The Requirement Of Acceptable Faith Compared To Deeds
assalamualaikum, Hello there
my question is that Ghamdi Sahab often tells it that for salvation in the day of resurrection, 2 things are required that is Faith and Deeds.
now we know that Deeds here are meant those actions which will be accepted in hereafter. and for those actions to be accepted, an intention to please Allah is required. without this intention an action remains just a worldly occurrence with no reward value in hereafter.
example, the action of feeding to an animal to make him healthy. if this action is done to seek pleasure of Allah or with intention to show humility to Allah, fulfill his wants. that one of the needs of his creation is being fulfilled. then it becomes an ibadah, and acceptable act in hereafter. But if a person does this same action to make an animal healthy so that he can have a good traveling transport or a good supply of meat or milk, with no intention to please Allah or show humility then it remains just a permissible act (not a worship now) with no reward in hereafter.
my question is that what about faith (belief system)? does it require the same condition that it must be present with intention of pleasing/fulfilling command of Allah, in order to be acceptable? or if it’s just an acceptance of facts (the articles of faith – imaaniyaat), without any intention to please Allah and just as a natural occurrence. then still it would be acceptable?
like when a person believed in God, gets to know that Allah wants them to believe in angels too, so he in completion of Allah’s command, unhesitatingly believes in angels too. here his believing in angels was a manifestation of humility to Allah by fulfilling Allah’s command. On the other hand if a person just accepted angels as a fact just because he heard from somewhere, there was no dynamics of humility to Allah involved inside him while believing in angels, would his imaan on angels like this be accepted by Allah? he believed in angels casually just as student of microbiology studies his books to casually learn and believe about the characteristics of microbes, so to derive humaly benefits from suitable microbes etc.
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