Week Eleven: Continuous Reward After Death
Updated: Mar 27
Abu Hurairah reported: The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) said, "When the human being dies, his deeds end except for three: ongoing charity, beneficial knowledge, or a righteous child who prays for him."
- Source: Sahih Muslim
Imam An-Nawawi (may Allah have mercy on him) said, "The scholars said the meaning of this hadith is that the deeds of the deceased come to an end as soon as he or she dies, and the renewal of reward ceases for him or her, except in these three cases because he or she is the cause of them:
his or her offspring is counted among his or her earnings,
the knowledge that he or she leaves behind through teaching or writing,
ongoing charity, i.e., a waqf (Islamic endowment).”
SubhanAllah! How amazing is this? We all know that when our time to die comes, that's when our deeds come to a stop. But did you know that you can continue getting good deeds even after you die? And not only can you continue being rewarded after death but there are three ways for it to happen! Allahu Akbar.
May Allah allow us to be amongst those who leave behind righteous offspring. May He allow us to be amongst those who share knowledge with others.
May Allah grant us all Jannah Al Firdous.