ابن ماجه (4/246) عن ثوبان ، عن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم أنه قال : ( لأعلمن أقوامًا من أمتي يأتون يوم القيامة بحسنات أمثال جبال تهامة بيضا ، فيجعلها الله هباءً منثورا ) قال ثوبان : يا رسول الله صفهم لنا ، جَلِّهم لنا ، ألا نكون منهم ونحن لا نعلم! قال : ( أما إنهم إخوانكم ، ومن جلدتكم ، ويأخذون من الليل كما تأخذون ، ولكنهم أقوام إذا خلوا بمحارم الله انتهكوها )
Ibn Majah relayed of Thawban, that the Prophet (pbuh) said: ” I know of people of my tribe who on the Day of Judgment come with good deeds like the white mountains of Tuhamah, and Allah scattered them like dust.” Thawban said, ” Oh messenger of Allah, describe them to us, so we aren’t from them without knowing.” He [the prophet] said, ” They are indeed your brothers, they are of your skin, and they take from the night [in worship] like you do, but they are people who if they retreat to privacy they transgress Allah’s boundaries.
One day, during his khilafa, Omar ibn AlKhattab, was patrolling through Medina. He arrived near the outskirts of the city, and found a Bedouin man near a tent. This Bedouin man was looking for Amir AlMu’mineen, the commander of the faithful, but did not know what he looked like. Omar then heard the sound of a woman screaming coming from the tent. Omar then asks about this woman, and the Bedouin responds that it is none of Omar’s business what’s wrong with her.
The Caliph insisted that it was his business without revealing who he was. The man told him, that it was his wife about to have a baby. He said that he has no money to provide for her, no food to feed her, and nobody to help her with the birth.
Omar left and went to his home, and found his wife Umm Kulthum the daughter of Ali ibn Abi Talib. He asked her, “do you have a place for a potential source of good open in front of you? “
Come take care of a Muslim woman about to deliver with nothing. She prepared, he took food, firewood, and a bowl. His wife tended to the woman having a baby. And Omar prepped the food and the fire. He sat there cooking as the smoke was flowing through his beard. He
His wife called out, oh commander of the faithful, inform your companion that he has a son. Then the man found out that he was Omar ibn AlKhattab, and the Bedouin couldn’t believe himself. Omar reassured him that he was fine.
Omar then took the food to give to Umm Kulthum to feed the new mother. And then he told the man to eat, because he had slept without food.
Omar then invited him to his home the next day to take his allowance. Omar then told the bedoin to feed his wife. Then he invited him to come the next day for an allowance.
Omar used to say, ” if a mule stumbled in Iraq, I would be afraid that Allah would ask me, why did you not pave the road for it Omar.
AbuBakr used to leave to the desert after fajr while he was khalifa. One day Omar followed him to an old tent. He went into the tent and saw him leave then return to the city. Omar then went to the tent to see who was there. He went and saw an old woman with young children. He asked her about her condition, and she said that she was a widow raising her orphan children. He than asked who the man was. She said she didn’t know, except that he was a man from the Muslims who would come to them and bake their bread, clean their home, and wash their clothing, milk their goat, and then leave. Omar asked if she paid him, but he found that the woman had nothing to even pay him with. Omar then asked how long AbuBakr had been doing this. The woman said, he’s been doing this for a long time.
Afterwards, Omar said, “you have tired the caliphs who follow you AbuBakr. For between you and Allah, are secret deeds to please Allah the Almighty.
People today have many secret deeds.
AlZubayr said, If you can keep a good deed a secret between you and your lord, keep it so.” For example, if you can fast without telling anyone fast. If you can pray qiyam alone, do so. If you can give charity privately, then give it. Recall, the messenger’s hadith:
"Seven (types of) people will be covered with Allah’s shade on a day when there is no shade but His Shade, (from among them) a man who gives a charity hiding it, that (even) his left hand does not know what his right hand has spent"
Today, people do have secret deeds, but in the opposite manner. They commit sin in secret. Or in places where no one knows them.
Allah will say to the people on the day of judgment that he would be furious at the people who would not fear to sin knowing that Allah was watching them.
Piety in public and private requires patience and nearness to Allah. Whims and desires, to see hear haram, illicit activites, eating haram.
And when those come to you who believe in Our verses, say, “Peace be upon you. Your Lord has decreed upon Himself mercy: that any of you who does wrong out of ignorance and then repents after that and corrects himself - indeed, He is Forgiving and Merciful.”
Allah says to the people
Patience not only in this dunya, but patience when he sees wrong doing widespread and he remains chaste. Sometimes it may seem, that you are the only one doing something right, or not doing something wrong. Allah reminds us to have patience, and resist the wrongdoing that seem to permeate the world.
Consider the opposite,
And the Day those who disbelieved are exposed to the Fire [it will be said], “You exhausted your pleasures during your worldly life and enjoyed them, so this Day you will be awarded the punishment of [extreme] humiliation because you were arrogant upon the earth without right and because you were defiantly disobedient.”
harma in the dunya to enjoy, and pleasured in akhira, but you waste them.
And Moses said, “If you should disbelieve, you and whoever is on the earth entirely - indeed, Allah is Free of need and Praiseworthy.”
Hadith Jabir ibn Abdullah, There is a group of angels created that from the moment of their creation until the day of judgment who are praying, there is another group from their creation until the day of judgment who are bowing, and there is another group from their creation until the day of judgment are prostrating to Allah. And upon the day of judgement, these angels will look towards Allah and say, Glory to Allah, we did not worship him his due.
عن جابر بن عبد اللّه قال، قال رسول اللّه صلى اللّه عليه وسلم: “ما في السماوات السبع موضع قدم ولا شبر ولا كف، إلا وفيه ملك قائم أو ملك ساجد أو ملك راكع، فإذا كان يوم القيامة قالوا جميعاً سبحانك ما عبدناك حق عبادتك إلا أنا لم نشرك بك شيئاً