Doing good deeds with the intention of receiving benefits in Jannah

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Q: My question is about intention in doing good deeds. I used to ask Allah for jannah just to get the things that I dont get here. Whenever I had any wish on things thats not permissible for us or luxurious life style that we wont get here I used to think inshallah I will get it in jannah and it also motivates me to do good deeds or pray in order to get jannah. Basically my intention while doing good deeds is to get jannah and these worldly adornments there. Are those deeds accepted or is it a sin for keeping such intention. 


A: It is accepted, in fact encouraged.

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.