Tremendous Rewards for Simple Deeds

Imam Bukhari and Imam Muslim (Rahmatullahi Allayhuma) related from Sayyiduna Abu Hurairah Radiyallahu Anhu that Allah’s Messenger Sallalahu Allayhi Wassallam said; ‘As a man was walking on a pathway, he found a thorny branch. He removed it from the trail and Allah (the exalted) was pleased with his deed, accepted it, rewarded him, and forgave him,’’

In some narrations related by Imam Muslim from Sayyiduna Abu Hurairah, Allah’s Messenger Sallalahu Allayhi Wassallam said, ‘A man passed by a branch of a tree in the middle of a road and he removed it so it would not hurt or harm Muslims. Allah so loved the act that he was made to enter paradise.’’

In another narration related from Sayyiduna Abu Hurairah, the Prophet Sallalahu Allayhi Wassallam said: ‘Indeed, I saw a man living comfortably in Paradise because of a tree he cut down from the middle of a pathway which was the cause of harm too many.’’ [1]

[1] (Gems & Jewels,Publsh Darussalam, Pg 53)