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Ruling on good deeds done before Islam

Question

When a person accepts Islam, what happens to all the good deeds he did before Islam?

 

Answer

If a person carried out good deeds before Islam and thereafter accepted Islam and passed away as a Muslim, he will be rewarded for all the good deeds that he performed before accepting Islam as well. This is how the hadith masters have explained the famous hadith of Sahih Bukhari and Sahih Muslim on this matter.

(See Sharhun-Nawawi vol.1 pg.77; Fathul-Bari vol.1 pg.82)

And Allah Ta’ala Knows Best

 

Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar