In one of the hadeeth, Hadhrat Abu Huraira (RA) reports that Nabi (Salallahu alayhi wa sallam) said:
“I have seen a man enjoying himself in Jannah, due to him felling down a tree along the road, which used to harm the people – passers-by.” (Sòahòihò Muslim)
In our limited understanding, this hadeeth may appear to be a “small act of kindness and goodness,” but it’s worth noting the magnanimous reward that he was “gifted” with, i.e. Jannah. The golden lesson learnt from this hadeeth is:
One should not trivialise any act of goodness. In the sight of Allah Ta’ala, it might be an act that will weigh heavy on one’s scale of deeds. Additionally, Allah Ta’ala might love this “action” so much that it can become a means of our forgiveness and entry into Jannah.
Darul Ihsan Centre