Carrying out an action thinking it to be good

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Q: If I did something with a good intention, and, at that time, thought it was a very good deed. If I later found out that it may actually be the wrong thing to do, will I still get the reward for what I intended and thought it was (a good deed)?


A: Inshaa Allah.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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