10 Good Deeds that Erase Bad Deeds
Good deeds can erase bad deeds as stated in the Quran; “Indeed, good deeds do away with misdeeds.” Surah Hud, verse no. 114
The love of Allah SWT for His servants is immense, and He always waits passionately for His servants to repent and come back towards Him. Like in Surah Zumar verse no. 53, He stated, “O Servants of Mine hi have acted recklessly against own selves, do not despair of Allah’s mercy. Surely, Allah will forgive all sins. Surely, He is the one who is the Most-Forgiving, the Very-Merciful.”
Humans are weak, and they can do bad deeds in their life. But there are some good deeds with the help of which they can erase their bad deeds. In this article, we will share the 10 good deeds (actions) that erase bad deeds (actions).
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Salah prevents one from doing bad deeds. In Quran, chapter 29, verse no.45, Allah SWT said, “Verily, Salat (the prayers) prevents from Al-Fahsha (i.e., great sins of every kind, unlawful sexual intercourse, etc.) and Al-Munkar (i.e., disbelief, polytheism, and every kind of evil, wicked deed).
That’s how the importance of prayers (salah) is highlighted in the Quran. So, if you want to prevent yourself from evil deeds, start offering Salah.
Also, Abu Huraira (R.A) reported a Hadith from Nabi Kareem SAW SAI in which he said, “If there was a river at someone’s door and he took a bath in I five times a day, would you notice any dirt on him?” The companions said, “Not a trace of dirt would be left.” The Prophet SAW said, “That is the parable of the five prayers by which Allah removes sins.” Sahih Bukhari 505
2) Ablution (Wudu):
performing ablution can play a vital role in erasing the bad deeds (sins). Uthman Ibn Affan reported a hadith from Nabi Kareem SAW on the importance of ablution in which Allah’s Apostal said, “Whoever performs ablution in an excellent manner, then his sins will depart from his body even from beneath his fingernails.”
3) Remembrance of Allah:
When you remember Allah with His names, Allah SWT forgives your sins. The messenger of Allah Hazrat Muhammad SAW said, “Whoever says, ‘Glory be to Allah and with His praise (Subhana’llahi was bihamdihi) one hundred times in a day will have his wrong actions (sins) taken away from him, even if they are as abundant as the foam on the sea.
4) Fasting on Aashura (10th Muharram):
Aashura is a day full of blessings and those who fast on the day of Aashura will get rid of the sins. Hazrat Muhammad SAW said, “Fast the Day of Aashura, for indeed I anticipate that Allah will forgive (the sins of) the year before it.
5) Night of Al- Qadr:
Night of Al-Qadr, also called Laylat ul Qadr, is a night equal to 1000 months. Those who pray on that night will be awarded the reward equivalent to the prayers of 1000 months.
Prophet Muhammad SAW said, “Whoever established prayers on the night of Qadr out of sincere faith and hoping for a reward from Allah, then all his previous sins will be forgiven.
Ramadan is the month of forgiveness and blessings. Nabi Kareem SAW said, “Whoever fasts in the month of Ramadan out of sincere faith, and hoping for a reward from Allah, then all his previous sins will be forgiven.”
7) Sadaqah/ Charity:
Sarah is one of the best ways to erase your bad deeds. For sadaqah, your wealth must be earned through halal ways because doing charity with black and haram money will give you nothing except sins.
8) Diseases, sadness, sorrows:
When a calamity hits you, you must keep in mind that Allah SWT will reward you for your diseases, grievances, and sorrow. As Aisha (R.A) reported that once Hazrat Muhammad SAW said, “A believer does not undergo (the trouble) of running a thorn or more than that when Allah effaces his sins.
9) Fasting on the Day of Arafah:
Abu Qatadah (R.A) reported that the Hazrat Muhammad SAW said, “Fasting on the Day of Arafah, I hope from Allah, expiates for the sins of the year before and the year after.”
10) standing of at the plains of Arafah:
Hazrat Ayesha (R.A) reported that Allah’s Apostal said, “There is no day when Allah sets free more servants from hell than the Day of Arafah. He draws near, then praises them to the angels, saying: What do these want?
The bottom line of our article is if we commit bad deeds, we can erase them if we repent from the core of our hearts. Also, we can do the deeds mentioned above to erase and convert our bad deeds into a good one.
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