.’ Wa-Salaamu ‘alayk.’ 
Imam ash-Shaafi’ee: ‘There is nobody except that he has someone who loves him and someone who hates him. So if that’s the case, let a person be with the people who are obedient to Allah `azza wa jall!’ ( – as they love and hate for the Sake of Allah and they are not unjust) 
 Al-Bidayah wal-Nihayah (9/318 )
 Al-Adaab al-Shar’iyyah by Ibn Muflih (1/38 )
 Tarikh Dimishq (59/307)
 Reported by al-Tirmidhi in Kitab al-Zuhd (no. 2414), declared Saheeh by al-Albaanee
 Hilyat al-Awliyah (9/124)
Shaitan Ka Galba Ki Aik Alamat
Good deeds can be described as follows:
1. It should be common knowledge for everyone that our first duty is to Allah, our Creator, Sustainer, and Cherisher. We will not be rendering our duties towards Him in full measure unless we carry out His orders. Thus, it should be a top priority for us to do what Allah has clearly instituted for us as pillars and mandatory duties in our religion, such as Prayer, zakah, fasting, Hajj, and so on.
2. While doing the bidding of Allah, it is equally important for us to stay away from all the things that He has clearly forbidden for us. This includes all the major sins and prohibitions such as shirk, displeasing our parents, murder, adultery, giving or consuming usury, and unlawful business practices.
3. Next comes doing as much good as possible. The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said, “Humans need to do acts of charity or compassion every day that the sun comes up in the sky.” He then added, “It is charity to guide someone who is lost, to give a ride to someone who is stranded; to build something beneficial or help someone who is building.” He also said, “A good word is also an act of charity.” When someone asked, what if a person cannot do any of the good things, he replied, “Then at least he should refrain from harming others; that is a charity he would be rendering towards himself.”
So let us lookout for opportunities for good works; there is no shortage of them if we look around. By doing so, we can rest assured that we will have a good time in our graves as well as in life beyond.
Ikhlaq e Hasna Momin Ka Sarmaya-e-Hayat
[005:041] O Messenger (Muhammad [sal-Allâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam])! Let not those who hurry to fall into disbelief grieve you, of such who say: “We believe” with their mouths but their hearts have no Faith. And of the Jews are men who listen much and eagerly to lies – listen to others who have not come to you. They change the words from their places; they say, “If you are given this, take it, but if you are not given this, then beware!” And whomsoever Allah wants to put in Al-Fitnah (error, because of his rejecting of Faith), you can do nothing for him against Allah. Those are the ones whose hearts Allah does not want to purify (from disbelief and hypocrisy); for them, there is a disgrace in this world, and in the Hereafter a great torment.
Abu Bakrah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, “Shall I not inform you of one of the gravest of the cardinal sins?” We said: “Yes, O Messenger of Allah!” He (PBUH) said, “To join others as partners with Allah in worship and to be undutiful to one’s parents.” The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) sat up from his reclining position (in order to stress the importance of what he was going to say) and added, “I warn you that making a false statement and giving false testimony. I warn you against making a false statement and giving false testimony.” The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) kept on repeating this (warning) till we wished he should stop.[Al-Bukhari and Muslim]
Commentary: The contents of this Hadith make the gravity of making a false statement abundantly clear. How unfortunate indeed it is that, like other major sins, the evil of giving false testimony is very common among present-day Muslims. May Allah prevent us from it.
Narrated Abu Huraira (Radi-Allahu ‘anhu): Allah’s Apostle (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wa Sallam) said, “(The performance of) ‘Umra is an expiation for the sins committed (between it and the previous one). And the reward of Hajj Mabrur (the one accepted by Allah) is nothing except Paradise.” Bukhari Vol. 3 : No. 1
Abud-Darda (May Allah be pleased with him) said: The Prophet (PBUH) said, “He who defends the honor of his (Muslim) brother, Allah will secure his face against the Fire on the Day of Resurrection.”[At-Tirmidhi].
Commentary: If someone says something disgraceful against a Muslim, one must defend his Muslim brother (or sister, for that matter) and say that what has been stated about him or she is wrong and that he (or she) is free from the accusation made against him (or her).
Abdullah bin ‘Umar bin Al-Khattab (May Allah be pleased with them) narrated that: He heard the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) saying: “Three men, amongst those who came before you, set out until night came and they reached a cave, so they entered it. A rock fell down from the mountain and blocked the entrance of the cave. They said: ‘Nothing will save you from this unless you supplicate to Allah by virtue of a righteous deed you have done.’
Thereupon, one of them said: ‘O Allah! I had parents who were old, and I used to offer them milk before any of my children or slaves. One day, I went far away in search of grazing and could not come back until they had slept. When I milked as usual and brought the drink I found them both asleep. I hated to disturb them and also disliked giving milk to my children before them. My children were crying out of hunger at my feet but I awaited with the bowl in my hand for them to wake up. When they awoke at dawn, they drank milk. O Allah! If I did so to seek Your Pleasure, then deliver us from the distress caused by the rock’. The rock moved slightly but they were unable to escape.
The next said: ‘O Allah! I had a cousin whom I loved more than anyone else (in another version he said: as a man can love a woman). I wanted to have sexual intercourse with her but she refused. Hard pressed in a year of famine, she approached me. I gave her one hundred and twenty dinars on condition that she would yield herself to me. She agreed and when we got together (for sexual intercourse), she said: Fear Allah and do not break the seal unlawfully. I moved away from her in spite of the fact that I loved her most passionately, and I let her keep the money I had given her. O Allah! If I did that to seek Your Pleasure, then, remove the distress in which we are.’ The rock moved aside a bit further but they were still unable to get out.
The third one said: ‘O Allah! I hired some labourers and paid them their wages except one of them departed without taking his due. I invested his money in business and the business prospered greatly. After a long time, he came to me and said: O slave of Allah! Pay me my dues. I said: All that you see is yours – camels, cattle, goats, and slaves. He said: O slave of Allah! Do not mock me. I assured him that I was not joking. So he took all the things and went away. He spared nothing. O Allah! If I did so seeking Your Pleasure, then relieve us of our distress.’ The rock slipped aside and they got out walking freely”. [Al-Bukhari and Muslim].