Please tell me that which is the best deed in Islam because of which I can be very close to Allah Subhanavtala
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Brother please tell me that which is the best deed in Islam because of which I can be very close to Allah Subhanavtala
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Best deed in Islam
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Dear and Beloved Sister in Islam, every single deed one does with the sole intention of earning the Pleasure and Good Will of their Lord Creator will bring one closer to Him and His Endless Mercy. Of all the innumerable good deeds in Islam one can do to earn the Pleasure of their Lord, the Messenger of Allah (saws) singled out and specified three specific deeds which are absolutely loved by Allah:
Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 4.41 Narrated by Abdullah bin Masud
I asked Allah's Messenger, "O Messenger of Allah (saws)! What deed is most loved by Allah?" He (saws) replied, "To offer the prayers at their (earliest) stated fixed times." I asked, "What is next (in goodness)?" He (saws) replied, "To be good and dutiful to your parents." I further asked, what is next (in goodness)?" He (saws) replied, "To strive (Jihad) in Allahs Cause." I did not ask Messenger of Allah (saws) anymore and if I had asked him more, he (saws) would have told me more.
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Your Brother in Islam,