Importance of cooperation in good works


Apart from doing good work, it is the duty of the believer to cooperate in good work and to spread good work in the society. It is important to refrain from wrongdoing yourself, not to be an accomplice in wrongdoing, and to prevent wrongdoing in society as much as possible. Helping in good deeds is like doing good, helping in wrongdoing is like doing wrongdoing. Allah says in the Qur’an:

And God bless you
Help each other in good deeds and piety. Do not cooperate with each other in evil deeds and transgressions. Fear Allah; Surely Allah is severe in punishment. (Surah al-Maida: 2)

Imam Qurtubi (RA) said, in this verse, all people are asked to help in all kinds of good deeds. That is, help each other in good deeds, encourage each other and do good deeds, refrain from evil deeds. This collaboration can take place in various ways. He who has wealth can help with wealth, he who has power can help with power. (Al-Jami’ Liahkamil Qur’an)

Helping in good work by giving advice

Helping to do good, to show the way to good work, to tell methods or ways, to give good advice or advice is also included in helping in good work. Allah Ta’ala gives reward just because of this help. Abu Mas’ud Ansari (RA) said, A person came to Nabijir (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) and said, O Messenger of Allah! My ride is not running, please arrange a ride for me. Nabiji (peace be upon him) said, “At this time I have no ride to give you.” A person said, O Messenger of God! I can speak of a man who can arrange his ride. Hearing this, Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) said,

مَنْ دَلَّ عَلَى خَيْرٍ فَلَهُ مثل اجر فَعله
A person who guides someone to a good deed will receive a reward equal to the one who does that work. (Sahih Muslim: 1893)

On the authority of Anas Ibn Malek (RA) the Prophet (PBUH) said,
إِنَّ الدَّالَّ عَلَى الْخَيْرِ كَفَاعِلِهِ
The guide of a good work is like the doer of that work. (Sunan Tirmidhi: 2670)

Believers advise each other to do good deeds
In the Qur’an, Allah Ta’ala describes the characteristics of a believer and says:
الَّذِیۡنَ اٰمَنُوۡا وَ تَوَاصَوۡا بِالصَّْرِ وَ تَوَاصَوْرِ

Those who believe and exhort each other to patience, and exhort each other to mercy. They are the lucky ones. (Surah Balaad: 17, 18)

In this verse, the duty of the believer after faith is to advise other Muslim brothers to be patient and kind. Patience means keeping oneself free from evil deeds and doing good deeds. Kindness means being kind to others. Avoiding suffering and oppressing others considering their suffering as their own. You have to acquire the qualities of patience and kindness yourself, and you have to give the same advice to others.

Allah says in Surah Asr:

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The oath is eternal. Surely people are affected; But not those who believe and do righteous deeds and exhort one another to the truth and admonish patience. (Surah Asr: 1-3)

That is, those who are successful in this world and the hereafter are those who believe, do good deeds and join the Muslim society and seek the welfare of each other. Advise each other of patience and truth. Advises to do good deeds, advises to abstain from bad deeds.

OFF/JIM