Translation of a Hadith regarding being rewarded ten fold

Question

Kindly translate the following Hadith

إِذَا هَمَّ رَجُلٌ بِحَسَنَةٍ فَعَمِلَهَا كُتِبَتْ لَهُ عَشْرُ حَسَنَاتٍ ، وَإِذَا هَمَّ بِحَسَنَةٍ فَلَمْ يَعْمَلْهَا كُتِبَتْ لَهُ حَسَنَةٌ ، وَإِذَا هَمَّ بِسَيِّئَةٍ فَعَمِلَهَا كُتِبَتْ عَلَيْهِ سَيِّئَةٌ ، وَإِذَا هَمَّ بِسَيِّئَةٍ فَلَمْ يَعْمَلْهَا كُتِبَتْ لَهُ حَسَنَةٌ لِتَرْكِهِ السَّيِّئَةَ ” الزهد لهناد بن السري

 

Answer

The translation is as follows:

“When a person intends to do a good deed, and then does it, ten good deeds will be recorded for him. When he intends doing a good deed and does not carry it out then one good deed is recorded for him. When he intends doing an evil deed and carries it out then one evil deed is recorded against him, and when he intends doing an evil deed and does not do it then one good deed is recorded for him due to him abandoning the evil deed.”

 

Also see here.

 

And Allah Ta’ala knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar