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Feeling happy after doing a good deed

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Q: When person does some good acts, like charity, helping others and performing prayers, some happiness comes in his heart. Is it allowed to be happy or feel some pride after doing any good act?


A: Yes, the happiness is permissible. The happiness should be about this, that Allah Ta`ala had blessed you and guided you towards a good avenue loved by Him.

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

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, 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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